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Consultancy Opportunity

CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY

The United Nations Association of Tanzania is one of the oldest Civil Society Organizations in the country registered in 1964. It’s office is located in Mikocheni street, Mikocheni B, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The organization is entirely devoted to supporting the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, promoting public awareness and understanding of the activities of the United Nations and its agencies. Moreover, it strives for the recognition of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout Tanzania and the World.

Our Mission is to Mobilize for action, promote inclusiveness, enhance accountability and to ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation and achievement of SDGs in Tanzania. A just Tanzania society where no one is left behind.

UNA Tanzania is seeking for a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review on the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act No.6/2008

JOB TITLE: CONSULTANCY

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Document gaps that exist in the act compared to the current context.
  • Prepare 10 slides presentation of the identified gaps.
  • Facilitate presentation of the findings during stakeholders’ consultation.

REQUIREMENT:

You are required to submit a total of 3 pages for the application which includes a proposal and a budget each at one page to info@una.or.tz

DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION: SUNDAY 15th MAY 2022.

 

The Climate Talk Event

On 24th February UNA Tanzania in partnership with The Embassy of Netherlands in Tanzania and HIVOS conducted a climate talk titled “TAKE CHARGE OF OUR FUTURE: YOUNG ACTIVISTS IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CHANGE” which happened at Alliance Francaise Dar es salaam. The event gathered around 150 participants which included secondary school students, University students and young people out of academic institutions who are enthusiastic about climate change. The aim was to showcase young people who are taking charge to tackle climate change and use that as an inspiration for others to trickle down practices and habits of conserving the environment. Also to issue a wake-up call to governments and international organizations to escalate their commitment to climate change.

It was a powerful storytelling event that spotlighted 6 Tanzanian youth climate change activists who shared their stories and ideas about the climate crisis. Their backgrounds are different, from a  Tanzanian independent photographer with a specific interest in SDGs: Imani Nsamila, a youth-led non-governmental organization (ICCAO Tanzania) founder: Zahra Saleh, an environmental activist, humanitarian and educationist working in different conservation initiatives Shamim Nyanda, a member of UNFPA youth Advisory Panel and founder of Mtoto Smart initiative Tanzania: Gertrude Clement, an SDGs champion, the National Treasurer at YUNA and the Coastal Zone Coordinator at Activista Tanzania: Ally Mwamzola as well as one of the leading Tanzanian artists and regreening ambassador: Ben Pol. Even though they are all different they possess one thing in common: a passion for the environment and a strong desire to leave the earth and Tanzania in good shape for the next generations. They conveyed powerful personal stories on their fight against the adverse effects of climate change, each one using their own means starting from their immediate environment until some of them managed to gain global recognition and reach global platforms such as the COP 26 and the Paris Agreement signing ceremony in 2016.

The event was graced by The Netherlands Ambassador to Tanzania Mr Wiebe De Boer as the Guest Of Honor. On emphasizing the crucial role that young people play to tackle the climate nightmare, In his speech the Honorable Ambassador said, “ We the Netherlands believe that you, the young generation, play a pivotal role in finding solutions towards combating climate change and also very important, adopting to it”.

The United Nations Association of Tanzania on ensuring meaningful youth participation in climate action, foster meaningful youth engagement by creating spaces for them to take part in climate change dialogues in order to enable them to air out their views plus suggest solutions. Furthermore, we ensure that they are involved in community-led actions towards combating the negative effects of climate change.

Join Our UNA Team

VACANCIES AT UNA TANZANIA:

Background:

The Tanzania National CSOs Platform for Sustainable Development was founded in April 2015 following a multi stakeholder’s workshop on the transition from MDGs to SDGs held by the United Nations Association of Tanzania in partnership with Africa Philanthropic Foundation.

One of the key outcomes of the workshop was the recommendation to establish a civil society platform to facilitate the coordination of civil society organizations in Tanzania on sustainable development issues, and offer a platform for engagement with the government, United Nations, and other development partners and stakeholders. United Nations Association of Tanzania and Africa Philanthropic Foundation co-convened the established of the platform.

