Terms of Reference

Team Leader and Institutional Analysis Specialist
Myanmar Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Situation Analysis
based in Yangon
Proposed time frame:
50 days (November 2013-January 2014)
Section in Charge
1. Purpose of Assignment (attach background documents if necessary)
The last sector review was completed in 1993, and is now completely out dated1. Recognizing
that the provision of improved water, adequate improved sanitation and hygiene in Myanmar is a
huge challenge, recent consultations between various key stakeholders and the Government
ministries confirmed urgent need for and the opportunity for a comprehensive analysis of the
current WASH situation with a view to use the findings from the analysis as a basis for
developing a clear vision and a comprehensive strategic plan for the WASH sector.
The piped on premises in rural area is only 3%, less than average of rural areas in Least
Developed Countries. Current city water supply systems provide only raw water except Yangon,
Mandalay and NayPyiTaw cities. Similarly, involvement of private sector such as companies,
banks and service providers in sector is almost negligible. The national drinking water quality
standard is still draft stage since 1990 and there is no proper rules and regulations for extraction of
groundwater, no proper guideline on involvement of private sector in WASH sector and no waste
water quality standard. Improved sanitation coverage is high, 84 % but the facilities are just offset pit latrines with cover.
In the most recent consultation in May 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw with development partners and key
Government Ministries agreed to a phased implementation of the WASH Sector Review; the
overall scope of the review is foreseen in 2 phases –see graph below, i.e. Phase 1 being a
comprehensive Situation Analysis to be followed by Phase 2, the Sector Visioning and Strategy
Development. The background, rationale as well as the structure / details of the overall review
and the details of phase 1 are provided in Terms of Reference - Myanmar Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene (WASH) Sector Situation Analysis.
Cowater International in association with Thant Syn Co. Ltd., and General Administration Department, Urban Water Supply Division,
United Nations Development Programme and The World Bank (1993) Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Review, Myanmar.
UNDP, MYA/86/012
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In order to move ahead expeditiously, it was agreed that specific areas of the review will be led by
designated lead sub-sector Ministries and supported by a lead agency. The division of lead
support role on some of priority areas for the Situation Analysis was agreed as follows:
 Rural, School and Emergency WASH - UNICEF
 Team Leader & Institutional - UNICEF
 Finance & Economics – WSP/World Bank
 WASH Specialist Urban – JICA
This document should thus be read in conjunction with the overall Terms of Reference - Myanmar
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Situation Analysis, and provides detailed tasks and
deliverables of the Team Leader and institutional Specialist.
2. Programme Area and specific Project involved:
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
PCR # 904-Water and excreta related disease caused by polluted water and poor hygiene
conditions-especially diarrhea cases in under-5 children are reduced in the targeted areas
through hygiene behavior improvement and closing the access gap to safe and sustainable
water supply and sanitation services.
PCR # 905- Establish and implement support policies and legislative framework.
PCR # 915- National and local capacity in emergency preparedness and response improved to
protect children and women in disaster prone areas, including ceasefire areas.
3. What is the basic programme objective to which the consultancy is related?
Basic programme objective is water and excreta related disease caused by polluted water and
poor hygiene conditions-especially diarrhea cases in under-5 children are reduced in the
targeted areas through hygiene behavior improvement and closing the access gap to safe and
sustainable water supply and sanitation services.
