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WASH Rapid Needs Assessment

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date:

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Background:The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC was founded in 1933 by Albert Einstein to respond to the needs of people vulnerable to conflict around the world. Since then, it has expanded and evolved to become one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations. In 2016, more than 26 million people benefited from IRC programs and those of its partner organizations.

The IRC South Sudan submitted an expression of interest and was selected to take over the implementation of WASH in Ajoung Thok and Pamir Refugee Camps as of the 1st of January 2021. Therefore, the Country Program is looking to conduct a rapid needs assessment to take stock of what is on ground in terms of WASH programming in Ajoung Thok and Pamir plus the host community (Jamjang) so as to inform our project design, budget needs and staffing structure for a 12 months project duration.

Objective: The objective of the consultancy is to conduct a rapid needs assessment on the condition of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) conditions in the two refugee camps and its host community and make recommendations for a response strategy taking into consideration needs and gaps in the current response, human resources requirements to implement proposed WASH strategy as well as recommendations for overcoming any perceived operational and security constraints. The WASH strategy must include a startup plan looking towards a 12-month project design including an implementation plan. The Consultant will also support in the drafting of the UNHCR proposal.

Duration: 1 month (25 working days) November 9, to December 11, 2020

The rapid needs assessment will be done in twofold. The initial quick assessment on conditions on ground will be done within two weeks. This will focus on assessing the current conditions of the WASH activities as managed by current IP and any requirements that will be needed to improve on the current activities as related to WASH in the Jamjang UNHCR operations. This is expected to run from 9-19 November 2020. A quality draft report will be expected at the end of the two weeks detailing recommendations for proposal development for IRC to take over the activities from the current IP.

The second phase will start from 20 November to 11 December 2020. This phase will consist of working with the IRC Technical unit and the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) to design a proposal for implementation of the WASH activities in Jamjang (Pamir and Ajoung Thok) refugee camps and host communities as recommended by UNHCR Jamjang office.

The consultant will spend two weeks in the field during data collection and drafting of the report and two weeks in Juba while designing a proposal together with IRC Technical teams.

Specific Tasks:


  • Briefing from the Deputy Director of Programs
  • Develop an assessment plan inclusive of data collection methods and tools
  • Travel to the field site/locations (9th November) for a one week data collection and one week drafting of report.
  • Meeting with the current Implementing Partner (IP) in Jamajng. Discuss among other things operational challengings and staffing needs to implement a quality WASH program.
  • Meeting with UNHCR Jamjang office WASH leads

Data collection:

  • Conduct interviews and observations and, where feasible, enumerable data in line with humanitarian principles
  • Focus on rapid assessment of current operational conditions and requirements for improvement
  • Interviews with beneficiaries to understand their needs and client responsiveness and feedbacks
  • Conduct staffing analysis of the current implementation and make recommendations for quality project implementation and best use of resources.
  • Do a thorough review and analysis of the hardware available in the WASH activities currently in Jamjang and make any recommendations where necessary.

Analysis and Report:

  • De-briefing with DDP online while in Jamjang
  • Consolidate assessment data for analysis drafting of Assessment Report 
  • Based on the findings from the assessment compile a recommendation document for use in the development of a response strategy.
  • Develop a proposal based on the response strategy.


  1. Assessment plan and tools
  2. Final approved assessment report
  3. WASH strategy
  4. WASH Organogram
  5. Final Proposal
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