National Consultant at UNDP
- Company: UNDP
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Consulting Jobs in Tanzania
|UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Tanzania is partnering with Prime Minister’s Office to implement Five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC; 2017/18 – 2021/22). The Plan aims at eliminating all forms of violence against women and children in Tanzania by 50 percent by 2021/22.
The Comprehensive NPA-VAWC was developed through a consultative and comprehensive process that galvanized stakeholders to conceive of an action plan that considers the lessons learned, best practices, and new innovative measures to address violence against women and children in Tanzania.
The fundamental challenges have been experienced in implementation of NPA-VAWC is inadequate number and skill level of responsible government staff to undertake both VAWC prevention and response interventions, especially at LGAs levels. To meet these challenges and to ensure that government MDAs and LGAs can deliver what is needed, a new approach to capacity development is required on two (2) different levels:
(i) Enabling government staff responsible for implementing the NPA-VAWC to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to perform their work well and build individual capacity in promoting women’s rights and gender equality; and
(ii) Creating an enabling environment to ensure sustained availability of dedicated government staff to rollout the NPA–VAWC.
Implementation of the NPA–VAWC needs a number of actors ranging from technical experts who are responsible for provision of education, capacity building, and support services to victims of abuse and communities. The NPA–VAWC implementation requires commitment on both financial and human resources at all levels. In that regard, the Government with other stakeholders took the initiative to mobilize resources by advocating that Ministries, Regional and LGAs allocate funding to support NPA–VAWC execution in respective LGAs.
The Office of Prime Minister oversees the implementation of NPA VAWC. The primary mandates of the PMO are to Ensure implementation of the NPA-VAWC conforms to Tanzania’s international treaty and convention obligations, government policies, laws and guidelines; b) Ensure all implementers integrate the NPA-VAWC into government plans and strategies at all levels; c) Ensure stakeholders allocate adequate resources for NPA-VAWC activities; e) Review and approve NPA-VAWC annual plans; f) Provide policy guidance in overall coordination and implementation of the NPAVAWC; g) Establish sub-committees, task forces and commissions when required; and h) Provide oversight on reaching targets set in the plan.
The NPA on VAWC has assigned the PMO to develop and implement Human Capacity Development Plan (HCDP) for the implementation of VAWC. The HCDP Capacity development plan goes beyond training on how to mainstream GBV into finance and planning ministries, or training of designated staff on how to formulate GBV prevention and response in their respective government institutions, local authorities and community. The plan intends to ensure the implementing agencies apply GBV analysis and make as a core competence in policy-making bodies and move GBV prevention and response to the forefront of development intervention. The plan targets government departments and networks of CSOs articulated to implement NPA VAWC.
UN Women is seeking the services of a national consultant to develop a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of assigned GBV personnel with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in particular rollout NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The consultant is expected to:
from relevant departments and stakeholders; and Examine human resources of the existing sectors including available staffing, profiles and data collection tools and information flow;
The Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan should be developed through a consultative and comprehensive process. The work will comprise of desk reviews of documents and reports from various key stakeholders at all levels. In addition, more information will be sourced through key informants, focused group discussions and any other acceptable scientific methods.
Co-ordination, Reporting and Accountability of the Assignment
Implementation Timeframe and Deliverables:
The assignment is for a fixed period of 60 working days, commencing 1st September 2020 and ending by 30th November 2020, when the Final Report of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan will be due for submission.
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following: –
Payment Schedule and Deliverables/Tasks
The key result is the development of a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of government staff with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in roll-out of the NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland.
|KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
CORE VALUES/GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Required Skills and Experience
Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
Evaluation of Applications:
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Method of Application
Closing Date : 11th September, 2020.