National Consultant: Sanitation Strategic Planning based in Jakarta, Indonesia
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Grade: Consultant, Unspecified
Occupations: Healthcare, Management and Strategy
Job Expired 24 Feb 2021
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, clean water

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website:

National Consultant: Sanitation Strategic Planning

Duty Station:         Jakarta

Type of Contract:  Individual Consultant - Special Service Agreement

Duration:               1 March 2021 – 30 November 2021 (120 days)   


How can you make a difference?


Understanding the impact of WASH to health, environment, social and economy, the Government of Indonesia will provide universal, safely and sustainable WASH access and services. The commitment is clearly stated in the National Medium-term Development Goal (RPJMN) 2020-2024. There are 5 main policies to achieve the SDG targets, i.e: (1) improving institutional capacity and governance; (2) increasing commitment of local key decision makers; (3) developing infrastructure and services according to regional characteristics and needs; (4) strengthening partnerships and increasing alternative financial resources, and (5) promoting hygiene behaviour at community level to achieve safe access to water and sanitation. Considering the significant contribution of WASH to prevent disease transmission, the WASH program is also positioned as a critical component of COVID-19 prevention measures which would help to accelerate economic recovery and social reform. 

Achieving the ambitious targets of RPJMN 2024 and SDGs 2030 requires collective efforts from all stakeholders under strong leadership of the government. Therefore, a series of intense and consistent high-level advocacy efforts are needed to raise WASH profile and ensure the mainstreaming of WASH sector as everyone’s agenda, at all levels – national and sub-national governments, other partners including private sectors and communities.

As part of the efforts in strengthening political will and the advocacy agenda, Government of Indonesia with support from UNICEF actively involves in the regional and global partnership to improve convergence and synergy amongst different stakeholders to achieve the SDGs. At the global level, Indonesia confirmed their membership in the global partnership Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) since 2017 and actively participated in every SWA’s high-level meetings since then. As a member of SWA partnership that declare its commitment to host the next 2021 SMM biannual international event, the Government of Indonesia needs to accelerate efforts to climb up the ladder of WASH services for greater health gains and strengthen its effort to achieve safely managed WASH services more seriously than ever. The Sector Minister Meeting (SMM) is an opportunity for ministers responsible for water, sanitation, and hygiene to share and learn from other’s country experiences as they progress towards national SDG targets amidst COVID-19 global pandemic. The SMM is also the moment when SWA partners presents and report on commitments they make as part of the SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism.

Hosting the SMM would be a strategic opportunity for Indonesia to leverage high-level political capital and accelerate the WASH development by showcasing the Indonesia’s progress towards WASH SDGs. In addition, hosting the SMM event would produce the following results:

  1. Raise WASH sector profile and increase political commitment in Ministry of Finance and line ministries
  2. Document, disseminate and scale up initiatives, breakthroughs and innovative solutions to provide universal WASH access in Indonesia
  3. Review WASH progress and make any course correction for strategies and planning in achieving WASH SDGs targets in Indonesia

Understanding the importance of the SMM in the Indonesian WASH sector and building on UNICEF commitment to support the Government of Indonesia, this consultancy will provide critical technical support by (1) planning and facilitating preparatory meetings/discussions with Government of Indonesia, SWA and key partners (e.g. World Bank, DFAT etc.), (2) developing WASH strategic and learning documents including national sanitation roadmap, high-level advocacy strategies, policy brief with selected Indonesia’s innovations to be showcased in the SMM, and (3)  document the process and lessons learned.


The consultant will deliver the followings:

  1. Desk review on current national sanitation targets and priorities. Depth understanding about the national targets, including the possible resources available to achieve it, is very much critical as basis to identify clear pathway and milestone on providing sanitation access for all. Various aspects will be reviewed to ensure the different perspectives on safely, sustainability and equality considered in the analysis.
  2. Develop sanitation roadmap which should cover both on-site with fecal sludge management (FSM) and off-site sanitation system. The roadmap needs to be aligned with the existing FWM framework and its action plan, as well as the water roadmap to ensure synergy between water and sanitation.
  3. Prepare and escalate the priority initiative to align with Sector Minister Meeting (SMM) focus. Utilizing the SMM momentum to accelerate WASH program in Indonesia, efforts are needed to contextualize SMM focus into Indonesia’s priority planning and actions.
  4. Support government’s leadership and facilitate multi-stakeholder efforts on SMM preparatory process. Regular meetings with high level authorities would be conducted as part of policy dialogues as well as SMM’s preparation.  A strong collaboration with SWA as main convener and other development partners at country, especially DFAT, the World Bank, ADB, etc would be critical.
  5. Document the lesson learned from SMM event. Experience and lessons of Indonesia in hosting the high-level advocacy event would be collected and documented as part of knowledge management agenda. The documentation would also include how the SMM provide opportunities for Indonesia to raise the profile on WASH at country level.

 Key Deliverables

The consultant will develop several outputs, i.e.:

  1. Final roadmap on sanitation consulted with governments and other stakeholders
  2. Detail plan for SMM preparatory process, which will include:
  • Concept of priority initiative for WASH program acceleration
  • Policy notes for inter-ministerial dialogue
  • SMM knowledge sharing plan
  • Briefing note for ministers on SMM
  1. Indonesia’s achievements to be reported during the SMM, such as Brief Country Overview, updated multi-stakeholders’ commitment (using MAM approach), etc


To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

•  Education in Engineering, Public Health, Social, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. Master or higher qualification is preferable.

• Deep understanding on sanitation planning, governance aspects on sanitation and monitoring and evaluation.

• Minimum 12 years of experience in WASH related program will be an asset

• Preferably candidate who has strong experience in the developing or implementing sanitation roadmap.  

• Good communication skills in English, including writing and presentation skills and local Bahasa Indonesia.

• Good writing skills

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Closing date:  24 February 2021

Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.





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