National Consultant for Developing WASH Sector Performance Report 2020, Accra-Ghana (Only Ghanaian Nationals are eligible to apply)

Job no: 543386
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Ghana
Department/Office: Accra, Ghana
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, 

Since 2018 UNICEF has supported the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) to re-establish the WASH Sector Performance Report. The report seeks to independently track and capture critical developments and progress in the WASH sector on an annual basis as part of the ongoing development of the Sector Information System (SIS). This is intended to strengthen accountability to key targets, e.g. SDGs, as set out in the relevant sector strategies and plans. It is also expected that it would provide a documentary basis for future sector reviews.

After several years of limited reporting, the establishment of the Sector Performance Report has re-focused attention within the WASH sector on accountability to results, especially at the strategic level. Learning from previous experiences, after two editions since its re-introduction, it is key to further anchor and consolidate the process within the SIS.
This assignment is intended to facilitate the enhancement of the report and the delivery process, further improve the delivery process (more consultative), and its structure and content for better ownership by the government and the broader sector.
UNICEF played a vital role in the re-establishment of the report and has a comparative advantage in ensuring the necessary consolidation and improvement. The assignment is designed as an individual consultancy. However, it requires a certain level of neutrality i.e., this should not be viewed by the sector as a UNICEF report. Furthermore, the need to gather WASH sector information is not immediately available to UNICEF and the professional time needed for data collection and analysis.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will focus on developing and finalizing the 2020 WASH sector performance report for Ghana, in collaboration with the MSWR and other stakeholders within the WASH sector.
Specifically, the consultant will:
1. Work with stakeholders to enhance the format developed for the 2020 report.
2. Produce an updated report for 2020, including significant developments, progress and achievements based on the sector’s priority indicators based on the latest available data (including MICS, 2017 and GLSS).
3. Facilitate the dissemination of the report within the sector and other key stakeholders.
Specific Tasks
The consultant is expected to produce the 2020 WASH Sector Performance Report for Ghana. This will involve the completion of the following tasks:
  •  Inception report, including a detailed description of the methodology, data collection tools, suggested work plan and proposed layout/ format of the Sector Performance Report – additional thoughts to achieve the desired outcome is encouraged.
  •  Identification of critical sources of data for monitoring WASH progress in Ghana (notably any new sources of data since the 2018/19 report, and updates from existing data sources where applicable), including the WASH Golden Indicators.
  • Discussions with key sector stakeholders, with the support of the MSWR and including the M&E technical Working Group, on their perspectives on the current status of the sector and identifying any additional sources of data they might have.
  •  Analysis of data, identifying data gaps and conflicting pieces of information in the WASH sector and provision of recommendations for improving the sector.
  • Completion of draft sector performance report for validation with sector stakeholders.
  • Finalization of the 2020 WASH Sector Performance Report, with total length, not exceeding 15 pages, excluding annexes. A 2-page overview report (mainly infographics) on the critical progress and trends in the sector (equal or similar to the Golden Indicators) will also be produced for high-level policy and decision-makers.
  •  A PowerPoint presentation on important findings will also be produced to enable the MSWR to disseminate findings. (maximum of 15 slides)
  •  Dissemination of final report within the sector and other key stakeholders.

Refer to the attached TOR for details of the assignment.Download File FINAL ToR – SECTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT CONSULTANT .pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Public Health, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a relevant field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience within the WASH sector in Ghana, with a solid background in sector project management, studies and assessments and/or development of strategic frameworks.
  • A solid, demonstratable understanding of developments in the sector policy environment in Ghana (i.e. strategies, frameworks and targets), institutional and M&E arrangements and key reporting commitments (local and international) will be a clear advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in the formulation of technical reports at the strategic level is highly desirable.
  • Good skills in data analysis and presentation.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, with proven ability to develop concise, informative and accessible pieces of literature.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Publisher, other publishing and photo editing software experience is an asset.
  • Initiative and resourcefulness. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other team members and partners.
  • Gender equity and diversity awareness.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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