Divisional Level SBM Coordinator

Last date of application
 25-Apr-22 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
Divisional Level SBM Coordinator, International Development Agency, Indore and Ujjain (based out of Indore: One vacancy), Madhya Pradesh

 

1. POSITION VACANT: Divisional Level SBM Coordinator, International Development Agency, Indore and Ujjain (based out of Indore: One vacancy), Madhya Pradesh.

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Our client is a respected, International Development Agency (IDA), that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Project Background:

Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve Universal Sanitation Coverage and to put focus on safe sanitation. Madhya Pradesh state managed to declare all of it’s 50,228 villages as ODF by October 2018 ensuring access in all 90.59 lakh households bridging a gap of 62.7 lakh toilets during the campaign and building upon integration of Community Approaches to Sanitation (CAS). However, sample surveys like NARSS 2020 (97.2%) and NFHS 2019 (58%) lights on usage of the assets built. In response, the state has prioritized ODF-Quality by bringing benefits to 6.27 lakh Left-out of baseline households & 8500 Community Sanitary Complexes, ODF-Sustainability by engaging 27000 sanitation foot soldiers. Banking on the impacts achieved so far, the state has entered the second phase of SBM (G) with an aim to achieve ODF Plus environment by 2024 in all villages by focusing on Solid and Liquid waste management in continuation with ODF-Q & S. Enduring with the major paradigm shift towards ODF-Plus requires capacity building of the sanitation frontline workers, PRIs and other stakeholders.

Water is at the forefront of creating barrier to ease the standard of living especially for women and adolescent girls in rural areas. Jal Jeevan Mission is a national flagship programme from Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS), Government of India rolled out in 2019 to safeguard access of running water by providing functional household tap water connection (FHTC). Madhya Pradesh aspires to achieve universal FHTC coverage by a year earlier in 2024 and has achieved a state average of 35.92% against national average of 44.52%. Indore zone has achieved FHTC coverage of 45.31%.

The state aims to bring community ownership by promoting a greater stake in decision making from the members/users & most affected section of women & caste. This sets up a space for higher prioritization of social behaviour change communication promotion by institutionalizing Implementing Support Agencies (ISAs) and village level key reformers like Jal Mitra etc. Capacity building of these institutions is an area that needs to be supported by IDA and other partners to sustain the efforts. Institutional quality water availability is an area that requires multidimensional approach as it involves multiparty collaborator to create the assets and to maintain them. The state average to have provided tap water connection in schools is 71% against national average of 80.31% and in Anganwadi Centres is 58% against national average of 77.28%. Districts of Indore and Ujjain division are the high priority geographies under JJM as rural areas are denser and difficult in topography. IDA has assisted these districts to achieve the desired results. Six districts in Indore Zone have saturated coverage in schools while four districts have achieved saturated coverage in AWCs. PHED department, the nodal agency for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the state requires continued support from development partners to accelerate the momentum achieved so far and to sustain the benefits from the efforts made during the initial stage of the programme.

IDA being only strategic partner in Madhya Pradesh consistently supporting State Government in rolling out community approaches to sanitation and water flagship programmes. The strategic divisional level technical assistance has been instrumental in scaling-up community approaches as elementary ingredient of the WASH business. IDA administered technical assistance to District Water and Sanitation Missions (DWSMs) of 23 districts out of 52 by the two strategic positions at Indore and Gwalior divisional offices with an objective to create equity by focusing on districts with marginalized & deprived population.

