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 Communication Intern
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern

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Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Feb-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 Months with Renewal Possibility
Expected Duration of Assignment : 3 Months

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.

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Background
As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice within context of the UN Development Assistance Plan II, the Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in Tanzania is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is a function performed by the office and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an graphic design intern who will produce creative visual content which will be used in all methods of the RCO’s communication, both internally and externally, and support other communication functions of the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communication Analyst the intern will be responsible for the following.

  • Creating daily press summaries covering both English and Kiswahili newspapers in Tanzania for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
  • Assist in drafting and disseminating content on UN Tanzania social media channels;
  • Assist in providing communications support for UN events and activities including logistical support;
  • Assist in maintaining and updating a filing system for all activities carried out by COAP. This involves documentation of press releases, meeting minutes, retirements, concept notes, approvals, etc;
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation of media coverage after key UN events;
  • Conduct other tasks as required by the Communications Analyst based on the ongoing activities being conducted by the Communications Unit of the UNRCO.

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Competencies
To be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria;
  • To be considered for the position, applicants should meet the following criteria are desired;
  • An organized and systematic approach to his/her work;
  • Ability to quickly read and summarize text;
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate activities;
  • Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.
Core
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye.

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow;
Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work.

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives.

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly.

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Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement;
Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables.

Technical/Functional
Sustainable Development

Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

Development Planning and Monitoring
Ability to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

Relationship Management

Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge productive working relationships;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

Results-based Management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

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Project Management
Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

Knowledge Management

Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met.

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Enrolment:
  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree are eligible to apply. Candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree and are currently enrolled in other academic programmes are also eligible;
  • Have completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
  • Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
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Project Evaluation and Insights Consultant
Advertised on behalf of : UNCDF
Location
: home base and, TANZANIA
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Feb-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 50 days over 1 year

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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.

Background
About UNCDF

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

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Access to Finance in Tanzania
In line with the UNCDF global strategy of Leaving No-One Behind in the Digital Era and countries’ UN Development Assistance Plan, UNCDF is supporting inclusive economies to help smallholder farmers and other vulnerable populations thrive. This includes contributing to refugee response initiatives and considering the consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic in terms of food security, food systems, livelihoods, financial inclusion and last but not least, social cohesion. This programme uses a market development approach that is rooted on five decades of fostering financial inclusion and local development, digital economies and partnerships for the SDGs, digital and financial literacy, as well as reaching the most underserved populations by promoting community-based frugal innovation as well as strengthening savings and production groups.

KIGOMA JOINT PROGRAMME
The Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) involves 16 different UN Agencies and is being implemented in cooperation with the regional and district authorities based on the development needs of the region and the capacities of the UN in Tanzania. By expanding and increasing the support to host communities the programme contributes to enhancement of co-existence between the refugee/migrant population and the host population. Through supporting stability and prosperity in Kigoma the programme contributes to the stability of the Great Lakes region.

The 16 participating UN agencies are cooperating across seven themes which are Sustainable energy and environment; Youth and women’s economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and children; Education with a focus on adolescent girls and young women; WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene); Agriculture with a focus on developing local markets; and an Integrated Programme on Health, HIV and Nutrition.

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UNCDF contributes to two themes, namely Youth and women’s economic empowerment and Agriculture, in partnerships with the Kigoma Youth Agricultural Development Organization, Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Church Aid and Digital Mobile Africa to facilitate access to finance; as well as Arifu, Fundacion Kapital and Khangarue Media for edutainment material on digital and financial education.

Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is to conduct an evaluation(s) of selected KJP projects in terms of their successes, challenges, lessons learned, and way forward. The evaluation should consider the degree to which UNCDF KJP projects met their impact objectives and contributed to empowering beneficiaries and enabling access to finance as well as skill development. Other considerations will be determined in consultation with the UNCDF Country Lead for Rwanda and Tanzania. The consultant will produce at least two publications and create communications materials (e.g. blog posts, conference presentations) as necessary.

The consultant should have demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of research projects focused on access to finance, gender, and/or youth in Tanzania, as well as relevant experience working on financial inclusion interventions and/or in the financial services industry. (S)He is expected to work under the supervision and guidance of the UNCDF Country Lead for Rwanda & Tanzania or her assignee, and in close collaboration with in-country partners.

