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National Consultancy (Financial Systems expert) to support a Nutrition Investment Case for Tanzania
Job no
: 572242
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Nutrition

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, support
Tanzania
strives to achieve economic transformation and human development
through industrialization in its vision by 2025. Although nutrition is a
human right and good nutrition is the foundation for healthy
individuals and human development, high levels of malnutrition,
including stunting as high as 30%, micronutrient deficiencies, and the
emerging burden of overweight and obesity are significant obstacles to
achieving the country’s human development goals. For instance, childhood
stunting is very high in 1 out of 2 regions of the United Republic of
Tanzania; this represents close to 3 million children less than five
years old.

Stunting is more prevalent in younger children
(especially children 1-2 years, 36.3%, and children 2-3 years, 38.7%)
and affects more children in rural areas (33.4%) than in urban areas
(20.5%). In addition to stunting, children are also affected by
underweight (12%) and wasting (3.3%). Four percent of children under
the age of five are overweight. Low complementary feeding practices
prevail in the country since only 8% of children 6-23 months are fed a
minimum acceptable diet, enabling them to grow and survive. Anemia
remains a challenge when it comes to women and adolescent girls and
boys nutrition in Tanzania: The overall prevalence of anemia among women
aged 15 to 49 measured by venous blood is 37%, and the percentage of
women with any anemia is higher in urban areas (40%) than in rural areas
(36%). Tanzania has met a few SDG 2 nutrition targets (exclusive
breastfeeding and wasting) but is not on track to meet the SDG target on
childhood stunting.

The country has made significant efforts to address malnutrition:
The
Nutrition Compact, an accountability and transparency tool, was
established and signed for the first time in December 2017 between the
Minister of State – PORALG and Regional Commissioners on behalf of the
former Vice President, who is currently the President of the United
Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency, Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Tanzania
Mainland is implementing the 2021/22-2025/26 National Multisectoral
Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) under the coordination of the Prime
Minister’s Office at the national level.

Councils are
gradually increasing the resource allocation for nutrition. Nationally,
Local Government Authorities (LGAs) nutrition budget allocation per
child under five for priority interventions increased from an average of
TZS 1,034 (USD 0.52) in FY 2021/22 to TZS 1331.33 in FY 2023/24. While
this is good progress, nutrition is largely unfunded in Tanzania.

Three
of the six resolutions of the 9th Joint Multisectoral Nutrition Review
(25th and 26th October 2023) – the Prime Minister-led annual review of
the progress of the NMNAP – were about public financing for nutrition as
an important milestone for the country is the Mid-Term Review of the
NMNAP.

At the 2022 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey (TDHS)
launch on 28th October 2023, Her Excellency, the President of the United
Republic of Tanzania, emphasized the need to accelerate progress in
childhood nutrition in the country. In the last few years, development
partners substantially supported the implementation of NMNAP I, which
led to a rethink about funding for the implementation of NMNAP II.
Therefore, several initiatives have taken place or are ongoing: An NMNAP
II Resource Mobilization Strategy was developed to steer towards
innovative public and private sector funding mechanisms. Currently, the
World Food Programme (WFP) supports the Tanzania Food and Nutrition
Center (TFNC) in undertaking the cost of a hunger study in Tanzania with
UNICEF’s support, contributing to strategic advocacy efforts on the
economic losses incurred due to child malnutrition.

An
important area that still demands to be studied in Tanzania is what it
takes, financially speaking, to accelerate the reduction of stunting
(investment by scenario of implementation) and the return on investment
for Tanzania. UNICEF and the Ministry of Health believe this will help
fill a strategic information gap in Tanzania and help the Government and
partners (donors, private sector, international financial institutions,
United Nations) understand the level of investment required for
accelerating the reduction of stunting in Tanzania for the years to
come, as a contribution to enhancing human capital.

How can you make a difference?
The
Consultant will be required to support the lead technical consultant in
collecting data on current resources allocated to and spent on
nutrition at the national and sub-national levels.

Expected outputs/Deliverables:
WORK ASSIGNMENT, DELIVERABLES, TIME FRAME AND PAYMENT:

WORK ASSIGNMNET DELIVERABLES TIME FRAME

PAYMENT IN 

Inception phase: 
  1. Reflecting the consultant approach (method, timeline, quality assurance measures) to implement the consultancy. 

  1. Outlining of the dataset summarising data on nutrition-specific and
    sensitive budgets and expenditures at the sub-national level 

10 June 2024  10%

Data collection phase:

Collection and entry of data on national and sub-national levels of nutrition budget and expenditures. 

   3. Data collection completion and data entry          report with raw database (unprocessed               data). 

18th July 2024  25%

Data review phase:

Quality assures the dataset(s) of the national and sub-national levels of nutrition budget and expenditures. 

  1. Final report outlining the consultancy results and recommendations for future and similar needs. 

  1. Ready to use dataset of summarised data on nutrition-specific and
    sensitive budgets and expenditures from relevant Ministries, Department,
    and Agencies at the national level. 

16 August 2024  65% 
TOTAL    3.5 Months 100%

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
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.

ASSESSMENT / SELECTION PROCESS AND METHODS:
Evaluations:
The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposals
which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted. The Financial
Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee,
travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA.

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
take 25% showing the proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for
each deliverable (fees, travel and accommodation) and eventual total
consultancy cost.

LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC:
The consultant will work remotely with 2 field mission to Dodoma. The validity of the contract will be for 3.5 months.

METHODOLOGY:
The
assignment is anticipated to be conducted in Tanzania, and at least two
visits to Dodoma will be undertaken. The consultant will be expected to
extract data on nutrition-specific and sensitive budgets and
expenditures at the sub-national and national levels.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree in economics, business, accounting, finance or a closely related topic.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on research financial data systems.
  • Experience working in close collaboration with government counterparts.
  • Familiarity with the developing countries government and environment, with a focus on Tanzania
  • Excellent communication, coordination, and facilitation skills
  • Familiar with developing program budgeting including both cash and in-kind costs as well as direct and indirect costs.
  • Familiar with modelling benefits of program interventions, including Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Well versed in Excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).  
To view our competency framework, please visit  here.   

UNICEF
is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global
workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone,
irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background,
or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation
for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may
include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for
missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your
disability during your application in case you need reasonable
accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your
assignment. 

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.  

Remarks:  
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. 

The selected
candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and
health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are
valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are
subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2
(Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine,
which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply
to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or
visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly
interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform
functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Go to our Homepage To Get Relevant Information. 
Advertised: 20 May 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 27 May 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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