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Job: Consultant for The National WASH Advocacy Package for Religious Groups in Tanzania

Job Number: 522626
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
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In Tanzania, latrine coverage is high though much of it is composed of unimproved latrines. The 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reported that only 19% of the households used improved sanitation while 73% in rural areas used unimproved sanitation and 10% practiced open defecation. In the survey, a relatively high diarrhoea prevalence of 12% for children under five was reported. The high prevalence indicates that people are living in a faecally-contaminated environment. The challenge has been moving the big proportion of people using unproved latrines up the sanitation ladder and those practicing open defecation to adopt improved latrines. This calls for innovative strategies to help register results for children.
Local religious groups are usually found at the heart of the communities, not only upholding beliefs, cultural values and social traditions, but also as a force for positive change and development. The local religious groups present an opportunity to deliver and sustain improved sanitation and hygiene behaviors in Tanzania; as many as 97 per cent follow Christianity and Islam[1] in the mainland, while almost all people in Zanzibar are Muslim. A research by Tearfund,[2] (a CSO), identified five roles that religious leaders can engage in to contribute towards sustainable sanitation and hygiene promotion. They are: messenger, demonstrator, implementer, guardian, and advocate. In Tanzania, religious groups have adopted these roles in Njombe District where they participated in CLTS committees at the village level. The religious leaders were tasked with the responsibility of demonstration by constructing and using improved latrines at their institutions and homes and sensitizing their followers on issues to do with sanitation and hygiene. It is believed that this action contributed to the impressive results already recorded by Njombe DC of 99% improved household latrine coverage compared to other districts in the region.
According to the TDHS 2015/2016, 10% of Tanzanians still practice open defecation, in addition to a huge burden of 73% of the rural population using unimproved latrines that do not protect them from fecal contamination. Diarrhoea, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among populations, accounts for 12% of the disease burden in children under 5 in Tanzania (TDHS 2015/2016). Globally, 88% of all diarrhoea is attributed to poor Water, sanitation and hygiene. Cholera is an indicator of ingestion of faecal matter either through food or water and as of 8th August 2018, there were 32,067 cases with 532 deaths and CFR 1.7 (MOHCDGEC daily report; WHO Fact Sheet 2018). Statistics on stunting in Tanzania are not any better. According to the TDHS 2015-2016, 2.7million (34%) of Tanzanian children suffer from stunted growth.
The WASH Advocacy package with religious leaders will guide on the different avenues where/how religious groups could contribute to engage in the WASH agenda in the country hence contributing to the achievement of National Sanitation Campaign, Tanzania Development Vision 2025, and the Sustainable Development Goals commitments by the Government of Tanzania to achieve a 100% basic sanitation service level by 2030. There is therefore an opportunity to nurture intentional engagement of a stakeholder group that has traditionally been left out of the WASH agenda in the country yet they have an enormous outreach to over 97% of Tanzanians.
This Advocacy WASH Package with religious leaders will also contribute to the UNICEF Tanzania Country Programme 2016/2021, Outputs 3 and 4 and is in line with the UNDAP WASH and Nutrition Outcomes in support of the Government of Tanzania and Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar’s coordinated, scaled up national response for improved water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition.
 The purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy
This assignment is aimed to support the Tanzania InterFaith Partnership (TIP) to develop a comprehensive WASH advocacy package with Religious Groups in Tanzania in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, (MoHCDGEC). It aims to build capacity of trainers drawn from religious groups and the MoHCDGEC and strengthen skills and knowledge about what/how religious groups can contribute to the WASH agenda and SDG 6 in Tanzania.
The consultancy has the following specific objectives:
  1. To lead the development of a comprehensive WASH Package for working with religious groups in Tanzania.
  2. To provide national training of trainers to a group of religious leaders and MoHCDGEC and Local Government personnel to cascade the comprehensive WASH advocacy package to religious groups’ leadership at regional and sub-national level
  3. To provide post-training follow-up to select facilitators during their cascade of the training in Mbeya, Iringa, and Njome Regions as well as to TEC.
Specific Tasks
In order to meet the objectives above, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
  1. Develop  a TOT manual with the major religious groups in Tanzania (one each for Muslims and Christians)
  2. Develop a simplified WASH in religion pocket reference – this should be simple enough for any cleric to pull out and quickly find relevant content when preparing sermons
  3. Produce a flier of the National School WASH and WASH in Health Care Facilities guidelines for the religious groups.
  4. Develop media briefs for Journalists for both print and digital media.
  5. Develop IEC materials: which will include but not be limited to 4 short video clips, flip charts, posters and a fact sheet for training, radio and TV spots.
