20 Oct 2022

Consultant at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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Job Description


Job no: 556267
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Zanzibar
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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, Safety

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar developed the Zanzibar National Water Policy in 2004 to set policy guidelines for the management, development, distribution and access of water services. The existing policy was formulated under the Ministry responsible for Lands, Housing, Water and Energy. The policy provided the strategic intervention to establish an autonomous institution with the primary responsibility of management, development, distribution and access to water resources. However, the major achievement of the Zanzibar National Water Policy of 2004 was the establishment of the Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA) through Water Act No. 4 of 2006, with the mandate to manage water resources and provide clean, reliable and good-quality water. The policy roadmap indicates that there is a long period for implementing the framework, and the major changes to occur include the formulation of different national policies, strategies, plans, laws and regulations.

Despite all the efforts taken by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar to provide adequate quality, clean and safe water to all water users in Zanzibar, there are still a number of challenges. Many challenges are inextricably linked to the existing outdated national water policy of 2004. The challenges might be caused by increased water demand from different user’s i.e., domestic, agriculture, small industry, commercial and tourism sectors that represent an important basis for the development formulation of the new policy.
Access to adequate, clean and safe water for all water users requires strong intervention from the government. However, reform of the water and sanitation sector in Zanzibar has been slow and inadequate to keep pace with the times.
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Ministry of Water Energy and Minerals to develop up-to-date water policy, that takes into account SDGs targets, government reforms including legal framework and the new Government’s vision 2050.The assignment will mainly be carried out in Zanzibar, covering both Unguja and Pemba Islands with travels in all five regions. Travel movements will be discussed in detail in inception in collaboration with Ministry of Water, Energy, and Mineral of Zanzibar. The start date is 1st

November 2022 and the end date 30th May 2023 for a duration of 180 days (6 Months). UNICEF will pay for 90 working days within the 6 months period

How can you make a difference?

This consultancy is to support the Ministry of Water Energy and Minerals to develop uptodate water policy, that takes into account SDGs targets, government reforms including legal framework and the new Government’s vision 2050.

Description of the assignment
  1. Propose and describe a water policy framework that will guide the analysis to identify gaps/barriers and opportunities in addressing inequalities on the water sector in formal and informal systems and structures. The analytical framework will also help in identifying roles of the public and private sectors in terms of water and power dynamics that operate in the community.
  2. Undertake institutional framework review for all the relevant sector institutions, and propose a set of reforms needed to enhance water sector performance to meet the VISION 2050.This will also include review of the mandate and setup of ZAWA for improved performance.
  3. Present and consult water development sector stakeholders with the aim of deliberating the findings of the preliminary analysis of roles, institutional and legal framework, and recommendations for strengthening water supply sector Also, gain insights on innovative multi-sectoral approaches to transformation initiatives in the water sector.
  4. Present to sector stakeholders key findings emanating from the sector analysis, and jointly identify key water issues and strategies that will ensure the sustainability of water in Zanzibar and incorporate the stakeholders’ comments into the report
  5. Draft the new water policy document incorporating recommendations and changes needed drawn from the wider stakeholders consultations.
  6. Present the draft findings in the stakeholder workshop and jointly identify key water issues and strategies that will ensure the sustainability of water in Zanzibar and incorporate the stakeholders’ comments into the report
  7. Submit a final report including a costed strategy for its implementation, on the recommended interventions including systemic actions.
Milestone Date % of payment
An inception report with detailed assessment tool/research
methodologies

15th November 2022

20%
Water policy gaps analysis report and policy action plan including a summary PowerPoint presentation
17th December 2022 30%
ZAWA Assessment analysis report 17th December 2022
Draft water policy, to be presented to stakeholders meeting for recommendations. The consultant should design a document layout and final outlook
7th March 2023 20%
Final Draft Water Policy incorporated stakeholders
recommendations. The policy to be finally reviewed by MOWEM management for submission to higher level for approval.
Note:
• The assessment/study tools shared in inception report
will be in English
• All the reports and materials prepared will be submitted
soft copy
• All reports and documents will be in English
• All reports will be submitted to MoWEM and UNICEF,
contacts
15th May 2023 30%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A national consultant with previous experience undertaking similar task in Tanzania or another country
  •  Advanced degree in a water-related discipline, management, or policy analysis.
  •  Demonstrated capacity and experience of more than 15 years on policy analysis, development and evaluation of policy interventions especially in the water sector
  •  Experience leading participatory consultations including working with children, adolescents and members of community and capacity development processes with a wide variety of national and local stakeholders.
  •  Knowledge of local development and global advances in policy analysis in similar contexts
  •  Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks: 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

  • The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposal which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted. The Financial Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee, travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA. Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will put clear his/her technical approach to ensure quality attainment of each deliverable and the consultancy in totality. The financial part will carry 25% showing the proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for each deliverable and eventual
    total consultancy cost
  • The consultant will work directly with the Ministry of Water, Energy, and Minerals (MoWEM. UNICEF will manage the contract and manage the overall quality in collaboration with the MoWEM. The level of payment will be determined by the profile of the proposed consultants and financial proposals.
  • Consultant will work from home with frequent travels to Unguja and Pemba
  • The consultant will be required to travel for at least 4 days in a month on average.
  • The Consultant may be provided a sitting space at government offices in Zanzibar if he/she wishes to request for one.
  • Individual Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for Individual Consultant prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation. Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.
  • Payment will be made on submission of a monthly invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables.
  •  If the reports and documents are not submitted according to the deliverables and timeframe stated in this TOR, the payments will be withheld.
  • UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines as per agreed work schedule.
  • UNICEF will provide a meeting space, as needed, and will facilitate the collection of documents and connections with Government counterparts and other stakeholders as needed to complete the tasks of this assignment
  • The assignment will be funded and managed by UNICEF under the supervision of UNICEF’s Chief of WASH, Chief of Zanzibar Field Office, WASH Officer in close collaboration with the Zanzibar Ministry of Water, Energy, and Minerals The MoWEM will organize, and lead activities related to inception, review of drafts, and validation meetings internally in collaboration with UNICEF team as well as other key stakeholders. MoWEM will be the main contact point for reporting issues while UNICEF will attend to all
    technical-related matters

The deadline for submitting the application is 26 October 2022.

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Closing Date : 26th October, 2022.







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