National Consultant: ASCEND on WASH Sector (Indonesian national only)
UNICEF is seeking the services of an individual consultant who will lead the process on the development of relevant documents related to standardization and certification in the WASH working group (see TOR of ASCEND Working Group) and ensure the deliverables of the working group are met as well as use this opportunity to link the WASH Cluster (of which UNICEF is the lead) to be part of this initiative and ensure it leads to strengthening of the Cluster capacity. These documents will also then be a standard reference for the AHA Centre and ASEAN member states to build the capacity of the ASEAN-ERAT and ASEAN member state ‘Experts in Disaster Management’.
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Title: National Consultant: ASCEND on WASH Sector
Type of Contract: SSA (Special Service Agreement)
Duty Station: Jakarta
Duration: 4 months (60 working days) from August to December 2017
Purpose of the Assignment
In March 2010, the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) adopted the AADMER Work Programme that contains the strategies for implementing AADMER. One of the flagship projects is identified by the ACDM Working Group on Preparedness and Response was the ‘Establishment of a fully-functional ASEAN Emergency Response & Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT).
The declaration of ‘One ASEAN, One Response’ by the ASEAN Leaders in September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR is a demonstration of ASEAN’s resolve in strengthening its capacity to prepare for and respond to disaster emergencies in the region and in a collective manner among ASEAN Member States (AMS).
In line with the ‘One ASEAN, One Response’ vision, ASEAN has committed to deliver ASEAN Leadership for Excellence and Innovation in Disaster Management, as committed in the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2016-2020 as a priority program under Objective 8 ‘build professional in disaster management through standardisation and certification.
In order to achieve the above objective, the ACDM Working Group on Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM) during the 1st Working Group Meeting in Jakarta 2016 has endorsed the development of the ASEAN standardisation and Certification of Expert in Disaster Management (ASCEND) and will be led by the Professional Certification Agency on Disaster Management (PCA-DM) of Indonesia.
Following the 2nd meeting of ACDM Working group of KIM in Dalat, Viet Nam 2017, member states has agreed on the road map of ASCEND 2016-2019 which includes milestones such as the development of certification schemes, training curriculum and competency modules for professional related to disaster management in ASEAN.
Based on the 30th ACDM meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 4 April 2017, member states has decided to develop competency standards and supporting documentation in 5 sectors consisting of: 1) Rapid Assessment, 2) Humanitarian logistics, 3) Emergency Operations Centre, 4) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH) and 5) Shelter sectors.
Concurrently, the AHA Centre would like to further develop the capacity of the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) members, so that they have more capabilities, skills and knowledge on specific area, as part of the ASEAN-ERAT Transformation Plan. As part of the ASEAN-ERAT Transformation Plan, the AHA Centre is required to have a well-structured curriculum based on standardised competencies for an Advanced Course training course on rapid assessment. This is aligned with the ASCEND initiative on the development of standards and documents in the five sectors.
Therefore, in the support of PCA-DM of Indonesia, UNICEF is seeking the services of an individual consultant who will lead the process on the development of relevant documents related to standardization and certification in the WASH working group (see TOR of ASCEND Working Group) and ensure the deliverables of the working group are met as well as use this opportunity to link the WASH Cluster (of which UNICEF is the lead) to be part of this initiative and ensure it leads to strengthening of the Cluster capacity. These documents will also then be a standard reference for the AHA Centre and ASEAN member states to build the capacity of the ASEAN-ERAT and ASEAN member state ‘Experts in Disaster Management’.
 The Declaration can be downloaded at http://asean.org/storage/2016/09/Declaration-on-One-ASEAN-One-Response.pdf
- Desk study and analysis on any existing materials related to WASH humanitarian sector (national, regional and global)
- Co-chair and facilitate working group meetings
- Develop draft version of standards and manuals, consisting of: competency standards, trainer’s manual, trainee handbook and assessor manual for WASH
- Consolidate feedback from relevant institutions, including (but not limited to) ASEAN Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, training institutions, and subject matter experts.
- Facilitate discussion of the feedback with the working group members, and
- Finalise the relevant manuals and documents.
All the information resulted to be developed into a structured and well-written document in English
- Development of work plan for the working group; Gathering feedback from ASEAN Member States and other relevant institutions
- Competency standards for WASH
- ASEAN trainer’s manual for WASH
- ASEAN trainee’s handbook for WASH
- ASEAN assessor’s manual for WASH
Qualification of Successful Candidate:
- At least Master Degree in WASH, Public Health, development and/ or disaster management studies
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience establishing and conducting training in rapid assessment, including TOTs, using adult learning methodologies
- Experience in designing training curriculums and training materials (e.g. handbooks/ manuals) based on adult learning approaches
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate/ lump sum fee (in IDR) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without proposed fee will not be considered.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. This consultancy is for Indonesian national only.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Jakarta
- Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
- Closing Date: 2017-08-18