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WASH/NTD Expert to deliver support to Government

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Sierra Leone (SL)
Salary
Consultancy
Closing date
13 Dec 2020
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Job Details

Consultancy – December 2020 – February 2021

Location: Sierra Leone

Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ascend) is a multi-partner programme (Sightsavers, Mott Macdonald, SCI Foundation, and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), which will make a significant contribution to the control and elimination of the 5 PC NTDs across 13 countries.  

Ascend West is seeking an experienced in-country Consultant to validate the Landscape analysis report in a cross sectoral meeting with WASH and NTD stakeholders in Liberia, and support government to develop a roadmap to respond to the recommendations.

A landscape analysis report was produced to compile and analyse national and district level information on WASH, NTD prevalence & programmes, behaviour change interventions, and their relationship to one another.

The consultant will work with ministry of health, ministry of water resources, ministry of environment, SCI Foundation, Sightsavers/ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine/Mott McDonald and liaise with other partners and programmes like Act West, HKI, Crown Agents, World Vision, WaterAid and other relevant stakeholders to ensure maximum attendance at the validation meeting.

The objective of this Consultancy includes:

  • To facilitate validation of the draft WASH/NTD landscape analysis report in a cross sectoral meeting of WASH and NTD stakeholders in Liberia
  • Produce a final landscape analysis report including all changes recommended by stakeholders.
  • Based on findings from final report, the consultancy may be extended to include:
  • Facilitate the process of transform data into knowledge by aggregating data across the WASH and NTD sectors thus enabling better coordination, integration and opportunities across the two sectors.
  • Support ongoing collaboration between WASH and NTDs stakeholders, with the ultimate vision of WASH investment directed to endemic areas.

The approach to joint planning and coordination of WASH and NTD sector is guided by the WHO and NNN resource “WASH and health working together: a ‘how-to’ guide for NTD programmes”, an understanding of relevant section of this tool is essential.

Candidates must be based within the country specified

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Terms of Reference (ToR) here for further details

Closing date: 13th December 2020

Company

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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