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UNICEF is looking for International Consultant (Private Sector Participation (PSP) Framework of the National HWTS Strategy) ACCRA, GHANA

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UNICEF is looking for International Consultant (Private Sector Participation (PSP) Framework of the National HWTS Strategy) ACCRA, GHANA

Job no: 520151
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Consultancy

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.


For every child, 

The Government of Ghana  UNICEF WASH Programme (2018 –  2022) seeks to ensure that more children and their families have access to affordable and safe drinking water, supported by more efficient national strategies.


How can you make a difference?

Since its development in 2014 the Private Sector Participation (PSP) framework of the national HWTS strategy has only been tested on a limited scale under pilot schemes through civil society partners in the Volta, Northern and Upper East Regions.[1] Those initiatives were useful in identifying potential approaches for rolling out the framework. However, there is need for further assessment on how to effectively facilitate private sector participation in HWTS programming in Ghana, especially in the new context of the adoption of the Water Safety Plan approach.

The object of this assignment is to develop an implementation model(s) to facilitate the roll out of the PSP framework in a sustainable manner as part of the implementation of the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach (at the household level, including schools and health facilities), as well as, the existing approach (i.e. based on the Rural Sanitation Model and Strategy (RSMS).

Specifically, the assignment aims at achieving the following objectives:

  1. Reviewing the arrangements for HWTS implementation in Ghana (including schools and health facilities), to understand the existing and potential channels and challenges to private sector participation.
  2. Identifying the solutions to the challenges identified, as well as, re-assessing the key drivers to PSP in HWTS programming in Ghana.
  3. Developing viable implementation model(s) for rolling out the HWTS PSP framework in Ghana (based on both the WSP approach and other hygiene promotion channels), for testing and adoption.

In respect of the above, the tasks for the Consultant would include the following[1]:

  • Review of the current HWTS implementation arrangements including guidance documents (National HWTS Strategy, Scale Up Model, the PSP framework, RSMS, WSP Guidance Documents and WASH PSP/ Public-Private Partnership frameworks) and previous implementation to map out the existing and potential channels for PSP.
  • Analysis of the main enablers/ drivers, as well as, challenges/ barriers and bottlenecks to PSP in HWTS and identification of measures to address the them. This would include a Market Viability analysis which would look more closely at affordability of the main categories of household treatment products and technologies (at least 2 of the most effective and readily available products/ technologies per category) among key target/ potential demographic groups. At a minimum the analysis would focus on affordability and desirability of products (key marketing mix factors). The Consultant will design the required tools/formats and assure the quality of data collection for the analysis. He/ She will also carry out the actual analysis. Data for the analysis will be collected through the appropriate government mechanisms.
  • Synthesis of the results of the above analysis into implementation model(s), which would facilitate the implementation of the roll out of the HWTS PSP framework. The model should provide practical steps for implementing the framework and should also address key context issues relating to service sustainability and equity.
  • Development of a proof of concept programme to test the model(s) on the ground, including the required regulatory, monitoring and evaluation and capacity/ system strengthening components.
  • Liaising with key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other relevant stakeholders for input and feedback, using appropriate mechanisms and processes, at the key stages of all the above tasks.

Any other emerging related tasks would be included in consultation with Chief WASH and based on recommendations from other key stakeholders.


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

  • Advanced university degree in Water and Sanitation/ Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Public Health, Project Management, Sociology or any WASH/ Programme/ Emergency Management related discipline.
  • Advanced academic or professional qualification in business development/ management.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the WASH sector, working with government at the policy/ strategy level, in assessments, the development of policies, guidelines and frameworks and sector coordination mechanisms in different countries.
  • Evidence of specific knowledge/ qualification in HWTS programming would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience to the assignment, i.e. private sector participation in WASH would be a clear advantage.
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of the WASH sector in a developing country context, such as Ghana.
  • Must be proficient in English (writing and verbal communication).
  • Demonstrable analytical ability.


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.

The competencies required for this post are Planning and Organizing, Relating and Networking, Formulating Strategies and Concepts and Applying Technical Expertise.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Interested candidates should apply on-line to the link provided and indicate their daily professional fees in USD expressed as a monthly rate.

In addition to the CV/Resume, candidates should attach a three-page note on their appreciation of the assignment and how he/she intends to effectively accomplish it within time frame. The Consultant should also include two (2) examples of previous, completed related work done, including evidence of completion (i.e. final evaluation, certificate of completion, strategic documents, photos, edited work, videos as applicable).



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

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