New Opportunities in United Nations at World Health Organization (WHO), IRMCT Arusha, UNICEF and WFP Tanzania

 Data Clerk - (2101624)
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 Months
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam

Organization: AF_TZA Tanzania
Schedule: Full-time
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Purpose of the SSA:
Tanzania has made tremendous progress in eradication of poliomyelitis and elimination of MNTE and measles. . The last case of Polio was in 1996 and since then no case of wild poliomyelitis or cVDPV has been detected in Tanzania. In 2020, the WHO African region was declared polio free, however more efforts are needed to sustain the gains by continuing with routine immunization and strengthening vaccine preventable diseases surveillance. Therefore, a strong Monitoring and evaluation system with accompanying accountability is indispensable for better guiding the program towards the goals. Data Management is a very crucial component to ensure effective implementation of M&E system.

Scope and Methodology

The incumbent is expected to support the country and zonal surveillance officers in data management, Monitoring and evaluation activities. Under the direct supervision of the WHO IVD team leader Operation Officer, the incumbent’s duties shall be to:

Summary of Assigned Duties:

  • Assist with data presentation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Prepare reports and disseminates as required relevant levels
  • Manage all Disease Surveillance Case-based and Line listed cases (AFP, AFP-CVF, Measles, NNT, YF, CSM), IDSR
  • Produce timely and disseminate to the ZC and relevant levels weekly/monthly and quarterly EPI feedback
  • Produce quality analysis/reports from all data generated to enhance decision making at relevant levels
  • Systematically provide feedback to states and laboratories on data quality as well as timeliness and completeness
  • To classify cases accordingly using all available parameters (Lab result, DCIF and NPEC decision)
  • Prepare Alerts for Detailed Case Investigation due for Sixty Days Follow up
  • Collate and Collaborate with data managers in the Polio/Measles/Rota Virus/PBM Laboratories and State Coordinators/other state staff and Central Level staff to ensure that data is captured and updated
  • Ensure timely submission of data to the central level
  • Data harmonization with all levels involved (Lab/WCO/Zone)
  • Keep records of all PBM/Rota Virus data received
  • Update databases with results received from Polio/Measles laboratories feedback
  • Supervise and monitor the activities of State Data Clerks and Zonal Data Assistant
  • Track and Update Measles outbreak logs by LGAs/State and submit to WCO weekly
  • Timely submission of my monthly activity reports to central level
  • Ensure timely submission of data to the Zonal Office
  • Support/monitor the Zonal Data Assistant and the State Data Clerks to manage data entry, basic analysis and other ad-hoc data Management activities
  • Establish, maintain and update all data files pertaining to Disease Surveillance, IDSR, LQAs, SIA (Polio and non-Polio SIAs) and Routine Immunization
  • Ensure IDSR 002 ,003 and Core Indicators are done by States and received at Zonal level then transmitted to WCO
  • Submission of all Case-based data electronically generated via entry of Case Investigation Forms to WCO every Thursday
  • Manage all PBM, Rota Virus and Sentinel Sites data in line with WHO managed Sentinel Sites Standard Procedures
  • Coordinate, print and distribute EPID and ID Registers for States and send timely to states and the Labs for use
  • Project Target Population in line with Bureau of Statistics Census for Ward, LGA and State Levels and Share with WCO and States for Data Management
  • Perform data validation and cleaning on all data set received before sending to various levels
  • Backup copies of all state data in the zone
  • Provide feedbacks and feed-forward on all data collated to relevant levels for necessary action and decision making.
  • Investigation, Active Case Search etc) are downloaded/collated, cleaned, analysed and sent to the relevant levels for action.
  • Support state on the use of DHIS2 Plat form for RI reporting
  • Perform any task provided by the Team Lead UHC/IVD.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ensure Data Kit (ODK) for all data set available
  • Support EPI Staff in Monitoring and Evaluation of WHO Processes using METT on monthly and quarterly basis
  • Collate, Clean and Share data from ODK server weekly to States and WCO
  • Phone configuration, trouble shooting and providing first line support to Staff Members in the field collating data Via Mobile device.
  • To classify cases accordingly using all available parameters (Lab result, DCIF and NPEC decision)
  • Prepare Alerts for Detailed Case Investigation due for Sixty Days Follow up; Collate and update the AFP DB with findings at
  • follow up and as well Submit to relevant levels
  • Monitor Zero Dose Cases and ensure Zero Dose cases have duly investigated and filled form sent to ODK Server
  • Follow up with States in the Zone to track and retrieve missing/incomplete data.
  • Identify incoherent data and notify relevant levels accordingly.
  • Ensure analysis and transmission of quality data from the state and carry out supportive visit to address gaps.
Technical Supervision
Objectives of the Review The objective of the post is to coordinate WHO data management and M&E activities at zonal level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the zone/states to (a) ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the surveillance and immunization program (b) monitor achievement of recommended surveillance performance indicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), other Vaccine Preventable Diseases as well as other diseases of public health priority as highlighted in Tanzania's Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy. c) provide evidences through the timely utilization of different data available and guide the program. Specific Requirements.


