|Date Posted||August 10, 2021|
|Category|| Consultancy |
|Job Type|| Part-time |
Amref Health Africa is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 in East Africa, seeking to provoke healthcare improvement of significant importance in Africa. Its Headquarters are based in Nairobi, Kenya, and it also has country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa, and Southern Sudan.
Although Amref Health Africa has been formally registered in Ethiopia in 1998, a full-fledged country program with a country office started in 2002. Since then, the country program has grown from one project in Addis Ababa to over 20 projects in seven regions (Addis Ababa, Afar, Oromia and Southern Nation, Nationalities and People Region, Amhara, Benshangul Gumez and Gambela). Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia is working in health development with the motto of lasting health change in Ethiopia.
Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia strongly believes that there is an acute gap between vulnerable communities and the formal Ethiopian health system. To contribute towards closing the gap, Amref Health Africa has chosen to act in a holistic and integrated way, focusing thematic areas: (1) WASH, (2) RMNCH (3) CD/NCD (4) Nutrition and including cross cutting HRH, Health system strengthening. Currently, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia is also working a project focusing on sanitation marketing, and Agriculture, rural development and Transformation (S.M.A.R.T) in Gambella, Region.
2. Project description
In partnership with VIS, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia, obtaining fund from Italian Agency for Cooperation to Development (Aics) is designed term of reference for end-term evaluation for” S.M.A.R.T Project in Gambella Region, Gambella Zuria Woreda district.
The project will contribute to the wellbeing of poor communities reside in disadvantaged group corners of the project intervention regions. Small-scale enterprises engaged in WASH businesses do not have access to adequate finance & lack entrepreneurial skills to become more actively involved in WASH services. Microfinance opportunities are minimal, as MFIs lack a proper understanding of the WASH sector and its business potential. These WASH problems are clearly interlinked with livelihood/ agriculture or livestock farming. This project aims to tackle these problems by working towards a sector where Agriculture, and sanitation markets provide sustainable livelihood for the most vulnerable people in this region.
2.2 Implementation Modality
The main focus of the project is being innovative to ensure sustainable use of sanitation marketing, agriculture or livestock farming and rural development transformation. The stakeholders such as households, local government, micro finances supposed to play key roles in bringing the system into place. The project brings these parties together to collaborate and ensure that safe water & good sanitation becomes possible for region.
2.3 Project Summary
A change both at Community and institutional level through the following components integrated into the development intervention.
1. Promoting new skills in agricultural/livestock farming through lifelong learning with a methodology suitable for young people and adults outside the formal school cycle - both to increase and diversify livelihood (thus lowering the indirect effect of the malnutrition rate) and to promoting Income generating activities.
2. Introduction of innovative methodologies for socio-economic development through sanitation marketing, which improves quality of and access to sanitation.
3. Promotion of an integrated approach to water supply/sanitation with a Sanitation Master Plan developed in collaboration with local authorities.
4. Identification of good practices to facilitate replicability of the intervention. This change will be achieved by integrating the 'hardware' component of infrastructures with the 'software' of awareness-raising and training activities, in synergy with the agricultural training pathways for multi-sectoral development. The project will promote access to clean water and sanitation as a key requirement for improving medium and long-term living conditions linked to education, health, nutrition, dignity, opportunities, security, and growth.
3. General objective
To enhance better living conditions and resilience of hosting communities and villages in Gambella Region using community-led approach and accelerating the process to attain SDGs
3.1 Specific Objectives:
To improve livelihoods means and health condition in target areas of Gambella Regions (karmi, pugnido..), through increased access to basic sanitation, better knowledge on agriculture, awareness on hygiene and sanitation and dissemination of best practices for higher local management capacities and sustainability.
§ The team will consist of professionals in the fields of Environmental Health and Social Science with a minimum of second Degree MA or M.Sc.) In Environmental Health and/or water and sanitation, business or related field, very good professional diversity is an advantage in related areas. In addition, to the above requirement, consultancy firm or team is required to meet the following minimum requirements in order to qualify for the submission of its proposal:
§ Significant Previous experience in similar tasks or consultancies specifically in projects focusing on illegal migration; previous experience in similar tasks or consultancy. In particular, the applicant must have experience in conducting end line survey of project, monitoring and evaluation and performing impact data collection methods associated with WASH and migration or related projects preferably in Addis Ababa urban setting.
§ Ability to effectively coordinate with government, NGO, and local stakeholders’ essential, an understanding of sectors coordination mechanisms an asset.
§ Analytical and conceptual ability, demonstrated understanding of survey design and social research methods to understand hygiene and sanitation behavior change, risks of illegal migration and job opportunities related WASH.
§ The consultant should have experience of using digital data collection tools /technologies (ODK and others).
§ Demonstrated understanding of project monitoring.
§ High quality English report writing.
§ The consultancy firm should be a registered firm and whose license has been re-registered and renewed for the current Ethiopian fiscal year.
Potential consultants are invited to collect TOR free of charge through one of the below email address until August 18, 2021 and can submit the proposal till August 19, 2021 using the below emails.
·Molalign.Mekonnen@Amref.org, OR Semhar.Debru@Amref.org
Our address is
Amref Health Africa, Ethiopia office
Behind Bole Medhanialem Church
Near to Abyssinia Building
P.O.Box 20855, Code 1000 AA