Consultancy for Formulation of Local Integration and Development Project


Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :10-Aug-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
20-Aug-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :16 weeks (25% part time)
Expected Duration of Assignment :16 weeks (25% part time)

Background

FORENOTE:
 
Please note this is a consultancy work, not/not a normal job vacancy. Therefore, offerors should submit proposals through: icprocurement.tz@undp.org. Queries (if any) should be channelled through: procurement.tz@undp.org. Do not send applications to any link. Details Terms of Reference (TOR), Form P11, and Individual Contract Procurement Notice (IC PN) no. IC/TZA/2012/UNDP-018 are available/accessible from website: www.tz.undp.org. Qualified offerors are directed to read the IC PN thoroughly well and strictly follow instructions spelt therein.  This consultancy is for Dar es Salaam Residents only since no DSA will be paid.
Background:
The UNDP-UNHCR partnership for local development and integration has been established within the context of the Transitional Solutions initiative in collaboration between humanitarian and development, bilateral and multilateral actors. The objective of the Transitional Solutions initiative is to enhance capacity of national governments to strengthen procedures and systems for local planning/budgeting and to improve their pro-poor delivery performance, which benefits displaced persons and local community members. Tanzania was chosen to be one of the pilot countries for this initiative to ensure that the local integration of more than 162,000 former Burundian refugees who were granted citizenship is sustainable and activities continue after the phase-out of UNHCR interventions.
 
Pending the Government decision on local integration, Newly Naturalized Tanzanians (NNTs) may remain in Tabora and Katavi regions of western Tanzania. In light of local development across the regions, where the NNTs live and integrate, the initiative aims to develop the capacity of LGAs, civil society and community counterparts to formulate and implement local development plans for investments in pro-poor growth and livelihoods, social service delivery and sustainable governance and infrastructure.  This for this proposal explores the opportunity to scale up development programme interventions across the regions, including 9 districts in total. Special attention shall be given to the region of Katavi formed only in 2012.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • The consultant will design the Joint Programme document including preparation, data collection and analysis, write up and submission of the final programme document draft.
  • Work collaboratively with UNDP, UNHCR and other UN agencies in programme design; 
  • Undertake background review of relevant national policies integral to the Tanzanian Poverty Reduction Strategy (MKUKUTA II), in particular policies, programme and related targets and milestones of regional and district development plans, necessary to situate the programme in the context of national policies;
  •  Review existing institutional arrangements and mandates governing the roles and interaction of national and sub-national government agencies and UN agencies with regard to the local development agenda;
  • Support senior level consultations with key ministries involved in the local integration/refugee sector, including the Ministry of Home Affairs – Refugee Services Department and PMO-RALG;
  •  Integrate the primary and critical lessons learned from the UN Joint Programme 6.1; and
  • Review implementation capacities and make recommendations on operational resource needs to support the joint programme implementation.  
  •  It is expected that the consultant spend during his/her contract approximately 5-10 days at sites in Tabora and Katavi regions for assessment and data collection.
  •  Ensure the project development is flexible vis-a-vis the evolving policy development related to naturalization and local integration.

 

 


Competencies

  • Experience in development programming for reintegration and repatriation solutions
  • Knowledge of methodologies for local economic development and familiarity with rapid/quick impact assessment methodologies.
  •  Demonstrated capacity to apply tools/approaches for Results Based Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.
  •  Proven qualities of and experience in: programme design, research and oral/written communication.
  • Excellent proven skills in analysis, problem solving, negotiations, diplomacy and leadership.
  • Proven experience on preparation of written reports prepared in an accurate and concise manner, and public presentation skills.
  •  Computer literacy, including familiarity with spreadsheets, power point presentations and databases.
  •  Strong inter-personal skills and a demonstrated capacity to deal with colleagues and counterparts from different backgrounds, and proven ability to function in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnical environment.
  •  Flexibility for adapt to new context situations and demands.
  •  Fluency in written and spoken English is required for this post.
  •  Knowledge of and/or experience in Tanzania preferred.
  •  Kiswahili an advantage.
 
 


Required Skills and Experience

 

  • Advanced university degree in economics, political science, sociology, international relations, international development public administration, human rights, international humanitarian law or other relevant field; or the equivalent combination of education and the extensive relevant professional experience in a related area.
  •  At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in regional development programmes and community area based development approaches.


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