Friday, February 13, 2015

United Nations Development Programme,Elections and Peace Building Expert Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: Friday, 20 February 2015
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 20-Feb-15
Additional Category
Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : Two Months
Expected Duration of Assignment : Two Months
Tanzania has held four credible general elections since the reintroduction of multi-party politics in 1992. Citizens and the government are eager to maintain this track record and to further strengthen democratic practice in Tanzania. Looking to the 2015 general election, government has undertaken early and comprehensive preparations for the electoral processes. Since receipt of official requests for UN assistance to the election cycle leading to the 2015 general election from the National Election Commission (NEC) and Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC), a UN Needs Assessment Mission recommended the development of a project in support of the national efforts.
In addition, in 2014 the United Republic of Tanzania will likely conduct a first national referendum on a new constitution. The EMBs and other stakeholders in preparing for these critical events have requested the assistance of UNDP to provide technical support to the preparation and execution of this referendum.
To this end, the Democratic Empowerment Project (DEP) is a four year (2013-2016) UNDP, United Nations (UN) One Fund and other donor-funded project with the overall aim of contributing to Tanzania's United Nations Development Assistance Plan's (UNDAP's ) Outcome 7: i.e. 'Key institutions of democracy, (i.e. EMBs, etc.) effectively implement their election and political functions'. UN Women and UNESCO are implementing partners in a One UN Country Team context
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Initiate plans and enact processes and systems to implement dialogues to mitigate electoral conflict and promote peaceful electoral activities including the constitutional referendum in April and the general elections in October 2015;
  • Initiate consultations with key partners (UNESCO, UN Women, TPF and the EMBs) and other stakeholders (mainly the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, Tanzania Centre for Democracy and several community-based organisations) to foster their buy-in and participation in the dialogue process;
  • Based on those consultations, develop TOR for implementing partners and assess proposals on various initiatives to support the dialogue for peaceful elections and conflict mitigation;
  • In collaboration with UN Women develop dedicated initiatives to support the role of women, youth and people with disabilities (PWDs) in conflict mitigation and peace building;
  • Support the initial phase of developing training material and knowledge products on dialogue for peacebuilding and electoral conflict mitigation;
  • Develop ToT training strategies, approaches and methodologies focusing on electoral conflict mitigation;
  • Provide advisory and technical support to the project ongoing support to the Tanzania Police Force (TPF) including initiating plans and consultations on police training on public order management, and human right-based policing, and other relevant training initiatives.
  • Provide reports and briefing notes as required.
  • Strategic technical and intellectual skills in the substantive area with global dynamic perspectives;
  • Leadership, innovation, facilitation, advocacy and coordination skills;
  • Ability to manage senior national consultant and engage with UNDP and RPP strategic partners;
  • Entrepreneurial abilities and ability to work in an independent manner;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, with good relationship management skills ;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a highly complex organization context;
  • Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with people and multi-dimension partners;
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the preparation of official documents and reports;
  • Good knowledge of Tanzania's environmental and socio-political context.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master's degree in law, international relations, political science or any social science-related field, combined with at least 7 years of practical, directly relevant experience in political or electoral management context
  • Local, regional or international experience in the field of peace building and conflict prevention, ideally related to electoral security and prevention/mitigation of political and social conflict related to the electoral cycle.
  • Specific experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation, consensus building and reconciliation efforts, preferably in fragile and conflict situations;
  • Prior knowledge of the UN and UNDP preferable;
  • A high level of written and spoken English is essential.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills in English desirable.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili an asset
How to submit proposals: Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address not later than 20 February 2015.
  • Applicants should download the application documents (presented in compresses file) from UNDP Tanzania website;
  • Applicants should separate technical and financial proposals;
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • Applications without submitting a financial offer instead of other format will not be considered due to the ease comparison of the received offers;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the website as mentioned above;
  • Do not send CV only to the Email account mentioned above without Cover Letter and Methodology (if requested) as it will be considered as incomplete application;
  • The documents are available in PDF (the TOR, ICPN and IC guidelines) download them from (, format: this is the only format available and it will not be provided in other formats;
  • Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above mentioned account
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.

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