International Consultant at UNICEF
- Company: UNICEF
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
Job no: 555468
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Child Protection
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, protection.
The prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse has, for decades, been at the core of UNICEF’s mandate. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) perpetrated by employees, personnel and sub-contractors of UNICEF and implementing partners. In December 2018, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals laid out a Plan for Accelerating Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at Country-Level. The plan outlines three main priorities: 1) safe, accessible and dignified reporting that is gender- and child-sensitive; 2) quality SEA survivor assistance; and 3) enhanced accountability, including through prompt and respectful investigations. To demonstrate UNICEF’s commitment to advance the agenda on PSEA, UNICEF allocated US$11 million in 2018 to support 16 countries, where crises have created a spike in vulnerability. A results monitoring framework has been developed and rolled-out at country level to measure progress and results at country and global level.
Following the endorsement of the United Nations Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners (hereinafter referred to as the UN Protocol) in February 2018, UNICEF incorporated prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse standards in the General 2
Terms and Conditions of partnership agreements with civil society organizations. The most significant changes in the General Terms and Conditions are as follows:
• Article 4.0 clarifies that if the implementing partner is using further tiers of sub-contractors (e.g., sub-sub-contractors), they are required to adhere to the agreement.
• Article 11.2(b) provides that sexual exploitation and abuse, or child safeguarding violations perpetrated by implementing partner workers, or a failure of the implementing partner to properly address such issues, each constitutes grounds for immediate termination of the agreement.
• Article 13.0 lists policy obligations concerning protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, child safeguarding and fraud.
• Article 14.0 defines sexual exploitation and abuse and child safeguarding violations, and prescribes expectations of ‘zero tolerance’, preventative measures (including training), obligations to report to UNICEF, and investigation obligations; and
• Article 16.0 extends assessments from ones relating to finances alone, to ones assessing capacity to address sexual exploitation and abuse or child safeguarding violations.
Considering the above, UNICEF Tanzania has developed procedures and related tools to support implementing partners to abide by the requirements of the UN Protocol and the General Terms and Conditions of their partnership agreements with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s PSEA action plan, UNICEF Tanzania is organizing a series of PSEA and GBV risk mitigation trainings for staff and implementing partners and conducting PSEA risk assessments using the newly introduced UN joint assessment tool. Through these measures, UNICEF, together with implementing partners, aims at creating a safer and more protective environment for every child.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF is seeking an experienced consultant to support UNICEF Tanzania to implement PSEA and GBV risk mitigation interventions and support rollout of the newly introduced joint UN PSEA partnership assessment tool to implementing partners. The consultant will work under the guidance of the PSEA focal point (Child Protection Specialist, P4). This assignment is expected to start from 1 October 2022 for a period of 6 months. The consultant is expected to work on the following tasks, in close collaboration with UNICEF Tanzania staff, implementing partners, contractors, and PSEA network members.
KEY TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME
1. Training and capacity building:
- Develop a training plan to implement PSEA and GBV risk mitigation capacity building for implementing partners.
- Conduct face-to-face group training for implementing partners on PSEA using the available PSEA toolkit training package, joint UN PSEA assessment protocol, GBV risk mitigation training package and other available products.
- Conduct PSEA training for contractors and suppliers on their roles and responsibilities within their own organizations.
- Develop a compendium of FAQs with responses from trainings and share links to relevant reference materials with UNICEF Tanzania’s PSEA focal point.
- Maintain a database and compile a training report for each training event, including lists of participants with relevant details of their organization, position and contact details.
2. Conducting PSEA assessments:
UNICEF’s PSEA assessments of civil society organizations (CSOs) are intended to provide a baseline for tracking progress of the partners’ organizational capacities on PSEA. These assessments need to be carried out before UNICEF enters into a partnership with that organization. Globally, all UN agencies are currently moving away from agency-specific PSEA assessments to use the newly introduced joint UN PSEA assessments for CSOs. The consultant is expected to complete all pending CSO assessments with high and moderate risk together with the UNICEF Tanzania PSEA focal point and Partnership Specialist in line with the UNICEF global plan to shift from UNICEF PSEA partnership assessments to joint UN PSEA assessments. The PSEA assessment is documented in a standard template, and supporting evidence is collected and filed against each Core Standard.
- Draft the joint UN PSEA Partnership Assessment Toolkit Training Package in line with global guidance to be used for CSO trainings.
- Conduct orientation sessions for all UNICEF CSOs on PSEA assessments.
- Conduct individual PSEA partnership assessments for implementing partners based on the risk level. The list of CSOs with SEA risk level will be provided by UNICEF Tanzania’s partnership specialist.
