National Consultant to support Partnerships in Zanzibar, Tanzania ( For 2 years)
Job no: 558261
Position type: Consultant
Location: United Republic of Tanzania Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Zanzibar, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: Communication, Partnerships
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Zanzibar has a strong cultural and religious base with deeply ingrained social norms around gender, food systems and feeding/cooking practices. The violence against children and women including child sexual abuse and gender-based violence, poor sanitation & hygiene practices, engaging children in hazardous and non-hazardous labour work with very high prevalence in the fishing, tourism and domestic labour impacting their attendance and learning in school despite being enrolled in schools. Religion has strong role to play in changing these behaviours and ensure realization child rights specially in the early child development, positive parenting and education. With Blue economy which focuses on some of UNICEF’s mandated areas of health, nutrition and food security, climate change, Government is making serious efforts in inviting development agencies and donors for investment. Tourism sector in Zanzibar has a strong potential for improved environment for children by steering their own policy family friendly and also bringing in resources for children to be in school, improving quality of education, improving nutrition and health care. They also have power and could be potential advocates with Government towards policy actions for children.
Zanzibar with an independent constitution, Legislature, executive and Judiciary has its own Government with complete autonomy. Close networking and engagement with House Representatives, President and two Vice Presidents’ Offices, would help us advocating for enabling policy and programme environment for promoting children’s rights.
This explains the engagement with Legislature, unconventional ministries such as Ministry of Blue economy, Trade & industry, Tourism, Fiaheries, Institution of Faith groups, Youth networks, Private sector etc These issues are of long term nature and can not be delivered in a year or two and requires a strong multidimensional Partnership and communication strategy, plan and working with system This would be a unique opportunity for Zanzibar Office to work with Ministries and engage/influence partnerships to create a space for children. This requires Human resource for a longer period for the whole duration of the Country programme. It is also important to note that Partnerships is one of the core priorities for the Tanzania Country Office in the new Country programme. During the PBR process, it was suggested to have Consultancy for one or two years and depending on the outcomes, it would be considered for regular position in the mid term of the Current Country programme. Hence the Consultancy is proposed for two years with tasks assigned for a year. The Consultancy with some incubation period will have assured gains of curating and leveraging Partnerships.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this consultancy is to support Zanzibar Field Office in managing Partnerships initiatives.
The objectives of this consultancy are to develop partnerships strategy, undertake Partners Landscape analysis and support CFO in strengthing engagement with Offices of President and two Vice Presidents of Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, network with Representatives of the House, engaging Youth networks and establish Partnerships with Tourism sector and other Private sector and new Ministry of Blue Economy to protect and realize the rights of children of Zanzibar.
KEY TASKS, DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENTS IN (%)
Schedule of Activities with expected deliverables and timelines: SN
To develop Partnership strategy for Zanzibar
– Study of TCO CAP and Pratnership strategy
– Discussion with Programme colleagues
– Preparing draft Strategy for ZFO
To undertake Landscape Analysis of Partners and Programmes around Child rights and submit the report
– Development of TOR, getting vetted by CAP
– Interaction with Programme colleagues
– Secondary data analysis
– Consultation with Stakeholders
– Preparing draft report for review and finetuning
Support CFO in forging Partnership with Zanzibar House Representatives and facilitate two thematic orientation sessions
– Meetings with Dy Speaker’s Office
– Getting Agreements on dates
– Preparing materials for presentation in coordination with relevant programme sectors
– Coordinating communications and the session
To forge Partnership with Tourism sector On Family friendly policies and environment
– Advocacy dialogue (Meetings)
To advocate with Tourism sector and engage them education and reduction of undernutrition
– 2 Advocacy meetings with MOT
– Developing message in coordination with Programme Sectors to carry messages on Education, Nutrition and Climate agenda through all channels/platforms
– Agreement from MOT, developing guidelines and supplying materials for display
To support CFO in forging partnership with Ministry of Blue
– Partnership forged with Blue economy
-Economy to work on Climate change agenda and Nutrition
To engage Media in Child rights
– Media network oriented on Child rights
– Two field visits of select Child friendly Media houses to capture and publish thematic stories around education and nutrition
To engage with Youth Networks on child rights
– To orient Youth networks(Scouts & Guides or other such Networks)
– Youth engaged in collecting, analysing children’s issues in pemba and prepare action plan for roll out
August to December
To roll out Binti campaign
– Campaign strategy
– Roll out of the strategy
To prepare Human interest stories
– Human Interest stories- 1 per month covering all programme sectors
Celebration of CRC Day
– To organize CRC Day event around the theme
– Go Blue on historic Buildings
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.
REPORTING This consultancy is reporting to the Chief of Field Office Zanzibar. The consultancy will be required to submit a monthly report based on deliverables/progress of the tasks as per the Developed Action plan based on the schedule of activities.
LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC The assignment will mainly be carried out in Zanzibar. Required to travel as per programme requirements in consultation with and approval of Supervisor/CFO.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in international development, communication, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related field.
At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and /or any private sector engagement related activities, preferably in an international organization required.
The Private Sector Engagement Specialist is a seasoned professional in the field of external relations, in particular private sector engagement and partnership development S/he should follow established procedures, but is expected to make recommendations on the strategies for engagement and communications products. S/he is accountable for quality, substantive input and ability to project a competent and trusted image of UNICEF to partners.
For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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.
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Advertised: Dec 28 2022 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Jan 06 2023 E. Africa Standard Time