National consultant: WASH in School Officer

UNICEF Indonesia welcomes applications from qualified candidates for the term of reference below. 

Closing date:   5 July 2016

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. 

Title:   National consultant: WASH in School Officer 
Type of Contract:  SSA (Special Service Agreement)
Duty Station:   Jakarta with trip to selected districts/cities if/as required 
Duration:   18 July to 31 December 2016

Please indicate the expected daily rate/ total lump sum fee. Application without proposed fee may not be considered.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in School has been recognised as one of most important elements in improving education quality. Evidence shows that improved access to WASH in School have significant impact to child enrolment and retention, as well as students’ health, dignity and well-being at school. A study conducted by UNESCO concluded that one in five children of upper-primary-school age are out of school due to lack of access to school sanitation facilities. Additionally, hygiene promotion activities, such as group hand washing with soap at schools reduced pupil absenteeism considerably up to 54%.

In Indonesia context, WASH in School has been part of School Health Program (Usaha Kesehatan Sekolah/UKS). The UKS (School health program) and related policies on School Health in Indonesia were established in 1956 and have been in operation up to now. Four Ministries; Ministry of National Education & Culture (MoEC), Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) manage and implement UKS program collectively. Under the umbrella of UKS program, WASH in School intervention could potentially reach over 26 million students in more than 250,000 primary schools across Indonesia. UNICEF has conducted several studies and identified that the establishment of a secretariat, development of roadmap and improvement of monitoring and evaluation system are crucial in order to prioritise WASH in School at the national level.

In order to ensure WASH in School is prioritized on UKS, UNICEF WASH unit wish to recruit a WASH in School Officer national consultant, preferably who already has significant experience in WASH sector development in general, and WASH in Schools in specific. The consultant will support MoEC in establishing secretariat, developing a roadmap, and improving monitoring and evaluation system. Additionally, the consultant also expected to support MoEC in organizing International Learning Exchange (ILE) that will be conducted in November 2016.

Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, supported by Chief of WASH, this consultancy work aims to deliver high quality technical support to MoEC and support the organization of ILE. He/she should provide daily assistance to MoEC in establishing and managing UKS secretariat, developing an integrated planning, and improving monitoring and evaluation of WASH in Schools programming.

In general, the consultant will have two main tasks; provide daily basis technical support to MoEC in managing WASH in Schools component under UKS secretariat and support the successful organization of International Learning Exchange. In detail, consultant is expected to:
1. Facilitate and ensure monthly WASH in Schools coordination meeting conducted.
2. Prepare the establishment of UKS secretariat under Directorate of Primary Education.
3. Manage daily activity of UKS secretariat under the guidance of UKS focal point.
4. Support the successful organization of International Learning Exchange (ILE) in November 2016.
5. Provide technical assistance in the development of WASH in School roadmap at national level.
6. Support Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) to collect, monitor, analyse and report WASH in School Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators and ensure the analysis results are shared on various communication channels.
7. Support WASH in School advocacy on City Sanitation Summit.

1. Minutes of WASH in School monthly meeting submitted.
2. Primary Education Decree on establishment of UKS secretariat signed.
3. WASH in School roadmap developed.
4. WASH in School SDG indicators are reported and published by PDSP in Primary School Statistic.
5. Minutes of ILE preparation meeting. 
6. WASH in School activities published and shared on various social media channels. 
7. WASH in School best practice presented on City Sanitation Summit.

• Education in Public Health, Education, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
• Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: WASH 
Advocacy, developing WASH guidelines, WASH in schools, Knowledge Management, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative research.
• 3 to 5 years of experience, previous experience of working in WASH in School will be an asset.
• Preferably candidate who has strong experience in facilitating institutional strengthening, including developing a strategic plan, coordination and liaison with various government ministries.
• Good communication skills in English, including writing and presentation skills and local Bahasa Indonesia. 
• Good writing skills.
• Computer skills, including internet navigation, teleconferencing, file sharing, and various office applications.

Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness.

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