Individual Consultant – Providing technical support to UNICEF Social Policy team (Remote), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Organization: Unicef
- Country: Tanzania
- City: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Office: UNICEF Tanzania
Individual Consultant -Providing technical support to UNICEF Tanzania Social Policy team (Remote)
Job no: 531984
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: Child Protection, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Social and Economic Policy, Statistics and Monitoring, Consultancy, Programme Management
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged in order children to save their lives, to defend their right and 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.
Unicef Tanzania is looking for an International Consultant to give technical support to the Social Policy team remotely.
Technical support is broadly defined as including advice on strategy and programme development, design of analytical work, review of and contributions to draft reports/ concept notes/ analytical work, and support to facilitating meetings/ participating in meetings, providing feedback into the discussions and report on take-aways to the UNICEF Social Policy team.
For every child, [Protection]
How can you make a difference?
Technical support to the contribution of the Social Protection component of the Social Policy programme to strengthening Tanzania’s social protection system and the COVID-19 response of the TASAF-PSSN programme
- This encompasses support to the UNICEF- Government of Tanzania- University of Dar es Salaam collaboration on micro-simulation/ modelling of social protection benefits towards the development of social protection financing frameworks for Tanzania Mainland and for Zanzibar; support to the UNICEF-WFP-TASAF collaboration on the development of a humanitarian cash transfer programme in selected urban areas; and any other task related to social protection technical support, in consultation with the Social Policy team and within the time allocated to the overall assignment
- Total number of days for social protection support: 18
- Focal point: Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection)
Technical support to the contribution of the Public Finance for Children component of the Social Policy programme to social sector budget analysis and identifying budgeting and financing implications of the COVID-19 response
- This encompasses final review of a series of Budget Briefs for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, support to health financing analysis, and any other task related Public Finance for Children (PF4C) technical support, in consultation with the Social Policy team and within the time allocated to the overall assignment.
- Total number of days for PF4C support: 07
- Focal point: Social Policy Specialist (PF4C)
Technical support to the contribution of the Child poverty, Data, and Statistics component of the Social Programme to child-sensitive social policy development, monitoring, and evaluation, including in response to the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19
- This encompasses technical review of socioeconomic impact assessment reports produced by UNICEF and (government) partners, support to the UNICEF- Statistics Office- REPOA collaboration on poverty mapping and poverty impact simulation of COVID-19, and any other task related to child poverty technical support, in consultation with the Social Policy team and within the time allocated to the overall assignment.
- Total number of days for Child Poverty support: 05
- Focal point: M&E Specialist, Child Rights Monitoring
Payment Payments will be made upon submission of the following deliverables. 31st July: submission of a brief report reflecting deliverables on public finance for children (final draft Budget Briefs reviewed, and any other task accomplished), social protection (micro-simulation scenarios identified in consultation with government, modelling work started, and any other task accomplished), and child poverty (technical feedback available on poverty mapping and simulation exercises). Payment against a total of 20 days of work 31st of August: submission of a brief report reflecting deliverables on public finance for children, social protection, and child poverty identified in consultation with the Social Policy OIC and focal points at the start of the month. Payment against a total of 10 days of work UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will be required to have;
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, economics, international development, or any other relevant discipline . ·
- A minimum of [15 years] of relevant professional experience in social policy, social protection, child poverty, and public finance management
- Strong familiarity with UNICEF Social Policy agenda
- Experience with working in Tanzania an asset
- Strong analytical and writing skills.
- Fluency in English is required. a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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.
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.
Advertised: Jun 01 2020 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Jun 07 2020 E. Africa Standard Time