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More specific objectives follow:
Conduct a comprehensive desk review of relevant project-related documents and draft and submit an inception report. The inception report will be a research plan that includes the overall approach and methodology; key lines of inquiry and any interview protocols; data collection tools and mechanisms; proposed list of interviewees; and a proposed work plan and timelines.
Gain good understanding of UNCDF approaches, tools (access to finance and digital-financial education), partners (implementing, UN and government) and target beneficiaries to evaluate comparative efficiency and effectiveness.
The consultant may employ any relevant and appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods (s)he deems appropriate to conduct the project final evaluation. Methods could include: desk review of documents; interviews with stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries; (virtual) field visits; data analysis, etc. However, a combination of primary and secondary, as well as qualitative and quantitative data should be used. The consultant is expected to revise the methodological approach in consultation with key stakeholders as necessary and should present both quantitative data and qualitative findings and data.
Prepare a draft evaluation report to be submitted to the Country Lead for Rwanda and Tanzania. Key elements of the report will be determined in the inception phase and agreed with the Country Lead for Rwanda and Tanzania but may include:

  • Evaluation criteria: e.g. relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, gender;
  • The main programming factors of success and challenges;
  • The main implementation factors of success and challenges;
  • The main gaps and challenges and ways to address them;
  • The key actors to whom the recommendation is targeted.
Produce a final report based on comments from the Country Lead for Rwanda and Tanzania and any other relevant reviewers.
Draft documents, communications and knowledge-sharing materials as necessary (at least two publications).

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Some of the activities outlined above require alignment with partners or may lead to conceptualization of new activities. Such activities in these areas will be agreed upon in writing between the consultant and UNCDF as they arise.

SCOPE OF WORK

At the end of the contract period, the consultant will be expected to attain the following results
An inception report and research protocol and plan
At least one progress report and participation in team calls biweekly
Draft final evaluation(s)
Final evaluation(s) including two publications and a to-be-determined number of knowledge-sharing products that will contribute to UNCDF visibility in the wider stakeholder community.

Consultant presence required on Duty Station/UNDP Premises
Duty station: The consultant will be home-based with intermittent office presence in Tanzania UNCDF office, frequent travel to project sites in Tanzania and possible travels to other sites regionally, where UNCDF operates. The schedule of project-related travel will be negotiated with the consultant(s) according to the requirements of each programme.
Travel to project locations as agreed with the Country Lead or her assignee.

Provision of Quality, Monitoring and Progress Controls
The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) monthly submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP) duly approved by the Country Lead; (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable project by the Country Lead and/or her designate; and (iii) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.

The consultant(s) will work under the direct supervision of the Country Lead for Tanzania and Rwanda and in close collaboration with other relevant colleagues, experts and/or institutions designated by the country Teams. The Country Lead or her assignee will provide overall supervision of the consultancy and approve key deliverables.

The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop.
UNCDF shall closely monitor the performance of the consultant, and such monitoring shall include the detailed tracking of cumulative payments ensuring that they do not exceed the approved limit in the contract. If the consultant fails to meet performance requirements detailed above, (s)he will receive in first instance, a communication requesting an improvement in performance. Continued failure to meet performance requirements may result in termination and non-utilization of the contract.

Standard Travel Costs and Daily Supplemental Allowance (DSA):

  • If the travel is to perform work or deliver outputs that are OUTSIDE the work/deliverables agreed in the contract, the unit supervising the consultant will fully justify in a note to file why the consultant is being asked to undertake such travel. The said justification should be provided along with the supporting documents uploaded in the T&E module and in line with UNDP/UNCDF Travel Policy rules. The contractor will conduct briefings to the UNCDF team prior to and following field visits to projects via meetings and back to office reports (BTORs) and all supporting documentation for F10 within two weeks.
  • In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon in writing between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed according to UNDP/UNCDF Travel Policy.

