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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 14, 2019
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  • RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and ...
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    Short term Technical Assistance to conduct an Assessment on the Economic and Health Implications for Accessing WASH Services in Urban Areas.

    RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners is implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. This is part of the United States Government’s (USG) efforts working with the Federal Government to address the heart of the challenges faced by the urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    The USAID Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) program, is seeking to identify and engage a consultant to conduct an Assessment on the Economic/Health Implications for Accessing WASH Services in the Urban Areas of Taraba, Sokoto, Delta and Imo States

    Specific tasks include:

    • Hold preliminary discussions with Advocacy and Strategic Communications Advisor (ASCA), the Institutional Policy and Development Adviser (IPDA) to discuss the scope of work.
    • Conduct a desk review of literature on economic and health implications of accessing WASH services in the urban areas.
    • Determine methodologies and techniques i.e. whether FGD or KII or both and develop and or adopt tools for data collection for the assessment.
    • Field test tools and revise tools, as needed.
    • Conduct the assessment underscoring economic and health implications for the urban poor and vulnerable populations.
    • Conduct an analysis and hold one day validation of findings with each of the SWBs and stakeholders
    • Develop a detailed assessment report with recommendations and provide guidelines/action plan for addressing gaps.

    Key Deliverables:

    • An inception including schedule of activities and deliverables
    • Documentation of findings and validation
    • Final assessment Report with recommendations and provide guidelines/action plan for addressing gaps.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A minimum of master’s degree in a related field
    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive, work experience in research and/or related tasks
    • Demonstrated strength and experience providing similar technical assistance with international development project
    • Evidence of similar work done for USG-funded or other international development project will be an added advantage 

    The Level of Effort (LOE) for this assignment is thirty (30) workdays. Contract duration is effective October 21th to December 29th  2019. Note: Engagement days may not run concurrently.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a CV (not more than 5 pages) to STTA@ewash.rti.org  not later than October14, 2019 clearly specifying the position and preferred state (Sokoto, Delta, Imo or Taraba states) of primary assignment  as the SUBJECT of the email.

    For further information about RTI International, please visit our website at www.rti.org

     

     

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