Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Job Opportunities at UNICEF

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Closing date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Job no: 513187
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: Finance and Administration, Operations and Business Management

BACKGROUND
Over the past years, UNICEF Tanzania has supported various construction activities mainly in the health, education, WASH and Child Protection sectors. Examples of the construction works that were supported by UNICEF are listed in Table 1 below.


Table 1: Examples of constructions works supported by UNICEF (2016-2018)

Type of construction
Construction of WASH in school facilities using NGOs through the PCA modality (including a component of 'community contributions')

Modality used
PCA with NGO partners
Type of construction
Rehabilitation/Construction of health facilities as part of the KOICA MNCH project;

Modality used
DCT to partners; reimbursements
Type of construction
Construction of juvenile courts and renovation of women, children and gender desks in Zanzibar as part of the EU/UNDP project

Modality used
DCT to partners
Type of construction
Construction of classrooms in the refugee camps in Kigoma

Modality used
UNICEF contract
Type of construction
Rehabilitation of the earthquake impacted special needs school, including WASH facilities in Mugeza Mseto, Kagera region

Modality used
UNICEF contract and DCT to partners
Type of construction
Extension of water supply systems

Modality used
DCT to partners;
Type of construction
Construction of new UNICEF office

Modality used
UNICEF contract

The experiences with these construction projects have been very mixed, but the main issues that have surfaced are:
Issues with quality of the work and timeliness of the completion of the construction (especially if construction takes place in remote locations and is relatively small scale);
Some construction projects can be very complex and thus pose various internal and external risks, including legal contractual risks;
Limited capacity within UNICEF (e.g. construction engineers) to oversee and monitor the construction projects;
In order to better understand the nature and causes of the various issues surrounding construction projects, UNICEF Tanzania would like to conduct a rapid assessment of the construction projects which were implemented over the past three years with support from UNICEF (see list in Annex 1).
The rapid assessment will mainly focus on aspects around the quality of construction, maintenance, use and sustainability of the construction works. Lessons learned from this assessment will be used to decide on a way forward regarding UNICEF's support to construction activities in Tanzania.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a rapid assessment of a sample of construction works which were completed between 2016 and 2018 with support from UNICEF, focusing especially of aspects around quality, maintenance, use and sustainability. Â The sample size should be diverse and from all programme sectors as well as across the regions in the country.
The consultant is expected to analyse the findings and propose a number of recommendations for use by UNICEF and its implementing partners.
SCOPE OF WORK
More specifically the scope of the work is as follows:
Design a rapid assessment tool, using best practices and information/guidance from the supply division in Copenhagen.
Make a random selection of at least 40 construction projects out of the total list of 125 construction projects listed in Annex 1. The random selection should include at least 10 construction projects in Zanzibar.
Visit the 40 construction projects and assess the status of the construction works, using the assessment tool.
Analyze the information and write the report and identify a number of concrete recommendations.
METHODOLOGY
The assessment process is twofold; the desk review of existing literature and the field visits to assess the projects carry out key informant interviews. The field assessment will cover a number of project sites in Mainland and in Zanzibar.
The assessment report should cover the following:

Relevance
The extent to which the objectives of a construction intervention are consistent with beneficiaries' requirement.
Efficiency
A measure of how economically resources/inputs (funds, expertise, time, etc.) were converted to results.
Effectiveness
The extent to which the construction's objectives were achieved, or are expected to be achieved, considering their relative importance.
Impacts
The positive and negative, primary and secondary long-term effects produced by a construction intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended.
Sustainability
The continuation of benefits from the construction intervention after completion.
DURATION AND DELIVERABLES

Task
Review literature, finalise the assessment tool and prepare a detailed work plan.

Deliverable
Inception report outlining the overall approach and methodology for the assignment, an annotated structure of the final report, a list of interviews planned, and a detailed work plan + time line for the assignment

Duration
5 days
Task
Visit the construction sites and conduct a rapid assessment of at least 40 construction works.

Deliverable
First Interim report â€' reflecting sites visited and summary of first observations.