COVID-19 pandemic has added unforgettable chapter to the life of every living being on earth during 2021 & 2022. The world still struggles to recover from the disruption and continue with the business as usual while the danger keeps staring from the corner to devastate the progress achieved towards humanitarian indices. The most impacted population have been the section residing in slums and informal settlements. Major cities have faced the burnt the most. Madhya Pradesh was no different than this. Three largest cities of the state Indore, Bhopal and Gwalior have confronted the wrath of the plight with maximum infection cases coming from these. IDA supported these cities in formulating COVID-19 response especially among most distressed population in slums. Divisional consultant placed in Indore has been instrumental in establishing the linkages and rolling out the support to orient a large pool of functionaries & CBOs on COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) with State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD). Indore Municipality Corporation (IMC) as a testament to significance of TA has felicitated the efforts from IDA as a development partner in 2020 and again in 2021. IDA will continue to support the ULBs in implementing sanitation programmes. In 2021, IDA MP has entered the domain of FSSM in urban areas establishing a TSU at state level. The divisional consultant in Indore and Gwalior have supported IDA in conducting preliminary assessment of FSSM service delivery system in 14 ULBs. The consultant placed in Indore is also supporting Pithampur ULB in rolling out FSSM which is a IDA’s pilot city under the support.

COVID-19 also inflicted a limitation on children to access a safe learning environment by forcing them to a closure for nearly 18 months which have barely started to open up again. This has impacted IDA’s mandate to elevate the most WASH deficient schools one & two star identified during SVP 2017. The education department requires technical assistance to build capacity of it’s functionaries and roll out school re-opening standards in recent upcoming months.

As part of the TA plan and Rolling Workplan 2021-22, IDA will require the support of a consultant to assist divisional and district administration to strengthen planning, implementation, capacity, monitoring, establishing partnership and documentation of the flagship WASH programmes ie; SBM, JJM, Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalay and WASH in Anganwadi Centre interventions. This support would be required from 1 April 2022, till 31st December 2022. The support will be converted to CIC from 2023 and will be stepped down from 2024 based on assessment and exploring other TA modalities.

PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical assistance to Divisional/ District Administration & Departments of all districts of Indore and Ujjain Division for planning and implementation of WASH interventions. Major focus will be providing support for Divisional, District and Municipality planning, implementation, capacity building, monitoring interventions in leu of emerging issues of ODF-S, ODF plus, WASH in Institutions (School, Health facility & Anganwadi Centre) and Water. The consultant will coordinate with different government agencies and partners for greater convergence. Key objective of the consultancy is to engage an experienced WASH expert to support key flagship implementation – SBM G & U, JJM, SBSV.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

(A) District Wide Approach for ODF-Plus developed and implemented in Indore and Ujjain division

(1) Support district in implementation of ODF Plus plan focusing on Solid and Waste management, with integrated SBCC plans focusing on ODF-S & Solid and Liquid waste management and reaching 80% expenditure level of planned budget;
(2) Technical support to Divisional or district team of Indore and Ujjain division for strengthening monitoring and regular review mechanism of SBM (G);
(3) Technical support to District Water Sanitation Mission (DWSMs) under Indore and Ujjain division for planning, implementation and monitoring for ODF-Plus & JJM;
(4) Support district in development of evidence based SBCC / IEC planning, implementation and monitoring - 2 districts;
(5) Support district to identify the gap in ODF Plus, capacity assessment & in rolling-out capacity building plan for all key stakeholders;
(6) Strengthen DWSM for effective convergence planning, implementation and monitoring including fostering convergent departmental actions to achieve target for ODF-Plus & JJM;
(7) Documentation of learning and best practices on WASH;
(8) Integrate COVID-19 responsive IPC in all plans with all capacity building modules to equip functionaries and stakeholders for RCCE;
(9) Support districts in achieving progress for availability of Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs) through capacity building and monitoring mechanism installed and reviewed periodically;
(10) Support districts in planning and implementation of Urban WASH improvement with focus on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) or Sanitation Financing.


(B) Technical support to districts for institutionalizing WASH in Schools capacity building plan monitoring and benchmarking

(1) Technical support to ZSK and education department for operationalizing the O&M guideline, SVP benchmarking, COVID-19 school reopening protocols, monitoring for WASH facilities in schools;
(2) Support in development of WASH and IPC in school costed plans with handholding support on effective implementation and reporting for two districts;
(3) Technical support to CSOs engaged and districts SSA functionaries for up gradation of one- & two-stars schools in the State;
(4) Technical support to Zila Shiksha Kendra for development, and roll-out of WASH monitoring system to track WASH O&M progress under State level monitoring and supervision framework;
(5) Technical support to strengthen SVP campaign and support the benchmarking process;
(6) Coordinate with District Collectors, PRD, PHED, Education, SDMA & SBM G &U and other various departments for effective implementation of WASH in school activity along with school safety plans. Including support to Education department for capacity building on school safety;
(7) Preparation of Capacity building package for School education department functionaries for WASH in school with reference to COVID 19 focusing enhanced WASH behaviors;


