National consultant at UNICEF
- Company: UNICEF
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Consulting Jobs in Tanzania
National consultant to conduct Rapid assessment of the existing programs for adolescent girls and young women and adolescent boys and young men implemented at the Local Government Authorities (LGA) level.
Job no: 562878
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
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UNICEF, in collaboration with TASAF and other development partners, are implementing a project called Ujana Salama Cash Plus projects which target adolescents ages 14- 19 years from households benefiting from Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN) program. The Cash Plus programme recognizes that cash alone is not adequate to mitigate the risks and vulnerabilities faced by children while transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. It complements the PSSN with a package of adolescent-focused interventions comprising livelihoods and life skills training (comprised of Sexual reproductive health, HIV, and gender based violence prevention) , mentoring and an asset transfer, as well as linkages to strengthened, adolescent-friendly health services. These components together are expected to yield synergistic impacts promoting sustainable and healthy livelihoods that increase resilience, well-being and empowerment today, tomorrow, and for future generations.
How can you make a difference?
The consultancy will be required to conduct a rapid assessment of the existing programs for adolescent girls and young women and adolescent boys and young men that are implemented at the Local Government Authorities (LGA) level and provide key recommendations for implementation of an effective referral and linkages model for sustainable adolescent social protection program.
Below are the main assignments.
• Conduct desk review of policy, frameworks and interventions targeting adolescents and youths,
• Travel to Dodoma for a briefing with TACAIDS, TASAF, relevant ministries, adolescents and youth’s focal person, conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders including officials from Government ministries, departments and institutions, NGOs, CSOs and adolescent and youth beneficiaries
• Undertake a field mission to at least 2 district councils for each of the three main AGYW program (DREAMS, CASH PLUS, and Timiza Malengo ascertain/understand the implementation context and map possible referral and linkage opportunities across programmes targeting adolescents and youth, identify and map relevant government ministries and non-governmental organizations that provide the required training/financial support to adolescent youth, focal person within the institutions.
• Develop an online service directory accessible to stakeholders (including beneficiaries) constituting of information on existing adolescent and youth programmes, geographical location, programme focus, technical focal person, eligibility for beneficiaries
• Travel to Dodoma for feedback and validation of findings with Ministries, Departments and agencies responsible for adolescents and youth issues.
• Produce final report with specific recommendations on proposed referral and linkages model that is responsive to the needs of adolescents and youth
WORK ASSIGNMENT, DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENT
|Work Assignments Overview||Deliverables/Outputs||Delivery deadline||Estimated Budget|
|1. Conduct desk review of policy, frameworks and interventions targeting adolescents||Inception report||7days||25%|
|2. Conduct interview with relevant officials and adolescent beneficiaries and youths,||Briefing mission report and names of contact person for each ministry completed||7days|
|3. Undertake field trips to at least 6 district councils implementing DREAMS, CASH PLUS, and Timiza Malengo to review and assess adolescents’ and young people’s programs and possible linkage opportunities.||Field missions to at least 2 district councils for each of the three main AGYW program completed, field report with details of adolescent programs shared.||15 days||30%|
|4. Develop an online service directory accessible to stakeholders (including beneficiaries) constituting of information on existing adolescent and youth programmes, geographical location, programme focus, technical focal person, eligibility for beneficiaries||Online services directory developed indicating existing adolescent and youth programmes, geographical location, programme focus, technical focal person, eligibility for beneficiaries||14 days||30%|
|5. Orientation to AGYW program implementors and LGA officials on how to navigate the directory||One orientation workshop facilitated||2 days||15%|
|6. Produce final report with recommendations on proposed referral and linkages model that is responsive to the needs of adolescents and youths.||Final report||5 days|
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
Evaluations: 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 (fees, travels and accommodation) and eventual total consultancy cost.
MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE.
The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.
LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC
The consultant will operate remotely.
The validity of the contract will be for 50 days. The consultant will be required to travel to Field missions to at least 2 district councils for each of the three main AGYW program completed, field report with details of adolescent programs shared.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Science. Global Health, health policy and planning, Business Administration, Communication
- Minimum of five years of professional experience in HIV and AIDS issues and conversant with AGYW programming.
- Prior experience with livelihoods programming for adolescents and youth.
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of and experience with participation of adolescents and young people
- Prior experience working on adolescents’ and young people’s participation in planning and budgeting of health interventions is an advantage but not a requirement
- Experience working with Government of Tanzania and/or UN on similar or related assignments is an advantage
- Excellent report writing skills in English
- Excellent Kiswahili and English oral communication skills
For every Child, you demonstrate…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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.
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.
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time
Method of ApplicationSubmit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here
Closing Date : 21st June, 2023.