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New Job Vacancy United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania - Consultant

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Individual Consultancy to support the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to finalize school health and nutrition strategy and guidelines for Zanzibar[30 days (Spread in a period of two months]
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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Zanzibar
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, a future
In order to ensure that the capacities of the education, health, community and other stakeholders are harnessed for effective school health and nutrition, a school health and nutrition strategy and guidelines have been developed to address the gaps, harmonize and strengthen existing SHN interventions and serve as a tool for the integration and reinforcement of broader SHN interventions. UNICEF has supported the government of Zanzibar to develop school health and nutrition strategy and guidelines, in which a series of stakeholder consultation workshops were held, and draft documents developed. The remaining work is to finalize the existing drafts of the SHN strategy and guidelines that are currently in an advanced draft stage.

The main purpose of this consultancy is to review, finalize and ensure high quality Zanzibar School Health and Nutrition Strategy and guidelines.

How can you make a difference?
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Nutrition officer, with overall guidance from Chief of ZFO and the Chief of nutrition. The consultant shall work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Health with technical support from UNICEF. The consultant will have to liaise with MoEVT for the technical support and coordination of the work.
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The following deliverables are expected
  • The consultant shall review all the documents that were made during different processes of developing school health and nutrition strategy and guidelines including inception reports, reports from stakeholder engagement as well as drafts of the SHN strategy and guidelines.
  • The consultant shall ensure the application of SHN theoretical framework such as FRESH, health schools, nutrition friendly school initiative and that the SHN strategy and guidelines are aligned and developed around the same theoretical framework.
  • Ensure the SHN strategy is written in a strategic language and structure.
  • The consultant shall ensure that the strategy includes a coordination mechanism and structure that will be most effective and feasible for SHN interventions.
  • Contact stakeholders to gather any relevant information that may be missing in the draft documents.
Deliverable schedule
# Deliverable Associated partners Expected date Payment schedule 
1 Concept note on the validation workshop for the SHN strategy and guideline MoEVT and MoH 3rd -7th April 2023  
2 Matrix on areas of improvement based on inputs from the stakeholder’s validation workshop MoEVT and MoH 14th-25th April 2023  
3 Final SHN strategy MoEVT and MoH 8th -19th May 2023 19 May 50%
4 Final SHN guidelines MoEVT and MoH 22nd May -1st June 2023 1st June 50%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • A national consultant who has done a similar work (national strategy and guidelines) in Tanzania or in other countries.
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Environmental health and nutrition
  • 5-10 years of progressive work experience particularly public health, school health and nutrition programming, theoretical frameworks and approaches for development of strategies and guidelines.
  • High quality writing skills, with proved experience in writing similar documents or other national documents.
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated in dealing with assessment and design of strategies/guidelines for complex health programmes.
  • Written and spoken English is required, basic knowledge of Kiswahili is an added advantage; and fluency in English and Kiswahili is required
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Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff , including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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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.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidate from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
This is a National Officer position and is open to nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania only.
Advertised: 16 Mar 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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