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Step III: Written Test – 40% out of technical assessment
Candidates who obtained 80% of the points at the desk review will be invited to take a written test and submit samples of relevant work (evaluations, research protocol and plan), including but not restricting to writing samples and publications (e.g. blogs, reports).
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (Desk Review) + III (Written Test) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.

Step IV: Financial Evaluation

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30.

Both individual consultants and individual employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly). Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline : 22-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
 

Digital & Financial Education Consultant (must be eligible to work in Tanzania)
Advertised on behalf of : UNCDF
Location
: home base and, TANZANIA
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant


Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : A maximum of 100 working days over 14 months

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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.

Background
About UNCDF

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

Access to Finance in Tanzania

In line with the UNCDF global strategy of Leaving No-One Behind in the Digital Era and countries’ UN Development Assistance Plan, UNCDF is supporting inclusive economies to help smallholder farmers and other vulnerable populations thrive. This includes contributing to refugee response initiatives and considering the consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic in terms of food security, food systems, livelihoods, financial inclusion and last but not least, social cohesion. This programme uses a market development approach that is rooted on five decades of fostering financial inclusion and local development, digital economies and partnerships for the SDGs, digital and financial literacy, as well as reaching the most underserved populations by promoting community-based frugal innovation as well as strengthening savings and production groups.

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Duties and Responsibilities
To ensure effective implementation of above activities, UNCDF is seeking an individual contractor who will support the implementation of these activities and who will help in the conceptualization, management, coordination, and implementation of financial/literacy interventions in Tanzania. The Digital & Financial Education Consultant is a national individual consultancy. The National Consultant is expected to work under the supervision and guidance of the Country Lead for Tanzania or her assignee, and in close collaboration with in-country partners.
The broad objectives of this assignment are to:

  • Provide technical assistance to UNCDF partners in the delivery of UNCDF financial and digital education
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of outputs and outcomes of partners’ financial and digital education activities
  • Use human-centered design approach to assess current inventory of fin-ed tools and improve and/or adapt them to beneficiary needs.
  • Assist the country office in the design and roll-out of new and/or adapted materials (digital tools and platforms included) to build financial and digital literacy amongst project beneficiaries
  • Create promotional materials (blog posts, conference presentations) as necessary

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More specific objectives follow:
  • Provide technical guidance and technical assistance and feedback to contractors that will develop and test digital and financial literacy programmes using innovative, technology-based delivery channels for refugees, host communities and smallholder farmers;
  • Provide technical guidance and technical assistance to local partner organizations and institutions, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs, who will provide digital and financial literacy directly to beneficiaries) to deploy and track access & usage of digital- and financial-literacy products and services;
  • Use human-centered design approach to assess appropriateness of fin-ed tools and provide recommendations to improve and/or adapt them to beneficiary needs;
  • Create training materials and conduct trainings/workshops where necessary for partners and for the wider stakeholder community supported by UNCDF in Tanzania;
  • Support Tanzania programme leadership and staff where necessary to include financial and digital literacy into country-wide programmes;
  • Support UNCDF Tanzania in planning and delivering workshops using participatory methodologies on an as-needed basis, workshop content and objectives to be determined;
  • Draft documents, communications and knowledge-sharing materials to establish UNCDF as a thought-leader in digital and financial capability and behaviour change.

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Some of the activities outlined above require alignment with partners working with savings groups, formal financial services (including digital financial services), and potentially other types of digital or technological tools.
Scope of the Work

At the end of the contract period, the consultant will be expected to attain the following results:
  • Adoption and adaptation of UNCDF-funded financial and digital literacy outputs and capabilities by programme stakeholders in Tanzania;
  • Design and development of comic magazines and podcast/radio campaigns for edutainment and below-the-line marketing of UNCDF-funded projects;
  • A field-tested survey with priority financial literacy indicators that can be applied as a pre-, mid- and post-test in any UNCDF programme, and;
  • Results measurement and knowledge-sharing products to be determined with UNCDF Tanzania, Rwanda, IDE Global and NY headquarters that will contribute to UNCDF visibility in the wider stakeholder community.

Maximum number of working days: Up to 100 working days during March 2021-April 2022.
Expected Duration of Assignment: fourteen (14) months.
Both individual consultants and individual employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly). Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline : 22-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

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