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Maputo (Mozambique)

Purpose and Objective: To support the technical and managerial capacities of stakeholders at decentralized level, and contribute to the enabling environment to increase access and ensure sustainability of WASH services in small towns, a set of technical modules for capacity development was developed to address gaps at individual and institutional level.

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The Consultancy is part of the implementation of the AGUASANI programme, funded by the European Union, and UNICEF, and implemented in partnership with AIAS, DPOPHRH Inhambane, and CRA.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

The Consultant will gather information, technical documentation and tools related to the training package/ capacity building modules for DMF in WASH in small towns to systematize its implementation, reflect on its efficiency/efficacy in improving technical capacities at the decentralized level, and provide recommendations for addressing remaining gaps and replicating the approach to other provinces.

The Consultant will include in the information gathering other capacity building activities implemented within the Delegated Management Framework in small towns, including the PO35 programme, supporting AIAS and private operators capacity.

The training package comprised of five modules, consisting of a one-week theory unit followed with practical on-the-job training and an assessment test.  The content of the modules is indicated below:

  • Module 1. Water and sanitation services planning in small towns: Concepts of the delegated management framework, water supply projects planning, and town-wide sanitation planning.
  • Module 2. Piped water supply systems design (including project appraisal and costing), behavior change communication and sanitation demand generation tools. 
  • Module 3. Procurement procedures for piped water supply work.
  • Module 4: Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply Systems and Guidelines to prepare a Sanitation Competition.
  • Module 5: Supervision of Constructions Works, Contract Management and Operation and Maintenance of Public Toilets

In addition, the Consultant will interview participants to the training, personnel involved in its delivery and other implementing partners and stakeholders involved to gather perceptions on the delivery methods and results obtained in the delivery of the modules, as well as areas which are still in need for development.

Furthermore, the Consultant should include the review of other training materials available (in Mozambique and from other countries) that can serve to improve the existing training package.

In his / her analysis, the Consultant should be able to identify:

  • At what level the modules of the training package have covered the training needs of participants?
  • At what level the participants have benefited from the content of the modules and improved their knowledge on the subjects covered by the pieces of training?
  • What other elements would be necessary to cover/reinforce in the scaling up of the implementation of a similar capacity building interventions?

The analysis and finding of the Consultant will be discussed in a consultation meeting with partners to validate and provide feedback for the final products.  Such meeting is to be convened in conjunction with AIAS and other organizations involved in capacity development within the DMF, including the PO35 programme.  This will serve to.  The Consultant will be responsible for facilitating the meeting, including the development of tools and methodologies for discussion and collection of participants’ feedback.

Based on the review of the above information and feedback provided, the Consultant will produce:

  • Identification and analysis of remaining gaps and proposal for addressing them.
  • Revised/proposed training package based on the modules previously delivered plus improvements based on analysis and additional materials.
  • Proposed tools for participants’ assessment.
  • Proposed strategy/action plan for the future delivery of training modules for DMF in WASH in small towns, including assessment/identification of delivery mechanisms.

For more information on Activities and Expected Deliverables, please see the attached ToR.Download File ToR- Systematization of Capacity Building modules AGUASANI.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Experience (at least 10 years) in capacity building, training, and institutional strengthening.
  • Proven experience in development of strategies for capacity development. 
  • Previous experience in the development of training packages for adults/professionals.
  • Familiarity with the WASH sector in Mozambique and experience working with Government partners
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection of the consultant will be based on a “best value for money” principle.  Interested candidates should, in addition to submitting their CV and cover letter, indicate their all-inclusive fees (including travel, subsistence costs, etc.) for the services to be provided.  The office shall select the individual who quoted the lowest fee from the list of individuals who are deemed technically suitable for achieving all tasks in time.  The technical evaluation criteria are stipulated below.



Technical Criteria/Qualifications

Max. Points





University degree in a WASH / social science related field



Work Experience



Familiarity with WASH sector in Mozambique / Experience working with Government partners



Experience in documentation / systematization of development programmes



Experience in working in WASH in small towns / secondary cities.



Experience / familiarity with the sanitation sub-sector



Technical Skills and Knowledge



Experience in qualitative research, synthesis and development of media libraries



Language skills: Fluent in English and Portuguese



Total Technical Score



Minimum Technical for pass to financial assessment


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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