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Divisional Level SBM Coordinator

International Development Agency

Gwalior and Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: Divisional Level SBM Coordinator (DSBMC), International Development Agency, Chambal and Gwalior (based out of Gwalior: One vacancy) and Jabalpur (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. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) with two Sub-Missions, the Swachh Bharat Mission (G) and the Swachh Bharat Mission (U), aims to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019, as a fitting tribute to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which in rural areas shall mean improving the levels of cleanliness in rural areas through Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities and making Gram Panchayat Open Defecation Free (ODF), clean and sanitized.

The key objectives of SBM (G) includes acceleration of sanitation coverage to eliminate open defecation, promoting overall cleanliness and adoption of hygiene practices. To achieve the SBM vision by 2019, the strategy is to motivate communities and Panchayat Raj Institutions to make Gram Panchayat Open Defecation Free (ODF) through CATS (Community Approach to Sanitation) focusing on collective behavior change. State Water and Sanitation Mission, Department of Panchayat and Rural Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh is the nodal agency for implementation and monitoring of Swachh Bharat Mission (G) in Madhya Pradesh. 

Madhya Pradesh state has achieved universal sanitation access for all 9059667 households in all 51 districts by October 2, 2018 with phase wise accelerated coverage. All 51 districts have declared themselves ODF.

 

Vacancies for Divisional Level SBM Coordinator (DSBMC) have arisen in Gwalior and Jabalpur districts of Madhya Pradesh. The developmental needs in the context of the WASH programme in each of the districts are outlined below:   

 

Gwalior and Chambal District: Gwalior and Chambal division in Madhya Pradesh has achieved toilet coverage among all rural households after Swachh Bharat Mission came into effect. But challenges related to quality and sustenance of ODF remains a question. Construction based targeted approach with no or little focus on demand generation has made communities vulnerable to slip back. All 08 districts have reported total of 7278 Swachhagrahi (Sanitation Foot Soldiers) identified out of which 3347 working as volunteer and 3931 are only paid Swachhagrhi. Ineffective Block support Units as a result of limited capacity of block level SBM functionaries along with limited PRI motivation/accountability for toilet promotion and use has hindered the process of community involvement.

Gwalior and Chambal division consists of eight districts dominated with forest area and tribal population. Shivpuri, Guna and Sheopur have a predominantly sahariya tribal population. At household level, Child excreta is still considered as harmless which encourages careless disposal of it, in return it retains the scope of WASH diseases. Sustained Hand washing behaviour is a key challenge area especially among school children in these tribal areas. This could be the outcome of limited knowledge on harms of unsafe WASH facilities/practices. Promoting two pit toilets as a safe toilet technology remains a major problem in districts of both divisions. Institutional Sanitation & Hygiene in sync with SBM-G as a part of comprehensive cleanliness remains a major question for districts. Technology up gradation is a key area where households with single pit needs to be upgraded to double pit and households with septic tank to be supplemented with soak pit for outflow. Toilets in Households with especially abled persons need to be retrofitted with need based amenities. It remains a cumbersome task for which masons need to be trained. Total 6436 villages of both divisions declared ODF out of them 2170 (First level) verified by the district, 4266 village still left for first level ODF verification which will require dedicated intensive effort with the help trained human resource to convert outputs achieved into sustained outcome.

 

Jabalpur District: Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh has achieved toilet coverage among all rural households after Swachh Bharat Mission came into effect. But challenges related to quality and sustenance of ODF remains a question. Construction based targeted approach with no or little focus on demand generation has made communities vulnerable to slip back. All 08 districts have reported total of 6691 Swachhagrahi (Sanitation Foot Soldiers) identified out of which 1062 (15.8%) are active and 3951 (59%) are trained. Ineffective Block support Units as a result of limited capacity of block level SBM functionaries along with limited PRI motivation/accountability for toilet promotion and use has hindered the process of community involvement.

Jabalpur division consists of eight districts dominated with forest area and tribal population. Mandla, Dindori and Seoni have a predominantly Gond tribal population. Tribal constitute 64 and 57 per cent of the total population in Dindori and Mandla districts respectively. At household level, Child excreta is still considered as harmless which encourages careless disposal of it, in return it retains the scope of WASH diseases. Sustained Hand washing behaviour is a key challenge area especially among school children in these tribal areas. This could be the outcome of limited knowledge on harms of unsafe WASH facilities/practices. Promoting two pit toilets as a safe toilet technology remains a major problem in districts of both divisions. Institutional Sanitation & Hygiene in sync with SBM-G as a part of comprehensive cleanliness remains a major question for districts. Technology up gradation is a key area where households with single pit needs to be upgraded to double pit and households with septic tank to be supplemented with soak pit for outflow. Toilets in Households with differently abled persons need to be retrofitted with need-based amenities. It remains a cumbersome task for which masons need to be trained.

