Plan International Consultant - Develop Consolidated Advocacy Strategy / Sustainability Plan and Advocacy Toolkit Development Jobs in Nigeria
Plan International Consultant - Develop Consolidated Advocacy Strategy / Sustainability Plan and Advocacy Toolkit Development Jobs in NigeriaBackground E-WASH is a four (4) year program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with the goal of improving urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria
This is part of the United States Government’s (USG) efforts toward working with the Federal Government of Nigeria to address some of the key challenges faced by the urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) 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.
Objectives of the Assignment
To facilitate the development of an advocacy strategy/sustainability plan and an advocacy toolkit which includes advocacy guidelines, Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials, training materials and facilitation guides that are suitable for sanitation and hygiene promotion, improved public accountability in the WASH sector and acceleration of reforms for improved services and social accountability in the sector.
The toolkit will focus on:
Protocols for effective advocacy and campaign strategies in the urban WASH Sector
Guidelines for CSOs to integrate WASH agenda in their organizational strategy
Messaging for Menstrual Hygiene Management
Messaging on state water utility corporatization
Messaging on the benefits of social accountability
Messaging on Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion
A Consolidated toolkit that includes a facilitation guide for the use of the IEC materials
Training of Selected Partner CSOs on the implementation of the Advocacy toolkit
Scope of the Assignment
This assignment requires the services of an expert in advocacy with significant knowledge and experience in developing advocacy guidelines and protocols and communications products in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or related intervention, in addition to having the capacity to effectively analyze issues surrounding WASH services provision in Nigeria
The technical experts will work with the CSO Capacity Building and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialists under the direct supervision of the Advocacy and Strategic Communications Adviser and will interface with SWBs and E-WASH State Teams in Niger and Taraba States respectively.
Custom Advocacy Toolkit with key messages, infographics and artistic illustration, in hard and soft copies saved on a memory stick in marked folders.
State Specific Advocacy guideline and protocols
Process report including lessons learned, recommendations and a sustainability plan
Inception report, including schedule of activities and deliverables
Materials Review and the proposed approach
Context Specific Advocacy Toolkit. (Developed based on feedback from field interaction)
Advocacy guidelines and protocols developed
Draft version of the consolidated toolkit
Training report, facilitation guide and agenda on the use of the advocacy tools developed
Final version of the consolidated toolkit.
Level of Effort
We reckon that this assignment will be for 31 days.
Master's Degree in Communications, Development Studies, Social Sciences or a related field or equivalent in experience and career history
8-10 years experience.
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and previous experience in advocacy, communication products development or similar in WASH context is desirable.
Strong communication and engagement skills, and ability to liaise with government at different levels.
Ability and willingness to travel out to E-WASH States
Competent knowledge of the local environment or of Northern Nigeria is an added advantage
The consultant will travel to at least 2 E-WASH States for content development and field testing of materials.
Travel logistics will be managed by E-WASH.
We offer a highly competitive remuneration.
Requests for payment shall be tied to deliverables as indicated above.
Note Payment is subject to approval/acceptance of Deliverables
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application Letter and a CV as one single word document by e-mail only to:
Nigeria.email@example.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
The Consultant providing this support is expected to reside in Abuja as travel allowance and/or accommodation within Abuja will not be provided.
On the subject line of your e-mail, you should only put the e-mail subject line as indicated above (no other text should be on this subject line)
Consultants 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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