Research Study Into Open Defecation Free (ODF) Sustainability

Location: Based in Lilongwe with travel throughout Malawi

United Purpose (formerly known as Concern Universal), with support from UNICEF, seeks to hire a research consultant or consultancy team to identify factors affecting the sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in rural Malawi. The research aims to examine the extent to which Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has thus far created long-term changes in sanitation and hygiene behaviour, improving understanding on what influences that behaviour change and contributing factors to slippage. Furthermore, the study seeks to highlight the conditions (enabling environment, supply, demand, quality) needed to sustain improved sanitation and hygiene practices, as well as identify the bottlenecks to achieving such conditions and necessary measures to counteract or overcome these bottlenecks. This study will make appropriate recommendations at sectoral level to inform national ODF programming and policy, such as the new ODF Malawi National Strategy (currently under review).  The research will be conducted in 4 districts across Malawi. 

Terms of Reference for this research:

Interested consultants who meet the requirements stated in this ToR should submit their technical and financial proposals to the address below. The envelope containing the proposals should be clearly marked ‘UP-USHAPE ODF Sustainability’ and submitted to:

The Chairman, National Procurement Committee, United Purpose, P. O. Box 159, LILONGWE



Applications should be received by 20/02/2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.