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Social and Behavior Change (SBC) National Consultant for Polio Outbreak Response (6 positions) (1) Dar es Salaam, (2) Geita, (3) Kagera, (4) Lindi, (5) Tabora and, (6) Mara, (For 126 Days).
Job no:
553667
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Social and Behavior Change
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.
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For every child, an advocate.

Malawi
detected poliovirus type 1 on February 17 being the first wild polio
case the country has seen in over three decades. As confirmed by WHO,
the Malawian government called the outbreak a public health emergency.
Against this backdrop, the Government of the Republic of Tanzania
supported by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), WHO and
UNICEF is conducting multiple rounds of targeted polio campaigns
nationwide. The two rounds of the Polio Supplementary Immunization
Activity (SIAs) campaign were conducted in March and May 2022. The third
and fourth rounds are planned to be conducted between August and
October 2022.

As per the global Standard Operating Procedures
(SOP) of GPEI, UNICEF is accountable for supporting the government in
the areas of SBC/ACSM. This ToR has been prepared to hire six emergency
SBC national consultants for immediate deployment to support the
Ministry of Health (MoH) to implement the polio SIAs. The Consultant
will be based in MoH and PO-RALG and provide SBC technical support to
the campaign in the assigned region(s).

How can you make a difference?
The
contractor will support the implementation of the Advocacy,
Communication, Social Mobilization (ACSM) and SBC M&E activities,
including capacity building of partners to facilitate effective polio
outbreak response interventions in Tanzania.

Under the direct supervision of the SBC Specialist, Office of the Deputy Representative, the contractor will:
1.
Provide technical support to MOH subnational level team in the planning
and implementation of the national operational plan for polio response
as per global guidelines and SOPs in consultation with key stakeholders
2.
Strengthen subnational SBC capacity per defined geographic
prioritization to engage in polio response in line with GPEI response
plan guideline
3. Employ polio communication M&E standards and
systems including the use of social data in cooperation with the
relevant stakeholders.

KEY TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME
Working closely with the international SBC expert and UNICEF Health and SBC team:
1.
Support mapping of communication platforms and networks at the
subnational level (Region, Councils/districts that have failed the LQAs)

2. Support review, pre-testing, adaptation and contextualization of
IEC products to reach various target populations/ audiences, based on a
careful assessment of the community’s knowledge, practices and
behaviors and ensure that an effective distribution plan is in place
3. Facilitate ACSM micro-planning in targeted Regions/districts working closely with MOH and key stakeholders
4. Support coordination of the ongoing implementation of ACSM activities at sub-national levels
5.
Providing technical support in conducting community engagement, social
mobilization and advocacy activities to support the planned SIA rounds
in line with the Polio response plan
6. Facilitate ACSM training for
provincial and district health promotion and other relevant staff in
line with the UNICEF global training standards for Polio response
7.
Ensure that monitoring and reporting of ACSM activities are carried out
in line with the M&E standards and systems and use of social data,
including a focus on reporting on missed children and refusal children
recorded during the campaign; document human interest stories and good
practices
8. Support the assigned Region(s) to undertake the
prescribed SIA preparedness activities and ensure timely reporting
through the prescribed M&E platforms (Google Dashboard and ODK
reporting system) before and during the SIA campaign.
9. Support the RHMT/CHMT to conduct effective PHC meetings and other relevant community engagement and mobilization events

Deliverables
The consultant will ensure the timely attainment of the following deliverables:

  • Mapping and assessment of communication platforms in the region/council
  • Mapping
    matrix of Regional/Council level leaders/influencers active (or with
    potential) for community engagement and mobilization with contacts
  • Package of region/council-specific communication materials developed/adapted for the region.
  • Progress updates from coordination platforms /reports
  • Implementation progress updates on SIA
  • Training and Field trip reports
  • Weekly community outreach updates and reports

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DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

TASK

DELIVERABLES

TIME FRAME (TENTATIVE)

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

1.Support assessment of communication platforms and networks at subnational level/province/district.

2. Support review, pre-testing and dissemination of IEC products
tailored for various target populations/audiences, based on a careful
assessment of the community’s knowledge, practices and behaviors and
ensure that an effective distribution plan is in place

Mapping matrix with contacts – Package of adapted/contextualized IEC materials

4 weeks (28 Days)

1st Payment (25%)

3. Facilitate ACSM microplanning in targeted provinces/districts and provinces working closely with MOH and key stakeholders

4. Support coordination of the ongoing implementation of ACSM activities at subnational levels

Micro plans with ACSM and monitoring components.

– Progress updates from coordination platforms /reports

4 weeks (28 Days)

2nd Payment (25%)

5. Providing technical support in conducting community engagement,
social mobilization and advocacy activities to support the planned SIA
rounds in line with the Polio response plan

6. Facilitate ACSM training for provincial and district health
promotion and other relevant training standards for Polio response
promotion and other relevant training standards for Polio response

Implementation progress updates

– Training and Field trip reports

6 weeks (42 Days

3rd Payment (25%)

7. Ensure monitoring and reporting of ACSM activities are carried out
in line with the M&E standards and systems and use of social data,
including a focus on reporting on missed children and refusal children
recorded during the campaign; document human interest stories and good
practices

8. Final assignment report

– M&E report

– Final assignment report

4 weeks (28 Days)

Final Payment

PAYMENT SCHEDULE.
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.

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
Financial proposal should include all costs i.e travel cost, accommodation, fees and etc

ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS

The
selection process will follow the normal SOP for individual consultancy
The weight allocated between technical and financial proposal is 75/25
(technical/ financial).
Minimum technical assessment points are 50 points (50% of 75 points).
The following technical assessment criteria and points can be used for analyzing the proposals.

MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE.

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

LOGISTIC AND LOCATION

The
consultancy has 90 travel days, and the consultant will be responsible
for his/her travel costs while implementing the project.

DURATION AND LOCATION OF THE CONSULTANCY
This
consultancy covers a period of 4.5 months (126 Days). The six required
consultants will be based in (1) Dar es Salaam, (2) Geita, (3) Kagera,
(4) Lindi, (5) Tabora and, (6) Mara.

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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have to meet the following qualifications…

  • At
    least 5 years of relevant experience and product knowledge on social
    behavior change, social mobilization, risk communication and community
    engagement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of
    communication for development, knowledge, and experience with collecting
    data and designing evidence based C4D strategies, as well as risk
    communication and communication engagement are essential
  • Proven experience in Public Health Emergencies and Risk Communication interventions planning and coordination
  • Strong communication skills in English and Kiswahili spoken and written
  • Proven
    ability to work effectively in cross-cultural and multi-cultural
    settings and teams, and to deliver high-quality results within expected
    time frames.

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

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 asses 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.

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Remarks:
Mobility
is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and
an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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. Advertised: 08 Aug 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline:
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