Consultant (promote sustainable access to safe and improved sanitation)


Company Water and San...
Category Public Health
Location Ashanti Regio...
Job Status Contractor/Co...
Salary GHS
Education -:-
Experience N/A
Job Expires Oct 25, 2019
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Company Profile

WSUP is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities. WSUP brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with service providers, including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve. WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city-wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the environmental standards of low-income communities.

From incorporation in 2005, WSUP has grown rapidly to a £10â€/12m organisation and has plans for further expansion over the next five years. The organisation is now at a pivotal stage in its growth. It presently operates six well-developed, respected country programmes in Africa and Asia (Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia) to strengthen public and private sector service providers to improve the delivery of affordable services to low income consumers WSUP has recently expanded its portfolio of operations to include the building and strengthening of private sector provision in urban water and sanitation services and the sale of consulting services on all aspects of low income urban WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to disseminate learning and increase impact. All of these operations are supported by research, communications, funding and finance and resources teams.

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Job Description

Background for the consultancy

Sustainability remains a challenge for sanitation service delivery in small towns in Ghana, resulting in non-functionality and poor service delivery of many of the public toilet blocks as a result of poor operation and management practices and facility design challenges.

A feasibility study which was undertaken for a project to catalyse systemic change through the provision of sustainable water services in small towns of Ashanti region-Ghana revealed that the target beneficiary community for the project are in dire need of improvements to sanitation.

The communities have inadequate public and household toilet facilities; a situation which leads to the practice of open defecation in the communities. The few existing community toilets are in a poor state exposing users to faecal matter and emitting foul odours and are insecure, especially for women and girls as the available toilets lack privacy.

The target areas for the proposed intervention are the cocoa-growing communities of Adumasa, Krofa and Akutuase with an estimated total population of 11,910.

WSUP, with funding from One Foundation, and in collaboration with respective Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs) is implementing a project, titled “Safe sanitation in Small Towns of Ashanti Region, Ghana”.

The project’s objective is to promote sustainable access to safe and improved sanitation in 3 small towns of Ashanti region. This will be done through the construction of 3 no. WC public toilet blocks with mechanized water supply system run under financially sustainable management models in the three (3) beneficiary communities.

We intend to systemically evolve the effectiveness of the management models used to deliver hygiene and sanitation services under the project, and to disseminate the learning gained. There are designs and reports available from a previous work to improve sanitation in some selected communities. 

There is therefore the need for review of the engineering designs, support tender process for selection of contractor(s) and supervision of works to ensure the construction and operations of the WC public toilet blocks in the communities. 

The services of a consultant are required to deliver the project objectives.

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