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TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT INTRODUCTORY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON COMMUNITY WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE (WASH) PLAN DEVELOPMENT

Term of reference: Consultant to conduct introductory training workshop on community water, sanitation, and hygiene (wash) plan development

Project Title: Reaching the Unreached Estates and Surrounding Communities on   Equitable Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) for Improved Health and Nutrition

Location: 50 Estates and 25 villages in Central Province (Matale & Nuwara Eliya districts) and Uva Province (Badulla & Monaragala districts)

Date of issue: 13th of June 2018

Date of submission: On or before 20th June 2018

 

  1. Summary of the Project
  • Project Title: Reaching the Unreached Estates and Surrounding Communities on Equitable Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) for Improved Health and Nutrition (ACA/2017/385-950)
  • Implementing Partner: Stichting Solidaridad in partnership with Institute of Social Development (ISD) and Nucleus Foundation (NF)
  • Location: Central Province (Matale & Nuwara Eliya districts) and Uva Province (Badulla & Monaragala districts) in Sri Lanka.
  • Objective: To improve health and nutritional status of marginalized and underserved communities living in 50 tea estates and 100 rural villages by increasing access to quality services for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygienic practices.
  • Number of Beneficiaries: 84,000 women and 68,000 men living in 50 tea estates including pregnant & lactating women and children <5 years

26,000 women and 22,000 men living in 100 rural villages including pregnant & lactating women and children <5 years

10,000 school going children, 100 school teachers

  • Main Activities:
  1. Strengthening Capacities of Local Institutions
  2. Improving water availability and access through technological interventions and small infrastructures
  3. Sustainable nutrition, sanitation and hygiene practices through community mobilization and Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) in estates and surrounding villages
  4. Inter-Sectoral (public-private) WASH platform established Convene multi- stakeholder platform on WASH
  1. Background

This is a European Union funded project focused on WASH activities in Sri Lankan estate and rural sector spanning four years, commenced in 2017 August, and have been implemented through Solidaridad Network Sri Lanka, Nucleus Foundation (NF) and the Institute of Social Development (ISD). The overall objective of the project is to improve health and nutritional status of marginalized and underserved communities living in 50 estates and 100 rural villages by increasing access to high quality safe drinking water, sanitation and hygienic practices.

Specific Objectives of the project include:

  • Strengthening capacities of local functionaries and community institutions.
  • Improved access of population from underserved estates and its surrounding villages to adequate and sustainably managed water supply sources.
  • Sustainable nutrition, sanitation and hygienic practices promoted through community mobilization and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) processes.
  • Inter-sectorial (public-private) convergence and civil society participation for strengthening service delivery on WASH at district and provincial levels.
  1. Training program

The project is implemented by a team comprising personnel from Solidaridad, NF and ISD, many of whom require an introductory orientation to WASH as their tasks include the development of village and estate WASH plans; The consultant is expected to train the project personnel and other local trainers to develop such WASH plans who will in turn train community leaders by introducing this project and its concept. Also, the trained local trainers will able facilitate to develop WASH plans for selected estates and villages in collaboration with community groups to implement the WASH related interventions where they identified through training sessions.

The plans for 50 estates and 25 villages will be developed and finalized during first two years of the project. Solidaridad’s local partners ISD along with external water and sanitation consultant will conduct individual consultations and awareness sessions at each estate and villages for the development of these plans. By the end of second year of the project, it is expected that all these plans are developed and finalized. These plans shall then be submitted to estate managements and relevant sub national government institutions for official approvals and clearance. Finally, approved plans will be implemented in selected locations.  

  1. Objective of Training program

The objective of the training of Trainers (ToT) workshop is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts and knowledge related to WASH and Community WASH Planning process in community consultation practices

Specific objectives are to:

  1. Introduce the basic concepts related to WASH with specific reference to implementation of WASH plans at rural and estate level
  2. Introduce a template that can be used for the development of estate and village level WASH plans
  1. Introduce the community consultation process by practicing Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Problem and objective tree analysis
  1. Introduce the system on development of community level action plan to initiate interventions where they identified during the community sessions.

