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Monday, February 8, 2021

National Individual Consultant:Child Protection Officer (Birth Registration and CRVS) Duty stations: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Mwanza and Mtwara), 5 Positions.(11 months)

 


About the job

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged in order children to save their lives, to defend their right and 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.

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The five National Individual Consultants will support UNCEF child protection section in roll-out and implementation of the simplified Birth Registration System and help in setting up of an efficient Civil Registration System in Tanzania Mainland.

How can you make a difference?

The need for a consultant based in Dar es Salaam is based on the following rationale. During 2021-2022, the plan is to launch and rollout the gender-responsive simplified birth registration system in five regions: Arusha, Manyara, Tabora, Rukwa, and Katavi. Accomplishing this will require engaging with 31 councils on a continuous basis. Based on experience in the existing regions, there is need to monitor the functioning of the system at least for six more months after the launch to ensure smooth integration of the system into the routine work of the LGAs. There is also a need for persistent follow up with the councils to integrate the birth registration system into the routine work of the Councils for sustainability in these five regions.

The consultants based in Dodoma, Mwanza, and Mtwara are needed to facilitate timely implementation of the new activities emanating from gender and equity aspects of the new grant and to ensure that the vulnerable and most marginalized children are registered. Ensuring all newborns are registered in the respective regions requires close coordination with the district councils and health facilities.

The consultant based in Iringa is needed to facilitate timely implementation of the new activities emanating from gender and equity aspects of the new grant and will ensure that the vulnerable and most marginalized children are registered in Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe, and Singida regions. In addition, there is a need for support to coordinate with the councils to ensure that the decentralised death registration system functions well and stabilizes and to ensure that birth and death registration systems are integrated into the routine work of the LGAs as per the exit plan. RITA also needs some extra support while rolling out the new death registration system in Songwe and Singida regions.

MAIN OBJECTIVES, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME

·      For the consultant to be based in Dar es Salaam

Tasks

Activities

Deliverables

Payment schedule

Will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Child Protection Specialist (BR and CRVS) and support the launch and rollout of the gender responsive and equity-based simplified birth registration system in Arusha, Manyara, Tabora, Rukwa, and Katavi regions.Â

Arusha And Manyara

·      Work Plan and Baseline survey;

·      Work plan and baseline survey reports

10% on completion of (I)

(ii) TOT (National); TOT (Regional); Training of RAs

(ii)Training reports

(iii) Launch; Campaign to clear the backlog; roll-out of the system for newborns;

(iii) Report

20% on completion of (ii) and (iii)

(iv) Monitoring and supervision; evaluation meetings;

(iv) M&E report

Tabora

·      Work Plan and Baseline survey;

·      Work plan and baseline survey reports

(vi) TOT (National); TOT(Regional); Training of RAs

(vi)Training reports

(vii) Launch; Campaign to clear the backlog; roll-out of the system for newborns;

(vii)Reports

20% on completion of (iv), (v), (vi), and (vii)

(viii)Monitoring and supervision; evaluation meetings; routine work

(viii)M&E reports

Rukwa And Katavi

(ix)Work Plan and Baseline survey;

(ix)Work plan and baseline survey reports

·      TOT (National); TOT

·      Training reports

(Regional); Training of RAs

20% on completion of (viii), (ix), (x)Â

(xi) Launch; Campaign to clear the backlog; roll-out of the system for newborns;

(xi) Reports

(xii) Monitoring and supervision; evaluation meetings; routine work

(xii)M&E reports

30% on completion of (xi) and (xii)

·      For the consultants to be based in Dodoma (Dodoma, Morogoro, Kilimanjaro, and Tanga), Mtwara (Mtwara, Lindi, Ruvuma, and Pwani), and Mwanza (Mwanza, Geita, Shinyanga, Mara, and Simiyu)

Tasks

Activities

Deliverables

Payment schedule

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Child Protection Specialist (BR and CRVS) implement the new activities emanating from gender and equity aspects and ensure newborns are registered and data uploaded;

·      Work plan

·      Work plan

10% on submission of the workplan (i).

(ii) March To May 2021

Liaise with RITA regional coordinators and council teams and LGAs regional coordinators for start of the new activities; visit councils and regions between March to May 2021; ensure that newborns and children aged 1-4 years are registered and their records uploaded; and coordinate with PORALG, the NBS, and the Ministry of Health (only for the Dodoma position).

(ii)A detailed report per region containing the activities completed, their status, challenges faced, and solutions provided; number of children registered and uploaded during March and May 2021; and activities followed up with PORALG, the NBS, and the Ministry of Health.

20% on completion of activities of (ii)



(iii) June To August 2021

Liaise with RITA regional coordinators and council teams and LGAs regional coordinators and ensure 30% of the activities are completed and report on the status of implementation of new activities; visit councils and regions between June to August 2021; ensure that newborns and children aged 1-4 years are registered and their records uploaded and coordinate with PORALG, the NBS, and the Ministry of Health (only for Dodoma position).

(iii)A detailed report per region containing the activities completed, their status, challenges faced, and solutions provided; number of children registered and uploaded during June and August 2021; and activities followed up with PORALG, the NBS, and the Ministry of Health.

20% on completion of activities of (iii)

iv) September to November 2021: Liaise with RITA regional coordinators and council teams and LGAs regional coordinators for start of the new activities; visit councils and regions between September to November 2021; ensure that newborns and children aged 1-4 years are registered; ensure deaths across all age groups in Iringa,
Njombe, Mbeya and Songwe are registered; birth and death records are uploaded;

(iv) A detailed report per region containing the activities completed, their status,

20% on completion of activities of (iv)

·      December to February 2022: Liaise with RITA regional coordinators and council teams and LGAs regional coordinators for start of the new activities; visit councils and regions between December to February 2022; ensure that newborns and children aged 1-4 years are registered; ensure deaths across all age groups in Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya and Songwe are registered and rollout the new death registration system in one more region (subject to availability of funds); and birth and death records are uploaded;

·      A detailed report per region containing the activities commenced, their status, challenges faced, and solutions provided; preparations and rollout of the decentralised death registration system in Songwe (subject to availability of funds); number of children and deceased registered and uploaded during December to February 2022.

·      30% on completion of activities of (v) and submission of the final report (vi)

·      Final Report summarizing all activities.

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.

METHODOLOGY

The consultants will work in close coordination with the RITA team, the LGAs, PORALG, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the Ministry of Health. The consultants will report to the Child Protection Specialist (Birth Registration and CRVS) under the overall supervision of the Chief, Child Protection.

REPORTING

Reporting Will Be Done In The Following Way

·       

·      Monthly reports- focusing on progress on implementation

·      Quarterly progress reports

·      End of contract report

To qualify as an advocate for every child you are required to have the following:

·      University degree, preferably in Statistics, Demography, Law, Economics, Social Science, and other relevant fields.

·      Minimum two years of professional work experience at national and international levels in the area of Programme Management including Monitoring and Evaluation.

·      Candidates having successfully worked on the decentralized birth registration and death registration system will be given preference.

·      Basic knowledge of birth registration and civil registration and vital statistics in Tanzania

·      Proven track record in providing technical assistance to the Government

·      Excellent writing skills with proven ability to produce effective reports. Fluency in English and the local working language

LOGISTIC AND LOCATION

One consultant is required for each area (Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Mtwara and Mwanza) with the travels to the indicated regions.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s competences are builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrated self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovate and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact, manages to achieve ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically and works collaboratively with others.

View our competency framework at

https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.pdf

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.

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 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 deadline for submitting the application is 14 February, 2021

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