  6. Carry out field testing of the materials developed.
  7. Develop a monitoring framework to help track the impact of the engagement with religious leaders on WASH.
  8. Use the developed materials to Carry out one National TOT to 1) religious leaders and MoHCDGEC; 2) LGA personnel in UNICEF supported districts; and 3) the TEC Health and Education networks
The inception work under this consultancy will be prefaced with a thorough literature review of the current landscape of sanitation and hygiene issues in Tanzania and globally, as well as interviews with relevant stakeholders, in order to inform the shape and scope of the WASH advocacy package.
The review and finalisation of the document will rely on, but not limited to:
  • Mapping/ review of the available guidelines and IEC materials on WASH in Tanzania.
  • Review any other studies and reviews done on working with religious groups to advance children and women rights
  • Conduct meetings with key water, sanitation and hygiene sector partners and WASH sector ministries
  • TIP will facilitate the formation of a working group from the four major religious groups in Tanzania and from the four sector ministries to support the consultant as well as translation of the documents into Swahili. Schedule the working group meetings as need be to facilitate the process.
  • Carry out one National TOT and facilitate coaching to select facilitators to two sub-national training – one in Mbeya and another with TEC.
  • Submit final comprehensive package to TIP and UNICEF (Both Swahili and English versions)
Expected Deliverables
The main deliverables/time lines for this assignment are as follows:
Inception PhaseWork plan, timeframe and methodology and tools for developing the comprehensive packageInception ReportOne week from signing of contract
desk/literature review and Consultative meetings with key stakeholder
    1. Desk/literature review of the relevant documents
Report on the result of the desk/ literature reviewWeek 3 and 4
Comprehensive WASH Advocacy Package with religious Groups.Develop the comprehensive WASH advocacy Package with religious groups
  • Draft Main WASH advocacy TOT handbook/manual with religious groups (both Muslim and Christians)
  • Simplified WASH in Region reference booklet (Muslims and Christians)
  • Pocket booklet of the WASH in Schools and Health Care Facilities guidelines
  • Media briefs for the Journalists for both print and digital media
  • IEC Materials: 4 short video clips; 2 Flip chart; posters and Fact sheets.
  • Monitoring framework
  • The package will be in both in English and Swahili
  • Field testing of the materials.
Month 2 and 3
Present of the draft Package to TIP/ UNICEF and MOHCDGECDo a presentation of the developed comprehensive package to TIP/MOHCDGEC and UNICEFIncorporate feedback from the meeting into the draft package.Month 3
National TOT to Religious leaders and MOHCDGEC and 2 sub-national trainings.Use the comprehensive draft package to carry out a national TOT with Religious groups and MOHCDGEC. Feedback to into the final drafts.Provide Coaching to selected facilitators to carry out a training to stakeholders in Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe (MIN).
Provide coaching to selected facilitators to carry out a training to TEC national health and education networks.
  1. Report on the National TOT training
  1. MIN coaching and Training report.
  1. TEC coaching and training report.
  2. Include feedback from the training into the final drafts.
Month 3 and 4
Final WASH in religion comprehensive Advocacy packageSubmit final documents for approval
  1. Final Comprehensive WASH advocacy package with religious groups in Tanzania
  2. Power point training materials
  3. Final report – Process and Trainings
Month 4
  • Payments
First payment  – 20 percent of contract valueUpon submission and acceptance, by TIP, MOHCDGEC and UNICEF, of the Inception Report
Second payment  â€“ 40 per cent of contract valueUpon submission and acceptance by TIP, MOHCDGEC and UNICEF of Draft Comprehensive WASH Advocacy package with religious groups in Tanzania.
Third payment – 40 per cent of contract valueCarry out National TOT and coach one training in Mbeya and one with TEC health and education Networks.
Submission of the final Comprehensive WASH Advocacy Package with religious groups, Power point presentations and Final report
  • Expected background and Experience
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s level) in Social Sciences, Communication studies, Public Health or related technical field relevant to WASH.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in the development and design of manuals/training materials, toolkits, information materials, instructional manuals and similar publications
  • Ability to repackage technical information into user-friendly manuals
  • Proven ability to develop strategies, guidelines and action plans on development initiatives preferably on WASH in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in interfacing with Government, UN agencies, civil societies and donors.
  • Knowledge of the regional/global WASH landscape and SDG agenda.
  • Excellent communication skill, both oral and written English. Proficiency in Swahili is an added advantage.