The Platform is part of the National Coordination Mechanism for Sustainable Development which is established by the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Under this role the platform has coordinated CSOs reporting in the National Voluntary Reviews and contributed to the Country report as well as coordinated CSOs contribution to the Five Years Development Plan in 2020.

The platform is voluntary and open platform for civil society organizations in Tanzania to come together, self-organize and self-coordinate to ensure their meaningful participation and contribution towards the implementation, follow-up and monitoring of Sustainable Development in Tanzania. The platform is part of the Africa Civil Society Working Group (AWG) – www.africapost2015.org.

Members of Tanzania National CSOs Platform on Sustainable Development comprise of diverse civil society organizations from grassroots organizations to international nongovernmental organizations and representing different constituencies seeking to contribute meaningfully towards the implementation and follow-up and review of sustainable development in Tanzania.

The platform seeks to document civil society organizations’ contributions in the implementation, follow up and monitoring of Sustainable Development in Tanzania, facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experiences, best practices and innovations emerging from civil society organizations, leverage on  available resources in civil society (both financial and non-financial), and facilitate partnerships to minimize unnecessary duplications.

The platform focuses on both Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063, and seeks to contribute towards the joint implementation, follow-up and monitoring of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063, while ensuring that the marginalized groups, the furthest, and the poorest of the poor are fully engaged and play an active role in the implementation, and follow-up and review.

JOB TITLE:

1. Project Coordinator –  Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform:

  • Terms: 18 months with the possibility of renewal

Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields, a Master’s Degree is an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Sustainable Development
  • Resource mobilization
  • Stakeholders’ coordination
  • Reporting
  • Effective Communication
  • Networking and partnership management
  • Strategic advocacy
  • Team working

Key Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate all activities of the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform through
  • Form new partnerships to further the work of the TSDP/
  • Conduct capacity development to the members of the TSDP
  • Coordinate members of the TSDP to produce annual CSOs SDGs progress report
  • Fundraise for activities of the platform
  • Producing information packages and position statements on different Sustainable Development Processes at Global, Regional and National Levels
  • Report to the co-conveners and partners
  • Develop a member engagement strategy and annual workplan for the platform
  • Frequent communication with the members of the platform
  • Overseeing the production of the Platform’s newsletter highlighting members SDGs interventions
  • Collaborate with SDGs focal points with the co-conveners and partners to implement activities
  • Support SDGs related work in partners organizations and co-conveners
  • Any other responsibilities assigned

Experience: At least two years, and passion for sustainable development.

 

2. Assistant Project Officer – Sustainable Development Platform stakeholders’ engagement

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor Degree in relevant field

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of Sustainable Development
  • Stakeholders’ coordination
  • Reporting
  • Digital Communication
  • Networking
  • Strategic advocacy
  • Team work
  • Word Press website management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of communication channels including social media and website
  • Member engagement
  • Producing and disseminating newsletters
  • Ensuring that members are informed about current sustainable development processes
  • Documenting members initiatives contributing to implementation of SDGs
  • Assisting the coordinator on matters relating to preparation of workshops/ events
  • Any other responsibilities assigned
Experience: At least two years, and passion for sustainable development.

3. Assistant Accountant:

Terms: 18 Months with a possibility of renewal

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting sustainable budgets management as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines
  • Monitoring daily communications and answering any queries.
  • Preparing statutory accounts.
  • Maintain and manage achieving of financial documents to safe guard financial records and audit trails.
  • Ensuring payments, amounts and records are correct.
  • Working with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers and journals.
  • Recording and filing cash transactions.
  • Controlling credit and chasing debt.
  • Invoice processing and filing.
  • Processing expense requests for the accountant to approve.
  • Bank reconciliation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant academic qualifications in accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field, (A degree in Finance, Business   Administration   or   commerce)   and   professional    certification in accounting would be an added advantage
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, Statutory requirements and standard accounts
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel Especially, Word)
  • Ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow- through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with proven proactive approach
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and flexibility
  • Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative;
  • Keen attention to details and excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English

 

Experience: Two years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting

 

Job Description:

4. Youth Program Officer Intern (Paid)

Term: 6 months with possibility to extend for 12 months

Age: Under 30 years old.

