In 2013, UNICEF commissioned a Situational Analysis of Children with Disabilities in Tanzania, which was intended to provide a ‘snapshot’ of what is known about children with disabilities in Tanzania and what are the barriers and challenges they face. The report reviewed barriers and challenges faced by children and adolescents with disabilities and their families in Tanzania, presented relevant legislation and data available on children and adults with disabilities and highlighted significant gaps in key areas such as education, health and rehabilitative care and social inclusion. Since 2013, additional literature has been published on children with disabilities as well as surveys that can provide more recent perspective of the lives of children with disabilities, including 2017/18 Household Budget Survey (HBS) in Mainland Tanzania and 2019/20 HBS in Zanzibar. The Tanzania Country Office (TCO) Disability Working Group established in 2020, has recommended that the 2013 situational analysis of the needs of children with disabilities to be updated in order to contribute to UNICEF Tanzania’s Country Programme Document 2022-2027 and serve as a background document for improved disability inclusive programming.
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UNICEF Tanzania is looking for an International Individual Consultant to update a 2013 situational anaylisi of children and young people with disabilities in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar
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According to the population projection for 2020, children (0-17) are 28.8 million which is 49.9~50% of the total population. Children with disabilities make up 3.5% of this number or approximately 1 million infants, children and adolescents. In Tanzania, as in much of the developing world, despite proactive legislation, children with disabilities face difficulties in having equal access to their physical environment, as well as to health and nutrition care, water and sanitation services, education and social support systems available to children without disabilities. In addition, children with disabilities are at increased risk of physical, sexual, emotional violence and neglect. Some of this is the result of attitudes, cultural beliefs and practices that have historically segregated children and young people with disabilities from society; some reflects lack of knowledge and awareness and missed opportunities for meaningful inclusion. Inclusion for children and young people with disabilities will often call upon dedicated resources and support systems that are already stretched thin and are not well coordinated. However, the cost to the individual, family and society over the course of a lifetime for children and young people with disabilities who remain socially marginalised, unable to access education, and lacking in training for future employment or citizenship far outweighs short-term investments needed to ensure that children and young people with disabilities have a good start in life. If these barriers are not addressed, it will leave thousands of children with disabilities and their families without the resources, knowledge or systems of care and support needed for CYPWD to reach their potential and contribute to Tanzanian society.
In 2013, UNICEF commissioned a Situational Analysis of Children with Disabilities in Tanzania, which was intended to provide a ‘snapshot’ of what is known about children with disabilities in Tanzania and what are the barriers and challenges they face. The report reviewed barriers and challenges faced by children and adolescents with disabilities and their families in Tanzania, presented relevant legislation and data available on children and adults with disabilities and highlighted significant gaps in key areas such as education, health and rehabilitative care and social inclusion. Since 2013, additional literature has been published on children with disabilities as well as surveys that can provide more recent perspective of the lives of children with disabilities, including 2017/18 Household Budget Survey (HBS) in Mainland Tanzania and 2019/20 HBS in Zanzibar. The Tanzania Country Office (TCO) Disability Working Group established in 2020, has recommended that the 2013 situational analysis of the needs of children with disabilities to be updated in order to contribute to UNICEF Tanzania’s Country Programme Document 2022-2027 and serve as a background document for improved disability inclusive programming
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OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To generate up-to-date evidence on the situation of children (0-under 18) and young people (10-24 years) with disabilities in Tanzania and make actionable recommendations for improved disability inclusive programming.
- To update the Situational Analysis of Children with Disabilities in Tanzania produced in 2013 based on a review of existing literature and to highlight different definitions and measurements of disabilities currently used in Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar), key data gaps on barriers, stakeholders, enabling environment, programmes, services, policies data and evidence.
- To update numbers on the prevalence of children and young people with disability based on recent surveys.
- To provide recommendations on:
- priority advocacy issues for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar respectively
- areas that UNICEF can focus technical assistance in the new Country Programme, for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar respectively, and which partnerships are key to leverage UNICEF’s work.
