Employment Opportunities at UNDP Tanzania


Position: Programme Management Specialist – Consultant
Advertised on behalf of : UN Women
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 16-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English

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Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In Tanzania, UN Women is implementing the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project (WLPP), Wanawake Wanaweza Phase II (2018 – 2022). The Wanawake Wanaweza II project has taken an election cycle approach focusing at advancing women in leadership and political participation as a key pillar of inclusive democracy. The project operates on four main areas of focus: (i) support towards legislative and policy environment that enhance women’s political participation and representation in decision making positions; (ii) support towards expanding the pool of qualified and capable women to run for election, including through initiating programmes that boost women’s confidence and capacity to lead, enhancing their campaign strategies and techniques,; (iii) transform gender norms so that women are accepted as legitimate and effective leaders including through developing campaigns that sensitize the media and electorate on the need for women in public life at all levels, and (iv) support women leaders in gender-sensitive political institutions, including parliament and political parties to attract, promote and retain women leaders, and highlight the constructive contribution they make to decision-making.
The project is in line with UN Women Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 as well as with the United Nations Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP) II Outcome “Women and girls increasingly participate in political and public life and are elected to leadership positions”, the National Gender and Development Policy, the SDGs, (in particular, Global Goal 5 dedicated to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’), CEDAW and other international and regional commitments, such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and African Union Agenda 2063.
To ensure timely and effective delivery of the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project (WLPP) II, UN Women is looking for the services of a consultant to support on the Project Development roles. Working under the supervision of the Head of Women Leadership and Political Participation Section and working very closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst and other colleagues in the unit, the consultant will lead the review and development of Project Documents, including design and formulation results frameworks and monitoring tools.

Duties and Responsibilities
To provide technical assistance to the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project to ensure timely and quality development of Project Documents, results frameworks; implementation plans and monitoring tools. Specifically, the consultancy has the following objectives:
  • Provide substantive technical advice to seven Wanawake Wanaweza II Implementing Partners (IPs) on the review and development of Project Documents, Results Frameworks (RFs), evidence-based monitoring tools and workplans, as per organizational RBM standards.
  • Provide strategic and specialized technical advice to the 7 Wanawake Wanaweza II implementing partners on the development of monitoring and reporting mechanisms to support programme implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Develop, coordinate and provide training on results-based management to the Wanawake Wanaweza II implementing partners under the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project;
  • Contribute to the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project and contribute to their global dissemination.

Key Deliverables
  • Project Documents, results frameworks, workplans and monitoring tools developed for seven Wanawake Wanaweza II implementing partners;
  • Strategic and specialized technical advice provided to the implementing partners on the development of monitoring and reporting mechanisms to support programme implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Training on results-based management to the implementing partners under the Wanawake Wanaweza II partners conducted;
  • Final report on the assignment, including best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of Wanawake Wanaweza II. 

Fees and terms of payments: Payment will be made in three installments as follows:
• 30% upon submission of compressive draft project documents, results frameworks, workplans;
• 30% on the submission of final project documents results framework, workplans and monitoring tools;
• 20% training on results-based management to the implementing partners conducted;
• 20% upon final submission and approval assignment report.

Implementation timeframe
The consultancy shall be undertaken over a period of 40 days that will start running from the date of signing the consultancy agreement.
The consultant is expected to develop and submit a work plan as a pre-requisite for signing of agreement.
Deliverables | Estimated Duration
Submission of seven draft project documents, results frameworks, workplans 20 working days
Submission of final project documents, results frameworks, workplans and monitoring tools 10 working days
Training on results-based management to the implementing partners conducted. Submission of a training report 5 working days
Final submission of the assignment report 5 working days

Required Functional Competencies

• Excellent technical knowledge on programme formulation, implementation and monitoring skills
• Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
• Strong knowledge of UN programme management systems
• Excellent analytical skills
• Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
• Results driven, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrate commitment to upholding and promoting the values of the United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN code of Conduct;
• Strong networking skills. 

Key Performance Indicators
• Timely and high-quality delivery of Project Documents, including design and formulation results frameworks; implementations plan, monitoring tools and budgets;
• Timely and high-quality delivery of training on results-based management to the implementing partners;
• Relations with the national consultant and stakeholders;
• Timely and quality reporting. 

Core Values/Guiding Principles
• Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women and UNESCO in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
• Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
• Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organizations and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity. 

Core Competencies
• Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
• Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
• Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
• Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Required Skills and Experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage 

• At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and reporting and capacity building on results-based management;
• Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset;
• Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing;
• Proven experience in leading teams effectively.