Duration
30 days
Task
Finalise the report and present the findings.

Deliverable
Final report and PowerPoint presentation summarizing the findings.

Duration
5 days
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS
40 days
Overall, the assignment will be implemented in the months of June and July 2018.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables and submission of an invoice. The main deliverables will be linked to payments as follows:
First payment of 30 %, upon submission of deliverables 1
Final payment of 70% upon submission of deliverables 2 and 3;
Travel and related costs will be billed separately and on actual and should conform to UNICEF rules and regulations. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
QUALIFICATIONS
UNICEF is looking to hire a national consultant with the following profile:

Education:
Advanced University Degree in Engineering or related field.

Work Experience:
At least 5 years experience in undertaking complex assessments of construction projects of reinforced concrete buildings. In addition, good knowledge of materials, construction methods, and the appropriate tools to construct structures and buildings; knowledge of structural engineering in the design of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, and timber as applied to construction of buildings and structures
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Competencies to include:
Have the ability to communicate effectively in English and Kiswahili with others to effectively convey information;
Have a strong capacity to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches;
Have good initiative and ability to apply technical knowledge creatively to ensure conflicts and disputes are resolved between contractors and beneficiaries;
Have current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
Possess good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
Have computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications, including knowledge of AutoCAD and MIS/GIS applications
Demonstrated excellent writing skills in English and good spoken and reading Kiswahili is required.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
Working experience in other East and Southern African countries will be an asset
EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
The bidder's proposals will be evaluated both technically and financially. The technical proposal will cover 60 points and financial proposal will constitute 40 points.
The technical proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:
Advanced degree in Engineering in specialties such as construction, civil, architecture or other relevant technical areas (20 points)
At least 5 years' experience in undertaking complex assessments of construction projects of reinforced concrete buildings. (15 points)
Experience in management and supervision of construction projects including knowledge of materials, construction methods, and the appropriate tools to construct structures and buildings; knowledge of structural engineering in the design of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, and timber as applied to construction of buildings and structures (15 Points)
Technical skills in writing English, interpretation of technical designs and BOQs and knowledge of AutoCAD and MIS/GIS applications (10 points)
MANAGEMENT, COORDINATION AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The consultant will be supervised by the Chief of Operations and will closely liaise with the Deputy Representative, the Section Chiefs and Supply Specialist. Deliverables by the consultant will be submitted to UNICEF for payment.
RESERVATIONS
The consultant should respect the confidentiality of the information during the assignment. S/he is allowed to use documents and information provided only for the tasks related to these terms of reference.
Adequate measures should be taken to ensure that the process responds to quality and ethical requirements as per UNICEF Standards. As per UNEG Standard and Norms, consultants involved in research exercises should be sensitive to beliefs, manners and customs and act with integrity and honesty in their relationships with all stakeholders. Furthermore, they should protect the anonymity and confidentiality of individual information.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Advertised: May 18 2018 E. Africa Standard Time

Application close: May 31 2018
E. Africa Standard Time
Click the button below to visit the original announcement on the recruiting organization's website.
Job no: 513186
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: Communication / External Relations

