WSSCC Rapid Governance Review Consultant

Hosted Entities WSSCC
Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/11658
Level ICS-12
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-4
Duration 20 Working Days
Application period 01-Feb-2017 to 07-Feb-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership organization that works with poor people, their organizations, governments, and small-scale entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. Founded in 1990, the Council maintains a membership of over 4,000 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) professionals from over 80 countries.  The United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) is the legal and administrative host of WSSCC.

The mission of the Council is to ensure sustainable sanitation, better hygiene and safe drinking water for all people, with focus on the poorest and most marginalized members of society in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. In order to achieve its mission, WSSCC facilitates sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, and engages rights holders and duty bearers to adopt policy guidelines on menstrual hygiene and disability. The Council also supports national sanitation and hygiene improvement programmes through its Global Sanitation Fund, coordinates knowledge platforms, and advocates on behalf of the 2.4 billion people without access to improved sanitation.

In 2015, WSSCC commissioned a medium-term review (MTR) of its Medium Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016. The review followed basic DAC criteria to assess relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, etc, that necessarily touched on the WSSCC governance, financing and management, among other aspects. The MTR overlapped with and informed the preparation of a new Strategic Plan, a ten-month process that involved extensive consultation with staff of the Geneva Secretariat, contracted entities, National Coordinators, partners, members and the Steering Committee.

The review of the previous strategy and the finalization of the new strategy culminated at the November 2016 meeting of the Steering Committee held in Mumbai, India. The Steering Committee reviewed the MTR as well as a Management Response prepared by the Secretariat outlining the actions it would take implement the recommendations of the MTR. They concurred with the recommendation to undertake a review of the governance structure in 2017. 

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