(C) Technical support to districts for planning, implementation and monitoring of Jal Jeevan Mission
(1) Support coordination and convergence among PHED, PRD and other related department in implementing evidence based JJM plans, it’s implementation and monitoring;

(2) Technical support to Divisional or district team of Indore and Ujjain division for strengthening monitoring and regular review mechanism of Jal Jeevan Mission;
(3) Support Capacity building including refresher orientation on Water Safety and Security & Jal Jeevan Mission;
(4) Review and monitoring of  Jal Jeevan Mission implementation strengthened and supported;
(5) Technical support for engagement of key support agencies Implementation Support Agency (ISA), and Third Party Inspection agencies (TPI), capacity building and review for effective community engagement and quality assurance;
(6) Documentation of learning and best practices on Jal Jeevan Mission focusing on community managed safe water supply schemes;
(7) Support in mainstreaming community led approaches for building Village Action Plan (VAP) preparation and capacity building of all stakeholders;
(8) Planning, capacity building and monitoring of drinking water access in schools, AWCs, and HCFs through Tap Water connection under JJM.


(D) Technical support to districts for Supporting WASH in Anganwadi, Menstrual hygiene Management, WASH in Health & NRC assessment and preparation of Swachhata Action Plan

(1) Coordination with PRD, Education, Health and Women & Child Development Department for improved O&M of WASH facilities, resources mapped and rolled out;
(2) Assessment of WASH status in Anganwadi Centre - Survey, Secondary data analysis- preparation of district Factsheet for one district;
(3) Report on capacity building development of WCD officials, CDPOs, and Supervisors on WASH in Anganwadi and preparation of District Anganwadi Swachhata Action Plan in two districts;
(4) Support one district in capacity building, district roll out plan for effective implementation of menstrual hygiene management;
(5) Support NHM team in one district for WASH compliances at high delivery points (PHCs) through WASH assessment, development of improvement plan and implementation plan with integration of COVID preparedness IPC measures;
(6) Support district level capacity building/refresher focusing on WIH sustainability and O&M of Health care facility functionaries in one district;
(7) Support at least 2 districts in developing Menstrual Hygiene Management plans and its roll-out in line with State roadmap for Menstrual Hygiene and Health and related documentation.


4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:

(1) Applicants must have bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology / Post Graduate Degree in rural development or social work or other relevant discipline from a government recognized university;
(2) PG Diploma/ Degree in WASH or relevant field will be preferred.

Experience:
(1) Minimum five years of work experience in rural water and sanitation sector, Solid and Liquid Waste Management and FSSM.

(2) Knowledge and experience of working with Government sector will be necessary;
(3) Good knowledge on community approaches to Sanitation and water;
(4) A good knowledge of prevailing rules and regulations of departments related to WASH sector in Government of Madhya Pradesh. Departments are such as Panchayat Raj Institutions, Education Department, Women & Child Development, Health and Public Health Engineering Department.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Excellent communication skills in Hindi; Ability to understand, read and write in English;
(2) Experience of working in Govt. Flagships SBM (G)/ NBA/TSC/ NRDWP/ SBSV
(3) Working knowledge of working in MS excel, MS word –report writing and data analysis experience.


5. Estimated Travel: Approximately 12 days in a month for achievement of the listed deliverables in across the state.

6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The Divisional Level SBM Coordinator (DSBMC) shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

7. REMUNERATION:

Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.

Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form.


Notes:

(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.


8. LOCATION: Indore, Madhya Pradesh

9. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2022.

10. REFERENCE: DSBMC-WASH-MP

11. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612


12. APPLICATION PROCESS:


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before April 25, 2022.