Friday, September 4, 2020

New Job Opportunity United Nations (UN) at UNDP Tanzania – Team Lead/National Consultant


Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Opportunities at UNDP Tanzania, 2020

Lead/National Consultant to Support the Gender Review and Analysis for
the Development of Five-Year Development Plan III in Tanzania Mainland
Advertised on behalf of : UN Women
Location : Home-based with travel to Dodoma and Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Type of Contract : Individual Contract 
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Sep-2020

Duration of Initial Contract : Forty (40) working days over five months
Expected Duration of Assignment : Forty (40) working days over five months

Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN
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 center of all its efforts, the UN Women
leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that
commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the
world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member
States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships
with civil society and other relevant actors.

The Government of
Tanzania (GoT) is in the process of preparing its third Medium Term Plan
(2021/22 – 2026/27). Since 2016, Mainland Tanzania has been
implementing the National Five-Year Development Plan 2016/17– 2020/21
(FYDP II) under the theme: “Nurturing Industrialization for Economic
Transformation and Human Development”. The theme of FYDP II incorporated
the focus of the two frameworks, namely growth and transformation (FYDP
I) and poverty reduction (MKUKUTA II). Key interventions of FYDP II
were strategically set to ensure the desired outcomes. These include:
(i) promotion of growth and industrialization for economic
transformation; (ii) enhancement of human development; (iii) improvement
of the enabling environment for enterprise development; and (iv)
improving implementation effectiveness. Gender equality is embedded in
FYDP II and an important means and outcome of “unleashing Tanzanian
women, men, girls’ and boys’ potentials to contribute to the envisaged
social-economic transformation”,

The first two Medium Term
National Frameworks are aligned with Tanzania’s Development Vision (TDV)
2025 which aspires to have Tanzania transformed into a middle income
and semi industrialized nation by 2025, characterized by: (i) high
quality and sustainable livelihoods; (ii) peace, stability and unity;
(iii) good governance and the rule of law. Vision 2025 articulates the
desire to eliminate all forms of discrimination including gender-based
discrimination as it states that:

“Ideally, a nation’s
development should be people- centered, based on sustainable and shared
growth and be free from abject poverty. For Tanzania this development
means that the creation of wealth and its distribution in society must
be equitable and free from inequalities , and all forms social and
political relation which inhibit empowerment and effective democratic
and popular participation of all social groups (men and women, boys and
girl , the young and old and the able – bodied and disabled persons) in
society. In particular, by the year 2025 racial, and gender imbalances
will have been addressed such that economic activities will not be
identifiable by gender or race. All social relations and processes which
manifest and breed inequality in all aspects of society- i.e. law,
politics, employment, education and culture) will have been reformed.”
(Vision 2025

Given this background, UN Women as part
of mandate to support Member States’ priorities and efforts on GEWE is
partnering with UNDP and the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) to
support the development of FYPD III. In this regard, UN Women wishes to
hire two national consultants to support mainstreaming gender in the
FYPD III process, make key recommendations, and provide technical advice
to the government throughout the FYDP III development process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comprehensive
    gender-based analysis/ review FYDP II to identify untapped
    opportunities on GEWE as an accelerator in realising the theme
    “Nurturing Industrialization for Economic Transformation and Human
  • Situation analysis of GEWE and existing
    initiatives, including national frameworks and policies related to
    gender, key stakeholders, their scope of interventions and (capacity)
  • Policy recommendations on integrated approaches to apply
    gender equality as an accelerator for FYDP III results, including on
    gender responsive financing, monitoring, and reporting mechanisms.
  • Report
    on orientation and direct technical support to actors involved in the
    FYDP III development and drafting including task and technical teams.


guidance will be given by UN Women Senior Advisor Policy and Strategic
Planning in close collaboration with the UNDP, MFoP and MHCDGEC. The
consultants will work closely with the relevant FYDP III Task Teams,
Sector Working Groups, the FYDP III Technical Committee, and other
structures as appropriate/requested.

The work will be
participatory and include consultations with a broad base of
stakeholders. The consultants are also expected to undertake a desk
review research of existing policies, sector plans, procedures,
documents, and manuals as well as the existing legislative framework in
Tanzania regarding gender equality.


  • Comprehensive
    gender-based analysis/ review FYDP II report with recommendations on
    untapped opportunities on GEWE as an accelerator towards the attainment
    of the objectives and targets as per three pillars namely:
    Industrialisation and Economic Transformation; Human Development; and
    Implementation Effectiveness (including on Monitoring and Financing).
  • Situation
    analysis of GEWE using gender disaggregated statistical data and gender
    assessment/analysis conducted by the government (VNR 2019, BPfA +25;
    CEDAW periodic review; MAPs), academia, development partners, and civil
    society organizations.
  • Identification of existing initiatives
    including national frameworks and policies related to gender, key
    stakeholders, their scope of interventions, and (capacity) gaps.
  • Policy
    recommendations on integrated approaches for addressing gender equality
    as an accelerator for FYDP III objectives, results, targets, and
    performance indicators, including on gender responsive Integrated
    National Financial Framework (INFF) data, monitoring and reporting
  • Orientation of personnel involved in the FYDP III planning processes, including:

-Delivering orientation sessions using the GEWE analysis conducted.
-Presentation of the findings and recommendations.

  • Provide
    direct support to government technical teams in the process of
    development of the FYDP III, including support the reviewing and editing
    the final FYDP III document.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrate
    consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN in actions and
    decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

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.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision-making.

Functional Competencies:

  • In-depth
    knowledge of qualitative and quantitative gender analysis skills,
    including on social development; economics, data and statistics
  • Excellent
    knowledge of the women’s rights issues including on gender and the
    economy, data and statistics and financing for gender equality
  • Demonstrated
    ability to produce clear reports with in-depth analysis and strategic
    recommendations in English in the relevant fields;
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and advice multi-sectoral national teams on assessment and project development;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking.
  • Extensive
    knowledge and experience in using ICT for research, including
    electronic/digital data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Focuses on impact and results and responds positively to feedback.
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Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s
    degree in Social Sciences including Economics, Sociology, Public
    Administration, Political Science, Statistics, Development Studies and
    Gender. PhD is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.


  • At
    least 10 years of international or domestic experience and record of
    accomplishment in gender equality issues preferably in Tanzania or the
    region of Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • Proven experience leading
    gender analysis of macro economic policy and strategies, including
    qualitative and quantitative statistical / data analysis.
  • Previous experience with review of National Economic Development Frameworks from a gender perspective or similar gender reports.
  • Proven
    experience in leading analysis / reviews and developing a new project/
    programme, guidance/ toolkit, and/or systems to enhance gender
    mainstreaming, including in Integrated National Financial Framework
    (INFF) and Data, Monitoring Evaluation and reporting mechanisms is a
    strong asset.
  • Experience leading teams of researchers to prepare development research reports.
  • Experience working with UN agencies is an asset.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; fluency in Kiswahili is required.
  • Proven experience with use of gender analysis in Integrated Financial Management and Monitoring Systems. 

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Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English (English as a native language is a strong advantage).

Application Deadline : 15-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Application Procedure:
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

  • A letter of interest outlining suitability and availability for the assignment;
  • A UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded at, including highlighted references to previous relevant work and publications;
  • Applications
    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 the form of a lump sum monthly payment for
    completion of the required tasks after certification of deliverables,
    including the daily rate used for calculations.
UNDP is committed to achieving
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.
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