Monday, September 25, 2023

National Consultant for Development of HeForShe Presidential Plan at UN Women Tanzania

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National Consultant for the Development of the HeForShe Presidential Plan in Zanzibar
Advertised on behalf of :  UN Women
Location : Zanzibar, TANZANIA
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 28 Days

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace, and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) in collaboration with UN Women Tanzania Country Office and the European Union have partnered to strengthen their work with men and boys to promote positive masculinity that accelerates the elimination of women and girls in line with HeForShe Global Campaign.

As a global movement, HeForShe partners with leaders who make tangible commitments towards accelerating gender equality. Known as HeForShe Champions, each partner generates a Proven Solution based on their commitment. This unique group of HeForShe Champions form the HeForShe Alliance. They are an intimate group of the most ambitious leaders from across government, business, non-profit and academia. From 2021, they are on a five-year journey to accelerate progress toward gender equality.

On November 4, 2021, The President of Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, announced the President of Zanzibar, H.E. Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi, as the newest HeForShe Champion. He joins other global leaders as a member of the newly formed HeForShe Alliance. Accepting the honour, President Mwinyi reaffirmed his commitment to advance women and girls' rights in Zanzibar and Tanzania in general.

The RGOZ in collaboration with UN Women and with financial support from the European Union Delegation in Tanzania have partnered to roll out VAWG prevention and response program in line with HeForShe global movement.

This partnership is part of EU Framework in Tanzania that aims at embracing Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment as one of the main priorities, singing a unique initiative called “Gender Transformative Action: Breaking the Glass Ceiling” targeting both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

This partnership among other things, anticipates ensuring the HeForShe campaign to deliver critical messages that will influence the denunciation of toxic behaviors and norms among men that put women and girls at risk of discrimination and all forms of violence, identifying influential leaders as gender champions who will accelerate the initiatives from the plan at the local level given that most male leaders play a key role in advocating and driving social mobilization initiatives that address gender-based violence.

Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women seeks an individual consultant to conduct the need assessment for expanding Men and Boy Engagement and develop HeForShe Presidential Plan for enhancing meaningful engagement of men and boys to deliver in Zanzibar in ending toxic masculinity that puts women and girls at risk of all forms of violence, primarily verbal, economic, sexual/physical and online violence. The Plan should adopt a life cycle approach in line with women's rights principles, looking at engaging men and boys in their roles and capacity as partners or spouses, influential leaders, and community members. In addition, it should critically look at gender, power and privilege as core elements of masculinity in line with the ecological and respect frameworks to transform harmful masculinities to accelerate progress towards eliminating harmful practices and violence against women and girls. Finally, the Plan should propose a set of objectively measurable indicators for the government to track the implementation of the Plan.

Among other things, the assignment should cover the following elements:
Review the government interventions to date on engaging men and boys in the Zanzibar region across to assess their impacts, limitations, and lessons.

Thoroughly consider the pathways identified by government frameworks
  • Identify lessons learned and key challenges/questions from HeForShe work already done in Zanzibar, East and Central Africa and more broadly.
  • Consider the findings of selected nationally supported secondary literature review of the literature to identify what works in Zanzibar to promote positive masculinity and meaningful engagement with men and boys to advance women's rights and elimination of violence,
  • Identify approaches to develop and support interventions at various levels (policy, advocacy, financing, delivery and measurement by adopting a life cycle approach that contributes to transforming masculinities and working with men and boys to reduce/eliminate harmful practices and violence against women and girls, It should position how the interventions fit within broader prevention programmes (social and gender norms transformation more broadly) and what are the linkages with response and services.
  • Identify what kinds of policy, institutional and structural changes have led to or could lead to large-scale change in men and negative masculinity to positive one.
  • Identify what is required for programmes and interventions to scale up and sustain efforts, looking at common factors, conditions or operating strategies of the programmes that have been able to scale up or maintain themselves.
  • Identify key messages and platforms in favor of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and call on other men, especially men in senior leadership, to do the same.
  • Identify the role that the HeForShe champion could play in championing the importance of institutional reform within the machinery of government itself.
  • Propose key recommendations for interventions for the HeForShe Champions to be conducted in the course of Two years and principles to ensure ongoing accountability of the proposed interventions in engaging men and boys in feminist movements.

The individual consultant will provide high-quality services to UN Women and the RGoZ to conduct desk review and strategic consultation with stakeholders to explore opportunities and concerns around the engagement of men and boys towards securing gender equality and ending VAWG and harmful practices against women and girls. The desk review will include identifying documents and reports that contribute to understanding the gaps and bottlenecks to address the problem, including lessons learned from previous initiatives to implement and enforce existing provisions. The consultant will include the findings of the secondary research in the inception report that could be elaborated further by strategic consultation. Secondary research findings and strategic consultation should inform the Plan for engaging men and boys under the HeForShe model.

The individual consultant will be required to undertake the following tasks:
  • Inception report with key findings from the secondary research.
  • Carry out consultation with RGoZ, UN Women and external stakeholders to prepare and submit a report outlining who is doing what in promoting male engagement in Zanzibar and Pemba; which interventions are the most effective; What are their critical characteristics; what is the gaps in Can the identified interventions are transferable to other cultures/contexts; In which cultural settings they work; How much do they cost; Which are the most cost-effective interventions; and, What are the risks with the identified interventions including any potentially negative impact on women's empowerment.
  • A HeForShe draft Plan on meaningful engagement with men and boys to achieve GEWE in Zanzibar. The proposed plans should look at national and local government (community) interventions.
  • Make a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation outlining the Plan.

Co-ordination, Reporting and Accountability of the Assignment
  • The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women EVAW Specialist in Zanzibar; and receive guidance to ensure that high standards are well preserved/observed during the exercise.
  • Regular reporting to the Ministry of Community Development, Gender Elders and Children and the Office of the President.
  • All financial matters will be managed in accordance with UN WOMEN procedures and in line with the project work plan.
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  • Timely and quality Programme design and inputs
  • Timely and quality of Programme document with clear budget and results framework
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Well written project document
  • Regular communication with key partners and staff
  • Adherence to UN women standards and rules

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others

  • Strong technical knowledge and expertise on EVAW and VAC
  • Outstanding technical knowledge and experience on development of Capacity Building Plan for government.
  • Outstanding writing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively.
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Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent with 12 years of experience in gender, human rights and male engagement to advance gender equality

  • knowledge and experience in developing strategic and policy documents, advocacy campaigns.
  • Previous experience in developing male engagement and advocacy campaigns is an asset,
  • Working in Tanzania. is an asset.
  • Knowledge and capacity to provide high-quality reports.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili is required.
  • The individual should provide examples of experience for similar assignments for Policy Briefs, Plans and strategies.
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Language Requirements:
Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili are required.

Submission of application:
Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .

UNWOMEN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Application Deadline : 30-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)

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