Field guideline 3: WASH Unit Staff Selection and Mobilization

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Field guideline 3: WASH Unit Staff Selection and Mobilization

Field guideline 3: WASH Unit Staff Selection and Mobilization, Approved by the Supervisory Board 29.9.2022.


Sustainable WASH for All (SUSWA) is a bi-lateral project funded by the Government of Nepal (GoN) Government of Finland (GoF) and European Union (EU) including contributions from project Municipalities and users’/beneficiaries to be implemented in the selected Municipalities of Karnali Province. The project was started from Mid-November 2021 and will be implemented till Mid-April 2026.

The Ministry of Water Supply (MoWS) is the line ministry and the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Management (DWSSM) acts as the Project Coordination Office (PCO) for the project. The Supervisory Board (SvB) is the apex decision-making body of SUSWA.

The Municipalities are the main implementers of this project. Hence, they are responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of WASH activities in their Municipalities. Funds for the annual WASH programme budget for implementation of project activities will be transferred to the Municipal WASH Fund (MWF). The Municipalities will follow the community-based approach for the implementation of project activities. SUSWA supports the local government to undertake their mandate in providing WASH services to the people in a participatory and transparent manner.

SUSWA aims to ensure improved and equitable access to safe and sustainable drinking water and adequate sanitation services, dignified menstruation and improved hygiene practices paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations in the project municipalities.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Management Committee (WASH-MC) to be formulated and Water Sanitation and Hygiene Unit (WASH Unit) are to be established in each project Municipalities as per the Project Document and Project Implementation Manual (PIM) of the project. In order to institutionalize the WASH-MC the Municipalities will be supported to formulate Municipal policies and directives with institutional capacity enhancement.

WASH-MC and WASH Unit are responsible to look after the WASH management activities for sustainable services also beyond the project.  In order to achieve the output to see the outcomes implementing the project activities as per the Annual Work Plan, SUSWA supports the Municipalities to outsource human resources under WASH Unit. In this line, WASH Unit needs to recruit and mobilize the staff to run the WASH activities supported by SUSWA as well as municipality and other development partners in the municipality.

In order to select and mobilize the required human resources to facilitate the activities in project Municipalities, WASH Unit Staff Selection and Mobilization Procedure is prepared as provisioned in Project Document and Project Implementation Manual of the project. This Procedure is approved by the 3rd Supervisory Board Meeting held on 29th September 2022.



  1. Background 4
  2. WASH Unit 5
  3. Human Resources Requirement 5
  4. Recruitment Process of WASH Unit Staff 6
  5. Annual Performance Evaluation 7
  6. Salary and Benefits of WASH Unit Staff 8

Annex 1: Job Description of WASH Unit Staff  10

Annex 2 : Contract Template for WASH Unit Staff  21

Annex 3: Performance Evaluation Sheet  26

Annex 4: Time Sheet for WASH Unit Staff  36

Annex 5: Code of Conduct for WASH Unit Staff  37