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28 May 2020

Individual National Consultant at UNICEF

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Job Number: 531868 | Vacancy Link

Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged in order children to save their lives,to defend their right and 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.

Unicef Tanzania is looking for National Individual Consultant to develop the Zanzibar Decentralisation by Devolution Support Programme (DbDSP), in order to inform the implementation of Zanzibar decentralization policy and strategy for the period 2020-2025

For every child, [Protection]

How can you make a difference?

Specific Objectives;

Take stock of existing initiatives and programmes (including from development partners) that support decentralisation and local governance in Zanzibar, including outputs from the 5 Task Forces established on key results areas: Awareness Creation &Sensitization; Policy & Legislative Harmonization; Fiscal Decentralization; Human Resource Empowerment: and Institutional Review:
Carry out stakeholder consultations to collect views to inform the design of Decentralisation by Devolution Support Programme (DbDSP).
Prepare a Decentralisation by Devolution Support Programme, (DbDSP) document that is reflective of stakeholder consultations and regional/international best practice and includes the strategy for decentralisation and action plan.


The development of the Programme document will require the following tasks to be accomplished:

1) Revisit documents relevant to decentralisation in Zanzibar including the Decentralisation policy (2012), Legal Framework (2014), evaluation of the Decentralisation by Devolution Strategy and Roadmap (2019) – expected in early to mid 2020 – with a view to identifying implementation gaps for each of the key issues, objectives and policy statements

2) Conduct literature review related to local government reform programme in Mainland Tanzania and the region in order to extract lessons critical to the next phase of decentralisation in Zanzibar, including evaluations of the Local Government Reform Programme in Mainland Tanzania, UNICEF capacity assessment of LGAs on Strategic Planning and the ENGINE USAID capacity assessment (2018), Education Sector Financing Paper by KPMG (2019). – Acceptable inception report

3) Conduct stakeholder consultations and validations to obtain design inputs on the approach and structure of the programme, including meetings with the 5 task forces. – Synopsis report of Current Situation b) Draft a programme document in a manner that is well understood and easy to translate for implementation by the relevant actors, including a strategy and action plan for each component in the context of policy requirements; a framework for risk management and sustainability and a monitoring, reporting and evaluation matrix – Draft Local Decentralisation by Devolution Support Programme

4) Present draft to PORALGSD as well as key stakeholders and incorporate inputs for a final draft.

5) Present the final draft in a validation meeting. – Final PowerPoint presentation

6) Submit final documents

Final Decentralization by Devolution Support Programme
Final PowerPoint presentation
Prepare a popular version of the document (in Kiswahili)

The Timeline is as follows


Activity Details


Expected Time Invested

Phase One

Review Materials & preparation of Inception report

Trip to Zanzibar 1: presentation of inception report; Consultations with stakeholders, Drafting to document, Literature review

1. Acceptable inception report (Deliverable 1, 20%)

23 Days

Phase Two

Trip to Zanzibar 2: presentation of draft document

2.Synopsis Report

3. Draft DbD Support Programme & Action Plan (Deliverable 3, 40%)

25 Days

Phase Three

Validation workshop & dissemination to key stakeholders

Trip to Zanzibar 3: validation workshop

4. Final DbD Support Programme & Action Plan

5. Final PowerPoint presentation

6. Popular version

(Deliverable 3, 40%

12 Days

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

The assignment will be conducted by a national individual consultant with a profile that emphasizes extensive experience in developing similar local government strengthening programmes. The consultant will have a track record in the decentralisation landscape in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar in addition to:

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Policy, Local Government Administration and related.
A minimum of[ Ten years] of relevant professional experience in review and development of local government strengthening programmes.
Demonstrated experience working efficiently and effectively with stakeholders such as government ministries and donors.
Strong track record of successfully completed similar assignments.
Developing country work experience.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are…

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

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Closing Date : 28th July, 2020.

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