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 Consultant - Water Sanitation and Hygiene
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Stop Diarrheoa Initiatives (SDI) Project is funded by Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and is being implemented by Save the Children Nigeria in conjunction with Government of Nigeria to tackle diarrhea as a public health challenge and reduce the number of children who die from childhood preventable diseases especially diarrhoea. The project is being implemented in the entire communities, selected Schools and PHCs in Shomolu LGA and Bariga LCDA.

One of the activities planned to achieve this objective is primarily focused on contributing to the elimination of open defecation in Shomolu LGA. By the end of this programme, we aim to substantially reduce open defecation by recording not less 80% of our target communities open defecation free (ODF) across the target LGA. Specifically, Save the Children will introduce the CLTS approach in target communities with the aim of completely eliminating open defecation in Shomolu LGA. CLTS involves facilitating a process to inspire and empower rural communities to stop open defecation and to encourage residents to build and use latrines. Through this approach, the communities will be facilitated to develop awareness of the risks of open defecation, conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation in their areas, and will be encouraged to take action to eliminate open defecation.

Save the Children in partnership with the Lagos State Government aims to fully implement the WHO/UNICEF 7 point plan as a Signature Programme in Shomolu LGA, the components of the plan are;

    Rotavirus and Measles Vaccination
    Promotion of early and exclusive breastfeeding and Vitamin A supplementation
    Promotion of hand washing with soap
    Improved water supply quantity and quality, including the treatment and safe storage of household water
    Community wide sanitation promotion
    Fluid replacement to prevent dehydration- Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
    Zinc treatment

The focus of this consultancy services will be to use already in existence UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene (WASHCOM) committee manual to be in line with SDI WASH components of the plan as a major aspect of reducing child mortality and morbidity especially amongst children under five in the target communities.

Objectives

The objective of the consultancy is aimed at achieving the following;-

    To ensure triggering of 16 communities on CLTS
    Establishment of functional 16 WASHCOM in our target communities

Roles and Responsibilities of Consultant

    The role of the Lead Consultant is to perform but not limited to the following responsibilities;
    Conduct CLTS Trainings with 3 Co-facilitators.
    To support triggering of 16 communities in collaboration with co-facilitators and other participants
    Conduct WASHCOM manual Training of Trainers (TOT)
    To train WASHCOM Members
    To select Co-facilitators for WASHCOM training
    To develop monitoring plan and strategy for the process of ODF in the target communities
    To coordinate the financial transactions of the CLTS co-facilitators and WASHCOM members facilitators.

Expected Outputs

    Database of CLTS trainers in the Lagos State
    State Recognized WASHCOM in their respective community
    State recognized ODF monitoring strategy and plan in place

Method of Application

All applicants should send a C.V., a list of reports or publications that are similar in nature, and a covering letter with a 500-word statement explaining their suitability for the task. In addition, candidates should send an electronic version of a relevant report written in English in which the candidate was a sole author.

Deadline for submissions is July 17th 2015.All communications relevant to this advert should be directed to: Nigeria.ProgramsVacancy@savethechildren.org

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