Individual Consultant – Baseline Survey for Tanzania Generation Equality Program
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, peace, and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In 2021, UN Women, in collaboration with the Governments of France and Mexico, convened the Generation Equality Forum, a global multistakeholder partnership to drive results and accelerate the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals through a 5-year (2021-2026) action agenda encapsulated in a Global Acceleration Plan for six Action Coalitions.
The United Republic of Tanzania (URT) adopted the action coalition on Economic Justice and Rights as a vehicle towards the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, with increased measures including investments in gender responsive public and private quality care services, law and policy reforms.
Tanzania’s commitments include: increase measures including investments in gender responsive public and private quality care services, law and policy reforms; create enabling policy and legal environment and support women and young women to expand decent work in the formal and informal economy to attain economic justice; expand women’s access to and control over productive resources as well as design and implement gender-responsive macro-economic plans, budget reforms and stimulus packages.
To localise Generation Equality at the country level, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has developed the Tanzania Generation Equality Programme TGEP (2021/22-2025/26) stipulating various interventions to be undertaken by the Government sectorial ministries, private sector and other stakeholders to deliver on the GEF to advance women’s economic justice and rights and identified key actions.
A results framework has also been drafted for the TGEP program to ensure both transparency and effective tracking of progress. It is against this background, UN Women is seeking a consultant to finalise and validate the TGEP results framework and undertake a baseline study to collect (quantitative and qualitative) baseline data of the key performance indicators in line with Generation Equality Global Accountability Framework and TGEP (2021/22 – 2025/26.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Finalise the draft Generation Equality Results Framework (TGEP).
- Update GE accountability baseline data based on data available in relevant sectors from secondary sources.
- Conduct the qualitative studies (FGD, KII etc. ) to explain the narratives of the key gender issues outlined in the results frameworks of TGEP
- Propose proxy data and statistics for unavailable indicators ; and
- Set targets for each indicator.
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will work and support the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups (MCDGWSGs-Tanzania Mainland) and the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoCDGEC Zanzibar), and the National Advisory Committee to generate baseline information which will be used to monitor progress towards Action Coalition targets and measure the collective impaction on the lives of women and girls in Tanzania.
The baseline study will be carried out through the collection of administrative data from relevant institutions and qualitative study with the relevant stakeholders. The findings of the study and baseline data of the indicators with be validated in consultation with the TGEP Secretariat and other key stakeholders and also to get guidance and critical information required for the completion of this task.
The selected consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Thorough Document Review: The consultant will conduct an exhaustive review of relevant documents, including existing reports, policies, and data sources. This review will provide the foundation for identifying gaps and informing subsequent data collection efforts.
- Collection of baseline data and narratives of the key gender issues : To gather the baseline data, consultant will collection quantitative data from the relevant institutions (NBS, OCGS, sectoral ministries etc.). For qualitative data on key gender issues, FGDs, KII, in-depth interview with the relevant stakeholders has to be conducted. (Note: Key guiding questions/tools to be developed in consultation with stakeholders meeting)
- Gap-Filling Consultations: To gather critical information not covered by existing documents, the consultant will engage in consultations with the TGEP Secretariat and key stakeholders. These consultations may involve individual meetings or convening small technical teams to address information gaps comprehensively.
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Finalization: The consultant will collaborate with TGEP stakeholders to finalize the M&E plan, which will outline the framework for ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities throughout the programme.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:
Draft inception report including a detailed work plan/Gantt chart, proposed report format/outline, methodology, and analytical frameworks.
Final inception report including final translated survey tools, sampling, methodology, key guiding questions for qualitative study, and analytical framework.
Zero draft baseline survey report.
The first draft of final baseline survey report with a completed results framework
Preliminary presentation of findings for validation/dissemination to UN Women, MCDGWSGs and the TGEP Secretariate Team
Final baseline study report including completed M&E plan
The consultant is expected to upload all relevant resource documents, raw data, clean data sets, and draft reports collected or prepared for this assignment on a shared drive to be created by the UN Women project team. Any documents and information provided by UN Women, as well as the entire research/baseline information, shall remain the property of UN Women, and the consultant cannot produce/reproduce the information without the approval of UN Women.
All deliverables are to be submitted in English language versions.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
- Timely and quality Programme design and inputs
- Timely and quality of Programme document with clear budget and results framework
- Relations with partners and stakeholders
- Well written project document
- Regular communication with key partners and staff
- Adherence to UN women standards and rules
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- 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, multiethnic 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
- At least 10 years of recognized experience in programme development and development of national plans of action and programme documents.
- Good knowledge of Tanzania's social-economic and -cultural contexts is an asset.
- Specific programme experience and a good understanding of contemporary issues and strategies to promote gender equality through a gender transformative, multi-sectoral and multi-level responses to end violence against women and children.
- Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and programme monitoring plans.
- Proficiency in analyzing survey data and preparing comprehensive baseline reports.
- Experience in presenting findings to diverse audiences, including policymakers and program stakeholders
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with various stakeholders and to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.
- Proficiency in survey design, sampling methodologies, and data collection techniques.
- Knowledge of statistical analysis tools and software.
Language and Requirements:
- Fluency in English and Kiswahili including excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
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 .
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.
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