Wednesday 14 February 2024

National Consultant at UNICEF Tanzania February 2024

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Job no: 569612
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Social Policy

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 chance. 
The Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOCDGEC) was established in the financial year 2022/23 and is the Ministry responsible for the coordination of social protection. A Social Protection Technical Committee was established in 2020 which meets quarterly to review progress of the Implementation plan. The Social Protection Unit sits within the Division of Social Welfare, within the Department of Elders and Social Welfare. The Ministry implements one of two flagship social assistance programmes in Zanzibar, the Zanzibar Universal Pension Scheme (ZUPS), which targets all elders over the age of 70 and was initiated in 2016.

The Second Vice President’s Office (2VPO) oversees the coordination of the Productive Social Safety Net programme which has been implemented since 2014. It is the largest social assistance programme in the United Republic of Tanzania, and which in 2021 reached 32,000 households in Zanzibar.

Other non-contributory social protection programmes include:
  • a cash transfer for vulnerable families, Familia Yenye Mazingira Magumu Zaidi, Mapacha Zaidi ya Watatu and Ukoma (Makundeni Village, Pemba), managed by the department of Social Welfare
  • social care programmes (orphanages, elderly homes) run by MOCDGEC
  • grants for assistive devices and other medical needs for people with disabilities are disbursed by the National Council for persons with disabilities (under the First Vice President’s Office)
  • school-feeding, run by the Ministry of Education and local government authorities
  • labour market programmes, run by the President’s Office - Labour, Economic Affairs, and Investment.

How can you make a difference? 
The assignment is to review and update the Implementation Plan for the Zanzibar Social Protection Policy for period 2024-29 and conduct capacity building for the Social Protection Technical Committee.

The assignment has the following specific objectives:
  • Conduct a review of the implementation of the 2016-2022 Implementation Plan and propose recommendations to ensure the implementation plan is SMART and reflects both non-contributory and contributory social protection.
  • Support the Social Protection Technical Committee and key stakeholders in different consultative meetings in Zanzibar during updating the 2024-29 Implementation Plan.

Work Assignments Overview  
Delivery deadline  
Payment in %  
Review existing documents  

Develop an inception plan detailing key approach, timeline and tools needed  


  • Stakeholder Review of 2016-22 workshop  

  • Key informant interviews with key social protection stakeholders  

  • Present inception report  

Deliverable 1: Approved Inception report by UNICEF and  

Department of Social Welfare  

8 days  
Draft the implementation plan with inputs from stakeholders  


  • Workshop 1: Participatory stakeholder workshop to review, and update implementation plan  

  • Workshop 2: Present draft implementation plan to SP Technical Committee and collect feedback   

Deliverable 2: Draft implementation plan report  
12 days  
Incorporate feedback and preparation of final report & implement agreed training  


  • Workshop 3: Validation of final implementation plan to top management at MOCDGEC and SP Technical Committee  

Deliverable 3: Final implementation plan report & presentation  
4 days  





24 days 



Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.   

The Financial Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee, travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA. The financial proposal should be in Tanzania shillings.  

Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will be evaluated in terms of their education level and work experience. The financial part will carry 25% showing the proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for each deliverable (fees, travels, and accommodation) and eventual total consultancy cost. 

The consultancy is home-based. The contract's validity will be from February to June, during which time the consultant will be expected to work for 24 days.   

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Minimum Qualifications required: 
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in social protection, developing organization plans and strategies; evaluating and conducting studies.
  • Advanced university degree (master's or PhD) in a related subject area social science, social protection interdisciplinary studies.
  • Experience in working with the government in developing countries, preferably Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience in developing operational plans for social protection policies, including costing, in developing countries, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Overall understanding of social protection in developing countries (particularly Tanzania): key issues, strategies, policy formulation processes and programming.
  • Understanding of broader national and sub-national planning and budgeting issues in developing countries.
  • Strong conceptual, writing, and analytic skills.
  • Experience of working within the framework of social protection programmes preferred.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
  • Extensive and demonstrated track record on the technical and operational design of social protection systems in Africa.
  • Experience in working with the government in URT and developing countries, preferably Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Extensive and demonstrated track record on social protection capacity building and coordination.
  • Experience with UN agencies, INGOS, local NGOs, private sector.
  • Familiarity with the social protection landscape in Tanzania and East Africa.

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.

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

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.
Advertised: 14 Feb 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 28 Feb 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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