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 Rural Sanitation Documentation - STC
 Water and Sanitation Program - South Asia

 Location: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
 Last Date: January 16, 2011
 Email: (Reference:


Post                                        :        Rural Sanitation Documentation - STC

Organisation                                :         Water and Sanitation Program - South Asia

Job Location                                :         Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Last Date (for receiving of                 :        January 16, 2011

Email Address (for receiving         :
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 Terms of Reference

Rural Sanitation Documentation - Short Term Consultant



The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is an international partnership administered by the World Bank to help the poor gain sustained access to water supply and sanitation services. Additional information about WSP can be found at In rural sanitation, WSP is supporting the National, State and District Governments in implementing the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), a national program to increase access to rural sanitation. Additional information on the TSC can be found at and  

WSP support for TSC includes the promotion of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, which envisages the creation of open defecation free rural areas by empowering communities to change their own sanitation status. Under this approach, WSP provides support at the national and state levels to create/strengthen an enabling policy climate. At district level, the focus is on strengthening capacities to mobilize communities using participatory approaches. Various activities like stakeholder workshops, orientation programs, cross visits, training of trainers, and follow up handholding support is provided to states and districts, some of which are undertaken by outsourcing to consultant firms.  

At state level, WSP works on a demand based approach and at present the engagement is underway in states like Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. It is proposed to extend this engagement to states that are classified as lagging states by the Government of India and potential states include Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Capturing the learning from the field and using this to build capacities at different levels is a key component of the rural sanitation work program. Therefore it is proposed to contract a documentation consultant to support this activity.  

Key Responsibilities  

The key responsibilities of the STC are as follows:

  • Support the learning agenda of the rural sanitation work program by taking the lead in primary and secondary data collection, analysis and presentation 
  • Facilitate sharing of information across districts and states through developing knowledge products in different formats (AV, print, electronic)
  • Undertake studies and documentation on topical issues related to achievement of rural sanitation outcomes and its sustainability.
  • Support design and roll-out of assessments and studies through consultant firms (who will be selected by WSP administration, STC has no influence over this selection).
  • Repurpose information from technical reports to produce short fliers, presentations, FAQs, posters etc ready to print for sharing with clients
  • Coordinate with the technical and communications team to manage document design, layout and printing in accordance with WSP Visual Identity Guidelines. This will involve liaison with rural sanitation team members and individuals from partner organization for comments, changes, logos, captioned pictures, disclaimers and TTL/TM approval at each stage.


The following knowledge products are expected to be completed over the next 6 months (January to June 2011): 





Prepare Draft*

Design, Layout and Printing


Field note on the TSSM project in India


ESW (proposed) on Process Drivers of Performance (56 districts)

Rapid Assessment of Sustainability of NGP (combining 2 studies in HP and MP)

Rapid Assessment of Processes that Drive Outcomes


Publication: the link between health and sanitation based on data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3)



* ‘Prepare Draft’ includes contribution to a report 

Key Competencies  

  • A postgraduate degree or equivalent with at least 5 years experience
  • A sound understanding of key operational and institutional issues in the Indian rural sanitation sector
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills. Familiarity with Excel and SPSS is a must.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in undertaking analytical work and survey based studies  
  • Ability to interact and network with government officials and other stakeholders at all levels.
  • Fluency in English; ability to speak, read and write Hindi is desirable.

Work Relationships  

  • Report to the C Ajith Kumar, Task Team Leader at WSP Delhi and coordinate with other members of the team as required
  • Liaison with WSP staff members and consultants


The duration of this assignment is 50, beginning on signing the contract until 30 June 2011. In one financial year (July-June), the total number of days of hiring will be restricted to 150 days. The consultant will be paid, upon presentation of invoices and contingent upon timely submission of agreed deliverables. Actual travel expenses for all pre-approved travel will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts.  



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