  • Essential: Fluency in both English and Swahili language.
  • Desirable: Working knowledge of other UN language is an added advantage.

  • Completion of secondary education; preferably supplemented by a technical or university degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or data management related field with additional data management training.
  • Strong IT knowledge with training.
  • Essential: 5 - 7 years' experience in health-related data management. Experience in quality collection analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management. Experience in database development. Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (Health Mapper, ArcGIS, MapInfo etc)
Desirable: Experience in managing health related data

Skills and Competencies
  • Data Management and IT skill with working experience.
Competence Required
*1. Teamwork
*2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
*3. Communication
Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
  • Basic IT skills is a requirement: Good command of MS office software: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and use of the Internet.
  • Basic competency in Microsoft office applications.
  • Data Clerk will be working in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
  • The contract will be for one year
  • Grade: G.6 – 01

Interested and qualified applicants should send cover letter and comprehensive resume to the WHO Country Representative via the following email addresses; or use the following link to apply online
Females are highly encouraged to Apply for this position
Job Posting: Apr 13, 2021, 12:58:11 PM
Closing Date: May 4, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
National Individual Consultant: Rapid Pro/DHIS2 Consultant
Job no:
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Categories: Health, Consultancy
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, health.
UNICEF is committed to support the Government of Tanzania in implementing National Digital Health Strategy 2019-2024. As an organization who applies multisectoral programmatic and integrated approach for supporting children and vulnerable population in the country, UNICEF will support government’s initiatives especially on which focuses promoting data-use for public health decision making at all administrative levels. UNICEF’s position in supporting the implementation of the national strategy is to support government counterparts in their successful establishment and operationalization of new governance structure (Strategic Priority #1), which is proposed in the strategy, and promoting and facilitating further effective data use for decision making (Strategic Priority #6)). UNICEF is not able to propose development of specific patient management systems to the Government. Rather, UNICEF will support the Government on how to effectively use the available data which is collected within the Government-owned systems. To complete our indicated role, it requires some technical skills in programming (including coding systems), and other computing sciences in addition to public health programmatic perspectives. The consultant will be expected to complement the skills that UNICEF programme sections already have with these highly technical programing skills

How can you make a difference?

The general objective of the consultancy will be to ensure UNICEF’s support on reprograming of the digital health to fit for purposes and contexts, and Government’s directions.

The main objectives of the consultant will be as follows;
  • To support UNICEF Tanzania Programme sections, particularly Health and Innovation section, to provide technically sound support to the Government counterparts in an area of health information systems strengthening.
  • To support UNICEF Tanzania Programme sections, particularly Health and Innovation section, to better design mHealth to substantially contribute to a reduction in maternal, neonatal, and postnatal mortality. Promoting health seeking behaviors in pregnant women and new mothers and ensure an alignment of what UNICEF investments and Governments’ initiatives.
  • To support UNICEF Tanzania Programme sections, particularly Health and Innovation section, in reprogram and deployment of Mama na Mwana system and Systematically and consistently gathering feedback on the quality of RMNCH care experienced by prospective and new mothers through MnM system. Facilitating evidence-based decision making.
The consultant is expected to support UNICEF programme sections, especially Health and Innovation section, from technical perspectives by applying her/his technical skills and experiences. More specifically, s/he will;
1) Provide technical support on Reviewing data flow to accommodate reestablishing and redesigning of a Mama na Mwana system in close collaboration with Health and Innovation team’s;
2) Migrate all old data flows, contacts, messages, campaigns etc. of the current system, including partner modules, to the upgraded RapidPro platform;
3) Connect to DHIS2 and rapid pro and develop dashboards for selected indicators;
4) Develop data visualization products such including dashboards, Score cards, graphs etc. for selected indicators using available information to best represent information for UNICEF decision-making;
5) Develop documentation based on the design and architecture of the redesigned
6) Manage dashboard updates and troubleshooting, administer, and maintain Mama na Mwana System;



