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Contract type: National Consultant, Nutritionist
Category/Level: Health/Consultancy
Project/Consultancy title: Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) Project
Contract Duration: 9 Weeks
Duty Station: FO Kasulu, Tanzania
Closing Date: 23/07/2019


Organizational context and General background of assignment:

Kigoma Region is located in the north west of the Tanzania, Kigoma region is currently the only region hosting the refugee. The region is 45,066 km² and subdivided in to eight districts and 121 wards. There are three Refugee camps allocated in the region which include Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps. The region hosts a total of 283,168refugees as of 1st of April 2019.
The camps are located in the three districts of Kasulu (Nyarugusu), Kibondo (Nduta) and Kakonko(Mtendeli). Nyarugusu is the largest camp which is hosting mainly Congolese and Burundian with largest population of about 153,767, followed by Nduta camp which host Burundian refugee of about 92,075 and Mtendeli camp with Burundian population of about 36,808. Following a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. A subsequent meeting in March 2018 reaffirmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection. The March 2018 Tripartite meeting also produced a work plan entailing the repatriation of approximately 2,000 refugees per week from 5 April to 31 December 2018.
Health care and nutrition activities are among the activities conducted in these refugee camps. The main health and nutrition partners includes Tanzania Red Cross society, MSF-CH, world vision and IRC with support from UN agencies i.e. UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA. Malnutrition is among the factor contribute mortality among the under five children. According to the HIS annual indicator for 2018 the total under five mortality reported were 434 cases where among these the total death occurred due to acute malnutrition were 23 cases across all the camps.
For the past 6 years, the annual SENS in Tanzania refugee camps have been instrumental not only in giving informative trends of key indicators over time but also detailed snapshot of the humanitarian situation among the refugees in terms of WASH, Health, Nutrition and Food security and has formed essential tool for M&E across sectors as well as providing key data needed for programme planning and improvement.
In collaboration with other assessments & surveys, annual SENS have more or less provided pertinent outlook about the conditions of a population, helping in objective determination of what type of assistance is needed, and whether or not previous assistance was effective. Also, collecting the data annually means we are able to monitor the health and progress of a refugee population.

Functional expertise and responsibilities:

The consultant will conduct the UNHCR SENS with minimal supervision and produce updated Anthropometry, Health, Anemia, IYCF, Food Security, WASH, and Mosquito net coverage indicators in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli camps as per the following objectives;
Primary objectives;
1) To determine the prevalence of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59
2) To determine the prevalence of stunting in children aged 6-59 months.
3) To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months.
4) To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months, and de-worming among children 6-59 month.
5) To assess the two-week period prevalence of diarrhea among children aged 6- 59 months.
6) To measure the prevalence of anaemia in children aged 6-59 months and in women of reproductive age between 15-49 years (non-pregnant)
7) To investigate IYCF practices among children aged 0-23 months
8) To determine the coverage of ration cards and the duration the general food ration lasts for recipient households.
9) To determine the extent to which negative coping strategies are used by households.
10) To assess household dietary diversity.
11) To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
12) To determine the ownership of mosquito nets (all types and LLINs) in households.
13) To determine the utilization of mosquito nets (all types and LLINs) by the total population, children 0-59 months and pregnant women
14) To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation in the refuge population in the three camps.
Secondary objectives;**
1) To determine the enrolment coverage of selective feeding programme (OTP/SC, BSFP, TSFP children 6-23 months and MNP children 24-59 months for children aged 6-59 months).
2) To determine enrolment into Antenatal Care clinic and coverage of iron-folic acid supplementation in pregnant women.
Expected deliverables:
  • A final SENS assessment report complying UNHCR standards, including recommendations on actions to address the situation is to be submitted at the end of the Consultancy. Results of standardization tests, details of data cleaning and plausibility checks should be presented in the final report. The report must conform to the CRED survey completeness checklist (
  • Standardized tables as presented in the UNHCR SENS Guidelines for refugee populations (version 3, 2013, and should be used for presentation of the results.
  • The findings and major recommendations are to be presented to partners at the mission level (oral presentation and PowerPoint slides).
  • The final cleaned version of the data sets used to calculate the survey results is to be sent to the UNHCR Regional Service Centre (RSC) to, HQ and to UNHCR Country Office.
The consultant will report on regular basis to the UNHCR Public health officer in Kigoma region who will have the overall responsibility of the survey.
The consultancy will last approximately 2.5 month, starting from August 15 to October 31, 2019.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies. Master’s Degree is an advantage.
  • Have significant experience in undertaking nutrition surveys (design and methodologies, staff recruitment and training, field supervision and data analysis/write up).
  • Be familiar with the SMART survey methodology and ENA for SMART, Epi/ENA or Epi Info software and UNHCR SENS
  • Be fluent in English with excellent writing and presentation skills, French/Swahili/Kirundi will be an added advantage
Candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and UNHCR Personal History Form prior to the closing date of this vacancy to the email address below. Please include the title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Senior Human Resources Officer

