24 Aug 2023

National Consultant at WHO

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Job Description


National Consultant to review and update a Desk Review and Needs Assessment to identify relevant existing legal frameworks, potential pathways for fiscal and law reform, and stakeholders in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. – (2307747)

Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 01 MONTH
Job Posting: Aug 21, 2023, 11:31:23 AM
Closing Date: Sep 5, 2023, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Organization: AF_TZA Tanzania
Schedule: Full-time

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BACKGROUND & PURPOSE

Since 2019, WHO has implemented the Global RECAP program: building regulatory and fiscal policy capacity to promote healthy diets and physical activity (Global RECAP) in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and International Development Research Center (IDRC). Global RECAP has been implemented since 2019 in 5 focus countries, including Tanzania. The program has now entered a second phase of implementation until July 2025, under which continued support is available to participating countries.

Within Global RECAP, WHO leads the work on capacity-building to strengthen capacity of government officials, regulators, policymakers, academia and civil society to understand, develop and implement (as appropriate) regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity.

In 2019, the Public Health Law and Policies (LAW) team within WHO undertook an external Desk Review and Needs Assessment to identify relevant existing policy and legal frameworks, potential pathways for fiscal and law reform, and stakeholders in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The Desk Review maps existing relevant policies, legislation and regulations in each country, including existing governance mechanisms, coordination platforms and potential stakeholders with a role in implementing regulatory and fiscal measures in RECAP policy areas. The Needs Assessment Report verifies and builds on the findings of the Desk Review through stakeholder interviews and further research, to identify any planned work in the RECAP policy areas and the gaps, needs, potential regulatory pathways and likely barriers to successful implementation, identifies key stakeholders and the division of roles and tasks in policy development, implementation, enforcement or monitoring processes. Both documents were shared by WHO with IDLO, IDRC and all country stakeholders and have informed training, country capacity-building and technical support activities, as well as technical, advocacy and research materials and activities.

As the Global RECAP program has now entered a second phase, the Tanzania RECAP country team has requested an updated review of the relevant legal frameworks in priority policy areas, to include developments since the initial assessment was undertaken in 2019 and to inform activities planned in Tanzania and Zanzibar and supported under Global RECAP phase II.

The Provider is requested update the 2019 Desk Review on the following terms:

ü The starting point of the legal audit will be a review of the Global RECAP Needs Assessment Report by WHO and the Desk Review undertaken by WHO mapping the regulatory and policy framework in Tanzania and Zanzibar in 2019 (attached).

ü The Provider will update the WHO Desk Review by identifying any changes in the legal and policy framework from the initial assessment, including new or updated policies, additional or amended Legislation, Bills, Regulations or other subsidiary legislative instruments, Standards, Administrative or Executive Orders or Policies, at a National or sub-national level in Tanzania or Zanzibar, whether they are in force, in draft or otherwise in the process of development, publication or enactment

ü The updated Desk Review shall include such instruments listed above in a summarized in an appropriate format that are in force, in draft or otherwise in the process of development in Tanzania or Zanzibar.

ü The updated Desk Review shall incorporate any significant changes in relevant legal instruments or policies, responsibilities of regulatory agencies, governance mechanisms or multisectoral platforms.

The purpose of this consultancy therefore is to update a Desk Review of relevant legal and policy frameworks in Tanzania and Zanzibar which was undertaken by WHO in 2019 under the Global RECAP program. The updated Desk Review and accompanying report and source documents will support continued technical assistance in Tanzania on law, healthy diets and physical activity.

SCOPE & EXPECTED RESULTS

Objective 1: Delivery of an updated Desk Review mapping the regulatory and policy frameworks in Tanzania and Zanzibar relevant to the policy domains of: food labelling; restrictions on marketing of unhealthy foods; reformulation of food products; fiscal policies to promote healthy diets, including sugar-sweetened beverage taxes; and promotion of physical activity, to support government officials, regulators, policymakers, academia and civil society to understand, develop and implement (as appropriate) regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity.

ü Output 1.1: Draft updated Desk Review delivered to WHO for comments

ü Output 1.2: Verification and validation of the findings of the updated Desk Review with the Tanzania RECAP country team and any other ministries or regulatory agencies identified in the Desk Review who are not represented on the RECAP country team

ü Output 1.3: Final updated Desk Review delivered to WHO and Tanzania RECAP country team

 

Objective 2: Summary of findings on updated legal and policy framework and provision of new or updated legal and policy instruments.

ü Output 2.1: Brief report (5-10 pages) summarizing key changes in the updated desk review from the 2019 WHO Desk Review and identifying any gaps in research or documents that are unavailable

ü Output 2.2: Collation and provision of copies of all new or updated policies, additional or amended Legislation, Bills, Regulations or other subsidiary legislative instruments, Standards, Administrative or Executive Orders or Policies, at a National or sub-national level in Tanzania or Zanzibar obtained while updating the Desk Review and/or commented on in the report

 

TIME FRAME

The assignment must be completed within one (1) month from the date of commissioning.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

· Strong knowledge of the legal system in Tanzania

· Fluency in English and Swahili (verbal and written)

· Excellent analytical and report writing skills

· Good written, interpersonal, and facilitation skills

· Work experience with the UN and/or International Organizations is desirable

 

MANAGEMENT PLAN

The consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Health – Nutrition and NCDs focal persons; other relevant government Ministries, Agencies and Regulatory authorities and WHO focal point Tanzania Country Office. The Public Health Law and Policies (LAW) team at WHO HQ will also be available to provide specialized technical support to the consultant on request.

 

FUNDING SCOPE

The total budget for the assignment must not exceed USD 5,000 including costs related to the consultancy, communication & travel as appropriate, stakeholder consultation and validation meetings

EDUCATION

Essential: Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in law from an accredited/recognized institution entitling the candidate to practice law in Tanzania Mainland and/or Zanzibar

Desirable: Post-graduate qualification or specialized training in (a) public health (b) nutrition (c) physical activity

EXPERIENCE

Essential: At least five (5) years of experience practicing law in the Tanzanian legal system

SKILLS

Teamwork

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Communication

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Producing results

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Closing Date : 30th August, 2023.







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