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Job at UNICEF: National Consultant

Job no: 544431
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: HIV/AIDS

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For every child, Care

Tanzania is implementing the fourth National Multisectoral HIV Framework (NMSF IV) 2018 – 2023 and the fourth HIV Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSHSP IV) 2018 – 2022. Both strategies ratify the global 95 – 95 – 95 goals, aiming to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. As of December 2020.

In June 2021, Tanzania Ratified the new Global AIDS Strategy 2021 – 2026 that calls for client centered accelerated HIV/AIDS Response. Furthermore, the Ministry has revised its health policy and developed the new Tanzania Health Policy 2020.  These tree important guiding documents bring to the fore new strategic vision and directions that must be assimilated, henceforth necessitate alignment of all other strategies to these mother documents. Despite HSHSP IV having two years of implementation left, these seismic changes in three topmost strategic guidance call for review and aligning the HSHSP goals, objectives, and implementation period to the new health policy and HSSP V, the New Global AIDS Strategy and the revised national health policy. Aligning HSHSP with HSSP and Global AIDS Strategy goals, objectives, and implementation time frames will also add benefit on ease of implementation.

The consultant will work under the technical leadership and guidance of MoHCDGEC and UNICEF and in consultation with different technical working groups relating to HIV care and treatment for programmatic approach and guidance. The process will employ a consultative approach and involve stakeholders at national and at regional levels through workshops that will be hosted by the Ministry of health

How can you make a difference?

Specific Objectives

  1. Synthesize new health policy, HSSP V and other global strategies to inform HSHSP V mission, vision, goals and objectives related to HIV care and treatment
  2. Synthesize MTR findings and results from other analyses to benchmark and provide baselines and targets for the new HSHSP V
  3. Develop clear and concise HSHSP V logical/theoretical framework that articulates inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes and impact related to HIV care and treatment
  4. Developing the national costed HSHSP V with time bound national and regional targets and evidence informed strategies which are aligned to the HSSP V
  5. Develop a two-year HSHSP V costed implementation plan/roadmap

Specific tasks, Methods, and Expected Deliverables

  • Prepare Inception report and synthesize MTR findings and results from other relevant surveys related to HIV care and treatment (5 days)
    • Review the MTR report and other relevant HIV surveys including UNAIDS annual report to
    • Summary of progress of HSHSP IV
  • To support development of HIV care and treatment National strategies to inform HSHSP  V, goals and objectives and implementable differentiated service
    • Desk review of national HIV response guidelines and or policies
    • Desk review of the global and national care and treatment guidelines to identify key recommended approaches for DSDM for care
    • Reports with key goals and objectives of the HIV care and treatment section of the HSHSP
  • Delivery models and strategies that are client cantered, affordable and cost effective to improve HIV care and treatment access and outcomes among adolescents and Children (10 days)
  • The report with key strategic activities by outcomes on HIV care and treatment of HSHSP

Deliverables and Timetable

PhaseDeliverableAmount 
PreparatoryA presentation of the inception report detailing the overall consultancy framework including synthesis of MTR findings and results from other relevant surveys related to HIV care and treatment, proposed approach, and other key stakeholders to be involved.20%
Phase 1A presentation of the concise and comprehensive first and second draft report with key goals and objectives, strategic activities by outcomes of the HIV care and treatment section of the HSHSP20%
Phase 2A presentation of a first and second draft with monitoring and evaluation framework and matrixLogical frameworkMatrix of baseline and targets IndicatorsBaseline value and targets for each indicator20%
Phase 3A presentation of a first and second draft costed final 2-year operational plan for HIV care and treatment sections of the HSHSP-V20%
Phase 4A presentation on the final costed HIV care and treatment section of the HSHSP-V. This involves the dissemination presentation to ministries and key stakeholders. 20%

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

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payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. 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

SUPERVISION

The Consultant will work under the supervision of HIV&AIDS Specialist.

LOGISTIC AND LOCATION
The consultant will be based in Dar es Salaam  with possible travel to Dodoma and high HIV burden regions of Southern highlands regions

Medical Evacuation Coverage:
The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage

Selection

Interested national individual should submit their technical and financial proposals. The technical evaluation will account for 75% and the financial will be 25%. Sum of technical and financial application will be 100%.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • National consultant should have the following experiences
  •  A medical background with advanced degree in public health with demonstrated five years’ experience in HIV and AIDS sector.
  •  Previously involved in development of HIV care and treatment policy documents at national or international level
  •  Practical experience in the formulation and implementation of results-oriented HIV projects and programmes at national and international level.
  •  Previous experience in leading the development of HIV proposals
  •  S/He must have at least 10 years’ experience in programme analysis including experience in programme evaluation, strategic and/or operational planning, and health & community systems
  •  Knowledge of the healthcare system of Tanzania or ability to quickly acquire such knowledge is desirable
  •  Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, logically, and effectively
  •   Excellent writing and analytical skills
  •   Ability to meet tight deadlines
  •   Fluent spoken and written English
  •  Computer literacy and ability to use Word Processing and office technology equipment

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrate self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovates, and embrace change. drive to achieve results for impact, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, work Collaboratively with others.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

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 deadline for submitting the application is 12 September 2021.

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