Language Requirements:
• Fluency in English is required.
• Knowledge in Kiswahili is an asset

Submission of Application and Criteria for Selection
Interested international consultants need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
• One cover letter: Explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work;
• Proposed approach and envisioned work plan;
• All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
• Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN women P-11 form willl be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
• The travel costs will be as per UN Standard Regulations.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Job Title: National Consultant - Evaluation Support Officer (Inclusive Growth) - Independent Country Programme Review
Location : Home based with travel around Tanzania
Application Deadline : 18-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 02-Mar-2020
Duration of Initial Contract : 30 days between March and July 2020
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts independent country programme reviews (ICPRs) to support the development of Country Programme Documents and strengthen the accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders and the Executive Board.
IEO will conduct an ICPR of the UNDP Tanzania programme, commencing in the beginning of 2020, to feed into the preparation of UNDP’s new programme starting from 2021. The ICPR will be conducted in close collaboration with the Tanzania Government, UNDP’s country offices, and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.
The IEO is recruiting one consultant that can contribute substantively to the evaluation, under the guidance and supervision of the IEO’s Lead Evaluator (LE). This ToR covers the services expected from the specialist recruited to cover the inclusive growth-related components of the Tanzania country programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the LE, the consultant will contribute to the analysis of the country programme by providing technical expertise and knowledge in the assigned area(s). The work can be expected to include:
  • Prior to the mission, conduct preliminary research, compile documentation, and complete analysis in areas to be covered by the report;
  • Plan, support and participate fully in the data collection mission in the country, including by taking a lead role in interviews in assigned areas of responsibility;
  • With the support of the associate lead evaluator, ensure appropriate documentation of interviews undertaken in areas of assigned responsibility;
  • Deliver high quality analysis of the effectiveness of UNDP programmes in assigned areas, under broad overall direction from the LE;
  • Participation in the evaluation team’s meetings and analysis of key findings, conclusions and recommendations leading to the preparation of the final report.
Click here to view the full terms of reference for this consultancy. 
Functional competencies

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to quickly assess a diverse range of information with a discerning sense for quality of data; and
  • Good mastery of information technology required for organized presentation of information.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Adhere to the principle of confidentiality and ethical code of conducts during the evaluation;
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking skills; and
  • Available to travel and conduct required analysis within the agreed timelines.
Corporate Competencies
Ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, acting with professionalism, diplomacy, tact and courtesy.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced degree or equivalent in a field relevant to the scope of the assignment, such as Evaluation, Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy
  • Evaluation skills and experience;
  • Experience supporting and/or contributing to evaluation missions of international organizations
  • Expertise in one of the following key focus areas of the Tanzania programme is advantageous: economic policy focused on pro-poor growth and poverty reduction; energy and extractives policy; legal sector reform and access to justice.
  • Familiarity with UNDP or UN operations in Tanzania, advantageous.
Language and other knowledge and skills:
Excellent proven oral and written communication skills in English.
Knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.

