National Consultant for the Development of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :18-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Sixty (60) working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :Sixty (60) working 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 and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women in Tanzania is partnering with Prime Minister’s Office to implement Five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC; 2017/18 – 2021/22). The Plan aims at eliminating all forms of violence against women and children in Tanzania by 50 percent by 2021/22.

The Comprehensive NPA-VAWC was developed through a consultative and comprehensive process that galvanized stakeholders to conceive of an action plan that considers the lessons learned, best practices, and new innovative measures to address violence against women and children in Tanzania.

The fundamental challenges have been experienced in implementation of NPA-VAWC is inadequate number and skill level of responsible government staff to undertake both VAWC prevention and response interventions, especially at LGAs levels. To meet these challenges and to ensure that government MDAs and LGAs can deliver what is needed, a new approach to capacity development is required on two (2) different levels:

(i)  Enabling government staff responsible for implementing the NPA-VAWC to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to perform their work well and build individual capacity in promoting women’s rights and gender equality; and

(ii)     Creating an enabling environment to ensure sustained availability of dedicated government staff to rollout the NPA–VAWC.

Implementation of the NPA–VAWC needs a number of actors ranging from technical experts who are responsible for provision of education, capacity building, and support services to victims of abuse and communities. The NPA–VAWC implementation requires commitment on both financial and human resources at all levels. In that regard, the Government with other stakeholders took the initiative to mobilize resources by advocating that Ministries, Regional and LGAs allocate funding to support NPA–VAWC execution in respective LGAs.

The Office of Prime Minister oversees the implementation of NPA VAWC. The primary mandates of the PMO are to Ensure implementation of the NPA-VAWC conforms to Tanzania’s international treaty and convention obligations, government policies, laws and guidelines; b) Ensure all implementers integrate the NPA-VAWC into government plans and strategies at all levels;  c) Ensure stakeholders allocate adequate resources for NPA-VAWC activities; e) Review and approve NPA-VAWC annual plans;  f) Provide policy guidance in overall coordination and implementation of the NPAVAWC; g) Establish sub-committees, task forces and commissions when required; and h) Provide oversight on reaching targets set in the plan. 

The NPA on VAWC has assigned the PMO to develop and implement Human Capacity Development Plan (HCDP) for the implementation of VAWC.  The HCDP Capacity development plan goes beyond training on how to mainstream GBV into finance and planning ministries, or training of designated staff on how to formulate GBV prevention and response in their respective government institutions, local authorities and community.  The plan intends to ensure the implementing agencies apply GBV analysis and make as a core competence in policy-making bodies and move GBV prevention and response to the forefront of development intervention. The plan targets government departments and networks of CSOs articulated to implement NPA VAWC.

UN Women is seeking the services of a national consultant to develop a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of assigned GBV personnel with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in particular rollout NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is expected to:

  • Prepare an inception report and introduce his/her plan to work on the required task;
  • Conduct a Desk Review –

           from relevant departments and stakeholders; and Examine human resources of the existing sectors including available staffing, profiles                 and data collection tools and information flow;

  • Facilitate Stakeholders’ Consultative meetings to gather preliminary information on the available human resources and requirements (i.e. MDAs, LGAs, CSOs and RS);
  • Share the first draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan for review by UN Women and other stakeholders;
  • Finalize the Plan/framework by incorporating feedback;
  • Present the final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to Prime Minister’s Office Management for approval.

The Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan should be developed through a consultative and comprehensive process. The work will comprise of desk reviews of documents and reports from various key stakeholders at all levels. In addition, more information will be sourced through key informants, focused group discussions and any other acceptable scientific methods.


Co-ordination, Reporting and Accountability of the Assignment

  • The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the EVAW Team Leader;
  • Regular reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office Gender and Children Focal Person;
  • The Consultant will provide updates of the work to NPA-VAWC Secretariat and receive guidance to ensure that high standards are well preserved/observed during the exercise;
  • All financial matters will be managed in accordance with UN WOMEN procedures and in line with the project work plan.


Implementation Timeframe and Deliverables:

The assignment is for a fixed period of 60 working days, commencing 1st September 2020 and ending by 30th November 2020, when the Final Report of Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan will be due for submission.

The consultant will be expected to deliver the following: -

  • An Inception Report on the assignment and work plan including time frames on how the work will be undertaken;
  • Draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan (HRCDP) report;
  • Presentation and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of suggestions into the report;
  • Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan;
  • An Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination among key stakeholders.


Payment Schedule and Deliverables/Tasks


 No. of days           allocated

   Payments (%)

Review the inception report and build up from the available report to draft Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan within 40 days after the award of the contract.

     40 w/days


Presentation and consultations on the draft HRCDP report and incorporation of suggestions into the report within 50 days after award of the contract.

     10 w/days


An Action Plan to implement the HRCDP report including its dissemination among key stakeholders within 55 days after the    award of the contract.

     5 w/days


Final Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan validation within 60 days following the award of the contract.


     5 w/days


Expected Results

The key result is the development of a Comprehensive Human Resource Capacity Development Plan to enhance sustainable availability of government staff with relevant skills, and experience in carrying out their duties in roll-out of the NPA–VAWC at all sectors and levels in Tanzania Mainland.



  • Timely and quality Programme design and inputs
  • Timely and quality of Programme document with clear budget and results framework
  • Positive 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, multi ethnic 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.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration; Human Resource Management; Social Sciences; Gender Studies; or related field.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in human resources or Capacity Development Planning for national institutions or national-level programming;
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in working on the promotion or integration of Gender Equality in human resource planning. Additional experience working on EVAWC is an asset;
  • Proven experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning and approaches;
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team to meet deadlines, including coordinating technical input into a framework; excellent writing and presentation skills in English, with additional fluency in Swahili.

Language Requirements:

Written and oral proficiency in English is required. 


Evaluation of Applications:

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:   

  1.  Profile and experience of the consultant in relation to subject of the present mission;
  2. The methodology proposed for the conduct of the mission and;
  3. The financial offer.


Applicaton Procedure:

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

  • Cover letter outlining suitability for the job, providing initial observations on the Terms of Reference and an outline of the methodology he/she would use;
  • A UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded at, including highlighted references to previous relevant work and publications;
  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • A financial offer in TZS for completion of the required tasks, including the daily rate used for calculations.

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