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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job at UNICEF Tanzania, Consultant | Deadline: 02nd June, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Job Title: Consultant for Development of adolescent and young people district profiles - DREAMS Initiaves
Job Number: 522672
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy 
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Support strengthened disaggregated collection, analysis, visualization (profiles) and use of data on adolescent and young people health and well-being at the council level in order to facilitate evidence-based decision making, planning and budgeting for interventions targeting adolescents, young women and their male partners at the Regional and Local Government Authorities (LGAs). 

Background:
To curb the challenges faced by adolescent girls and young women, the Government of Tanzania collaborates with development partners to implement AGYW impactful and evidenced based interventions that promote and protect AGYW health. Two of the main development partners supporting the Government of Tanzania to reach these objectives through delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention initiatives for AGYW are UNICEF and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR supports implementation of the DREAMS Initiative (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS Free, Mentored and Safe), which is currently being expanded in eight councils in three regions. UNICEF is collaborating with USAID to strengthen DREAMS and other AGYW initiatives in Tanzania more broadly. The President's Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) is mandated to coordinate and oversee the implementation of DREAMS and other AGYW impactful interventions through Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs).

The use of disaggregated data at LGA level is critical to understand the disparities experienced by AGYW in the HIV epidemic and with regard to sexual and reproductive health outcomes in order to inform programming and drive interventions towards equity-driven impact. However, data collected are often not disaggregated by age or sex to reveal information specific to adolescents and young people. UNICEF is working with the Government of Tanzania to strengthen evidence based planning and budgeting across sectors using disaggregated data that cover adolescents and young people. To feed into this larger objective, UNICEF, with support from USAID, is assisting PORALG to recruit a consultant to work with the eight DREAMS-implementing councils to develop district AGYW profiles with key indicators on adolescent health and wellbeing in collaboration with implementing partners. PORALG subsequently intends to interpret and utilize these data profiles in local planning and budgeting processes in collaboration with adolescents and young people themselves, in order to prioritize targeted adolescent and young women impactful interventions in council plans for improved adolescent health and wellbeing outcomes.

Available data will be analyzed by disaggregating them in the following categories: Marital status, education (in and out of school, highest level of completed education), geographical area, risk factors for HIV and adverse SRH outcomes, other demographic factors and pattern of utilization of adolescent health interventions and health services, and age group (10-14, 15-19 and 20- 24 years old).
This exercise will specifically take place in the eight district councils that are implementing the DREAMS initiative in Mbeya (Mbeya CC & Kyela DC), Shinyanga (Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Kahama TC, Ushetu DC & Msalala DC) and Kagera (Muleba DC) regions. 

Responsibilities:
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop adolescent and young people district profiles, using disaggregated data on health and wellbeing, for eight councils implementing the DREAMS initiative. These profiles will support strengthening of disaggregated collection, analysis, visualization and use of data on adolescents and young people at the council level in order to facilitate evidence-based decision making, planning and budgeting for interventions targeting adolescents, young women and their male partners at the Regional and Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
The objectives of the assignment are:
  1. Review outcomes of PORALG’s recently completed data and data collection tool review and analysis meeting (specific to this exercise) in addition to databases relevant for this assignment such as the DHIS2, CTC, Education sector databases etc. to assess the current level of disaggregation, recommend tool adjustments and select indicators for adolescent and young people profiles
  2. Develop and validate adolescent and young people profiles for eight district councils implementing DREAMS in collaboration with adolescents, young people, local government and implementing partners
The consultant's direct reporting line for submission of deliverables will be the Chief HIV/AIDS at UNICEF (Dar es Salaam), however the consultant will on day-to-day basis work closely with and take direction from the DREAMS focal point at the PORALG Department of Health, Social Welfare and Nutrition for implementation of the activities.

The following are the expected results:
  • Existing reports, databases and data collection tools relevant to adolescent health and wellbeing are reviewed and recommendations made for inclusion of indicators and adaptations of data collection tools to allow for further disaggregation of data
  • Adolescent and young people district profiles are developed and validated for eight councils implementing DREAMS
The consultant will specifically support the Department of Health, Social Welfare and Nutrition services at PORALG to support the eight councils to develop the draft adolescent district profiles, which will reviewed and validated through a joint stakeholders meeting.

