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New Job Vacancy United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania - National Consultant

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, June 1, 2023
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National Consultant: Review and document the integration of the micronutrient survey into the 2022 TDHS/MIS,strengthening TFNC laboratory capacity, draw lessons learned, and advise on measures to sustain investment (4 months)
Job no:
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, sustenance
The Government of Tanzania conducted the Demographic and Health Survey/ Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS/MIS) in 20221. The TDHS/MIS is a nationally representative household survey that provides data for a wide range of coverage and outcome indicators in the areas of population, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition and is usually conducted every 5 years to allow comparisons over time. In response to the Government’s call to strengthen local capacity to undertake the planned micronutrient biomarkers laboratory analysis in-country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in close collaboration with partners strengthened the capacity of the TFNC laboratory to fully conduct micronutrient biomarkers analysis.

In light of this UNICEF is looking to engage a consultant. The mission of the consultant will be to support and document the experience of planning, implementation (including trainings, data collection, data analysis) and dissemination of the findings of the micronutrient component of the TDHS.
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How can you make a difference?
  • Engage stakeholders in reviewing the methods and data collection tools through a meeting or workshop.
  • Conduct qualitative in-depth interviews with individuals from the government, international agencies, and field teams and document their perceptions ad experiences.
  • Produce a final report and a case study on laboratory strengthening for wide dissemination.
  • Plan and facilitate a stakeholder’s workshop to validate the final report and the case study on laboratory strengthening.
  • Develop a draft manuscript on key lessons and recommendations for publication in a peer reviewed journal to be determined.
Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs payment percentage 
Develop an inception report, and draft data collection tools. Engage stakeholders in review and finalization of tools. Inception report & data collection tools finalized 20%
Identify programme managers and other individuals to be interviewed. Conduct interviews and analyze data. Data collection finalized 30%
Develop a case study for TFNC laboratory strengthening. Prepare a draft report from the findings of the interviews. Draft report and case study finalized 20%
Share the report with stakeholders, receive their feedback/comments on the report, address the comments and organize a workshop to validate it. Summarize the key findings and recommendations into a manuscript and share it with stakeholders/co-authors for review Final report finalized and Draft manuscript finalized 30%
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced University degree (Masters or Higher) Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields.
  • Experience in laboratory analysis including knowledge of biomarkers testing techniques
  • Knowledge of country nutrition context, policies, and relevant strategies
  • Prior experience working in TDHS, micronutrient surveys, or nutrition surveys.
  • Prior experience in conducting qualitative studies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, including writing and public speaking, and ability to negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Fluency in both English (verbal and written).Fluency in Kiswahili is an added advantage

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:

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: 30 May 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 13 Jun 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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