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4. Major Tasks to be accomplished:
A detailed list of the tasks and deliverables for the Team Leader & Institutional Specialist against
a timeline is provided below:
Main Tasks
Task Details
Mid to end
1. Planning
1. Undertake Inception
Visit – 5-7 days
working visit
2. Obtain key and latest
documents on
arrangements in
WASH from
government and other
partners – from
country, regional and
global sources,
3. Undertake a review
of available
documents, and
develop a inception
overview report
1) Agreed assignment
2) List of References /
3) Draft Overview
Literature review
4) Draft Inception
2. In-country
4. Undertake
consultation with
national/regional and
5. Undertake field visits
6. Analysis and
consolidate findings
from Desk/document
review and field /
consultations into
Institutional Situation
Analysis report
5) Field Trip reports,
6) Draft Institutional
WASH Situation
Analysis report
End December
3. Reporting
7. Develop Roadmap
Rural WASH for
phase 2 of the review
Sector Visioning and
Sector Strategy
8. Presentation of
findings in
7) Draft Institutional
Situation Analysis
8) Powerpoint
Situation Analysis
9) Consultation
Discussion notes
10) Final Institutional
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9. Provide regular
Situation Analysis
update to the Steering
11) Final Powerpoint
10. Consolidate feedback
and agreed actions
Final Roadmap Rural
into one i) final
document for wide
dissemination max 10
pages summary
11. Update / finalize
presentation and
presentation guide
Team Leader
1. Organize regular
exchanges between
the Technical Team
(i) Urban WASH, ii)
Rural, Schools and
Emergency WASH,
iii) Finance and iv)
2. Monitor progress of
technical teams as per
agreed workplan and
3. Organize / facilitate
Inception Visits
4. Organize / prepare
regular updates to
Steering Committee
5. Organize final
consultation meetingwhere technical
situation analysis
reports and roadmap
presented, and next
steps (phase 2 details)
1) Notes Exchange
2) Field reports
3) Consultation
meeting notes
4) Final consolidated
situation analysis
5) Agreed roadmap for
Phase 2
5. End product(s) and delivery dates and details (how the work must be delivered, i.e.
electronic submission, hard copy, on what computer programme etc.)
As listed in section under Work Assignments and Deliverables above
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6. Contract Supervisor and frequency of performance reviews:
Section Chief, WASH
Monthly reports
7. Estimated duration of contract:
Duration of Contract:
50 working days (18 November 2013 to 31st 2014)
8. Official Travel involved, if any:
Consultant expected to travel to Myanmar (International Consultant) as well as in-country
travels (Yangon – Nay Pyi Taw )
9. Payment Schedule
Subject to quotation provided by candidate and final negotiated fee.
10. Payment schedule
The consultant will be paid to the following schedule:
- 30% of the total fee upon the completion of deliverables 1-4 to the satisfaction of the
- The remaining balance of the total fee upon completion of contract and the submission of
deliverables 5- 11 as mentioned under Section 4 above, to the satisfaction of the
supervisor(s), including completion of tasks as specified for Team Leader.
11. Amount budgeted for this Activity and Chargeable Budget Code:
12. Qualification or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:
With extensive experience of national policy and strategy processes in the water and
sanitation sector, preferably in the region, and of working with high-level government
counterparts across multiple sectors.
In addition, the consultant(s) is expected to have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, with at
least 5-10 years of work experience in the areas of sanitation & hygiene, water supply.
Essential: Previous relevant experience in community based approaches to sanitation and
hygiene proven track record of conducting research and producing documentation based on
in-depth literature review and field work, proven track record of coordinating between
different stakeholders (staff, beneficiaries, officials), demonstrable knowledge of the WASH
sector, awareness of gender issues.
Desirable: experience in working in East Asia and the Pacific, experience in CLTS related
She/he is expected to be able to work closely with staff from various sectoral programme
areas and across the EAP countries, with good analytical, verbal, written and facilitation
skills. The consultant is expected to function relatively independently and take initiatives as
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13. Additional Guidelines:
The management of the overall review process will rest with Government, at the Steering
Committee, comprising of all concerned Ministries and chaired by a assigned lead Ministry;
the Steering Committee will be responsible for coordination, progress monitoring and
reporting of the overall review. UNICEF is committed to provide technical support the
Steering Committee and lead Ministry.
The Team Leader will also be working closely with UNICEF WASH Chief.
14. Recourse:
UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is
unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
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