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
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Justification
Social media is a powerful tool to raise awareness of child rights in
Tanzania
and keep audiences and stakeholders updated and informed on UNICEF
Tanzania
's activities in the country. It helps build public interest, highlight key challenges and generate conversations and engagement around child rights and related issues.
Internet is a sizeable communication channel in Tanzania and currently has a penetration of almost 15 per cent with more than 7.5 million active Internet users. Mobile is the key enabling tool for Internet usage with 91 per cent of users browsing via their phones. Very basic, non-smartphones are the standard and are used by 75 per cent of those with a mobile phone.
Social media is becoming more and more important in Tanzania, especially in urban centres and in the country's largest cities. The biggest platforms are WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. There is currently no data available on the numbers of users for these three platforms in Tanzania. It is however estimated that WhatsApp is the most widely used application of the three. Facebook is the third most visited website in Tanzania with an estimated 2.7 million monthly visitors.
UNICEF Tanzania launched its country website in 2012 and its social media sites in August 2011.There is an opportunity to strategically link the office advocacy and behavior change efforts with social media in Tanzania. A large percentage of the population is under 30 and with improved internet connectivity in the country, the population is now increasingly influenced by internet messaging and even social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships team is recruiting a national Social Media and digital content Consultant to support content creation and design as well as managing office's social media platforms. The intern is expected to work at a flexible time arrangement. This consultancy is also in line with CAP AWP 2017/18 Output 2 cluster 4.
Specific Tasks
The overall objective of this assignment is to provide support to the Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships section to:
To increase visibility and reach of UNICEF
Tanzania
social media channels, strengthen brand awareness and raise public awareness in
Tanzania
of the situation of children and how UNICEF, with Government and partners, is making a difference for children, especially the most vulnerable.
Support weekly content production of UNICEF
Tanzania
's social media platforms.
The consultant will directly produce graphics, photo collage, live video feeds, short video, create animation treatment, video board and script.
Review best practices in using social media platforms to engage younger segments of the population
Monitor results of social media advocacy campaigns and produce monthly analytics reports.
Identifying and engaging social media influencers to widen reach of TCO key advocacy issues on child rights and creating a buzz
Methodology
Produce and manage content for UNICEF
Tanzania
's website and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter pages, Instagram, You Tube and Internet of Good Things site that will help strengthen TCO's digital and social media engagement.
Explore and set up monitoring tools to assess traffic generated on UNICEF
Tanzania
's social media platforms and how this translates in action from the users.
Support expansion of UNICEF
Tanzania
fan base through design and implementation of social media-based campaigns.
Support moderation of UNICEF
Tanzania
's social media platforms.
Provide monthly reports and provide recommendations on what can be done to improve UNICEF
Tanzania
's presence on social media.
Keep track on initiatives on other UN agencies, country offices' and NGO social media platforms that can be relevant to our work.
Support production of internal monthly e-newsletter on social media highlights
Liaise with section Chiefs and programme staff to generate content for social media channels.
Expected Deliverables
Produce monthly reports on TCO social media engagement and reach.
Develop monthly content calendar which highlights each week focus based on updated communication calendar. The calendar should be shared 15 days prior beginning of the month for approval.
Develop plan for agreed social media campaigns focusing on key TCO selected themes and priorities.
Produce monthly social media content based on the content calendar. Each week content should be ready 15 days prior for review and approval.
Post daily on TCO social media channels in both English and Swahili based on agreed weekly theme focus
Increase TCO Facebook page reach to at least 170,000, increase Instagram followers to at least 500 and increase twitter followers to 25,000 by December 2018.
Activate TCO Instagram account and increase followers to 5,000
Develop proposed digital content list covering April 2018 to December 2018
Reporting
The consultant will report direct to the Communication Specialist and attend weekly CAP section meetings and brief on the ongoing and upcoming online campaigns progress as well as the digital content developed. The consultant will be in the office 3 days a week (Monday and Tuesday) and the remaining days she/he can work remotely dedicating at least 3 hours per day for direct consultation with the team as need be.
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
UNICE F
Tanzania
country office will provide office space, furniture, access to equipment needed for the assignment.
Travels relate d to documentation of TCO's programming for content generation will be covered by the office.
The consultant will be paid on monthly basis however days off and sick leave will not be paid.
Expected background and Experience
University degree
Sound Knowledge in computer skills (e.g. website creation), video skills are desirable.
Good knowledge and understanding of social media trends;
Proven knowledge on digital content development
At least two years of work experience on social media and digital content development
Good communications skills;
Good organization and experience with event management and media relations;
Ability to perform multiple tasks without compromising quality;
Interpersonal skills, team spirit and positive working relationships;
Good writing, editing and presentation skills in both English and Swahili language
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Policy both parties should be aware of:
Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the most economical and direct route but this must be agreed to beforehand.
Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
The Form 'Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary' must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Advertised: May 18 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: May 23 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Click the button below to visit the original announcement on the recruiting organization's website.
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