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It is scientifically proven that a human being can survive without food for three weeks. However, without water most of the people perish within 3-4 days. Therefore, water is a primary necessity. Water provides nourishment, prevents diseases, is needed for agriculture and food production, and last but not least it is crucial for sanitation purposes.
Despite the importance of safe drinking water and sanitation and notwithstanding the progress made worldwide in providing more people with basic sanitation and access to safe drinking water, there are still a huge number of people lacking access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Providing clean and safe water, for drinking and sanitation, is an important goal to achieve, and a prerequisite to succeed in the implementation of many other dimensions of the sustainable development goals such as health, food security, and poverty reduction.
With this in mind, the Government of Tajikistan puts access to safe drinking water and sanitation at the heart of its national priorities. This intention has been emphasized in such strategic documents as National Development Strategy until 2030, National Water Strategy and National Water Sector Reform Program 2016-2020.
Efforts to ensure that everyone has access to adequate safe water and sanitation are taking place not only at the government level. Numerous international organizations such as SDC, Oxfam, UNICEF and others contribute to a great extend to making this goal feasible and attainable.
The OSCE joined the cohort in 2019 having implemented two small-scale projects focused on drinking water. In 2020, the Office intents on initiating sanitation project as a compliment to its drinking water projects.
For this reason, the OSCE will explore the possibility of introducing improved sanitation solutions in rural areas. In this respect, the OSCE hires an International Sanitation Specialist to conduct a rapid sanitation assessment in selected rural areas of Tajikistan.
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment:
For rural, dense settlements, there is a need for implementing and improving sanitation systems across the sanitation value chain. This would help improve health and environment while making the everyday life of people easier.
The Specialist will have strong experience in developing local dry sanitation solutions for decentralized systems.
The outcomes of the study will be used for further drafting of the project proposal.
The deliverables of the consultancy will be to complete a final report on the review, findings and recommendations which will include but not limited to:
The Specialist should submit the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe with the draft report not later than 25 April 2020. The format of the report will be discussed with the OSCE prior to the commencement of the works.
The report should be compiled in English and submitted to the Project Manager. The final report should be submitted within 10 days after receiving comments from the Project manager.
Duration of the consultancy:
15 March - 15 May 2020.
The consultancy is anticipated for 20 days, with the following allocation:
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The Scope of work will include, but not be limited to the following:
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
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