Documentation of the WASH in Schools for Girls project (WinS4Girls) Progress

Background & Rationale

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an ambitious global plan of action and build upon commitments to children in the areas of poverty, nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation and gender equality contained in the Millennium Development Goals. The SDG4 (Education) aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. SDG5 (Gender) aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene, SDG6, envisions availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. WASH in Schools (WinS) programmes supported by UNICEF provides an excellent platform for convergence in achievement of above three SDGs. In recognition of the positive impact on girls’ education, WinS programmes around the world are addressing adolescent girls’ menstrual hygiene management (MHM) needs in coordination with ongoing efforts to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and services in schools. By offering an alternative to the stigma and marginalization often associated with menstruation, integrating MHM into WASH in Schools (WinS) empowers all students, especially girls

In 2014, The Government of Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) provided a multi-year funding to better understand the challenges and needs of school girls when menstruating. The project, ‘WinS for Girls: Advocacy and Capacity Building for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) through Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Programs’ is designed to strengthen MHM in 14 countries through research, capacity building and support advocacy for incorporating gender-sensitive MHM into WinS programming. The project is a cross-sectoral collaboration, bringing together different sections of UNICEF’s Division of Policy and Practice: The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI); Education; Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP); Gender and Rights as well as WASH.

The DFATD funded WinS4Girls project started in July 2014 and expected to be completed in September 2016. To date, the formative research (data collection) has been completed. Currently, the 14 countries involved at the project are finishing up the research report and developing interventions to translate their research findings into programming. Hence, at the global level, it is important to document the progress made at the project the via progress reports scheduled for March 2016 and final report scheduled for 31st of September 2016.

Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to contribute towards to the documentation of the WASH in Schools for Girls (WinS4Girls) project at the global level. (Fulfillment of the global donor reporting requirement on behalf of the 14 countries involved at the project)

Expected results: (measurable results)

The consultant is expected to deliver:

  1. Donor progress report and final report on implementation of the WinS for Girls project (30 days total: 15 days for the March progress report and 15 days for the September final report)

  2. A compendium of MHM interventions used in 14 countries including providing expert guidance and feedback to countries on their MHM interventions. (*46 days*)

  3. A concept note and a project proposal for potential expansion of the WinS4 Girls project. (14 days)

Duty Station

The consultant will be home-based for the duration of the contract.

Timeframe

The consultant will work remotely for 90 days between 5th of February until 30th of September 2016.

Start date: 5th of February 2016 End date: 30th of September 2016

Deliverables

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

Progress Reports

· A donor progress report based on interaction and analysis of inputs from 14 country offices (Approximately 40 pages)

· A Final donor report on implementation of the WiNS4Girls project based on interaction and analysis of inputs from 14 country offices (Approximately 40 pages)

30

Progress Report due March 15, 2016 and Final Report due September 30th 2016

Compendium of MHM Interventions

· A compendium of the MHM interventions implemented in the 14 Wins4Girls country offices. (Approximately 32 pages)

46

March 2016 - September 2016

A Concept note and proposal for expansion of the WiNS4Girls project

(Approximately, Concept note(4pages) and proposal (24 pages))

14

July 2016

total

90

Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline

· Advanced University degree in engineering, public health or social sciences.

· Minimum relevant working experience of 8 years (senior level expertise)

· Considerable familiarity with the issue of menstrual hygiene, including knowledge of programming and capacity building related to MHM and the typical organisations and practitioners working on MHM in the field

· Significant demonstrable experience of producing high quality reports

· Understanding of the work of the UN, and UNICEF an advantage.

Applicants are requested to send their submissions to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line:

“**Documentation of the WinS4Girls Project Progress – Consultant**” by 28th January 2016, 5:00pm EST.

Applications must include:

· Cover letter,

· CV, and

· P-11 form[1] -http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.**NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit**

[1] P 11 form can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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Or send your application directly to mailto:pdconsultants@unicef.org.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-28

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