Saturday, May 9, 2015

United Nations Development Programme ,Capacity Needs Assessment Expert - ICT (International)Jobs in Tanzania

United Nations Development Programme Plot 134-140, Kings Way/Mafinga Street (off Kinondoni Road) Dar-es-Salaam Tel: (255-22) 266 80000/ 219 9200 Fax: (255-22) 266 8749
Closing date: Friday, 15 May 2015
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 15-May-15
Additional Category
Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 37 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 37 working days
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 these ends, the Democratic Empowerment Project is a four year (2013-2016) UNDP, UN One Fund and other donor-funded project with the overall aim of contributing to Tanzania'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.
Project Objectives
The Project seeks to promote democracy and contribute to the realization of the following four objectives:
  • Capacity of the key democratic institutions (EMBs, CRC, RPP, etc.) enhanced to support and promote legal and institutional reform in the context of the on-going constitutional reform process and beyond;
  • Capacity of the EMBs to conduct credible elections enhanced through strategic, technical and operational support and improved; EMB engagement with stakeholders (i.e. political parties, CSOs, and the media) to foster a democratic environment;
  • Inclusive participation in elections and politics enhanced through the empowerment of women, youth and PWDs;
  • National peace infrastructure enhanced to mitigate and prevent election-related conflicts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be required to prepare three separate, concise reports covering the areas outlined above. Each finding will be accompanied by recommended actions/solutions in the form of a capacity building plan, including an indicative budget and suggested timeframe. The findings will be presented at validation meetings with each of the three organisations.
The consultant will be required to:
  • Prepare and present to DEP a detailed inception report that shows a methodology, work plans and time line for the assignment, structured around the three organisations.
  • Review existing relevant documents and map existing infr;structures;
  • Conduct consultation processes to gather information and identify priority areas for action for each institution;
  • Draft initial reports for submission to DEP and the three organisations;
  • Conduct the three validation meetings and subsequently produce a final report for each organisation based on the recommendations of the validation meetings. The final reports will include clear and actionable recommendations and the strategy for ICT capacity development for each organisations.
Functional Competencies
  • Strategic technical and intellectual skills in the substantive area with global dynamic perspectives;
  • Leadership, innovation, facilitation, advocacy and coordination skills;
  • Ability to engage with UNDP and NEC and ZEC 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 all ICT issues.
Required Skills and Experience
  • A university degree in ICT, Computer Science or a related qualification.
  • At least 5 years' relevant experience in the area of ICT and organizational development, training and public sector management;
  • Experience in conducting organisational assessments and development of strategic documents for public sector institutions;
  • Experience in democratic governance and/or public administration preferred;
  • Experience in ICT capacities development;
  • Evidence of experience conducting similar assignments for an EMB or comparable public sector organization;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of UNDP or major donor policies and practice on capacity building;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate and deliver in a complex and multicultural environment;
  • Work experience with public institutions in East Africa is desirable.
  • A high level of written and spoken English is essential;
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili an asset.
How to submit proposals
  • Proposals should be submitted to e-mail address not later than Friday, 15 May 2015;
  • Applicants should download the application documents from the following link:
  • 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 and MS Word (the TOR, ICPN, IC Conditions and P11) download them from the following link: 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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