UNHCR Representation Office

Dar es Salaam

Email: **

JOB from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Closing date: 23 Jul 2019 


The position of Archivist is located in the Mechanism Archives and Records Section (MARS), at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha Branch. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Archivist, Head, MARS, Arusha. The incumbent will be part of the team responsible for the management of the records of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) and the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”).
• Contribute to the development of strategies, policies and procedures for the management of Mechanism records. Implement strategies, policies and procedures, in collaboration with the other Archivists.
• Advise Mechanism officials and staff on record-keeping issues and practices.
• Plan, organize, monitor and evaluate record-keeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, analysis, design, development and implementation, and assisting with recruitment / procurement of specialist skills or materials.
• Plan, organize, monitor and evaluate the development and delivery of record-keeping training programmes for Mechanism staff.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures for the management of the archives of the ICTR and the ICTY, and the provision of access to them. Implement strategies, policies and procedures, in collaboration with the other Archivists and the Associate Research Officer.
• Plan, organize, lead, monitor and evaluate work on acquisition, accessioning, arrangement and description, storage, preservation and conservation of archives.
• Plan, organize, lead, monitor and evaluate work on preparation and dissemination of finding aids for archives.


• Research, analyse and evaluate new systems or tools for the management of archives, and make recommendations for their deployment.
• Advise on and recommend measures to enhance the accessibility of archives.
• Advise on the determination of requests for access to archives. If access is approved, provide access, and information and assistance to requesters, in collaboration with the Associate Research Officer.
• Assist in the implementation of Mechanism advocacy and outreach programmes. Conduct research and prepare presentation and publicity material.
• Contribute to the management of MARS’ physical records repositories.
• Ensure that repositories are maintained and managed in accordance with required standards.
• Manage the transfer of records and archives from client offices.
• Manage the deaccessioning and disposition of records and archives, in accordance with established policies or instructions from client offices.
• Participate in the implementation of the Mechanism’s information security and access regime. Liaise with client offices regarding information security classification, and implement decisions on classification / declassification, in collaboration with the relevant Legal Officer and Associate Research Officer.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of the Mechanism’s plans for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
• Supervise, guide and train support staff. Supervise the work of contractors and consultants.
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Section’s operations and services by: keeping abreast of professional developments; supporting audits of the Section’s work; participating in internal reviews of the Section’s work, recommending improvements and implementing approved initiatives.
• Assist the Chief Archivist / Archivist, Head, MARS Arusha in planning, budgeting, procurement, and management of finances, human resources or facilities, as required.
• Perform other duties, as required.

Professionalism: Demonstrable knowledge of record-keeping theory and practice, and of established standards in records management and archives management. Ability to advise on record-keeping based on analysis of organizational objectives. Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills. Ability to conduct research and analysis, and to formulate and
present recommendations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.
Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Advanced university degree in archival science, records management, information management or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management or information management. Experience of managing physical records in a variety of media and formats, including artefacts, is required. Experience of strict information security regimes is highly desirable. Experience with international tribunals or national courts is desirable. Experience in project management is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda is desirable.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• The appointment is limited to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.
• Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval.
• Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.
All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal. The Mechanism is not able to accept applications for this vacancy via email.
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According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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CLOSING DATE: 08 August 2019