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International Consultant for Preparing a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper based on the findings of the National Costed Plan and Investment case for WASH in schools of Tanzania, (Remote/Home based) 40 working days.

Job no: 555996
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station:
Level: Consultancy


 Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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Following the findings and gaps established from a comprehensive national school WASH assessment on WASH services conducted in 2018/19 by the National Bureau Statistics with financial and technical support from UNICEF, key sector stakeholders recommended the development of a national costed plan of action and investment case. 

Responding to this call, UNICEF engaged Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to closely work with the relevant ministries responsible for education, school health and governance of school to develop a national costed plan of action and investment case for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar to provide the government of Tanzania and sector partners with an evidence-based information of the economic case for increased investment in School WASH (SWASH) services and guide future decision making on SWASH investments and implementation at scale. OPM successfully completed and submitted the reports which have been validated by the Government and planned for launching later this year. 

 The economic analysis performed during implementation of this assignment utilizing data from the 2015 Education Management Information System and 2017/2018 Household Budget Survey indicate that access to adequate WASH services in schools plays a significant role in keeping children in school for longer. The analysis clearly demonstrates that the amount of time a child stays in school has a significant impact on their future earning potential. As a result of the relationship between access to adequate WASH and effecting schooling, the analysis suggests that on average access to the standard package1 of school WASH services could lead to 2.5 percent increase average lifetime earnings in rural areas and over a 4 percent increase in urban areas. 

The analysis further shows the cost of action and inaction for investing or not investing in SWASH. To ensure that the findings from the study is widely shared and contribute to advancing the agenda for the rights of children to WASH and education, UNICEF Tanzania is looking for an individual consultant to review and synthesize the key findings and produce a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper.

How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this consultancy is to support UNICEF WASH section to synthesize the key findings from the National Costed Plan and Investment case for WASH in schools in Tanzania with around 60 pages and produce a research paper to the specifications of a journal article or working paper

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Development Economics, or statistics.

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▪ At least 5 years of experience in conducting data analysis and developing research working papers/journal article (relevant documentation required)
▪ Excellent writing and analytical skills (of publication standard), especially in synthesizing complex information for multiple audiences
▪ Communication and writing experience on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues desirable
▪ Demonstrated experience in understanding, translating, compiling, and packaging research, data and evidence into high-quality reports for dissemination to high level audiences on international development issues related to UNICEF’s work
▪ Experience in writing highly visible UNICEF results reports and documents, and with copy-diting, highly desirable

Skills and attributes
▪ High level of analytical ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, including using relevant software packages;
▪ Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, concise, analytical, and insightful reports, and presentations in English
▪ Strategic thinking and critical analysis.




Timeline Payments

Estimate Budget

Review and synthesis of the key findings


Data analysis and modelling plan, research paper format and outlines


5 working days



Data compilation and analysis, and

verification of results through required

robustness tests


Data analysis Products (Tables, charts)


12 working days


Draft a research Paper/Journal article

Drafted Paper

10 working days


Identification of possible platforms for

publication of the Paper


A shortlist of possible platforms for Publication


5 working days



Refine draft paper and finalize

Final Paper

8 working days


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 portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will put clear his/her technical approach to ensure quality attainment of each deliverable and the consultancy in totality. The financial part will carry 25% showing proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for each deliverable and eventual total consultancy cost. This will make a total of 100%.

The consultant will be required to submit proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Chief WASH.

The consultant will work remotely/home based and will cover a period of 40 working days.

For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

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UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).
This is a national officer position and is open to nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania. Non-nationals will not be considered for this role.
Advertised: 12 Oct 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 26 Oct 2022 E. Africa Standard Time