Application Instructions
Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:
  • CV in the format known as P11;
  • A completed Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Form that indicates your daily rate for this consultancy;
  • A short cover letter that highlights previous experience of high quality acaemic or applied research in evaluation and data collection, preferably in Tanzania and any experience related to inclusive growth and other UNDP areas of work.
Please note that the system can only accept one uploaded document therefore all documents must be combined into a single document for upload.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Title Programme Analyst- Environment
Agency UNDP
Job ID 28553
Practice Area - Job Family Environment&Disaster Reduction - CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIANCE
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 07/02/2020
Duty Station Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience I-Master's Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience
Grade SB4
Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration 1 year
Opening for Tanzanian Citizen Only
The UNDP Tanzania Programme Team is striving to address both poverty and environmental degradation through investment and better governance to ensure empowerment of women, disabled as well as youth and enhance their participation in economic, environmental and governance issues. Our work is organized under three major pillars namely i) Inclusive Economic Growth, ii) Environmental sustainability, Climate Change & Resilience and iii) Inclusive Democratic Governance. The Inclusive growth pillar deals with poverty reduction, private sector development, social protection including addressing issues of unemployment and livelihoods strengthening. The Inclusive Democratic Governance pillar is set out to support effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive democratic governance, in line with the principal objectives outlined in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020, which include peace, stability, unity and good governance. The Environmental sustainability, Climate Change & Resilience pillar provides technical and financial assistance at national and subnational levels. At subnational levels, our support target districts that constitute highly degraded areas, aiming to reduce poverty through environmental conservation, employment creation and sustainable livelihoods. Priorities include support to articulation of a strong national response to threats to natural resources including deforestation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity and illegal wildlife trade. The Programme Analyst being employed will work under the Environmental sustainability, Climate Change & Resilience pillar and is expected to take active role in collaboration with UNDP country office teams to design, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects within the pillar and provides technical advice to government counterparts. The Programme Analyst supports the Programme Specialist and the team with the daily operations of projects, including project management in Atlas and in reporting. UNDP country office is expanding the Environment & Climate Change portfolio to accommodate the new areas of Blue Economy while scaling up some of the successful initiatives stemming from the existing portfolio. This move calls for more innovative support to the team hence the need to recruit a young dynamic programme analyst to be part of the team. The analyst shall contribute to the formulation of new initiatives in an integrated manner covering the coastal communities and the marine environment to harness the potentials for scaling up and take advantage of engaging in the blue economy. Along with this, the analyst shall support the establishment and management of partnerships with relevant key stakeholders to ensure full implementation of various projects in the pillar.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the programme specialist , the Programme Analyst will provide support to ensure the efficient organization and servicing of the regular project management and implementation as follows;
Ensure effective management of programmes within the thematic areas assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:
  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results
  • Support the design and formulation of programme particularly within the management area and translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions
  • Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
  • Ensure the project initiation and closure functions in ATLAS
  • Provision of high-quality management analysis and information/report on the situation in programme, identification of operational and financial problems, and proposals for solutions
  • Identifications and implementations of strategies to improve performance of nationally implemented projects and documentation of result and value for money for these.
  • Accuracy, verification of Combined Delivery Reports and follow up on their signing by National Counterparts
  • Periodic monitoring of dashboards and exceptions, identification of remedial actions in coordination with the supervisor
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects , identification and operational and financial problems, development of solutions and participation in audit of NEX projects
  • Participation in audit processes as a management tool and follow up on audit recommendations . all exceptions are reported timely.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Also, preparation of donor reports.
  • Support quality assurance of strategy, programme and project documents in coordination with relevant programme staff and under the lead of the Deputy Resident Representative and Head of Programmes, including ensuring incorporation of key sections and mainstreaming gender, environment and social standards according to UNDP guidelines.
  • Service high level meetings with Government and partners including producing a summary of key decisions and track follow-up actions with relevant staff.
  • Attend programme meeting and/or operations management meetings
  • Document internal and external consultations and lead on coordinating follow up with programme, programme finance, resource mobilization and communications staff as required
  • Facilitate cohesion and collaboration within the UN system
Guides procurement processes for NEX projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for projects and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Contribution to and application of strategic procurement strategies to support national implementation under UNDAP
  • Working closely with the Procurement team to ensure the timely organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, and their evaluation. Support the negotiations of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations
  • Management of procurement contracts and, upon delegation of responsibility, performing the functions at Manager Level 1 in Atlas for PO and voucher approval.
Support the management of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the strategic Partnership Team, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Implementation of agreed partnership modalities under NEX
  • Dialogues with key national partners on strategies to enhance results achievement under nationally implemented projects
  • Identification of potential partnerships to enhance the quality and efficiency of programme delivery
  • Development of partnerships with UN agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sectors, civil society in the management area based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donor priorities.
  • Contribution to the advancement of harmonization of UN implementation modalities in the context of Delivering as One.

Ensure provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievements of the following results:
  • Contribution to knowledge building in the UN system in national planning, procurement and implementation processes in order to find ways of enhancing UN and UNDP support
  • `strengthened project management practices and application of UNDP’s rules, regulations and policies as well as UN interagency agreements.
  • Ensure and oversee the organization of trainings for operations/project staff and project counterparts on project management aspects – leadership in the organization of briefings and orientation on NEX processes.
  • Contribution to interagency knowledge management activities under Delivering as One, particularly as relating to management and national implementation.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice, particularly in the area of project management
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.

  • Innovation
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Delivery
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Building strategic partnerships
  • Innovation and marketing new approaches
  • Resource mobilization (field duty stations)
  • Results-based Management
  • Job knowledge/Technical expertise
  • Client orientation
Required Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of three years of paid working experience in providing policy advice and programme support in the area of sustainable environment and Climate change in different development context;
  • Knowledge of development contexts preferably for Tanzania or East Africa region;
  • Understanding of United Nations and preferably UNDP policy and programmatic approaches, including integrated and Sustainable Development approaches the leaves no one or place behind
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting issues, including gender equality, human rights and Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team;
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • On-the-ground work experience in developing countries preferably Tanzania and in Africa
  • Working knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of any other UN language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset
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