Volunteer Engagement Consultant (International), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 66 Days

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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, a chance.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Millions of people all over the world support UNICEF and our cause. They raise money, they campaign, and, in some countries, they volunteer to help children in myriad ways. There is an opportunity to build on this force for good and go to another level of engagement with a committed group of volunteer supporters. A volunteer force would vastly extend UNICEF’s reach and help broaden and transform UNICEF itself.

Volunteers are uniquely able to help UNICEF:

•Create a stronger connection, better communication, and more accountability between UNICEF and the communities it serves.

•Foster vibrant discussion, debate, and sharing of information about child well-being in the places where UNICEF operates, and

•Grow our presence and reach in the places where we work, thus enhancing the impact of programmatic interventions and making our brand even more powerful and our voice for child rights more potent.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Tanzania, with support from the Global Volunteer Office organized a two-day volunteer engagement workshop to engage with relevant partners and map out possibilities for volunteerism in Tanzania. As a result of the workshop, two proposed design ideas were identified, and a decision was made to take forward the same.

The Volunteer Engagement Consultant will be expected to further develop specific strategies and plans around the proposed design ideas and initiate the roll-out.


The overall objective of this assignment is to provide support to the TCO Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships section to:

•Support TCO to build and/or expand relations with relevant Govt and non-Govt structures relevant to volunteerism including key policy makers from central and decentralized governments, youth networks, civil society organizations as well as the private sector.

•Provide professional technical assistance and support for the design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of volunteer projects, knowledge management strategies, services and products, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of Country Programme expected results.

•Provide technical assistance and support for the design, planning and implementation of the Volunteer Projects, to leverage more voluntary initiatives for the fulfillment of children’s rights.


•Liaise with relevant UNICEF colleagues to conceptualize, design and implement two volunteer design ideas that emerged from Volunteer Design Workshop in 2019.

•Conceptualize, design and implement additional volunteer initiatives with government and CSOs with the aim of furthering Child Rights.

•As part of the UNICEF Volunteer Initiative, create new opportunities of engagement with existing government institutions that support volunteering.

•As part of the UNICEF Volunteer Initiative, work with CO teams to develop integrated strategies and plans for engagement opportunities. Maximize existing points of contact with UNICEF audiences and to broaden the spectrum of opportunities for volunteers to participate in the UNICEF mission/mandate.

•Monitor and document ongoing volunteer projects and explore new opportunities for future engagement with volunteers.

•Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, manage the budget and implementation of volunteer projects.

•Conceptualize, design and implement partnerships with selected private sector companies and corporative with the aim of furthering Child Rights and Child Participation.

•Within already existing national framework, support capacity-building efforts to strengthen capacity of key child rights-focused partner at all levels of society to ensure better programming and national planning for all children at schools and community levels, including capacity building of volunteers at central and community level.

•Document best practices, lessons learned and success stories.







End violence against women and children volunteer training and coaching plan developed and approved

By the end of March



Kigoma offline volunteers introduced to the regional, and district development officers, and deployed in Kigoma region.

By the end of March


Zanzibar mid-term review done, and lessons learnt documented

By the end of April



Mbeya concepts note and budge reviewed and approved

By the end of May



Monthly analytics report on volunteer social media performance produced.

By the end of May


Orientation meeting for the Regional District Education officers organized in preparation for the recruitment, orientation and deployment of the volunteer teachers

By the end of May


Report on the online campaign on violence against women and children done.

By the end of May

PAYMENT SCHEDULE. Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE. The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

REPORTING The consultant will report direct to the Communication Specialist and attend weekly CAP section meetings and report progress

DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY This consultancy covers a period of 66 working days. It is based in Dar-es-Salaam.


UNICEF Tanzania country office will provide office space, furniture, access to equipment needed for the assignment. Travels related to documentation of TCO's programming for content generation will be covered by the office. The consultant will be paid on monthly basis however days off and sick leave will not be paid.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have the following…

•Advanced University degree in the social/behavioral sciences (communication, marketing, public health), international relations or in a related technical field. Knowledge in HRBA, Results-based management, Child Rights, gender issues, child participation and strategic partnerships an asset.

•Five years’ practical professional work experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation related to networking and partnerships for child rights.

•Work experience related to advocacy, communication, social mobilization and partnerships, including proven experience of working with government and civil society groups.

•Field work experience. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovates, and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks, and acts strategically, work Collaboratively with others.

To view our competency framework, please click the link below.


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.


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

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