  • Description of the Consultancy
 Under the leadership of Tanzania Interfaith Partnership (TIP) with Technical Assistance from the MOHCDGEC and UNICEF, the consultant will lead the development of the comprehensive WASH Advocacy package with Religious Groups in Tanzania.
The consultant will be based in UNICEF Tanzania Country Office Dar Es Salaam and sometimes work from the TIP Office as need be and will work closely with TIP, UNICEF National and Field Office colleagues, MOHCDGEC, other government partners, NGOs and communities while carrying out the assignment. The tasks will involve travel in Mainland and Zanzibar to interact with LGAs, religious groups and Communities for information gathering, field testing and all other necessary activities required for inputs into the final products. TIP will assign representatives to work with the consultant  from the four largest national faith bodies, namely, the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT), the Catholic Secretariat Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA), and the Office of the Mufti of Zanzibar.
  • General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
The individual consultant will be contracted by and report to UNICEF Tanzania. TIP will assess the deliverables quality assure the by TIP, UNICEF and MOHCDGEC ON THE expected deliverables and will facilitate access to information and resources for the consultant. The payments will be triggered by the approval from TIP through a note for the record through the coordinator on the work that consultant has submitted. TIP will vacillate the drafting of a working group with representatives from the four major religious groups and MOHCDGEC to guide in religious and technical inputs.
UNICEF WASH Specialist in close consultation and coordination with the TIP and MOHCDGEC will provide supportive supervision of the Consultant. This supervision will take the form of the following:-
  1. The Consultant will work from the UNICEF as well as TIP office Dar es Salaam office
  2. The TIP will constitute a working group with representative from the four religious groups and MOHCDGEC that will work closely with the Consultant in drafting the WASH Advocacy package.
  3. Weekly Meetings at UNICEF to brief the WASH Specialist on progress and challenges being faced by the Consultant. A schedule will be agreed upon with the Consultant once on board;
  4. UNICEF WASH Specialist will facilitate the payments for the consultant based on submission of deliverables satisfactory to both TIP and UNICEF. The deliverable will be submitted in hard bound copy and soft copy delivered by email (editable word document, excel table if any used, power point presentations, and a final pdf document).
  5. The TIP will lead and facilitate all the consultation meetings and workshops/trainings and related logistics.
Application/Submission Requirements
  1. Technical Proposal
The documents for the Technical Proposal should include, but not limited to:
  1. Total number of years of experience in the development and design of manuals/training materials, toolkits, information materials, instructional manuals and similar publications;
  2. Description of major similar assignments undertaken during the last 5 years including name of the project, location, name and contact details (e-mail and telephone) of the client, implementation period, cost of the project, cost of services provided and scope of services;
  3. Description of services offered in relation to experience in the development and design of manuals/training materials, toolkits, information materials, instructional manuals and similar publications
  4. Proposed approach and methodology in response to the scope of works to the assignments
  5. Proposed work plan for the assignment which also indicates reporting milestones.
The submission should be clearly labelled/written “Request for Proposal – Consultancy to develop WASH advocacy package with religious Groups – Tanzania – Technical Proposals.
  1. Financial Proposal
The Financial bid should comprise an indication of the full cost of delivering the task. The Financial Bid should include the following aspects:
  1. Detailed budget per line items including cost for data collection, entry, analysis and dissemination, consultant fees, transportation, etc.
  2. Other related costs, if any e.g. translators, developing IEC materials, type setting etc.
 The submission should be clearly labelled/written Request for Proposal; Consultancy to develop WASH advocacy package with religious Groups – Tanzania – Financial Proposal.
Assessment Criteria
Interested consultants will need to indicate ability, availability and financial proposal to undertake the terms of reference and produce all indicated deliverables.
Submitted proposals will be evaluated against a score of 100 points with a maximum of 70 points allocated for the technical proposal and 30 points allocated for the financial proposal. A minimum of 50 points will be required for further consideration.
The proposals will be evaluated as indicated below.
Technical CriteriaTechnical Sub-criteriaMaximum
Overall ResponseCompleteness of response10
Education and Experience of the ConsultantEducation background and competencies related to job including broad  and depth of relevant experience with similar projects:30
Proposed Methodology and ApproachRelevance and rigor of the technical approach/ methodology, including consideration of the context30
Budget size30
TOTAL Maximum100
  • Policy both parties should be aware of:
  • Intellectual property Rights: The TIP and UNICEF Tanzania reserve the proprietary rights for all the products through this consultancy.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email.  Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorisation is issued.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorisation prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
  • **** Please consult with HR on entitlements as many are set by UNICEF rules.
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Opening Date Mon May 27 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Jun 20 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) 
Closing Date: 2019-06-20