A LEAD TRAINING FACILITATOR
To use a recently developed Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manual to Deliver Training to Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPS)
1.0 Introduction to Save the Children and Statement of the Problem
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 88% of deaths from diarrhea are attributable to four issues: consumption of unsafe water; inadequate sanitation; poor personal hygiene and the lack of access to childhood immunisation as a preventive measure. In Nigerian rural communities, access to and awareness of these life-saving interventions is very low
In Lagos State, the baseline survey conducted by SCI revealed that only 53% of the population has access to safe drinking water and 35% to adequate sewer and sanitation systems. Despite the rapid population growth in the city, provision of adequate sanitation services has not been prioritized by the government, putting undue pressure on the existing systems. Furthermore, Children from poor families do not have access to life-saving prevention and treatment measures - only 43.6% of children with diarrhea are treated with Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) and 0.8% treated with Zinc.
In view of the above, Save the Children International (SCI), Nigeria, is partnering with Reckitt Benckiser to undertake a Stop the Diarrhea programme in Shomolu LGA over the next four years. As part of implementing the WASH aspect of the programme, SCI Nigeria intends to engage a Lead-consultant to use a recently developed training manual on households’ water quality, Sanitation management and general hygiene practices to facilitate the trainings of our Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPS).
2.0 Project Information and Background
Stop Diarrhea 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. The project is being implemented in the entire communities, selected Schools and PHCs in Shomolu LGA and Bariga LCDA.
Community oriented resource persons (CORPs) are community volunteers established through the community development officials in their respective community. These people will be used to deliver services to household members on prevention and treatment of Diarrheoa especially for children under five. Relevant trainings and materials will be given to them to enhance effective delivery of their services in the communities; one of such trainings is water sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A manual has been developed to this effect and the State has developed Pool of Master trainers who have been trained on the WASH Manual with support from SC.
Save the Children in partnership with the Lagos State Government aim to fully implement the WHO/UNICEF 7 point plan as a Signature Programme in Shomolu LGA, the components of the plan are;
The focus of this consultancy services will be to deliver quality trainings to the CORPs in order to achieve our major objectives and goal of reducing child mortality and morbidity especially amongst children under five.
Currently, SC has developed a Manual on WASH for Community Oriented Resource Persons with inputs from all Stakeholders. This is the Training Manual that would be used to conduct the trainings in batches to all the CORPs across the life of the project – 4 years (2015 – 2018)
The general objective of this consultancy services is to build the capacity of CORPS to deliver relevant WASH services to household members in the Communities vis-à-vis the Stop Diarrhea Initiative (SDI) Programme. The specific objectives are to:
· Train the CORPs with an approved WASH manual for the implementation of the Save the Children stop Diarrhea Programme
· Enhance the knowledge of CORPS on how to make their drinking water safe, how to store their drinking water safely and good sanitation and hygiene practices and subsequently transfer the knowledge gained to the household members in our target communities.
· Build confidence of CORPS through practical demonstration, role play, interactive sessions, and group activities and, individual and group demonstrations on how to make their drinking water safe, store their drinking water safely and effectively transfer same to the community members on especially on good sanitation and hygiene practices.
4.0 Role and Responsibilities
The role of the Lead Consultant is to perform but not limited to the following;
· Train community oriented resource persons (COPRs) and Community Development Officers (CDO) annually based on the design of the project. To coordinate a team of not less than four trained co-facilitators/master trainers
· To also make agreed payments directly to the co-facilitators used during the training
· Train CORPS on conducting simple water quality tests in order to ensure that the quality of drinking water at household levels is in accordance with the WHO minimum drinking water quality standards as stipulated in the existing manual
· To use the MIKIKIR Job aid approach as described in the manual for negotiating improved practice and how it facilitates a focus on behaviour
· To also identify major barriers and motivators to the 3-key practices from the household members point of view
· Train the CORP members on the distribution and demonstration of chlorine tablets (water disinfectant tablets) to target households during their home visits in order to raise awareness about water treatment practices and to ensure an acceptable quality of water available for drinking
· This engagement would be recurrent annually
5.0 Scope of the Training consultancy
The scope of the consultancy service will be determined on a yearly basis by Save the Children;
This year activity is expected to be completed within 19 working days. Length of engagement is mainly for CORPs training, Community development Officers (CDO) and writing of training report
Planned ActivitiesDuration Training of CORPs and CDO (in batches) 6 Days Training Report 3 DaysTotal number of days for the actual activities 9-Days
Proposed date of commencement – 21st July 2015
Proposed termination Date – 15th August 2015
Consultants shall prepare first draft which shall be submitted to SCI WASH unit for review within five (5) working days of commencement. The expected outputs from the consultant are but not limited to the following;
· Well trained CORPS with relevant information on their expected outcomes
· Training report
· Post training monitoring plan developed for the LGA Community Development Officers (CDO)
The consultant shall furnish to the SCI the following report and documents. All reports and documents shall be in English.
· Comprehensive training report with photos and sketches - soft copy
· Used training materials including flip chats
8.0 Target audience
The target audience for this year are one hundred and twenty (120) CORPs and Sixteen Community Development Officers (CDO). The target audience for the subsequent year will be determined at the beginning of the project year which will be communicated with the consultant.
The trainers are some of the already trained master trainers on the use of the manual. These people will serve as co-facilitators while the lead facilitator will lead in all the supervision and quality of the training sessions.
10.0 Training Methodology
The training methodology is well stipulated in the manual which consists but not limited to the following;
· Practical demonstration
· Role play
· Interactive sessions
· Group activities and
· Individual and group demonstrations on how to make their drinking water safe, store their drinking water safely and effectively transfer same to the community members especially on good sanitation and hygiene practices and
· Community engagement and steps in carrying out the process in the household
11.0 Desired consultant should possess the following
The Consultant must have demonstrated expertise and experience, gained through years of experience working in development, Government ministries or other relevant industries (including academic). Candidate must demonstrate experience in some of the following areas:
· Familiarity with the WASH Manual developed for CORPs
· Proven experience with extensive community intervention work
· Able to demonstrate supervisory skills in monitoring and coordinating co-facilitators to be used for the training
· Able to demonstrate technical skills in training and coordinating community people
· Ability to relate to stakeholders in the States and communities
· The consultant should demonstrate extensive knowledge of WASH activities especially the basic for prevention of diarrhea for the children under five
· Have experience in developing basic sanitation and hygiene practices in communities
· Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
12.0 Education and qualifications for the Lead facilitator
The lead facilitator should possess minimum of Master’s degree in Water/Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Physical sciences, in public health or environmental sciences. Additional Qualifications in science based course, Development courses or any related field is essential.
13.0 Managerial and organizational Skills
· At least 7 years’ work experience working in WASH in government structures, Local NGOs or INGOs
· Experience of working with local communities in implementing WASH interventions is essential
· Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
· Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
· Effective planning and organising skills
· Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
· Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
· Strong facilitation and presentation skills
14.0 Education and qualifications for the other facilitators
Lagos State Government in conjunction with Save the Children has trained co-facilitators. These are people with wealth of experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with educational qualification of minimum of master’s degree. In line with sustainability arrangement for the project, some of them will therefore be selected for this training and this will be determined by the SCI WASH team.
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