Monday, January 25, 2010

RWSSP, Consultancy; Marketing Research of Sanitation in Timor-Leste, Deadline February 05, 2010.

Marketing Research of Sanitation in Timor-Leste

The Government of Timor-Leste, RDTL, has committed to the Millennium Development Goal target for sanitation which states the need to halve the number of people without access to improved sanitation by 2015. Ministry of Health and Ministry of Infrastructure with the support of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (RWSSP) have identified the need to implement a marketing approach to sanitation to stimulate and scale up the demand and supply of sanitation in order to reach the MDG targets and ensure sustainable use of household toilets.

The purpose of this consultancy is to support RWSSP activities in the Ministry of Health, as related to the RWASH sector.  RWSSP is funded by the Australian Government Aid Program.

The consultancy has four specific objectives/tasks:

1.       Research and document BCC/IEC materials and interventions that have been used/implemented in Timor Leste by NGOs, ministries interventions, other… to support the promotion of healthy WASH behaviours.
2.      Research and document how gender has been integrated into WASH programs in Timor Leste to gain understanding of best practice initiatives
3.       Research and document all sanitation and hygiene products used in Timor Leste
4.       Develop an illustrated catalogue (flipbook) of sanitation and hygiene products to be used with women and men of rural communities

The consultancy will be a joint project between a lead consultant and a counterpart. The lead consultant will be responsible for the completion and submission of the indicated deliverables. The counterpart will be responsible for assisting the lead consultant in conducting research activities and with any translation needs.
Deliverables of the consultancy

1.       Formative research report on WASH BCC/IEC material and interventions used in Timor (English)
2.       ‘Snapshot’ research report on initiatives in gender and WASH in Timor Leste, and what the outcomes have been (English)
3.       Illustrated catalogue/flipbook of sanitation and hygiene products (Tetum)

The selected consultant will have 4 weeks (20 working days) to submit the deliverables as defined above.

Required Lead Consultant Competencies
·         Experience implementing WASH programmes, including a strong understanding of the following WASH areas:
o        Low cost / appropriate sanitation technologies
o        Sanitation Ladder
o        WASH Behaviour Change Communication
·         Demonstrated commitment and experience in promoting gender equity
·         Strong spoken and written English

Required Counterpart Competencies
·         Experience in conducting qualitative research (in-depth interviews)
·         Strong skills in spoken and written translations between English and Tetum

Expression of Interest
Interested persons should submit a one page expression of interest and CV to the Health Promotion Department at the Ministry of Health by the 5th of February 2010.