|Department of Water Resources|
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Rainwater Harvesting Communications Products
Term: Consultant or Firm
Program Type: MFAT Water Sector Partnership
Duration: 60 Days
1. Background and Overview
The Department of Water Resources (DoWR) under the auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, was set up to ensure sustainable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation for the people of Vanuatu to support improved public health and promote social and economic development.
In September 2017, all the residents of Ambae island (population: 11,600, children: 5,200) in Vanuatu were evacuated to neighboring islands when the Alert Level for Manaro Volcano was raised to 4 indicating imminent violent eruption. The volcano simmered down after a month and the government organized a phased repatriation of the residents back to the island. Ambae island population are heavily dependent on rain water for drinking, washing and cooking and the volcano recent eruption has established itself and keeps spewing ash and ash fall on the island affecting the method of rain water harvesting on the island. There is a need for communication materials to be created in Bislama to communicate key messages related to rainwater harvesting close to volcanoes.
The Consultant should conduct a literature search, read existing relevant documents, conduct stakeholder interviews and compile existing information. The consultant will then develop a schedule for a trip to Ambae to understand community perceptions and work together with community members to adapt existing rainwater harvesting communication materials to the local concept. The consultant should create drafts of possible rainwater communication materials and present these to DoWR. The consultant should adapt the drafts based on conversations with DoWR. The consultant will then go to Ambae, and using a participatory style with a variety of stakeholder, adapt the initial designs to address the questions and needs of community members. The consultant should be sure to listen to and actively involve not just community leaders, but women and marginalized populations. After visiting Ambae, the consultant will present new versions of the proposed materials to DoWR and the WASH Cluster. After final consultations with DoWR, the consultant will submit a final version. Currently, it is thought the deliverables will include 2 stickers and one set of flyers as detailed below. However, this may change slightly if the consultant and DoWR agree that slightly different messages and products are needed. While the tools should be mostly pictorial, with few works, final versions should be delivered in Bislama, with an accompanying English translation. A detailed list of the products desired include:
4. Deliverables, Timing and Level of Effort
Key deliverables, percent of payment, and timing:
There is no restriction on the nationality, citizenship or current residence of the candidate, but permanent or temporary residents of Vanuatu are preferred.