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Tanzania Mainland, under the leadership of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, is in the process to develop its Vision 2050 which aims at ensuring continuity and efficiency of the National development planning as the current Vision ends by 2025, sustaining achievement of graduation into the lower middle-income country (LMIC) and building the momentum to take off to a higher levels, accommodate the recent rapid technological changes and continue aligning national frameworks with regional and global frameworks to which the country is a signatory. As per its strategic nature, this process offers an opportunity to scale-up the country’s current efforts to mainstream gender and leaving-no-one-behind.
Vision 2025 for URT (Mainland) articulates the desire to eliminate all forms of discrimination including gender-based discrimination as it states that:“In particular, by the year 2025, racial and gender imbalances will have been redressed such that economic activities will not be identifiable by gender or race. All social relations and processes which manifest and breed inequality, in all aspects of the society (i.e., law, politics, employment, education, culture), will have been reformed. (Vision2025 doc.pg.3).
The vision further affirms that “Ideally, a nation's development should be people-centred, based on sustainable and shared growth and be free from abject poverty. For Tanzania, this development means that the creation of wealth and its distribution in society must be equitable and free from inequalities and all forms of social and political relations which inhibit empowerment and effective democratic and popular participation of social groups (men and women, boys and girls, the young and old and the able-bodied and disabled persons) in society.” Vision2025 doc.pg.3).
This provided a strong basis for prioritizing gender equality, women empowerment, and inclusive development towards reaching the country's vision. Vision 2025 is built around five attributes, namely: High Quality livelihood, peace, stability and unity, good governance, a well-educated and learning society and competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits (URT: Vision 2025)
Given this background, as per its normative and coordination mandate, UN Women, as Secretariat role of the Gender Equality and Human Rights Mechanism under the leadership of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI) to support effort to strengthen GEWE mainstreaming in the development of Vision 2050. In this regard, UN Women is seeking the services of a national consultant to conduct a gender analysis of Vision 2025 and its Evaluation Report (once available) make key recommendations end provide technical advice on gender mainstreaming in Vision 2050.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Coordination Specialist, the consultant will:
- Undertake a gender analysis of Vision 2025 and its Evaluation Report (once available) to identify untapped opportunities on GEWE as an accelerator in realising the Vision attributes namely “Tanzania of 2025 should be a nation imbued with five main attributes; • High quality livelihood. • Peace, stability and unity. • Good governance, • A well-educated and learning society; and • A competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits”.
- Develop a matrix identifying gender gaps with specific recommendations on how Vision 2050 could strengthen gender mainstreaming based on findings from the gender analysis.
- Prepare one policy brief summarizing the findings of the comprehensive gender analysis.
- Make a presentation/orientation of the findings and gender mainstreaming to relevant stakeholders in close collaboration with UN Women.
- An inception report highlighting the methodology of delivering the assignment.
- Draft report on the gender analysis of Vision 2025 and its Evaluation Report
- Final report on the gender analysis of Vision 2025 and its Evaluation Report – which would have integrated feedback received on the draft report.
- A policy brief summarizing the findings of the comprehensive gender analysis.
- PPT presentation and Meeting Report(s) from presentation/orientation of the findings and gender mainstreaming to relevant stakeholders.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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Required Skills and Experience
Submission of Applications:
The interested consultant (s) should respond to this TOR by submitting to UN Women:
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 http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .
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.