Education: University degree in a relevant field

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support implementing the youth-focused projects at national and local levels
  • To produce and disseminate monthly reports / info chats
  • To support the day-to-day management of youth programs
  • To assist in organizing events and activities
  • To assist in documenting activities and case studies from beneficiaries
  • Any other responsibility assigned by supervisor
  • Ensure that activity plans are developed/submitted in time
  • Draft activity reports to contribute to the quarterly and annual project reporting deliverables and flag challenges and other key concerns
  • Support drafting of interest stories, lessons learnt and share with senior management

 

Qualification and Skills Required: –

  • Evidence of understanding of and commitment to youth development as well as other vulnerable populations
  • Effective Communication
  • Some understanding of youth development context
  • Events Coordination
  • Reporting
  • Computer (Excel, word, powerpoint)
  • Facilitation

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Passionate for youth development and participation
  • Innovative and critical thinker
  • Ability to respond to context, gender and disability need in and out of the
*Female candidates are highly encouraged for these vacancies.

 

UNA TANZANIA IN THE NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK 2021

In this year’s National Youth Week, UNA Tanzania partnered with Prime Minister’s Office – Ministry of Youth to plan, organize and the event with the theme, “ICT for Sustainable Development.” To ensure that young men and women are at a better position to utilize ICT opportunities for their own economic advantage in Tanzania. Additionally, the activities aimed to raise awareness among youth on their potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Five Years Development Plan (FYDP III 2021/22-2025/26)

The Week kicked off on Friday 8th October in Chato Geita with 2000 young people from different regions in Tanzania were in attendance with the Hon MP Prime Ministers Kassim Majaliwa Kassim inaugurating the Youth Week with a series of a youth symposium, exhibitions and sports bonanza.

The symposium highlighted important issues regarding the strengthening of safe spaces for youth in Tanzania and government’s efforts to provide a safe environment for youth; the importance of life-skills training to enable youth to overcome life challenges; the importance of ICT for youth economic development; and the fight against corruption and drug abuse.

We, the United Nations Association of Tanzania supported a Sports Bonanza aiming to promote the role of sports in co-existence efforts and bring together youth to learn from each other. With 400 youth participating in the bonanza, The Guest of Honor, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Hon. Jenista Mhagama insisting on sports promotion as a recreational space where a healthy lifestyle can be nurtured, where youth can meet to improve their social skills, strengthen cultural values and adapt to rules.

CSO WEEK 2021: “The Future of CSOs.”

United Nations Association of Tanzania in collaboration with Msichana Initiative engaged through hosting the “Future of CSO” session through a breakout session during the CSO Week, October 2021. The session aimed to highlight the role of youth-led organizations, barriers in harnessing the space as well as discussing joint solutions on improving the participation of youth-led organizations so as to groom the next generation of young leaders in the sector. 

The discussion focused on the role of youth-led organizations in the sector, achievements, as well as suggesting solutions that will help to improve the performance and visibility of the organizations inviting youth-led organizations, young women-led organizations, philanthropies, and other development partners while other participants joining virtually being able to share their insights and engage in the discussion and learning from pioneers in the sector.

Youth-led and young women-led organizations have the potential to generate novel, bottom-up solutions that respond to local situations, interests, and values, solving social and economic problems of marginalized communities. However, most of the voices of local youth-led organizations are left unheard due to issues related to trust, financial constraints, and barriers in harnessing the space to unleash their power. Youth-led organizations usually have less capacity to attract big funding and comply with donor requirements than well-established CSOs, despite being a good entry point in interventions regarding young people due to their direct engagement with young people in the community. Through this discussion, we envision learning from each other, and from other stakeholder’s perspectives towards funding initiatives by youth-led organizations.