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New Job Vacancy United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania - National Health (RMNCAH) Consultants

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National Health (RMNCAH) Consultants
Job no
: 560759
Contract type: Consultant
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Health
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 Tanzania is planning to expand its footprint by increasing its geographic coverage in Tanzania. Mtwara and Lindi are among the selected region based on poor RMNCAH outcomes. UNICEF intends to scale up its health program in Lindi and Mtwara regions for the financial year 2023/2024 in the following specific areas; community systems strengthening, Operationalization of digital health interventions, Integration of PHC services, scaling up of quality improvement initiatives including promotion of health system accountability including management and leadership strengthening among others

This consultancy is part of UNICEF efforts to work with the government Tanzania in translation of its national plans and strategies (One plan III & HSSP V etc.) into action to increase effective coverage of promotive, preventive, and curative maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. Specifically, this investment aims at building PHC services that are resilient, accessible, and ready to offer quality care while strengthening the community's capacity to practice healthy and beneficial behaviours

How can you make a difference?
The consultant will be responsible for providing technical guidance and capacity development directly to sub-national health management teams to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans

The objective of this consultancy is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the PHC program in the region which will include managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting of program activities. In collaboration with the regional authority (RAS office).
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1. Program management, monitoring, and reporting
  • ▪ Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, supportive supervisions, regular regional programmatic reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and determine required action/interventions to achieve results. This will include participation on selected relevant council level activity.
  • Actively monitor program activities through field visits, exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Prepare activity reports and quarterly implementation reports and submit them timely.
  • Work collaboratively with government and UNICEF staff to facilitate and follow up on the accessibility of funds to finance the implementation of the planned activities in a timely fashion.
2. Technical and operational guidance to program implementation
  • Provide technical and operational guidance to government counterparts, implementing partners, and stakeholders. This will involve liaising with relevant technical focal points from the UNICEF country office as needed.
  • Active participation and contribution to regular technical and management meetings organized by UNICEF Tanzania
  • Participate in implementation of all program activities implemented in the region (regional and council level) and provide relevant technical assistance accordingly
Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Delivery deadline Estimated Budget
Develop an initial program annual work plan in collaboration with the regional government authority. Submitted and approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) Annual Workplan End of month 1 5%
Develop regional situation analysis report identifying bottlenecks, relevant ongoing investments, and existing partners among others Submission of approved situation report End of month 1 5%
Jointly with the regional government authority develop a quarterly work plan which reflects activities implemented and financed by the government and other stakeholders. Submission of approved quarterly work plan End of month 1 5%
Implement comprehensive PHC outreach/mobile visits to also achieve integrated C19 & RI delivery services in poor performing regions to reach zero dose, under vaccinated children and adults with primary and booster doses Submission of approved report on PHC outreach conducted in the regions. End Month 2 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 3 5%
Train QI teams on holistic functionality across PHC (Incorporate assessment findings Submission of a QI teams training report End month 4 5%
Train RHMTs and CHMTs on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS). Submission of RHMTs and CHMTs training report on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS). End month 5 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 6 5%
Scale the use of government comprehensive unified community solutions for easy community facility referral in selected facilities implementing GOTHOMIS Submission of approved report on number of health facilities supported to run GoTHOMIS system End month 7 5%
Train health care workers on the effective communication and respectful and dignified care Submission of a training report End month 8 5%
Scale the use of simplified death registration system Submission of a repot of scale up and utilization of a simplified registration system End month 8 5%
Provision of TA for holistic QI teams functionality in PHC facilities Submission of a report on functionality of QI teams at PHC facilities. End month 9 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 9 5%
Orientation of Health workers, Health facility in-charges, CHMT and RHMT clinical guidance/job-aide on integrated PHC service delivery, including EECC submission of an orientation report End month 10 5%
Conduct training for the R/D/CHMTs on management, leadership, and evidence-based planning including emergency preparedness planning for PHC services submission of a comprehensive report on the training report and a summary of LGA preplanning report. End month 11 5%
Develop final implementation report Submission of RMO approve final implementation report End month 11.5 20%
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Administration, and other relevant fields.
  • Five (5) years of professional work experience at the national programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health
  • Proven expertise in managing, monitoring, and evaluating of health programs is an added advantage
  • Proven work relations with national, regional, district and sub-district structures
  • Experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programming is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to be able to liaise with a wide variety of people, good attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required
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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).
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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: 04 Apr 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 18 Apr 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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