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National Consultant at UNICEF December, 2022 Job Description
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Job no: 557992
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Education

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, Learning.

As part of Our Common Agenda, the UN Secretary-General convened the extraordinary Transforming Education Summit to focus efforts where they are most needed to drive progress toward SDG 4. It was motivated by the pandemic’s effects on education systems and the subsequent impact on efforts to address today’s major development challenges. Various global initiatives have emerged from the consultations and several commitments to action were presented on Leaders’ Day on September 19, 2022. Tanzania and fully embraced, led, and has engaged in the Transforming Education Summit (TES) and at the 77th UN General Assembly including the African Union Commission led side meeting titled “Transforming Education in Africa: Past, Present, and Future” on September 20, 2022. This event resulted in a declaration by the African Union’s Heads of State and Government with the common goal of making education in Africa better, more innovative, and inclusive. African Union has therefore designated year 2023 as the “Year of Education” for Africa. Through the adoption of this declaration, each African Union country is expected to translate it into a roadmap with concrete actions. Tanzania’s government committed to efforts to strengthen Inclusive, equitable, safe, and healthy schools, Learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development, Teachers, teaching, and the teaching profession, Digital learning, and transformation in its statement during the TES. This includes working on increasing education financing to reach 20% of the total budget. Furthermore, as Tanzania embarks on education sector reforms, this will be aligned with the implementation of the youth declaration, which will focus on meaningful engagement of young people in advocacy for TES commitments.

How can you make a difference?

To provide technical support for the high-level government and engagement of young people in the follow-up to the AU high-level event, including a roadmap for the implementation of Tanzania’s TES commitments.

Expected results

UNICEF will collaborate with the ministries (MoEST, MoEVT, and PO-RALG), development partners,and other sector platforms, as well as the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, under theoverall guidance of the Government and the chief of education at UNICEF Tanzania -, and the following results are expected: –

  • Support government to align its current policy and curriculum reform to TES commitment
  • The multi-sectoral consultation framework is strengthened including meaningful engagement of young people in advocating for education both for Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar
  • A roadmap for the implementation of Tanzania TES commitments is available focusing on all TES thematic tracks
  • Advocacy materials and young people engagement for the declaration of 2023 as the “Year of Education” for Africa are available
  • Any other task requested by UNICEF.

This work will be conducted in three phases:

▪ First Phase: An inception phase, including inception report, inception meetings with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and key stakeholders in Tanzania, and other tasks as relevant, will result in a report that outlines the proposed plan, process, and timeline (detailing in-country inputs/TA) for the completion of the Transforming Education Summit follow ups.

▪ Second Phase: Support government to facilitate and document high level policy dialogue meetings and events on the education reform process and curriculum review including young people

▪ Third Phase: Develop a strategy to support the government of URT to implement TES deliberations including high level advocacy plan.

Specifications for each will be agreed in discussion with the MoEST, MoEVT and UNICEF.

▪ Deliverable 1 – Lead the inception Report [15 January 2023]- 30% of contract value

▪ Deliverable 2 – Documentation of high level policy dialogue meetings and events (40% of contract value) [ 31st March 2023]

▪ Deliverable 3 – Tanzania strategic plan for TES deliberations (30% of contract value) [30th April 2023]

Reporting Requirement:

Reporting Dates/When
▪ 1- An inception report with a clear workplan

 

▪ Within two weeks from the date of contract signature

▪ By January 15, 2023

 

▪ 2 – Documentation of high level policy dialogue

meetings and events

 

▪ By March 31, 2023

 

▪ 3 – Tanzania strategic plan for TES deliberations

 

▪ By April 30, 2023

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE.
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 portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS

 

  • Evaluations: The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposal which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted. The Financial Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee, travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA.
  • Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will put clear his/her technical approach to ensure quality attainment of each deliverable and the consultancy in totality. 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.
  • Technical proposal will be evaluated on the following the criteria:
    • Years of expertise experience
    • Academic qualifications
    • Specialized expertise
    • Relevant Experience

 

REPORTING

Chief of Education/MOEST/MoEVT

 

LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC
The consultancy is based Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Dodoma, with travels to selected regions

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Must have master’s degree in education, policy, or similar areas
  • At least 10 years of experience in this field of education management
  • Education sector coordination, policy, and plan formulation, including sub-sector and multi- sectoral components.
  • Monitoring & evaluation.
  • Capacity building.
  • Professional technical and non-technical writing, editing.
  • The Consultant should be able to effectively engage and coordinate with other available technical expertise, such as the Education Sector Policy and Planning Adviser within the Ministry of Education, national experts contracted by the Ministry of Education, and expertise available through UNICEF and other partners.
  • Written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required

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.

Remarks: 

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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 http://www.whed.net/.

“The UN system in Tanzania provided a work environment that reflects the value of gender equality, teamwork, diversity, integrity, a healthy balance of work and life and equal opportunity for all, including persons with disabilities”

Qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for UN vacancies and are protected from discrimination during all stages of employment.”

 

Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time

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