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6 Sep 2023

Local Consultant at UNFPA

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Job Description


Job Description

The Position:

Tanzania is categorized by the World Bank as a lower middle-income country with a GDP per capita income of $1,136 in 2021. The 2022 national census and housing survey initial report shows that the total population is at 61,741,120. Tanzania still faces challenges in achieving positive health outcomes and most of SRHR indicator reports are way below national, regional, and global targets. HIV prevalence is still high in Tanzania, reported at 4.6%; highest among women compared to men (6.5% and 3.4 respectively).

The investment in HIV financing to support HIV interventions in the country has been mainly donor dependent, with the National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) report showing that more than 90% of HIV funds comes from external bilateral and multilateral donors. The report also indicates that the government contributed only 0.3% and 1% of public spending as a total share of HIV spending with no clear sustainable HIV financing mechanism established by the government. Moreover, there is limited resource mobilization done with an estimated gap of more than 38 billion Tanzanian shillings per year to support all HIV interventions in Tanzania. With this significant gap and lack of sustainable resources to support HIV interventions through the AIDS Trust Fund, UNFPA Tanzania is seeking a consultant to support the government in developing a sustainable HIV financing framework beyond donor funding.

On administrative and contractual matters, the consulting firm will work closely with the UNFPA Operations unit, but through the Programme Specialist SRHR and HIV

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Purpose of Assignment: Tanzania is categorized by the World Bank as a lower middle-income country with a GDP per capita income of $1,136 in 2021. The 2022 national census and housing survey initial report shows that the total population is at 61,741,120. Tanzania still faces challenges in achieving positive health outcomes and most of SRHR indicator reports are way below national, regional, and global targets. HIV prevalence is still high in Tanzania, reported at 4.6%; highest among women compared to men (6.5% and 3.4 respectively).

The investment in HIV financing to support HIV interventions in the country has been mainly donor dependent, with the National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) report showing that more than 90% of HIV funds comes from external bilateral and multilateral donors. The report also indicates that the government contributed only 0.3% and 1% of public spending as a total share of HIV spending with no clear sustainable HIV financing mechanism established by the government. Moreover, there is limited resource mobilization done with an estimated gap of more than 38 billion Tanzanian shillings per year to support all HIV interventions in Tanzania. With this significant gap and lack of sustainable resources to support HIV interventions through the AIDS Trust Fund, UNFPA Tanzania is seeking a consultant to support the government in developing a sustainable HIV financing framework beyond donor funding.

Scope of work: The successful individual consultant would need to undertake the
following interventions:
(Description of services, activities, or outputs)
Intervention # 1. Develop a Sustainable HIV financing framework 2024/25 to 2029/30 to address HIV financing gap and sustainability.
Intervention # 2. Develop a private sector partnership model to invest funds to attain sustainable HIV financing in mainland Tanzania.

Duration and working schedule: This work will require 60 working days. The contract will start on September 2023 to December 2023.

Place where services are to be delivered: The consultant will be based in Dar es salaam-Tanzania during the assignment.

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g., electronic, hard copy etc.): The selected consultant will be expected to deliver the following:

● Inception report/work plan for the whole exercise including a detailed timeline and budget.
● A 15-paged scoping report with a detailed analysis in relation to (i) the Government’s sustainable financing framework for the HIV response beyond donor funding with details of the commitments, expenditures, and gaps in funding HIV response, (ii) a public private sector partnership model as an alternative model to invest funds to attain sustainable HIV financing in mainland Tanzania.
● An Annex report highlighting the different detailed analyses that should provide interesting contextually relevant examples and case studies of successful innovative financing instruments.
● Power point presentation to and discussion with relevant stakeholders of the draft.
● Final documents hard copy and soft copy on (i) Sustainable HIV financing framework 2024/25 to 2029/30 to address HIV financing gap and sustainability beyond donor funding, (ii) a public private sector partnership model as an alternative model to invest funds to attain sustainable HIV financing in mainland Tanzania.
Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline: The follow-up of the consultancy will be based on the deliverables previously described and activity reports. In addition, the selected consultant will be required to provide regular updates through emails, regular meetings as required to monitor adherence to the schedule.

Evaluation criteria: The individual consultant selected will be based on the quality of the technical and financial proposals and track record of similar work undertaken and education profile submitted. The weight allocated between the two will be 70 points for technical proposal and 30 points for the financial proposal.

Expected travel: Travels from Dar es salaam to concerned/selected region(s) including Dodoma

Payment schedule:
▪ 40% upon submission of and acceptance of the Inception Report.
▪ 30% upon submission of the Draft Report.
▪30% upon submission and acceptance of the Final Report.

Required expertise, qualifications, and competencies, including language requirements:

The national individual consultant must have:
● At least a master’s degree in health economics, finance or other relevant degree related to health economics, finance, economics, resource mobilization, PhD on the same will be an added advantage.
● Proven experience in developing studies, in developing and managing financing instruments, innovative financing in the health sector for at least 5 years.
● Previous experience in conducting assessment or analysis of government expenditures in health/HIV.
● Previously developed public sector program financing framework
● and market assessment documents in the health sector.
● Experience working in resource mobilization,
● innovative financing in the health sector.
● Strong understanding of and experience leading and working with the private and public stakeholders.
● English writing and speaking skills.
● Experience working with the United Nations system is an asset.

Submission requirement:

• The individual consultant should submit technical and financial proposals separately; the technical proposal should have a maximum of five pages in length with the proposed approach and activities to be taken for the implementation and management of the consultancy.
• Curriculum Vitae of the individual consultant expected to undertake the evaluation exercise.
• Evidence of undertaking similar work in the past and names of contact persons from the past clients.
Inputs / services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g., support services, office space, equipment), if applicable:

UNFPA will provide printing services, booking of travel and transport to meetings and office space whenever required.

Supervisory arrangements: The individual consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist SRHR and HIV. The individual consultant will be given day to day government support by the Coordinator for HIV and Gender from the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Coordination and Parliamentary affairs), Resource mobilization manager from Tanzania Commission for AIDS (AIDS Trust fund) and the Senior Economist from the Ministry of Finance. On administrative and contractual matters, the consulting firm will work closely with the UNFPA Operations unit, but through the Programme Specialist SRHR and HIV.
Required Competencies:

Values:

Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Core Competencies:

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Compensation and Benefits:

The consultant will be paid as per the UNFPA individual consultant payment guideline.

Disclaimer:

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

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