The preparation of a situation analysis will be informed by various sources of information, including:
- UNICEF Guidelines for Disability Situation Analyses
- Current policy documents related to disabilities of Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar
- Literature produced between 2013 and 2020 on People and Children with Disabilities in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar
- An analysis of relevant data from surveys conducted in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, including the Household Budget Survey;
- Remote consultations with the strategic actors in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar:
- In Zanzibar, Department of Disability Affairs (2nd Vice President’s Office), PORALGSD, Office of the Chief Government Statistician, Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Elders, Women and Children.
- In Mainland Tanzania, Disability Affairs Office at the Prime Minister’s Office, PORALG, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
- UN Agencies, bilateral institutions and DPOs
- Review meetings with the UNICEF TCO Disability Working Group
TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND FRAME
The development of the Programme document will require the following tasks to be accomplished and deliverables (In bold):
1. Conduct literature review – Acceptable inception report (not exceeding 5000 words)
2.Ongoing literature review, remote consultation with key stakeholders – First draft
3. Integration of comments from the Disability Working Group on first draft – Revised draft
4. Presentation to TCO & submission of final documents – Final Situational Analysis of Children and Young People with Disabilities in Tanzania 2020 – PowerPoint presentation – Draft for development into Infographics pamphlet
The timeline and payment schedule are as follows:
|Activity Details||Deliverables||Expected time investment
||1. Inception report
(Deliverable 1, 20%)
Analysis of Children with Disabilities
|2. First Draft of Situational Analysis of Children and Young People with Disabilities in Tanzania
(Deliverable 2, 20%)
|5. Produce the revised Situational Analysis of Children and young people with Disabilities 2020 (with incorporation of comments and inputs from Disability Working Group)||3. Revised draft Situational Analysis of Children and Young People with Disabilities in Tanzania
(Deliverable 3, 20%)
|6. Produce the final Situational Analysis of Children and young people with Disabilities in Tanzania||4. Final report on Situational Analysis of Children and Young people with Disabilities in Tanzania, including:
(Deliverable 4, 40%)
MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The Consultant shall carry out the assignment under the supervision of the UNICEF Social Policy Specialists – ZFO. The Disability Working Group will be the Advisory Group and be closely involved at each stage of the assignment. The Disability Working Group is made up of representatives from all sections within UNICEF. Its objective is to identify and address the programmatic needs to support the full and meaningful inclusion of children and young people with disabilities across all programme implementation in a manner that promotes the children and young people’s development and participation in line with their potential and evolving capacities. Among its specific objectives is to develop a holistic multi-sectoral plan for the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities throughout TCO programming and make recommendations to TCO’s upcoming Country Programme Document (CPD) exercise, based on monitoring and programming evidence compiled by the group.
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The assignment will be conducted by an international individual consultant. The consultant will have a track record in the field of people with disabilities and will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- An advanced university degree ( Master’s or higher) in social sciences,policy analysis or other relevant fields of study relevant to disability inclusion
- Minimum 10 years of work experience and specialization in disability inclusion and gender programming. Specifically, in implementing disability inclusion within emergency context and within country strategies and programs.
- Proven track record in assessments and analyzing issues pertaining to the inclusion of children with disabilities
- Great attention to details, analysis and presentation of data collection and research findings and excellent writing skills in English.
- Previous experience of working with persons with disabilities in Tanzania is an advantage.
Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
ASSESSMENT /SELECTION PROCESS AND METHOD
Interested consultant will be assessed on the basis of a technical and financial proposal. The financial proposal should be prepared in USD and inclusive of all cost including travel and accommodation and contain a breakdown for each component of the proposed work deliverables, based on an estimate of time taken, which needs to be stated. The budget narrative must explain the assumptions behind all cost estimates.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: PROCEDURE AND LOGISTICS
- The consultant will be expected to provide their own materials such as computer and office supplies, expect in the event of a consultation workshop.
- All travel within Tanzania will be arranged by the Consultant including the VISA and work permit. The consultant will not have authorized access to UNICEF transport, except where accompanied by a UNICEF staff.
- The consultant should conduct this assignment remotely, except for visits to Zanzibar and Dodoma required for consultations and workshops (for list of detailed visits, refer to TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME section above).
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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.
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.