The consultant shall provide support to train the pool of trainers where ISD has identified from estates and villages in Matale and Nuwara Eliya Districts in Central Province, and Badulla and Monaragala Districts in Uva Province. The training should be conducted in participatory way with the contribution of the technical experts on this specific subject. Also, consultants are requested to submit their session plan including the training methodology and time line for our verifications and understandings. Further, Project team will contact the consultant for further clarifications and validation of the sessions to make sure the quality of the training.   

The proposed TOT workshop should cover the general process of the WASH plans development at minimum following specific areas;

  • vulnerability assessment related to WASH
  • Available types of water resources and current issues
  • Sketch map of village – Resource & social map
  • Best practices of water and sanitation
  • Possible organizations/ contact persons to support in needed interventions
  • Possible interventions related to WASH (specific focus to estate communities)
  • List of prioritized actions
  • Capacity building needs/ training needs related to WASH and CBO capacity development

We are expecting an independent consultant to deliver this training including all guidance’s and templates related to WASH plan development for a group of 40 functionaries (Grama Niladari, CBO Leaders, Community Leaders,), Estate management staffs and PHDT officials; including representatives of the ISD officials, officers of government and private sector. The participants will be provided with basic training skills for the WASH plan preparation in communities (Estates and Villages).  The training should be conducted in Tamil and English languages, because most of the participants will be Tamil speaking people from Estate communities. 

  1. Scope of Work/ Work Assignments:

Under the supervision of Program Manager of Institute of Social Development (ISD), the consultant is requested to carry out the work independently to achieve the following tasks:

  • Train the selected participants in order to develop WASH plan including components of water, sanitation, nutrition and hygiene sector including the cross-cutting team of gender, Environment and youth
  • Trained them on different components of WASH plan, including, contingency plans, maps, assessment forms, standards, water mapping, disaster and risk assessment and partner mapping, etc.
  • During the training participants are able to understand the monitoring actions in line with action plan and implement necessary actions to sustain the WASH related interventions introduced through project.
  1. Deliverables of the Training
  • The training materials including all soft copies and hard copies, which can be used to conduct training, shall be provided in 3 languages, English, Sinhala and Tamil
  • Introduce the WASH plan template in 3 languages, which is currently available in the project.
  • Training report in Tamil/English.
  • The medium of training program must be in Tamil (English with requirement for their better understandings)
  1. Work Schedule:

The duration of the training will be 1.5 days from 29th of June at 09.30 am to 1.30 pm on 30th of June 2018. The consultant can propose dates for preparation and reporting based on requirements.

  1. Payment Schedule:
  • 40% of the payment upon awarding of the contract
  • 40% of the payment after completion of the training
  • 20% of the balance payment after submitting the training report in English, submit within 2-week time.
  1. Consultant’s Work Place:

The consultant is expected to join in the training on 29th of June 2018 at Kandyan Arts Residency Pvt Ltd, 839, Peradeniya Road, Kandy. The consultant will be provided with food and accommodation for 29th night in same place but is expected to use his or her own computer.

  1. Qualifications or Additional Trainings: Qualifications of consultant to be contracted:
  • Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to WASH-related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Emergencies is considered as an asset.

Work experience of consultant to be contracted:

  • Three to five years progressively responsible experience in WASH related project implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation or related field.
  • Experience in WASH related community mobilization.
  • Experience of working with EU, Government and NGO partners is desirable.
  • Experience of working in the water sector is an advantage
  • Experience in working with plantation community in relation on WASH an advantage.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Tamil is essential

Technical Competencies required for this consultancy:

  • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.
  • Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: WASH in communities, estates, schools, water vulnerability analysis, water supply project management, monitoring and evaluation, integrated water resource management, water supply and sanitation technologies, and community-based water supply and sanitation

The interested consultants can submit their proposals comprising the following;

  1. CV/ profile (in the attached format)
  2. budget and methodology

Training session plan for 1.5 days with including all the areas mentioned above

 Proposals to be submitted by e-mail on or before 20th of June 2018 to following contacts:

Program Manager – EU IRD RTU

R Dhanaraj

Institute of Social Development

Kandy, Sri lanka

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Mobile – 0771 708265 

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Executive Directors

P Muthulingam

Institute of Social Development

Kandy, Sri lanka

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Mobile – 0777 842280

For further queries please contact:

Monitoring & Documentation Officer

Ahmed Munsiff

Institute of Social Development

Kandy, Sri lanka

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Mobile – 0777 336267 

 

Date of issue: 13th of June 2018