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Baseline Survey on Wash Project

Baseline Survey on Wash Project (Machakos Pu Water Facility EC Grant)


Plan is an international child-centred community development organization without political, religious or governmental affiliations. Child sponsorship is the basic foundation of the organization.

Overall objective:

Children in Masinga and Matungulu Districts realize their rights to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation in a clean environment

Specific Objective:

Improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and improve hygiene practices of 180,000 people in 54 rural communities in Masinga and Matungulu.

Scope of work

The interested consultancy firm will be expected

  • Produce an inventory of existing water and sanitation infrastructure at household and institutional level.
  • Determine the condition of the existing sanitation and water systems including levels of operation and maintenance.
  • Determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of communities in respect to hygiene, defecation habits, disease and waste management.
  • Identify any retrogressive cultural and/or socio-economic practices that may hinder effective utilization of resources.
  • Determine the level of community involvement, with specific emphasis on women and children, in managing water resources and of existing measures to manage resources in a sustainable way, i.e. including willingness to pay.
  • Assess the effects of inadequate access to water and poor sanitation on different community groups.

    Terms of reference

    The ToR will include qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, tools development, and assessment of the Water and sanitation project - to include relevance, expected impact, sustainability and recommendations.

    Interested consultancy firms are requested to obtain a copy of the full terms of reference upon payment of a non- refundable fee of Kshs. 5,000. Payment and collection point for the quotation documents will be the Plan International Kenya Country Office at Dennis Pritt Road Next to Gracia Gardens, Nairobi.

    You may contact the email address for information.


    Plan Kenya invites eligible consulting firms or research institutions to forward their Expressions of Interest in providing these services. The consulting firms are expected to submit a technical proposal and a financial proposal, separately. The technical proposal should include an interpretation of the TOR, detailed methodology; elaborate work plan and Gantt chart.

    The financial proposal should include a detailed budget proposal; proposed terms and schedule of payment; organizational capacity statement, past experience and activities related to the situation analysis; CVs for the consulting team; names, addresses, telephone numbers of three professional referees; detailed contact addresses and copy of registration certificate, VAT and PIN.

    The consulting firm must have undertaken similar works in East and Southern Africa in the last four years and the team must be well-grounded in social science, Public health, water and sanitation with excellent skills in research, design, monitoring and evaluation of rights based and child centered community development programs.

    It must have proven experience in conducting participatory qualitative and quantitative assessments with superior literature review and analytical skills. The consulting team will sign and adhere to Plan Kenya’s Child Protection Policy (CPP).

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing must be delivered to the address below or deposited in the Tender Box situated at the Reception of Plan Kenya, Machakos PU (located in Matuu town) so as to be received on or before 13/09/ at 1200 hours Kenyan local time.

    The expression of interest must be in blank sealed envelopes clearly marked ‘’TENDER FOR BASELINE SURVEY-EC GRANT’’ and addressed to:

    The Tender Commitee, Plan International Kenya Machakos PU, Thika-Garissa Road, P.O. Box 194-90119, Matuu

    We thank all consultancy firms for the responses to this tender advertisement.

    However, we regret that only qualified consultancy firms will be contacted.

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