27 Jul 2023

National Consultant at UNICEF

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Job Description


Job no: 564376
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Nutrition
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, opportunity

Tanzania is striving to achieve economic transformation and human development through industrialization in its development vision by 2025. Although good nutrition is a foundation for healthy individuals and human development, high levels of malnutrition including, stunting as high as 30%, micronutrient deficiencies and the emerging burden of overweight and obesity are significant obstacles to achieving the country’s human development goals. The country has made significant efforts to address malnutrition, including a Nutrition Compact, an accountability and transparency tool, established and signed for the first time in December 2017 between the Minister of State – PORALG and Regional Commissioners.

Available evidence indicates improvement in political engagement, governance, coordination, awareness, and accountability in nutrition. Documenting the compact is looking at the compact’s achievements, best practices, challenges, innovations, and untapped opportunities. It is with this in mind that the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) with UNICEF support plans to document the compact’s achievements, good practices, learnings, and opportunities that can help accelerate the reduction of all forms of malnutrition in Tanzania

Although the implementation of the Nutrition Compact is likely to contribute to increased accountability, political leadership, governance, coordination, and community engagement in nutrition, its achievements have never been documented. Less is also known about good practices in implementing the Nutrition Compact at the sub-national level, as well as innovations, and opportunities that could help improve the implementation of the compact

The main objective of this consultancy is to document the implementation of the Nutrition Compact to create awareness, share, inspire and sustain the good practices and achievements, obtained from the implementation of the Nutrition Compact since its commencement in 2017 and present recommendations and opportunities to improve its implementation.

How can you make a difference?

The key tasks of the consultant include the following:
i. Organize an inception meeting with PORALG, UNICEF and other key partners
ii. Carry out literature review
iii. Perform secondary data analysis
iv. Conduct key informants’ interviews and or focus group discussions
v. Conduct field visits in selected councils
vi. Organize stakeholders’ workshops to review and validate draft report.
vii. Prepare documentation products including a comprehensive final report, PowerPoint presentation and a working paper with key recommendations.
viii. Identification of journal/s for publication and development of first draft articles and submission for comments from PORALG and UNICEF.
ix. Revision of articles and resubmission of revised articles to peer review journal
x. Support to review and provide inputs to videos and photographic content of the Nutrition Compact initiatives

Deliverables

Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Estimated Budget
Develop an inception report, and draft data collection tools. Engage stakeholders in review and finalization of tools. Inception report detailing the approach to the assignment and data collection tools 22%
Conduct interviews, analyze data, and develop draft report, organize stakeholders’ validation meeting A final nutrition report including an executive summary. Approximately 30-40 pages in length, exclusive of annexes 22%
Develop a working paper with key recommendations and PowerPoint presentation and present to key stakeholders. A PowerPoint presentation and a working paper with key recommendations 22%
Develop two articles for submission to peer review journals. Two articles submitted on peer review journals. 33%

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields
At least 10 years’ experience in Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields.
Prior experience in implementation research and evaluation.
Prior experience in working with government structures especially at local government.
Knowledge of country nutrition context, policies, and relevant strategies.
Prior experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative studies.
Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, including writing and public speaking, and ability to negotiate with stakeholders.
Fluency in English (verbal and written).
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 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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Technical Evaluation will carry maximum 75% Points and Financial Proposal 25%

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: 10 Aug 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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Closing Date : 8th August, 2023.







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