Expected Date (*)

% of Total Contract


Designed Architecture, schematics, prototypes of the proposed solution; - Documentation based on the designed architecture of the application; (To support UNICEF Tanzania Programme sections, particularly Health and Innovation section, to provide technically sound support to the Government counterparts in an area of health Information systems strengthening)

End of June 2021 (16 days)



A fully migrated application containing information such as contacts, flows, messages, campaigns of the current system (Migrate all old data flows, contacts, messages, campaigns etc. of the current system, including partner modules, to the upgraded RapidPro platform)

End of July 2021 (8 days)



Visual products such as dashboards, score cards containing charts, tables, and figures (Develop data visualization products such including dashboards, Score cards, graphs etc. for selected indicators using available information to best represent information for UNICEF decision making)

End of Dec 2021 (20 days)



A well-integrated DHIS2 and rapid pro application with dashboards for selected indicators (Connect to DHIS2 and rapid pro and develop dashboards for selected indicators)

End of Sept 2021 (20 days)



Relevant documentations for the new platform

End of Jan 2022 (8 days)



Manage dashboard updates and troubleshooting, administer, and maintain Mama na Mwana System

Routine basis (8 days cumulatively)


*Expected date of completion would be highly affected by COVID-19 pandemic situation. This will be adjusted and updated regularly depending on the COVID-19 situation and Government’s approvals by having regular consultation between the consultant and supervisors.

Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines
To qualify as an advocate for every child you are required to have the following:
Academic Qualifications/Education and Licensing Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Business Administration, mathematics, engineering, or related area. Masters will be an added advantage.
• Experience in IT or database administration a plus
• Experience in: Multiple OS platforms with strong emphasis on Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu), Mac OS X, and Windows systems
• Experience working in a research/projects environment that relies extensively on Open- Source solutions
• Knowledge and experience of using RapidSMS, RapidPro and DHIS2 is an asset.
• Experience working with MNOs and aggregators.
• Experience in setting up and managing SMS gateway and integration with MNOs.
• Experience in Software design, documentation, testing, and maintenance
• Hardware requirements experience
• Data management and programming skills
• Proven skills in communication, networking systematic thinking and ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

Employment experience – 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience at national level in software developments especially with mobile and SMS based information systems.

A suitable candidate should have experience in the following areas;
• Implements computer system requirements by defining and analyzing system problems; designing and testing standards and solutions.
• Defines application problem by conferring with clients; evaluating procedures and processes.
• Develops solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
• Controls solution by interpreting specifications and coordinating production with programmers.
• Validates results by testing programs.
• Ensures operation by training client personnel and providing support.
• Provides reference by writing documentation.
• Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed
• Experience with desktop and web/application development using various technologies, implementing business logic, maintaining software applications, documentation and generating APIs.
• Good working knowledge of major relational database management systems, advanced design skills and development of scalable, modular, extensible applications with open APIs.
• Experience in implementing systems with Python, objective C or C++, SQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS
• Experience in Teamwork and team building
• Experience in general consulting skills

The consultant will work under the guidance of Health Specialist (Data and research). In addition, to perform the expected tasks, the consultant will be required to work closely with various Government counterparts, development partners and implementing partners.
The consultant will be tasked to communicate with relevant stakeholders as UNICEF representative as necessary to complete her/his tasks. S/he will be requested to regularly update the progress status to UNICEF team members by oral or written as appropriate.

Medical Evacuation Coverage:
The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

Interested consultant will be assessed on the basis of a technical and financial proposal. The financial proposal should be prepared in TZS and inclusive of all cost including travel and accommodation and contain a breakdown for each component of the proposed work deliverables, based on an estimate of time taken, which needs to be stated. The budget narrative must explain the assumptions behind all cost estimates.


