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New Job Vacancy United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania - Domestic Resources Mobilization Specialist

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, February 16, 2023
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Domestic Resources Mobilization Specialist, Tanzania (For 6 Months), (Remote/Work from Home)
Job no:
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Dodoma
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Health
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The Government of Tanzania (GoT) has been relatively de-prioritising the budget allocations to the health sector compared to other economic sectors. For example, in FY 2022/23 only 5.18% of the total government budget was allocated to health sector1, which is far lower than the 12% target set in the Fifth Health Sector Strategic Plan2. Total expenditure on PHC stands at USD 18 per capita, out of which only USD 8 is provided by government, which is far lower than the USD 65 global benchmark set to deliver quality PHC services in LMICs3.

Primary health services financing is currently highly dependent on donor funding. However, external financing has been progressively decreasing, moving from 39% to 33% of the current health expenditure between 2017 and 20204, and is expected to decrease further with the improvement of Tanzania’s economic conditions. Therefore, there is a need to identify additional sources of domestic revenues to finance primary health services and continue expanding the coverage of quality primary health care services.

Many countries have embarked on several domestic resources mobilization efforts to expand the fiscal space for health through a combination of general revenue measures and consumption taxes. For example, Ghana established a National Health Insurance Levy consisting of 2.5% points from the 17.5% VAT, Indonesia earmarked 5% of the central government budgetary allocations and a minimum of 10% each districts total budget, both excluding salaries, to health, and Thailand introduced a 2% surcharge on excise taxes imposed on sale from alcohol and tobacco products.

Countries have taken different approaches to earmark expenditures and revenues and health, leading to different outcomes in terms of budget transparency and accountability6, and the effectiveness of earmarking taxes to increase overall funding for health and make it more stable has been mixed7. Although earmarking may increase overall government expenditure, it does not necessarily lead to increased expenditure for a target program due to the fungibility of the overall government budget

How can you make a difference?
The consultant will be expected to identify opportunities to generate additional resources for the health sector, estimate their revenue generation potential for the health sector and review the public financial management regulations to ensure additional resources are effectively and efficiently allocated to the sector.
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The consultant will be expected to travel to Tanzania (Dodoma) for the inception and dissemination meetings and spend a minimum of two weeks in the country to consult with stakeholders and collect data. The rest of the analysis will be conducted remotely.

Specifically, the consultant will be expected to:
• Identify resources mobilization opportunities for the health sector
• Estimate the revenue generation potential of such options
• Outline options to earmark such additional resources to the health sector




Detailed breakdown of deliverables


2 days

Detailed implementation workplan


8 days

Literature Review


5 days

Inception workshop with government and key stakeholders


40 days

Draft report looking at earmarking options and implementation modalities


5 days

Dissemination workshop


10 days

Final report


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

The duration of this consultancy is 6 months and remotely base.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or a closely related field
  • Substantial experience working with governments in low- and middle-income countries on domestic resources mobilization and public financial management issues, ideally in the health sector
  • Track record of quantitative data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical documents
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UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
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.
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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 towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidate from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, 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 are also 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.

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

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
This is a National Officer position and is open to nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania only.
Advertised: 16 Feb 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
02 Mar 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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