UNICEF
State Consultant – Solid & Liquid Waste Management (SLWM)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Patna Bihar
Application Email : patna.consultants@unicef.org

Website

www.unicef.org

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 12 2021

Description

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR

CONTRACTORS /INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS

 

STATE CONSULTANT – SOLID & LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT (SLWM)  

 

Please tick on the appropriate box below:

 

Please tick on the appropriate box below:

 

Engagement of Individual Consultant: 

 

1.             BACKGROUND / RATIONALE

 

Government of Bihar (GoB) has been implementing Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan (LSBA) as part of Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) with a vision of ‘Swachh Bihar’ to make rural Bihar Open Defecation Free (ODF) and clean. LSBA has strong focus on collective behaviour change towards ODF communities. LSBA marked a paradigm shift in the implementation strategy, i.e., moving away from traditional department led implementation to community led planning, implementation and operation & maintenance of sanitation services. It has achieved notable success in recent years with persistent efforts from the Government and development partners. The State is now reportedly open defecation free (as per the 2012 Baseline) and is working towards sustaining open defecation free status with relevant programming in areas of ODF Sustainability by ensuring universal coverage  & ODF Plus that includes Solid & Liquid Waste  Management, both under Swachh Bharat Mission Phase II, both rural and urban.

 

Government of India had launched Rural Sanitation Strategy in the year 2019, which outlines the ten-year strategy for sanitation in rural areas in India from 2019 to 2029. The Rural Sanitation Strategy aimed at achieving the vision of ODF Plus. ODF Plus includes sustaining the usage of safe sanitation facilities by all, including new households and any households that may have been left behind, as well as safe and effective management of solid and liquid waste. The strategy is aligned to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation.

 

UNICEF has been extending technical support to state mission in identified areas of collaboration – implementation, capacity building, SBCC and monitoring. It is also supporting the implementation of national/State flagship programmes in five aspirational districts of Bihar.    

 

2.             PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

 

UNICEF is committed to extend high quality TA to the State and districts through qualified human resource to strengthen their systems and capacities to achieve ODF (S) and ODF Plus status under SBM Phase II. Sustaining ODF is going to be critical to convert this access into long term behaviour change to accrue better health and nutrition outcome. UNICEF is focusing its attention and resources on building institutional capacity of the govt and other stakeholders for sustaining ODF status as well as roll out ODF Plus interventions including Jal Jeevan Hariyali Mission (JJHM) components. The purpose of the position is to support the Government in the above-mentioned areas. Along with this extend desired critical support to the ongoing SBM (G)/LSBA/SBM (U). With onset of Covid 19 pandemic situation, desired TA shall be extended to the concerned departments to firm up their responses with respect to availability of safe and sustainable WASH facilities/services including effective management of solid and liquid waste during the emergency response program implementation in the State.

 

3.             PROGRAMME AREA & SPECIFIC PROJECT AREA

 

Program Area: WASH

 

Flagship Result: Infants, young children, and caregivers especially the most vulnerable have equitable access to and use sustainable, safe, and affordable WASH services (including in Institutions) across the lifecycle.

 

Output 301: 3.a.a.1.Number of UNICEF supported States, implementing an equity based annual Implementation Plan on ODF +, keeping focus on COVID-19 sensitive interventions like HWWS, environmental sustainability and climate resilience, with a focus on accelerated scaling up, and reaching 80% achievement rate (for all states)

 

4.             OBJECTIVES

 

The overall objective of this assistance is to extend technical support to the concerned government in Solid and Liquid Resource and Wise Water management the specific objectives are as follows:

  • Coordinate with and assist concerned departments in formulation of the comprehensive and COVID sensitive waste management strategy and action plan in the State, including Solid Waste Management (SWM), Plastic Waste Management (PWM), Bio-medical Waste Management (BWM) and the Grey Water Management (GWM).

  • Support the State and districts to plan and roll out a comprehensive and COVID sensitive waste management action plan in the State in consultation with the concerned State Departments/Agencies including Urban Development, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, State Health Society (SHSB), Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) and the State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB).

  • Coordinate with and assist selected ULBs, PRIs and HCFs in designing and roll out of the waste management interventions, including SWM, PWM, BWM & GWM.

  • Support State and districts in capacity building and engagement of already trained cadres with respect to waste management interventions, focusing on SWM, PWM, BWM & GWM.

  • Coordinate with concerned departments, partners and other stakeholders to enable and finalize WASH sector preparedness for emergency response plan at state and district level.

  • During emergencies, provide technical support to State and districts to assess damage and loss to WASH sector, particularly to prepare the recovery plan and to monitor and coordinate implementation of WASH response from Government and other stakeholders in mega camps and affected villages.

5.             MAJOR TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED

  • Support formulation of inter-departmental comprehensive COVID sensitive Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan framework, inclusive of Solid Waste Management (SWM), Plastic Waste Management (PWM), Bio-medical Waste Management (BWM) and Grey Water Management (GWM).  

  • Support ODF (S) and ODF Plus programming in the state, both urban and rural – with respect to the COVID sensitive waste management interventions - preparing concept notes, implementation brief and other documents as per the requirements.

  • Facilitate development of COVID sensitive capacity building framework, modules & manuals on PWM and BWM.

  • Facilitate development of COVID sensitive SOPs for effective waste management covering all the related components.

  • Support designing and roll out of school/anganwadi based SLWM interventions with a special emphasis on COVID-19 and safe school protocols.

  • Support selected districts to develop an assessment framework to understand the status of waste management (collection, transportation, treatment and disposal) during emergencies.

  • Facilitate development and roll out of a monitoring framework for tracking of waste management interventions.

