National Consultant: Review and document the integration of the micronutrient survey into the 2022 TDHS MIS the strengthening of the TFNC laboratory capacity draw lessons learned and advise on measures to sustain the investment, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania At Unicef

Closing date: Monday, 12 June 2023

National Consultant: Review and document the integration of the micronutrient survey into the 2022 TDHS/MIS, the strengthening of the TFNC laboratory capacity, draw lessons learned, and advise on measures to sustain the investment(3 months)

Job no: 562482

Position type: Consultant

Location: United Republic of Tanzania Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania

Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania

Categories: Nutrition

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, sustenance

The Government of Tanzania conducted the Demographic and Health Survey/ Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS/MIS) in 20221. The TDHS/MIS is a nationally representative household survey that provides data for a wide range of coverage and outcome indicators in the areas of population, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition and is usually conducted every 5 years to allow comparisons over time. In response to the Government’s call to strengthen local capacity to undertake the planned micronutrient biomarkers laboratory analysis in-country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in close collaboration with partners strengthened the capacity of the TFNC laboratory to fully conduct micronutrient biomarkers analysis.

In light of this UNICEF is looking to engage a consultant. The mission of the consultant will be to support and document the experience of planning, implementation (including trainings, data collection, data analysis) and dissemination of the findings of the micronutrient component of the TDHS.

How can you make a difference?

  •  Engage stakeholders in reviewing the methods and data collection tools through a meeting or workshop.

Conduct qualitative in-depth interviews with individuals from the government, international agencies, and field teams and document their perceptions ad experiences.

Produce a final report and a case study on laboratory strengthening for wide dissemination.

Plan and facilitate a stakeholder’s workshop to validate the final report and the case study on laboratory strengthening.

Develop a draft manuscript on key lessons and recommendations for publication in a peer reviewed journal to be determined.

Work Assignments Overview


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Develop an inception report, and draft data collection tools. Engage stakeholders in review and finalization of tools.

Inception report & data collection tools finalized


Identify programme managers and other individuals to be interviewed. Conduct interviews and analyze data.

Data collection finalized


Develop a case study for TFNC laboratory strengthening. Prepare a draft report from the findings of the interviews.

Draft report and case study finalized


Share the report with stakeholders, receive their feedback/comments on the report, address the comments and organize a workshop to validate it. Summarize the key findings and recommendations into a manuscript and share it with stakeholders/co-authors for review

Final report finalized and Draft manuscript finalized


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

  •  Advanced University degree (Masters or Higher) Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields
  •  At least 10 years’ experience in Nutrition, Public Health, epidemiology, or related fields.
  •  Experience in laboratory analysis including knowledge of biomarkers testing techniques
  •  Knowledge of country nutrition context, policies, and relevant strategies
  •  Prior experience working in TDHS, micronutrient surveys, or nutrition surveys.
  •  Prior experience in conducting qualitative studies
  •  Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, including writing and public speaking, and ability to negotiate with stakeholders.
  •  Fluency in both English (verbal and written).Fluency in Kiswahili is an added advantage

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: May 30 2023 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Jun 13 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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  •  Closes Jun 13 2023National Consultant: Review and document the integration of the micronutrient survey into the 2022 TDHS/MIS, the strengthening of the TFNC laboratory capacity, draw lessons learned, and advise on measures to sustain the investment(3 months) in United Republic of Tanzania

    The Tanzania Country Office is inviting qualified and interested candidates to apply for the UNICEF National Consultancy. The consultant will be required to review and document the integration of the micronutrient survey into the 2022 TDHS/MIS, the strengthening of the TFNC laboratory capacity, including the achievements, enablers, and constraints, identify good practices, draw lessons learned, develop a case study on the laboratory, and present recommendations to improve and sustain the investment on laboratory capacity and services, and opportunities for the future.



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