National consultant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of Social protection intervention (5 months home-based)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    CONTRACTOR
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Social and Inclusive Development
  • Deadline:
    07/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

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, a chance.  

The Government formulated the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) 2023 that sets out the broad policy framework for the development of a strong and effective social protection system in Tanzania Mainland. The NSPP is complemented by an implementation strategy 2023/24 – 2032/33 provides detailed information on (i) priority actions to be carried out, (ii) key targets to be achieved, and (iii) the financial requirements.

The 2023 NSPP and associated implementation strategy cover social insurance, social assistance, social welfare services and productive inclusion.

The aim of this analytical assessment is to document Government’s direct and indirect investments and programming in social protection across all sectors. The proposed analytical study is expected to identify and assess different programmes implemented by Government which fall under the social protection umbrella. The analysis will not be limited to Government programmes. It will also include programmes funded and implemented by development partners and/or other stakeholders (e.g., NGOs and INGOs). In doing so, the analysis is also expected to quantify costs incurred by Government, development partners and/or other stakeholders in the implementation of such social protection initiatives.

In consultation with PMO-LYED and the broader social protection ecosystem, the consultant will identify and assess potential coverage of Government interventions on contributory and non-contributory social protection in Tanzania Mainland.

How can you make a difference?   

The overall objective of the analytical study is to assess and identify current social protection interventions undertaken by the government, development partners and/or other stakeholders, alongside costs and implementation challenges in Tanzania Mainland.

1.1. Specific tasks will include:

  1. Reviewing documents to identify existing social protection related interventions carried out across different sectors, inclusive of costs and implementation challenges in Tanzania Mainland
  1. An inception plan/report.
  1. Documenting successes and failures across social protection programmes with a focus on demonstrated impact in terms of poverty, vulnerability and inequality reduction, human capital development, livelihoods, and employment promotion, as well as building economic resilience at household level.
  1. Submission of a final, validated report through stakeholders’ consultation.

 WORK ASSIGNMENT, DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENT

Work Assignments Overview
Deliverables/Outputs
Delivery deadline
Payment in %
Reviewing documents to identify existing social protection related interventions carried out across different sectors, inclusive of costs and implementation challenges in Tanzania Mainland.  Developing an inception plan/report and carrying out stakeholder consultation.
An inception plan/report and carrying out stakeholder consultation.
March 24, 2024.
20%
Documenting successes and failures across social protection programmes with a focus on demonstrated impact in terms of poverty, vulnerability and inequality reduction, human capital development, livelihoods, and employment promotion, as well as building economic resilience at household level
Draft report
April 23, 2024.
50%
Validation and finalization of the report
Mini stakeholder consultation
April 30, 2024.
30%

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS

The Financial Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee, travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA. The financial proposal should be in Tanzania shillings.

Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will be evaluated in terms of their education level and work experience. 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.

LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC  

The consultancy is home-based. The contract’s validity will be from February to June, during which time the consultant will be expected to work for 24 days.

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

  • At least 8 years professional experience in social protection, developing organization plans and strategies; evaluating and conducting studies.
  • Advance degree in a related subject area social science, social protection interdisciplinary studies.
  • Experience in working with the government in developing countries, preferably Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience in developing operational plans for social protection policies, including costing, in developing countries, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Overall understanding of social protection in developing countries (particularly Tanzania): key issues, strategies, policy formulation processes and programming.
  • Understanding of broader national and subnational planning and budgeting issues in developing countries.
  • Strong conceptual, writing and analytic skills.
  • Experience of working within the framework of social protection programmes preferred.

 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.

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