 

4811 villages (48.5%) out of total 9913 villages of Jabalpur division have carried out (First level) ODF verification. 5102 villages are still left for first level ODF verification which will require dedicated intensive.

 

IDA has supported through these technical consults all districts of Gwalior, Chambal and Jabalpur division in scaling up CATS and all eight districts have adapted CATS as principle strategy. The consultants support has enabled district in development of time bound Open Defecation Elimination plans (ODEP), strengthening community mobilization networks and establishing the monitoring system at all level to track the process. One of the important aspects was regular handholding of district in identification on bottlenecks and working out strategies to overcome the bottleneck to achieve ODF status. The focus of 2018 has been acceleration of sanitation coverage, however, ODF sustenance needs strategic focus and support at District level. Development of ODF sustainability plan, capacity building of key functionaries on ODFS and implementation of ODF plan required support of high-level technical consultants. WASH in Institutions is another year which still required strong focus ranging from ensuring accessibility of WASH facilities, operation and maintenance and regular monitoring for sustained use.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Divisional Level SBM Coordinator shall be responsible to accelerate Open Defecation Free sustainability and WASH in Institution under SBM-G/SBSV (Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya). S/he will be involved in capacity building of DWSMs (Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission) by effective planning, implementation and monitoring of ODFS, WASH in institution, SBCC strategies and will coordinate with different government agencies and partners for greater convergence.
 
Key Deliverables:


(A) District Wide Approach for ODF-Q and ODF-S developed and implemented in four districts:
(1) Support district in preparation of ODF sustainability plan, with integrated SBCC plans focusing on ODF- Quality and reaching 80% expenditure level of planned budget;
(2) Technical support to divisional or district team of Gwalior, Chambal and Jabalpur and Shahdol division for strengthening monitoring and regular review mechanism of SBM (G);
(3) Technical support to District Water Sanitation Mission (DWSMs) under Gwalior, Chambal and Jabalpur and Shahdol division for planning, implementation and monitoring for ODF-Q and ODF-S.

(B) Districts and block team have capacity to scale-up CAS and SBCC to sustain ODF environment:
(1) Support district in development of evidence based SBCC / IEC planning, implementation and monitoring;
(2) Support district to identify the gap in ODF sustainability, capacity assessment and in rolling-out capacity building plan for all key stakeholders;
(3) Support district in identification, selection, training, movement and incentive plan for Motivators, DRG and BRG with adequate number of skilled personnel for effective SBCC and community mobilization activities implemented and monitored to create demand for sanitation;
(4) Support capacity building of district functionaries on ODF sustenance and ODF+;
(5) Documentation of learning and best practices on WASH.

(C)Technical support to districts for institutionalizing WASH in Schools and Health Centre
(1) Technical support to ZSK and education department for operationalizing the O&M guideline, SVP benchmarking, monitoring for WASH facilities in schools;
(2) Support in development of WASH in school costed plans with handholding support on effective implementation and reporting for two districts;
(3) Support coordination and convergence among PHED, PRD and other related department for initiating Water Safety and security Planning approach in one district;
(4) Support NHM team in one district for WASH compliances at high delivery points (PHCs) through WASH assessment, development of improvement plan and implementation plan.

(D) Planning and facilitating convergence in sanitation:
(1) Partnership and system developed with academic institutions/ CBO/CSR for supporting ODF- Q (Quality) and ODF- S (Sustainability) in one district;
(2) Coordination with PRD, Education, Health and Women & Child Development Department for improved operation and maintenance guidelines of WASH facilities, resources mapped and rolled out;
(3) Strengthen DWSM for effective planning, implementation and monitoring including fostering convergent departmental actions to achieve and sustain ODF status.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification:
Degree/ Diploma in Rural Development, Social Work, or other relevant discipline, from a Government recognized University.

Experience:
(1) Minimum five years of work experience in rural water and sanitation sector;
(2) Knowledge and experience of working with Government sector;
(3) Good knowledge on community approaches to Sanitation and water;
(4) A good knowledge of prevailing rules and regulations of the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Panchayat Raj Institutions related to WASH sector.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Excellent communication skills in Hindi and ability to understand, read, write in English;
(2) Experience of working in Govt. Flagships SBM (G) (Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin)/NBA (Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan)/TSC (Total Sanitation Campaign)/NRDWP (National Rural Drinking Water Programme)/SBSV (Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya);
(3) Working knowledge of working in MS excel, MS word –report writing and data analysis experience.

 

5. Estimated Travel: Approximately 15 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 & PER DIEMS:

 

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, comprising:

 

(a) Monthly Professional Fees and

(b) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for field travel outside the duty station.

 

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: Gwalior and Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

9. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2019.

 

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- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 
 

12. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link http://apply.samshrm.com by or before March 26, 2019.