Call for proposals: Capturing learning towards Leaving No One Behind

Deadline: 4 March 2022

A large component of the Sanitation Learning Hub’s (SLH) work includes capturing learning around leaving no one behind with regards to sanitation and hygiene programming. To this effect, the SLH is seeking a consultant(s) to document outcomes and impacts of the Community Leave No One Behind approach (CLNOB), and look at the extent to which CLNOB has addressed the sanitation needs of those left behind. CLNOB is an approach piloted by UNOPS in 137 villages across 11 districts in Uttar Pradesh, India over the last year.  We are seeking someone who can distil learning and provide recommendations from this pilot that can help inform the next phase of UNOPS’s sanitation programming of CLNOB.

Community Leave No One Behind

CLNOB is a new participatory approach designed to enable sustained access to safely managed sanitation facilities for people who have been ‘left behind’ or left out of the first phase of India’s national sanitation campaign, the Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G). It encourages communities to identify both challenges and solutions in their journey towards open defecation free sustainability (ODF-S). For more details on the process and lessons learnt on CLNOB see the CLNOB Handbook and the CLNOB Learning Brief. 


The consultant will be expected to: 

  • Collect data from 12 villages across these 11 districts chosen collaboratively with UNOPS based on progress so far towards ODF-S. 
  • Review of CLNOB and UNOPS project documents and community action plans. 
  • Interview Community Development Consultants, Gram Pradhan and village water and sanitation committee members, and women’s water testing groups and present findings back at village level. 
  • Interview block, district and State level officials.

Eligibility and application process

To be successful you will need: 

  • Knowledge and experience with qualitative or participatory research approaches.  
  • Knowledge and experience of rural sanitation in India. 
  • Fluent speaking and written skills in English and Hindi. 
  • Work permit to work in India. 

The SLH is offering up to 35 days for this review. The call is open to individuals or small teams of experts. Applicants should send an expression of interest along with CVs to [email protected]. Expression of interest should include an outline proposal (up to 6 pages), an indicative work plan, budget and CVs. The deadline for proposals is 04 March, 2022.  

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