New Job Opportunity United Nations at UNDP Tanzania – National Consultant | Deadline: 18th August, 2020
AJIRA UMOJA WA MATAIFA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI UMOJA WA MATAIFA (UN) 2020
Consultant for the Development of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity
Development Plan for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC)
Advertised on behalf of : UN Women
Location : Home-based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 18-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Sep-2020
Duration of Initial Contract : Sixty (60) working days
Expected Duration of Assignment : Sixty (60) working days
Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of
the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against
women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of
equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of
development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is
mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure
that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are
translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and
coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts,
building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant
UN Women in Tanzania is partnering with Prime
Minister’s Office to implement Five-year National Plan of Action to End
Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC; 2017/18 – 2021/22). The
Plan aims at eliminating all forms of violence against women and
children in Tanzania by 50 percent by 2021/22.
Comprehensive NPA-VAWC was developed through a consultative and
comprehensive process that galvanized stakeholders to conceive of an
action plan that considers the lessons learned, best practices, and new
innovative measures to address violence against women and children in
The fundamental challenges have been
experienced in implementation of NPA-VAWC is inadequate number and skill
level of responsible government staff to undertake both VAWC prevention
and response interventions, especially at LGAs levels. To meet these
challenges and to ensure that government MDAs and LGAs can deliver what
is needed, a new approach to capacity development is required on two (2)
(i) Enabling government staff responsible for
implementing the NPA-VAWC to gain the knowledge, skills, and
competencies required to perform their work well and build individual
capacity in promoting women’s rights and gender equality; and
Creating an enabling environment to ensure sustained availability
of dedicated government staff to rollout the NPA–VAWC.
of the NPA–VAWC needs a number of actors ranging from technical experts
who are responsible for provision of education, capacity building, and
support services to victims of abuse and communities. The NPA–VAWC
implementation requires commitment on both financial and human resources
at all levels. In that regard, the Government with other stakeholders
took the initiative to mobilize resources by advocating that Ministries,
Regional and LGAs allocate funding to support NPA–VAWC execution in
The Office of Prime Minister oversees
the implementation of NPA VAWC. The primary mandates of the PMO are to
Ensure implementation of the NPA-VAWC conforms to Tanzania’s
international treaty and convention obligations, government policies,
laws and guidelines; b) Ensure all implementers integrate the NPA-VAWC
into government plans and strategies at all levels; c) Ensure
stakeholders allocate adequate resources for NPA-VAWC activities; e)
Review and approve NPA-VAWC annual plans; f) Provide policy guidance in
overall coordination and implementation of the NPAVAWC; g) Establish
sub-committees, task forces and commissions when required; and h)
Provide oversight on reaching targets set in the plan.
NPA on VAWC has assigned the PMO to develop and implement Human
Capacity Development Plan (HCDP) for the implementation of VAWC. The
HCDP Capacity development plan goes beyond training on how to mainstream
GBV into finance and planning ministries, or training of designated
staff on how to formulate GBV prevention and response in their
respective government institutions, local authorities and community.
The plan intends to ensure the implementing agencies apply GBV analysis
and make as a core competence in policy-making bodies and move GBV
prevention and response to the forefront of development intervention.
The plan targets government departments and networks of CSOs articulated
to implement NPA VAWC.
UN Women is seeking the services of a national consultant to
develop a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to
enhance sustainable availability of assigned GBV personnel with relevant
skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in particular
rollout NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to:
- Prepare an inception report and introduce his/her plan to work on the required task;
- Conduct a Desk Review – from relevant departments and stakeholders; and Examine human
resources of the existing sectors including available staffing,
profiles and data collection tools and information flow;
Stakeholders’ Consultative meetings to gather preliminary information
on the available human resources and requirements (i.e. MDAs, LGAs, CSOs
- Share the first draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for review by UN Women and other stakeholders;
- Finalize the Plan/framework by incorporating feedback;
- Present the final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to Prime Minister’s Office Management for approval.
Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan should be
developed through a consultative and comprehensive process. The work
will comprise of desk reviews of documents and reports from various key
stakeholders at all levels. In addition, more information will be
sourced through key informants, focused group discussions and any other
acceptable scientific methods.
Co-ordination, Reporting and Accountability of the Assignment
- The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the EVAW Team Leader;
- Regular reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office Gender and Children Focal Person;
Consultant will provide updates of the work to NPA-VAWC Secretariat and
receive guidance to ensure that high standards are well
preserved/observed during the exercise;
- All financial matters will be managed in accordance with UN WOMEN procedures and in line with the project work plan.
Implementation Timeframe and Deliverables:
assignment is for a fixed period of 60 working days, commencing 1st
September 2020 and ending by 30th November 2020, when the Final Report
of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan will be due
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following: –
- An Inception Report on the assignment and work plan including time frames on how the work will be undertaken;
- Draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan (HRCDP) report;
- Presentation and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of suggestions into the report;
- Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan;
- An Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination among key stakeholders.
Payment Schedule and Deliverables/Tasks
|Activity||No. of days allocated||Payments (%)|
the inception report and build up from the available report to draft
Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan within 40 days
after the award of the contract.
and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of
suggestions into the report within 50 days after award of the contract.
Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination
among key stakeholders within 55 days after the award of the
|Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan validation within 60 days following the award of the contract.||5 w/days||25%|
key result is the development of a Comprehensive Human Resource
Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of
government staff with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out
their duties in roll-out of the NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- Timely and quality Programme design and inputs
- Timely and quality of Programme document with clear budget and results framework
- Positive relations with partners and stakeholders
- Well written project document
- Regular communication with key partners and staff
- Adherence to UN women standards and rules
CORE VALUES/GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN
Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
- Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the
organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an
international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning
from cultural diversity
- Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
- Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
- Work in teams:
Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic
environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of
different national and cultural backgrounds.
- Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
- Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense
situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent
in Public Administration; Human Resource Management; Social Sciences;
Gender Studies; or related field.
of five (5) years of professional experience in human resources or
Capacity Development Planning for national institutions or
- At least four (4) years’ experience
in working on the promotion or integration of Gender Equality in human
resource planning. Additional experience working on EVAWC is an asset;
- Proven experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning and approaches;
to work in a multidisciplinary team to meet deadlines, including
coordinating technical input into a framework; excellent writing and
presentation skills in English, with additional fluency in Swahili.
Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
Evaluation of Applications:
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Profile and experience of the consultant in relation to subject of the present mission;
- The methodology proposed for the conduct of the mission and;
- The financial offer.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
letter outlining suitability for the job, providing initial
observations on the Terms of Reference and an outline of the methodology
he/she would use;
- A UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, including highlighted references to previous relevant work and publications;
without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete
and will not be considered for further assessment;
- A financial offer in TZS for completion of the required tasks, including the daily rate used for calculations.
workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with
disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be
treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate
sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual
harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore,
undergo rigorous reference and background checks.