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Position: National Consultant for the Development of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) 
Location : Home-based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 29-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Mar-2020
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, 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 centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Tanzania is partnering with Prime Minister’s Office to implement Five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC; 2017/18 – 2021/22). The Plan aims at eliminating all forms of violence against women and children in Tanzania by 50 percent by 2021/22.
The Comprehensive NPA VAWC was developed through a consultative and comprehensive process that galvanized stakeholders to conceive of an action plan that considers the lessons learned, best practices, and new innovative measures to address violence against women and children in Tanzania. The plan consists of 8 areas of implementation developed using the INSPIRE MODEL that need different supporting tools to deliver desired goals, such as Coordination Guideline for VAWC Committee Establishment; Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for monitoring VAWC interventions, reporting and data generation; and an NPA – VAWC Communication Strategy for addressing stereotypes and harmful traditional practices through tailored messaging in community settings.
The fundamental challenges have been experienced in implementation of NPA VAWC is inadequate number and skill level of responsible government staff to undertake both VAWC prevention and response interventions, especially at LGAs levels. To meet these challenges and to ensure that government MDAs and LGAs can deliver what is needed, a new approach to capacity development is required on two (2) different levels:
(i) Enabling government staff responsible for implementing the NPA VAWC to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to perform their work well and build individual capacity in promoting women’s rights and gender equality; and
(ii) Creating an enabling environment to ensure sustained availability of dedicated government staff to rollout the NPA –VAWC.
Implementation of the NPA – VAWC needs a number of actors ranging from technical experts who are responsible for provision of education, capacity building, and support services to victims of abuse and communities. The NPA – VAWC implementation requires commitment on both financial and human resources at all levels. In that regard, the Government with other stakeholders took the initiative to mobilize resources by advocating that Ministries, Regional and LGAs allocate funding to support NPA –VAWC execution in respective LGAs
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women is seeking service of a national consultant to develop a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of personnel with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in particular rollout NPA –VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland.
The consultant is expected to:
  • Prepare an inception report and introduce his/her plan to work on the required task;
  • Conduct a Desk Review – Examine human resources of the existing sectors including available staffing, profiles and data collection tools and information flow;
  • Facilitate Stakeholders’ Consultative meetings to gather preliminary information on the available human resources and requirements (i.e. MDAs, LGAs, CSOs and RS);
  • Share the first draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for review by UN Women and other stakeholders;
  • Finalize the Plan/framework by incorporating feedback from relevant departments and stakeholders; and
  • Present the final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to Prime Minister’s Office Management for approval.

The Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan should be developed through a consultative and comprehensive process. The work will comprise of desk reviews of documents and reports from various key stakeholders at all levels. In addition, more information will be sourced through key informants, focused group discussions and any other acceptable scientific methods.
Co-ordination, Reporting and Accountability of the Assignment
  • The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the EVAW Team Leader;
  • Regular reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office Gender and Children Focal Person;
  • The Consultant will provide updates of the work to NPA-VAWC Secretariat and receive guidance to ensure that high standards are well preserved/observed during the exercise;
  • All financial matters will be managed in accordance with UN WOMEN procedures and in line with the project work plan.
Implementation Timeframe and Deliverables:
The assignment is for a fixed period of 60 working days, commencing 1st March 2020 and ending by 31st May 2020, when the Final Report of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan will be due for submission.
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following: -
  • An Inception Report on the assignment and work plan including time frames on how the work will be undertaken;
  • Draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan (HRCDP) report;
  • Presentation and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of suggestions into the report;
  • Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan;
  • An Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination among key stakeholders.
Payment Schedule and Deliverables/Tasks
ActivityNo. of days Payments (%)
Review the inception report and build up from the available report to draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan within 40 days after the award of the contract.40 w/days25%
Presentation and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of suggestions into the report within 50 days after award of the contract.10 w/days25%
An Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination among key stakeholders with 55 days after the award of the contract.5 w/days25%
Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan validation within 60 days following the award of the contract.5 w/days25%
Competencies
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
  • Timely and quality Programme design and inputs
  • Timely and quality of Programme document with clear budget and results framework
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Well written project document
  • Regular communication with key partners and staff
  • Adherence to UN women standards and rules

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women 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 organization 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, multi ethnic 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.

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

Strong technical knowledge and expertise on EVAW and VAC
Outstanding technical knowledge and experience on development of Capacity Building Plan for government;
Outstanding writing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration; Human Resource Management; Social Sciences; Gender Studies; or related field.
Experience:
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in developing Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for national level programming;
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in working on VAWC issues, with good programme design skills; including capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent documents;
  • Proven experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory);
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team, including coordinating technical input into a framework;
  • Ability to work rapidly, both in person and with team members in various locations;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Language Requirements:
Written and oral proficiency in English is required.

Evaluation of Applicants:
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Profile and experience of the consultant in relation to subject of the present mission;
  • The methodology proposed for the conduct of the mission and;
  • The financial offer.

Application Procedure:
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
  • Cover letter outlining suitability for the job, providing initial observations on the Terms of Reference and an outline of the methodology he/she would use;
  • A UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, including highlighted references to previous relevant work and publications;
  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment
  • A financial offer in TZS for completion of the required tasks, including the daily rate used for calculations.
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.