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Consultancy to Develop Immunization Policy Guideline in Tanzania at UNICEF

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

Job no: 530569
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: Gender Equality, Health, Nutrition, Planning, Consultancy, Programme Management

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, [Health]

How can you make a difference?


The consultant is expected to conduct a thorough desk review of all relevant Government and MOHCDGEC documents with special focus to IVD Program. He will conduct at least two meetings with stakeholders, conduct several meeting/workshops with MOHCDGEC IVD Program in order to fully engage them in the immunization policy development and prepare summary presentation of the final product and present to ICC and other immunization partners.


Generally, the consultant will develop a policy guideline for Immunization Program in Tanzania. The consultant will undertake the following specific tasks:

  1. Develop inception report  that will inform the activity of developing immunization policy guideline including the process, timeline and budget
  2. Review existing policies, guidelines and SOP of MoHCDGEC Immunization Program
  3. Liaise with MoHCDGEC Policy section and ascertain appropriate directions
  4. Liaise with MOHCDGEC and IVD resource personnel, Immunization partners and relevant public and private sectors involved in Immunization services and seek inputs/guidance in developing immunization Policy
  5. Conduct workshop with MoHCDGEC Immunization section in developing Immunization policy guideline
  6. Conduct stakeholders meeting with wide actors in immunization services and gather inputs in developing Immunization policy guideline
  7. Regularly participate in workshops and meeting of the Immunization program and provide feedback for the development of Immunization policy guideline



Expected outcome:

Immunization Policy Guideline that is country specific that inform current and future implementation of Immunization services in Tanzania.

Specific deliverables, Time frame, Comments and Payment

Deliverable Time frame (Work/Days) Comments Payment schedule
1.Inception report that will inform the activity of developing immunization policy guideline including the process, framework of the guideline, timeline and budget 10 days Report to UNICEF and IVD manager 20%
2.Submit the first draft of the policy guideline document to IVD TWG 20 days Report to UNICEF and make a presentation to IVD TWG 30%
3.Report of the first workshop with stakeholders for development of Immunization Policy guideline


10 days Report to UNICEF and IVD 25%
4. Report of the final stakeholders meeting and final draft of the policy guideline 10 days Make a presentation to ICC and submit the draft document to UNICEF and MOHCDGEC 25%



This consultancy is expected to commence on the first week of April 2020 and final report submitted by the second week of September 2020.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in health, social sciences or related field. Preferably a higher degree encompassing knowledge of public health, policy, management and health system strengthening.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in developing policy, guidelines SOPs, etc.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian mainland and Zanzibar context and EPI program.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, negotiation skills and oral and written communication skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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