Description of the assignment
To carry out this assignment, the consultant will need to:
  • Travel to Dodoma for a briefing with PORALG and review of key documents and databases, and to obtain access to key databases with information relevant to adolescent health and wellbeing indicators
  • Develop inception report
  • Review existing reports from data review meetings related to this assignment, key databases and data collection tools relevant to adolescent health and wellbeing and make recommendations for indicators to be included in the data profiles and adaptations to existing data collection tools to allow for a greater level of data disaggregation according to the categories outlined above
  • Undertake field trips to the eight district councils implementing DREAMS to support them in developing their adolescent and young people profiles
  • Travel to Singida to facilitate profile review and validation stakeholder meeting and for debriefing with PORALG
  • Produce final data profiles and assignment report with recommendations

Deliverables:
  • Briefing mission to Dodoma completed and trip report
  • Inception report
  • Field missions to each of the eight DREAMS implementing district councils completed
  • Adolescent and young people profiles review and validation stakeholder meeting facilitated in Singida
  • Final profiles for eight councils and assignment report with recommendations submitted

Reporting requirement
The following reports/documents should be submitted:
  • Inception report
  • Trip reports
  • Eight adolescent and young people district profiles
  • Final report
Regular in-person or virtual meetings with UNICEF and PORALG as and when required

Location and duration:
This assignment will be of three months duration (June-August) with contract closure no more than one month later (end September). The contract will be home-based with two missions to Dodoma and three missions to Mbeya, Kagera and Shinyanga regions with visits to each of the 8 district councils implementing DREAMS. 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Master's degree in statistics, epidemiology or similar field with emphasis on data analysis
  • At least 5 years work experience with M&E, data collection and analysis, data visualizations and preferably scorecard or other relevant data visualizations that assist in decision-making
  • Prior experience working on adolescents and/or health data analysis and visualizations is an advantage
  • Experience working with Government of Tanzania and/or UN on similar or related assignments is an advantage
  • Excellent quantitative data analysis skills and competency with modern data analysis software, including but not limited to Excel
  • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent report writing skills in English
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English

Evaluation process:
Candidates are asked to submit a technical and financial proposal as well as CV. The financial proposal should include all professional fees and travel expenses (airfare/ground transport, accommodation and meals or per diem) for missions. PORALG will provide logistics and funding for organizing the profiles review and validation meeting in Singida.
Candidates will be shortlisted and ranked based on an evaluation matrix that combines financial offer, technical skills, experience and professional background. The final candidate will be selected based on a desk review.

Responsibilities of the consultant
  • Provide own workspace, computers, and other necessary equipment.
  • Complete all tasks in this assignment with quality and in a timely manner.
  • Update UNICEF regularly as agreed upon contracting about progress, challenges, and strategies to deal with the challenges and seek UNICEF's support as necessary.

UNICEF's Responsibilities
  • Provide essential background information and necessary documents.
  • Provide meeting space as necessary. UNICEF will not provide office space to the consultant.
  • Introduce the consultant to TASAF, TACAIDS, Reproductive and Child Health section within the MoHCDGEC, local government authorities in the DREAMS implementing regions and other partners if needed in collaboration with PORALG. PORALG will facilitate production of introduction letters for fields visits/data collection at sub-national level.
  • Funding support for carrying out the assignment, including consultancy fees as per agreed payment schedule aligned to satisfactory completion of each deliverable and timeline.
  • Provide technical support by conducting internal review of any deliverables before sharing with government or other partners.

Payment Schedules:
The payment will be made base on submission of the deliverables in the following schedules as shown below:
No Item Duration

Indicative schedule of deliverables
1 Contract commencement 3 June 2019
2 Briefing mission to Dodoma completed 14 June 2019
3 Inception report 21 June 2019
4 Field missions to each of the eight DREAMS implementing district councils completed 2 August 2019
5 Profiles review and validation meeting facilitated in Dodoma 16 August 2019
6 Final report 31 August 2019
7 Contract closure 30 September 2019
"UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation."
Opening Date Mon May 27 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Sun Jun 02 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)