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  • Posted: Jan 29, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
  • Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Consultancy for the Development of Media and Advocacy Toolkit for Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services

    USAID E-WASH will work toward achieving the following mutually reinforcing objectives:

    Creating professionally managed and commercially oriented SWBs.

    Improving the financial and operational viability of SWBs.

    Strengthening policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services (including establishing accountability mechanisms).

    Building national and state WASH advocacy, coordination, and communications for reform.

    The E-WASH program will concentrate on solidifying State, municipal, and utility level governance gains, manifested in improved water supply services, and improved capacity to regulate, manage, and expand sanitation services. These efforts align with the USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013–2018.

    The project is part of USAID’s wider efforts to build closer coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GoN), through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR), select SWBs, and allied stakeholders, to advance broad-based economic growth and resilience through improved WASH services in urban areas.

    LOCATION: Imo, Delta, Sokoto and Taraba States


    To develop a media and advocacy toolkit that includes Information Education and Communication (IEC) guides suitable for sanitation and hygiene promotion for E-WASH partner CSOs, the toolkit will focus on;


    • Messaging for Menstrual Hygiene Management
    • Messaging on state water utility corporatization 
    • Messaging on the importance of social accountability
    • Messaging on Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion


    • Develop protocol for guiding CSO engagement with the media
    • Develop sample urban WASH scripts for Radio and Television (Hausa and English) promotion


    This assignment requires the services of two experts:

    I) in advocacy with significant knowledge and experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions.

    II) in Media with significant knowledge and experience in WASH interventions.

    The technical experts will work with the Advocacy and Strategic Communications Advisor and will interface with SWBs and E-WASH State Teams where necessary.


    • 1. Inception report, including schedule of activities and deliverables: Briefing with Advocacy and Strategic Communications Advisor (ASCA) and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialist (GESI)
    • 2. Review report and proposed approach: Review existing IEC/BCC materials used for WASH promotion, infographics and artistic illustration required.
    • 3. Trip report: Conduct field visit to at least two E-WASH states and interact with partner CSOs (Possibly Taraba and Imo)
    • 4. Develop IEC materials: Develop IEC materials based on the approach and application of key advocacy messaging for utility corporatization, menstrual hygiene management, social accountability and sanitation and hygiene promotion
    • 5. Final Draft version: Conduct field test of the materials, make review and develop final draft version of the materials


    The minimum education qualifications and associated knowledge, skills, abilities are outlined below:

    Educational Qualifications

    Master’s degree in Communications, Development Studies, Social Sciences or a related field or equivalent in experience and career history.

    Additional Skills

    • Knowledge and previous experience in research or conducting similar assessment and analysis in WASH context is desirable.
    • Strong communication and engagement skills, and ability to liaise with government at different levels.
    • Highly organized.
    • Ability and willingness to travel out to E-WASH State


    Advocacy STTA assignment- 40 days

    Media STTA assignment- 21 days

    Note: Engagement days may not run concurrently.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit by email only an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document (not more than 7 pages) to not later than February 14, 2020. On the subject line of your e-mail, you should only put the title as indicated above (no other text should be on this subject line)


    • We offer a highly competitive remuneration.
    • Proposed commencement date- February 2020
    • Interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for negotiations.
    • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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