28 Sep 2020

National Consultant at United Nations

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Duties and Responsibilities

The development of Zanzibar Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) (2021- 2025) will involve the following key processes including: evaluation of the implementation of Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty III (2016-2020) popularly known as MKUZA III; development of Zanzibar Medium-Term Strategy (2021-2025); development of the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework to track the implementation of the Medium-Term Development Strategy 2021-2025.; development of an Innovative Financial Strategy for Zanzibar; development of New Communication Strategy; and development of Simple Popular Versions (Kiswahili and English) of the finalized Zanzibar Medium Term Strategy (2021-2025). To assist this process, the key services to be provided by the consultant include:

Comprehensive gender-based review of MKUZA III to identify achievements and untapped opportunities on GEWE as an accelerator in realising the theme “Economic Growth and Social Development for the Well-Being of All”. The Gender Review will analyze gender equality issues arising from the implementation of Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (2016 – 2020), including analyzing the achievements, gaps, and areas that need strategic intervention.
Review existing GEWE initiatives, including national frameworks and policies related to gender (Zanzibar Gender Policy (2016); gender disaggregated statistical data and gender assessments/ analyses conducted by the government (i.e. VNR 2019, BPfA +25; CEDAW periodic review; MAPs; Mapping of SDGs GEWE indicators); key stakeholders (academia, development partners, and civil society organizations) and their scope of interventions and (capacity) gaps.
Policy recommendations on integrated approaches to apply inclusive and gender equality for:
The Zanzibar Medium-Term Development Strategy 2021-2025 proposed key results areas
Data, M& E Framework
Development of Innovative Financial Strategy
Development of New Communication Strategy
Integration of SDG 5, SDGs GEWE indicators & targets, and Agenda 2063 section of the new MTDS
Development of gender-responsive Blue Economy and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Sections
Support the Development of Gender-Responsive Popular Version of Medium-Term Strategy 2021-2025
Orientation and direct technical support to actors (task and drafting teams) involved in the MKUZA IV process

Overall guidance will be given by UN Women Senior Advisor Policy and Strategic Planning in close collaboration with the UNDP, Zanzibar MFoP and MLEEWC. The consultant will work closely with the relevant MKUZA IV III Technical and Task Teams, Sector Working Groups, and other structures as appropriate/requested.

The work will be participatory and include consultations with a broad base of stakeholders. The consultant is also expected to undertake a desk review research of existing policies, sector plans, procedures, documents, and manuals as well as the existing legislative framework in Zanzibar regarding gender equality.

Deliverables

Comprehensive gender-based review of MKUZA III
Policy Briefs and recommendations on integrated approaches to apply inclusive and gender equality for:
The Zanzibar Medium-Term Strategy 2021-2025 Proposed key results areas;
Data, M& E Framework;
Development of Innovative Financial Strategy;
Development of New Communication Strategy;
Integration of SDG 5, SDGs GEWE indicators & targets; and Agenda 2063 section of the new MTS;
Development of gender responsive Blue Economy and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Sections.
Gender-Responsive Popular Version for Medium-Term Strategy 2021-2025
Report on orientation and direct technical support to actors (task and drafting teams) involved in the MKUZA IV process

Deliverables and Indicative Timeline

Key Activity

Deliverable

Indicative Deadline and Installment payments

Approx number of

working days

Draft and finalize the proposed methodology and content for the Gender Review of MKUZA III and recommendations in consultation with UN Women, UNDP and Zanzibar MoFP and MLEEWC

Draft inception report, methodology and timelines

25th October 2020

30% installment

5 days

Consultation meeting (s) held with UN Women, UNDP, Zanzibar MoFP, MLEEWC on methodology for the Gender Review

Undertake comprehensive gender-based analysis/ review MKUZA III to identify achievements and untapped opportunities on GEWE with reference to existing initiatives; key stakeholders; including national frameworks and policies related to gender; gender disaggregated statistical data and gender assessment/analysis conducted by the government (VNR 2019, BPfA +25; CEDAW periodic review; MAPs; Mapping of SDGs GEWE indicators).