- Support CSOs to draft PSEA action plans and put basic standards in place.
- Support UNICEF Tanzania to upload all relevant evidence/supporting documents to the UN partnership portal (UNPP).
3. Community based complaint and feedback mechanisms
Support UNICEF’s PSEA focal point to establish a complaint and feedback mechanism and integrate PSEA/GBV risk mitigation into community engagement activities through UNICEF Tanzania’s Social and Behaviour Change team.
- Support the PSEA focal point and Social and Behavior Change Specialist to map out opportunities across UNICEF programmes for community sensitization, risk assessment and capacity building on SEA.
- Support implementing partners and UNICEF field offices to implement community awareness sessions and consultations to conduct safety audits and other PSEA tools to mitigate SEA risks.
- Together with the Social and Behavior Change team, and in liaison with the PSEA Taskforce, develop awareness raising materials for UNICEF, partners and communities, including leaflets, brochures, and posters.
Timeline and terms of payment
Payments for the professional fee will be made upon submission and acceptance by UNICEF Tanzania of the specified deliverables and submission of an invoice. The main deliverables will be linked to payments of 25% (deliverable 1), 25% (deliverable 2), and 50% (deliverable 3) of the contract amount, respectively.
DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
|SN||Key deliverables and actions||Duration/time frame||Payment|
| Deliverable 1 (6 weeks)
|1||Draft work plan detailing phases and steps of the consultancy for review.||1 week||25%
|Develop training and capacity building plan to achieve the deliverables 1 and 2.|
|2||Conduct face-to-face trainings for CSOs on PSEA protocol, GBV risk mitigation including safety audits.||5 weeks|
|Deliverable 2 (6 weeks)|
|3||Training package developed on joint UN assessment with a training schedule.||1 week||25%
|4||Orientation sessions held for all CSOs on Joint UN assessments.||5 weeks|
|5||Support prioritized CSOs to conduct UN joint assessments and action plan to improve PSEA in respective organizations and reassess all CSOs with low and moderate risks using joint UN assessment tool by April 2023|
| Deliverable 3 (12 weeks)
|6||Map out opportunities across UNICEF programmes for community sensitization, risk assessment and capacity building on SEA.||1 week||25%|
|7||Conduct ToTs for all sections and relevant CSOs on integrating SEA/GBV risk mitigation into complaint and feedback mechanisms training packages.||2 weeks|
|8||Support implementing partners and field offices to implement community awareness and consultations to mitigate SEA risks by introducing safety audits and other PSEA tools.||4 weeks|
|9||Together with the PSEA focal point, Communication, Advocacy and Partnership, and Social and Behavior Change, contribute to develop awareness raising materials for UNICEF, partners and communities including leaflets, brochures, and posters.||2 weeks||15%|
|10||Support PSEA focal point to implement dissemination and distribution plan of PSEA/GBV material and store all PSEA/GBV materials on SharePoint.||2 weeks|
|11||Write a report on the assignment including recommendations.||1 week||10%|
|12||Total duration and payment||24 weeks (120 days)||100%|
Payments for the professional fee will be made upon submission and acceptance by UNICEF Tanzania of the specified deliverables and submission of an invoice. The main deliverables will be linked to payments of 25% (deliverable 1), 25% (deliverable 2), and 50% (deliverable 3) of the contract amount, respectively. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS
The selection process will follow the normal SOP for individual consultancy
- The weight allocated between technical and financial proposal is 75/25 (technical/ financial).
- Minimum technical assessment points are 50 points (50% of 75 points).
- The following technical assessment criteria and points can be used for analyzing the proposals.
MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE.
The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.
DURATION AND LOCATION OF THE CONSULTANCY
This consultancy covers a period of 120 days from 1 October 2022 to 30 March 2023. The incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam covering mainland and Zanzibar.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have…
- An advanced university degree (Masters and above) in one of the following areas is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in child protection, or prevention and/or protection against sexual exploitation and abuse or gender-based violence.
- Demonstrable familiarity and technical knowledge on the latest developments in PSEA and inter-agency PSEA responses.
- Demonstrable experience in working on PSEA and GBV risk mitigation.
- Experience in conducting protection, PSEA and/or GBV risk mitigation trainings.
- Experience working in multi-cultural settings.
- Excellent organizational and facilitation skills.
- Proficiency in Swahili is highly desirable. Excellent English written and spoken communication skills is required.
- UNICEF’s core values are care, respect, integrity, trust, accountability and sustainability. UNICEF’s core competencies are communication; working with people; and drive for results. Applicants are required to have proficiency in all these areas.
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 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 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
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. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
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Closing Date : 13th October, 2022.