New careers at UNICEF Tanzania


Position: Consultants for Emergency Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)
Job Number: 524056
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. 
A series of localized emergencies happen in Tanzania every year requiring a timely and appropriate response. Small to medium scale emergencies, both natural and man-made hazards including drought, floods, refugee influxes, earthquakes and epidemics often affect livelihoods, destroy infrastructure and cause food insecurity and health problems. Moreover, climate change, deforestation and manipulation of natural drainage channels have increased the risk of floods and displacement of people, changing weather patterns and consequent uncertainties, particularly to farmers. The country has experienced periodic cholera outbreaks, including a widespread outbreak since August 2015 until 2019. In May 2019, Tanzania was exposed to a threat of Cyclone Kenneth which posed a potential threat to some regions in the southern regions mainly Mtwara, Lindi and Ruvuma.

Potential cross-border transmission of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from currently affected countries (DRC and Uganda) makes Tanzania among the priority countries for stepping up preparedness measures according to the assessment done by World Health Organization (WHO) in September 2018.
The Disaster Management Departments of the Prime Minister's Office (mainland) and the Second Vice Presidents Office in Zanzibar are leading the overall coordination of emergency preparedness and response in close collaboration with the lead Ministries, and with the Local governments. With the current increasing risk of cross-border transmission of EVD, UNICEF Tanzania is intensifying preparedness actions in nine regions and 26 districts identified as high risk. The purpose of the RRM Roster is to ensure readiness in Risk Communication and Community Engagement to support emergency preparedness and response through a predictable and coordinated approach to emergencies.
Objectives, Purpose & Expected results
The main objective of the RRM roster is to ensure readiness for implementation of emergency SBCC including Risk Communication and Community Engagement, and evidence-based communication plans of action at regional and district levels. 

Description of the assignment
  • Support behavioural assessments and emergency preparedness in Risk Communication/Community Engagement.
  • Support LGAs and partners in strengthening coordination of social mobilization actions, follow up and updates of partner activities.
  • Support implementation and coordination of; (a) behaviour and social change at individual / household and community levels for the adoption of key lifesaving behaviours within humanitarian contexts.; (b) building capacity for social mobilization among local influencers, CBOs and social networks (c) increased community participation in emergency preparedness and response; d) ensure appropriate placement of SBCC messages as materials in appropriate channel.
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation of emergency C4D/SBCC based on practical tools and supportive supervision, as well as introducing community-based/participatory monitoring.
  • Document stories from the field including success stories and learning lessons.
The TOR is NOT for recruiting for a vacant position but rather to invite for surge personnel with experience SBCC when the emergency escalates to the response mode. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee any future contractual relations with UNICEF. Location of assignment is to be determined as the need arises. 

Qualification and experience
  •  Advanced University degree in the fields of Social/Behavioral sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, community development, Public Health, Health Education).
  • Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: community engagement, behavior change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
  • Experience in SBCC, and emergencies, including disease outbreak communication, Risk Communication and Community Engagement Community Outreach, Capacity building and Monitoring and evaluation
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with either the UN and/or NGO
Evaluation process and methods
Once vetted, candidates with suitable profiles will be included in the RRM Roster to be considered for short term (1-6 Months) emergency assignments as needed. Successful candidates who are being considered for emergency assignments at UNICEF will receive e-mail queries of interest and availability from UNICEF Tanzania HR team.

Successful applicants will be:
  • Tanzanian nationals fulfilling the qualification requirement;
  • Expected to deploy within 1 to 2 weeks from confirming to interest and availability to UNICEF;
  • Deployed on 1 to 6-month consultancy (assignments or consultancy (SSA) contracts
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date Fri Jul 19 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jul 31 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) 

Position: Child Protection Specialist (Prevention of Violence Against Children), P-3, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Number: 524031
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re, Headquarters Locations: United States
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, Safety
The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Prevention of Violence against Children (VAC) component of the Child Protection programme and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the prevention of VAC component in the child protection programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes. H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. The incumbent will also be responsible for supervising a Communication for Development Specialist and a Child Protection Officer.
How can you make a difference? 1. Support to prevention of VAC component of the child protection programme development, planning and management

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the prevention of VAC of the child protection programme to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes, especially in the area of prevention of VAC. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

2. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results
  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the prevention of VAC component in the child protection programme.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
4. Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia - through active networking, advocacy and effective communication - to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAP planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology or another relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
Core Values
 Care
 Respect
 Integrity
 Trust
 Accountability
Core competencies
 Communication (II)
 Working with people (II)
 Drive for results (II)
Functional Competencies:
 Leading and supervising (I)
 Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
 Analyzing (III)
 Relating and networking (II)
 Deciding and Initiating action (II)
 Applying technical expertise (III)
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Fri Jul 19 2019 14:40:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) Eastern Daylight Time
Closing Date Sat Aug 03 2019 06:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)