Draft gender-based review report of MKUZA III

Draft Policy Briefs and recommendations on integrated approaches to apply inclusive and gender equality for:
The Zanzibar Medium-Term Strategy 2021-2025 Proposed key results areas.
Data, M& E Framework.
Development of Innovative Financial Strategy
Development of New Communication Strategy
Integration of SDG 5, SDGs GEWE indicators & targets; and Agenda 2063 section of the new MTS
Development of gender responsive Blue Economy and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Sections

15th November 2020

20% installment

30 days

Conduct focus group discussions, including with:

National Task and Technical Teams developing various components of the Zanzibar Medium-Term Development Strategy (2021-25)

Sector Groups including Gender Mainstreaming Technical Working Group (GMTWG).

CSOs, WROs, Private Sectors, Media to inform the Gender Review of MKUZA III and recommendations to strengthen gender equality in Zanzibar Medium-Term Strategy (2021-25)

Provide technical support, orientation sessions with Task and Drafting Team to integrate key recommendations in the Zanzibar Medium-Term Strategy outputs

GEWE recommendations included in:

The Zanzibar Medium-Term Development Strategy 2021-2025
Data, M& E Framework.
Innovative Financial Strategy
New Communication Strategy
Integration of SDG 5, SDGs GEWE indicators & targets; and Agenda 2063 section
Development of gender responsive Blue Economy and Public Private Partnership (PPP)

15th December 2020

20% installment

10 days

Provide technical support to the FYDP III core drafting team and technical working team to integrate GEWE as relevant.

Engagement with relevant House of Representative committees including UWAWAZA.

Presentations to key House of Representative committees and UWAWAZA on tangible recommendations to mainstream GEWE into Zanzibar Medium-Term Development Strategy 2021-2025 priority key results areas; implementation mechanisms; innovative financing strategy; data monitoring & reporting and communication strategies.

29th February 2021

30% installment

5 days

Total number of working days

50 days

Competencies

Core Competencies

Integrity:

Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Work in teams:

Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

Demonstrate informed and transparent decision-making.

Functional Competencies:

In-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative gender analysis skills, including on social development; economics, data and statistics
Excellent knowledge of the women’s rights issues including on gender and the economy, data and statistics and financing for gender equality
Demonstrated ability to produce clear reports with in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations in English in the relevant fields;
Demonstrated ability to guide and advice multi-sectoral national teams on assessment and project development;
Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
Very effective at multi-tasking.
Extensive knowledge and experience in using ICT for research, including electronic/digital data collection, analysis and reporting.
Strong networking skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
Focuses on impact and results and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in social sciences including Economics, Sociology, Public Administration, Political Science, Statistics, Development Studies and Gender. PhD is an advantage.
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Experience:

At least 10 years of international or domestic experience and record of accomplishment in gender equality issues preferably in Tanzania or the region of Eastern and Southern Africa.
Proven experience leading gender analysis of macro-economic policy and strategies, including qualitative and quantitative statistical / data analysis.
Previous experience with review of National Economic Development Frameworks from a gender perspective or similar gender reports.
Proven experience in leading analysis / reviews and developing a new project/ programme, guidance/ toolkit, and/or systems to enhance gender mainstreaming, including in Innovative Financing; Integrated National Financial Framework (INFF); Data; Monitoring Evaluation and reporting mechanisms is a strong asset.
Experience leading teams of researchers to prepare development research reports and or development of National Economic Development Frameworks
Experience working with UN agencies is an asset.
Proven experience with use of gender analysis in Integrated Financial Management and Monitoring Systems.

Languages:

Fluency in written and oral English and Kiswahili is required

Application Procedure:

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

Letter of interest indicating suitability and availability for the assignment, providing initial observations on the Terms of Reference and an outline of the methodology you would use. The Letter of Interest should include the requested daily consultancy fee.
A UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, including highlighted references to previous relevant work and publications; Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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.

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Closing Date : 28th October, 2020.






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