The Consultant will work under the supervision of the Health Specialist (Data and research), in
close collaboration with the Chief Health, Health Manager (PHC), and Knowledge management

Working conditions
• Transport will be provided to the consultant during field travel;
• No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant;
• No travel should take place without an email travel authorization from the section prior to the
commencement of the journey;
• Additional details of UNICEF rules, regulations and conditions will be attached to the contract.

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies;

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
Builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovates and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, work Collaboratively with others.

To view our competency framework, please click the link below;
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Advertised: 09 Apr 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 16 Apr 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


Career Opportunities: PD Intern - Field Innovation (141660)
Requisition ID 141660 - Posted 09/04/2021 - Short Term Monthly - Africa, Southern - Tanzania, United Republic of - Dar-es-Salaam
PD Internship Programme 2021 – Field Innovation Hub Intern
Field Innovation Hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking motivated and qualified candidates to fill positions of the 2021 Policy and Programme Department (PD) Internship Programme.

The position will either be based in our Field Innovation Hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or home-based, depending on the pandemic-caused restrictions. The internship will be for the period of 3- 8 months from June/July 2021.
Brief description of Tanzania Field Innovation Hub:
Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP partners with governments, other international organizations and UN agencies, the private sector, and more than 1,000 national and international NGOs in its operations to provide food assistance and tackle the underlying causes of hunger.

We are currently seeking to fill an Innovation Advisor position in our Innovation Field Hub, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

WFP believes that new ideas and disruptive approaches are crucial to getting closer to achieving #zerohunger. We recognise the potential of bold, creative innovations in technology, nutrition and agriculture to create extraordinary, life-changing impact for millions of people.

To this end, WFP’s first Field Innovation Hub (the Hub) was established in Tanzania in 2017. Now in its fourth year, the Hub has laid the groundwork for catalysing Tanzania’s innovation ecosystem and changing the way WFP approaches both current and future operations. The Hub’s work is closely aligned with the objectives of WFP Tanzania’s 2017-2021 country strategic plan, which focuses on supporting the Government of Tanzania in its effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the Zero Hunger 2030 agenda. In 2021, the hub is fully dedicated towards finding opportunities to revolutionise WFP’s activities to increase its impact and effectiveness.

The Hub’s work in Tanzania includes the following workstreams:

1) Tailored innovation services: We work together with all units in WFP Tanzania to embed innovation into the design and implementation of existing and planned activities. We help incorporate innovation into project proposals, help secure private sector partnerships, provide support on the development of business cases and advise on the use of emerging technologies. We extend these services to our government partners and other key stakeholders.

2) Identifying, matching and piloting innovation projects: We identify challenges within the domains of WFP Tanzania’s work. We match these with local & international startups or custom-design solutions together with WFP colleagues and innovation partners. We then provide funding and support to teams to refine & pilot their solutions using human-centered design tools.

3) Exploring transformative innovation: We test new approaches to innovation by leading a pioneering “moonshot” project that aims to uncover radical solutions on longer, 10year time horizons using techniques such as systems mapping and scenario planning.
4) Build the innovation capacity of intra- and entrepreneurs: We support WFP colleagues as well as external (aspiring) entrepreneurs to build their innovation and business skills to develop and test their ideas.

5) Catalysing the Tanzania innovation ecosystem: We play a key role in the Tanzania innovation ecosystem by convening and supporting other hubs and UN agencies through events, workshops and technical support.

The Hub complements the global WFP Innovation Accelerator based in Munich, Germany. Since its inception five years ago, the Accelerator has grown to a team of 50 innovators from diverse backgrounds. The Tanzania hub is the first dedicated WFP field team for innovation initiatives and works very closely with the Accelerator and the Country Office team in Tanzania to deliver on its objectives.

