WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
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Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/Under the supervision of the WASH Manager, the consultant will to analyse and synthesis key challenges to strengthening of sector policies, strategies, and institutional arrangements for scaling up WASH services, particularly in the rural areas and identify areas of UNICEF support.
The Uganda water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector has been implementing the sector wide approach (SWAp) since 2002 with the aim of having holistic national sector programme, led and owned by Government, and supported by all sector stakeholders.
It helps build the sector through policies and strategies, and enhances coherence between policy, spending and results at all levels.
It works towards sustaining partnership through a collaborative programme of work, facilitated by expenditure programmes, capacity building, and learning through joint performance monitoring.
It aims to bring all actors under one umbrella, each contributing to the common goals per the policy, their mandate, roles and responsibilities, improving coordination, accountability and knowledge management.
A SWApreduces duplication, which lead to more cost-effective service delivery. However, there is a critical need to align the sector regarding access to water and sanitationas a human right and water as an economic good and to support the achievement of the SDG for water and sanitation and the Vision 2040 targets.
During the last decade, substantial Development Partners support to the Water and Sanitation (WSS) sub-sector contributed to the development of a sound policy, strategic planning/budgeting, implementation and monitoring framework including the implementation of a series of sector reforms.
The necessary harmonized mechanisms for coordination, financial management, performance review, joint decision making and technical support are essentially in place and have been refined continuously, with gradual alignment to government systems to the extent possible.
Recently DANIDA decided to pull out its financial support to WASH sub sector from July 2018 onward that includes the technical support through the advisors and other donors might withdraw later.
It will have significant impact on rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS), as it is a key component of Joint Water and Environment Sub Sector Program to achieve sector’s targets in terms of access to safe water and sanitation, which are also key sector indicators in the NDP II and SDG targets.
To ensure sustainability of WASH infrastructures, especially functionality of water systems, the government established technical support units (TSUs) stationed at regional headquarters ( Total 10 units covering all districts in the country) to provide technical support to the devolved government for strengthening planning, budgeting, contracting , verification of water supply projects and post construction support.