National Health (RMNCAH) Consultants

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Contract type: Consultant
Level: Consultancy
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Health

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 

UNICEF Tanzania is planning to expand its footprint by increasing its geographic coverage in Tanzania. Mtwara and Lindi are among the selected region based on poor RMNCAH outcomes. UNICEF intends to scale up its health program in Lindi and Mtwara regions for the financial year 2023/2024 in the following specific areas; community systems strengthening, Operationalization of digital health interventions, Integration of PHC services, scaling up of quality improvement initiatives including promotion of health system accountability including management and leadership strengthening among others

This consultancy is part of UNICEF efforts to work with the government Tanzania in translation of its national plans and strategies (One plan III & HSSP V etc.) into action to increase effective coverage of promotive, preventive, and curative maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. Specifically, this investment aims at building PHC services that are resilient, accessible, and ready to offer quality care while strengthening the community's capacity to practice healthy and beneficial behaviours

How can you make a difference? 

The consultant will be responsible for providing technical guidance and capacity development directly to sub-national health management teams to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans

The objective of this consultancy is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the PHC program in the region which will include managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting of program activities. In collaboration with the regional authority (RAS office).

1. Program management, monitoring, and reporting ▪

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, supportive supervisions, regular regional programmatic reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and determine required action/interventions to achieve results. This will include participation on selected relevant council level activity.
  •  Actively monitor program activities through field visits, exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Prepare activity reports and quarterly implementation reports and submit them timely.
  • Work collaboratively with government and UNICEF staff to facilitate and follow up on the accessibility of funds to finance the implementation of the planned activities in a timely fashion.

2. Technical and operational guidance to program implementation

  •  Provide technical and operational guidance to government counterparts, implementing partners, and stakeholders. This will involve liaising with relevant technical focal points from the UNICEF country office as needed.
  • Active participation and contribution to regular technical and management meetings organized by UNICEF Tanzania
  • Participate in implementation of all program activities implemented in the region (regional and council level) and provide relevant technical assistance accordingly


Work Assignments OverviewDeliverables/OutputsDelivery deadlineEstimated Budget
Develop an initial program annual work plan in collaboration with the regional government authority.Submitted and approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) Annual WorkplanEnd of month 15%
Develop regional situation analysis report identifying bottlenecks, relevant ongoing investments, and existing partners among othersSubmission of approved situation reportEnd of month 15%
Jointly with the regional government authority develop a quarterly work plan which reflects activities implemented and financed by the government and other stakeholders.Submission of approved quarterly work planEnd of month 15%
Implement comprehensive PHC outreach/mobile visits to also achieve integrated C19 & RI delivery services in poor performing regions to reach zero dose, under vaccinated children and adults with primary and booster dosesSubmission of approved report on PHC outreach conducted in the regions.End Month 25%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progressSubmission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress reportEnd month 35%
Train QI teams on holistic functionality across PHC (Incorporate assessment findingsSubmission of a QI teams training reportEnd month 45%
Train RHMTs and CHMTs on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS).Submission of RHMTs and CHMTs training report on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS).End month 55%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progressSubmission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress reportEnd month 65%
Scale the use of government comprehensive unified community solutions for easy community facility referral in selected facilities implementing GOTHOMISSubmission of approved report on number of health facilities supported to run GoTHOMIS systemEnd month 75%
Train health care workers on the effective communication and respectful and dignified careSubmission of a training reportEnd month 85%
Scale the use of simplified death registration systemSubmission of a repot of scale up and utilization of a simplified registration systemEnd month 85%
Provision of TA for holistic QI teams functionality in PHC facilitiesSubmission of a report on functionality of QI teams at PHC facilities.End month 95%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progressSubmission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress reportEnd month 95%
Orientation of Health workers, Health facility in-charges, CHMT and RHMT clinical guidance/job-aide on integrated PHC service delivery, including EECCsubmission of an orientation reportEnd month 105%
Conduct training for the R/D/CHMTs on management, leadership, and evidence-based planning including emergency preparedness planning for PHC servicessubmission of a comprehensive report on the training report and a summary of LGA preplanning report.End month 115%
Develop final implementation reportSubmission of RMO approve final implementation reportEnd month 11.520%

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

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Administration, and other relevant fields.
  • Five (5) years of professional work experience at the national programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health
  •  Proven expertise in managing, monitoring, and evaluating of health programs is an added advantage
  • Proven work relations with national, regional, district and sub-district structures
  • Experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programming is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to be able to liaise with a wide variety of people, good attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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.


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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 04 Apr 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 18 Apr 2023 E. Africa Standard Time