General Information

Title of Post: PD Internship_Field Innovation Hub
Supervisor: Head of Innovation – Programme Policy Officer
Unit: Field Innovation Hub
Country: Tanzania
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Duration of internship: 3-8 months
Expected Start Date: June/July 2021

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the WFP Tanzania Field Innovation Hub, as well as the Senior Innovation Advisor, the candidate will perform the following duties:
  • Provide support to project managers on sourcing and selection of high potential innovation projects, which could include desktop research, attending startup events in Tanzania, requesting and reviewing pitch decks, and attending selection calls with teams.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of pilot projects, including desktop research, preparing and participating in innovation bootcamps, drafting of project proposals and presentations to units within WFP Tanzania.
  • Provide support to the Ecosystem engagement manager on tasks such as preparing events, and developing communication and promotion materials.
  • Support with other ad hoc requests as required

Qualifications and experience
  • Currently enrolled with in a graduate programme and have attended classes in the past 12 months, or a recent graduate from a graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme). Students in the field of Business, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Nutrition or Computer Sciences are preferred
  • Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset
  • Proficiency in modern office tools (Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite)
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, demonstrating through extracurricular activities.
  • Background or experience living/working in East Africa is a strong plus
  • Technical or design skills are a plus

Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
  • Open-minded
  • Driven by impact
  • Self-starter
Working Languages
Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
(Level/Methods of Supervision)

Under the direct supervision of Head of the WFP Tanzania Field Innovation Hub, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Hub’s Senior Innovation Advisor will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.

Training components

Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.
Learning Elements
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should possess:
  • Good understanding of WFP’s approach to innovation
  • Exposure to practical use of innovation methodologies such as HCD and Lean Startup
  • First-hand exposure to WFP innovation in the field in Tanzania
  • General understanding of WFP overall operations
  • Experience seeing key parts of the journey from a key challenge or opportunity for innovation, to implementation of an innovation project in close cooperation with other functional units in WFP.

The internship at the Innovation hub exposed me to a wide range of innovation projects at different stages, and I got the opportunity to take the lead in a good number of initiatives that have contributed immensely to my understanding of WFP's approach to innovation and its overall operations. I'm sure you will enjoy the ride like I did!
From Wilfred Simon, WFP Tanzania Field Innovation Hub Intern 2020-2021

Information on the Country of Assignment

Life for expatriates in Dar es Salaam is characterized by an international community, with good employment opportunities and decent incomes, reasonable prices for housing (to rent or buy), and plenty of people from abroad to socialize with. Services are much better than the Tanzanian average, with efficient banking facilities and a simple visa system, as well as reliable internet. The construction boom of recent years also means there is plenty of choice for housing, such as modern apartments, and a variety of schools, including international schools specifically for foreigners.

Tanzania is generally a safe and peaceful country. However, like anywhere, it is wise to observe certain precautions, especially in larger urban areas. For international visitors, and indeed anyone not well acquainted with their surroundings, it is generally not a good idea to walk around at night (apart from the risk of robbery in certain areas, street lighting and sidewalks are not common but fast-moving cars are). The medical facilities in Tanzania are somewhat limited. State-owned hospitals tend to be overcrowded and the standard of care is not comparable to international standards. Most expatriates opt for private healthcare and there are good providers in Dar es Salaam, with information widely available.

VA Reference no:
Closing Date: 2 May 2021
Please note that the deadline is at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1)
Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Posting Title: LEGAL OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title:
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Job Opening Number: 21-Legal Affairs-RMT-153593-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Chambers Legal Support Section of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism). The P-3 Legal Officer will work under the direction of the assigned Judge(s) and under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officers.


Perform and supervise legal research and analysis of issues of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and human rights law, and provide specialized legal advice, both written and oral; supervise the preparation of draft memoranda and other legal documents; provide leadership to teams that assist Judges at all levels of proceedings; provide legal support to (Senior) Legal Officers and Judges; undertake legal analysis of submissions and evidence; maintain files on the Mechanism’s practice and jurisprudential developments and monitor relevant developments in international law.

• Professionalism – Possesses knowledge of international criminal law and/or humanitarian law; possesses strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues; demonstrates proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal memoranda, opinions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents under pressure and within short deadlines. 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 organisational 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.


  • Advanced university degree in law, preferably with specialization in international, criminal law and/or humanitarian law. A first level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
Work Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional legal experience, at either the national or international level, with an emphasis in criminal law, international law or humanitarian law.
  • Previous experience in one of the ad hoc Tribunals or the Mechanism is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is highly desirable.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff, as per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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Posting Period: 12 April 2021 - 11 May 2021.