  • Prepare regular monitoring updates/briefs to take midcourse measures for strengthening implementation on the ground.

6.             DELIVERABLES & DEADLINES


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Major Task

Deliverable

Specific delivery date/deadline for completion of deliverable

Estimated travel required for completion of deliverable

Part 1 (1 June – 31 December 2021)

1

Develop a guidance booklet on solid waste quantification & characterisation.

Guidance booklet on waste quantification & characterisation

7th August 2021

4 Days

2

Develop a booklet on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and FAQs on COVID sensitive SWM interventions

Booklet on SOP & FAQ on COVID sensitive Solid Waste Management interventions

7th October 2021

3 Days

3

Develop a booklet on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and FAQs on COVID sensitive PWM interventions

Booklet on SOP & FAQ on COVID sensitive Plastic Waste Management (PWM) interventions

7th November 2021

3 Days

4

Develop a booklet on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and FAQs on COVID sensitive BWM interventions  

Booklet on SOP & FAQ on COVID sensitive Bio-medical Waste Management (BWM) interventions

7th January 2022

4 Days

5

Extend technical support to 5 aspirational districts and liaising and networking with State & Districts officers / functionaries, CSOs and development partners, and other departments for COVID 19 sensitive responses including training, capacity building, monitoring, documentation etc.

Quarterly Analytical Report on the state level progress, along with the support extended, sectoral challenges and suggested action points at government/UNICEF level.  

7th October 2021

7th January 2022

Total 15 days of travel to various districts

(3 days/month)

Part 2 (1 January – 15 May 2022)

1

Preparation of a comprehensive COVID sensitive Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan in consultation with Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Urban Development, SPCB and other related Departments and key stakeholders  

The comprehensive COVID sensitive Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan

7th February 2022

Nil

2

Prepare a Strategy Paper on Plastics and Circular Economy

Strategy Paper on the Circular Economy

7th April 2022

Nil

3

Extend technical support to 5 aspirational districts and liaising and networking with State & Districts officers / functionaries, CSOs and development partners, and other departments for COVID 19 sensitive responses including training, capacity building, monitoring, documentation etc.

Quarterly Analytical Report on the state level progress, along with challenges and suggested action points at government/UNICEF level.  

7th April 2022

7th June 2022

Total 15 days of travel to various districts

(3 days/month)

 

7.             DUTY STATION

 

Patna, Bihar with travel to districts/other states as required.

 

8.             SUPERVISOR

 

WASH Specialist, UNICEF Bihar Field Office

 

9.             OFFICIAL TRAVEL INVOLVED (ITINERARY AND DURATION)

  • CIC will be required to travel to different districts in the State (1-2 Districts/month).

  • Maximum 4 days within State travel every month.

  • DSA shall be payable as on actual number of nights spend out of duty station.

  • In all 2-3 trips per month.

  • Maximum 7 days of out of State travel in the entire contract period (11.5 months).[1]

10.          ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT (PART TIME / FULL TIME)

                 

            11.5 months

 

11.          ESTIMATED COST OF CONSULTANCY/INDIVIDUAL CONTRACT

 

PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL PROPOSAL IN THE FINACIAL TEMPLATE.

 

Note:-

  • Professional fee/month is Inclusive of local travel, communication, tax liabilities and other

  • Administrative costs.

  • Outside Duty Station Travel includes Per-diems/ allowances as per the classification of the cities by the  Government

  • Travel cost includes vehicle/ train/ economy class air-fare on actual basis

12.          QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE/ COMPETENCIES (CORE/TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL) / LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE ASSIGNMENT (Please use as applicable)

  • Engineering Graduate (Civil/Environmental Sciences)/PG in Public Health/Social Sciences or any other relevant discipline.

  • At least 5 years of experience in system strengthening and capacity building of government functionaries in WASH interventions.

  • Knowledge & experience of participatory process and tools and its application in the WASH Sector.

  • Relevant experience of developing and rolling out SLWM strategy and action plan.

  • Experience of working closely with State/District officials for a minimum of 2 years.

  • Experience of working on ‘WASH in Emergency’ esp. in Bihar desirable.

  • Hands on reporting and documentation skills.

  • Training and communication skills.

  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Hindi and English.

  • Computer skills, including MS-Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.)

Application Procedures

 

(1)        Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above.

 

(2)        We request you to please inform us where you have seen this advertisement.

            Please send your response to e-mail id: patna.consultants@unicef.org  latest by SEVEN CALENDER DAYS from the date of publication of this advertisement with subject line "STATE CONSULTANT – SOLID & LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT (SLWM)” inseparate files:

 

a)             An application letter (Please mention your name in the file name while saving as per this format

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b)            CV (Please mention your name in the file name while saving as per this format

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c)             P11 form (P-11 can be downloaded from our website at http://www.UNICEF.org/india/overview_1440.htm) (Please mention your name in the file name while saving as per this format

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d)            A dully signed financial proposal in PDF format indicating deliverable based fee as per template attached. Please mention your name in the file name while saving as per this format

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PLEASE NOTE ALL THE LISTED DOCUMENTS ARE MANDETORY AND FAILING IN SUBMISSION OF ANY DOCUMENT, THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

 (4)       The selection will be on the basis of technical evaluation & financial proposal in the ratio of 80:20.

 

(5)        Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

 

(6)        The financial proposals of only those candidates, who are found technically responsive, will be opened.

 

(7)        Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

(8)        Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.

 

(9)        Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.

 

For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below.

 


[1] Travel cost and DSA for the out of state travel would be reimbursed as per the UNICEF rules. Not to be included in the financial bid. 


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