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    Location : Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

    Application Deadline : 13-Oct-14
    Additional Category Environment and Energy
    Type of Contract : Individual Contract
    Post Level : International Consultant
    Languages Required : English 
    Duration of Initial Contract : 60 working days
    Expected Duration of Assignment : 60 working days
    The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) has been launched by the UN Secretary General (SG) in September 2011 with three interconnected objectives as follows:
    • Ensure universal access to modern energy services;
    • Double the global rate in improvement of energy efficiency; and
    • Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
    Since then, 83 countries have joined the initiative, of which 43 are African countries. In recognition of this global engagement, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted in December 2012 the period “2014-2024” as the Decade for SE4ALL. The Global launch of the decade took place in June 2014 in New York.
    The Tanzania SE4ALL Rapid Assessment/Gap analysis (RA/GA) was successfully completed in 2012 with the support of UNDP. UNDP has similarly helped over 30 other African countries to draft national SE4ALL RA/GA reports.
    UNDP has been at the forefront of the support to the SE4ALL initiative at global, continental and countries levels. UNDP is an active member of the Africa SE4ALL Regional Hub established by the 3 African Institutions (NEPAD, AUC and AfDB) and hosted by the AfDB.
    At the joint Africa Hub, Global facilitation Team (GFT) and SE4ALL partners’ meeting in Tunis, December 2013, it was agreed to support the development of SE4ALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectuses (AA/IPs) in Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and The Gambia, using the resources identified within the Africa Hub Members. Overall 14 countries were listed, including Tanzania amongst the first mover African countries for the development of an AA/IPs with the support of SE4ALL partners.
    In Tanzania, AfDB and UNDP as Hub Members have joined hands to support the development of the AA/IPs. The donor community in Tanzania is very active in the energy sector and initial indications are favorable that the major donors such as the EU, Norway, and Sweden will engage through the SE4ALL partnership platform to complete AA/IPs.
    Consistent with the UNDP Strategic Plan and the Regional Cooperation Framework, the SE4ALL is a priority area for UNDP in support to the development results in Tanzania.
    At a SE4ALL planning mission to Tanzania in June 2014 undertaken by UNDP and AfDB, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) requested policy advisory and technical support from UNDP as part of UNDP’s overall contribution to SE4ALL activities in the country. The Ministry is committed to developing the SE4ALL AA/IP as well as hosting a major International SE4ALL Conference in February 2015 as announced by the Government of Tanzania at the First SE4ALL Forum held in New York in June 2014.
    In response, the AfDB has recruited a consortium of consultants to support the AA/IP and will provide a significant portion of the necessary technical assistance. The UNDP consultant will support the work of the Government of Tanzania’s SE4ALL focal point based in MEM and in close cooperation with AfDB consortium under a common workplan to supplement planning and implementation activities to complete the AA/IP. In addition the UNDP consultant will support MEM in the planning and organization of the International SE4ALL Conference.
    In support of this effort, UNDP Tanzania, with the assistance of UNDP Regional Service Centre, through the Energy Project (PREP) will recruit 01 International Consultant to facilitate the process.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical assistance to MEM, in collaboration with the AfDB Consortium, in the development of the AA/IP, particularly with respect to the role of decentralized energy in the AA and IP;
    • Provide technical input and secretariat functions to the Coordination, Expert and Validation Groups and ensure liaison and coordination between the AfDB Consortium and the SE4ALL Focal Point during the AA/IP process;
    • Support MEM in the establishment and convening of an inter-ministerial high level co-ordination group with respect to the AA/IP process;
    • Critically analyse and provide refinements in the AA/IP processes, and work with the SE4ALL Focal Point and AfDB Consortium to establish a complete, high-quality and country owned AA/IP in Tanzania;
    • Facilitate decision making by the SE4All Focal Point and communication between the SE4ALL Focal Point, Africa Hub Partners, Hub Secretariat, and AfDB Consortium Advisory Service Providers;
    • Liaise and co-ordinate with the SE4All Hubs (Africa, thematic, and HIO) activities in support of the Tanzanian AA/IP processes.
    • Ensure that Tanzanian stakeholders (donor partners, public, Private, Civil Society, and others) are actively engaged in the AA/IP development processes and are up to date with proceedings of SE4All activities in Tanzania and globally (where Tanzania relevant);
    • Facilitate the co-ordination of SE4ALL reporting in Tanzania to the Hub Secretariat, UNDP and One UN; 
    • Provide TA to MEM and other national stakeholders as requested by the SE4ALL Focal Point with respect to planning and organization of the international SE4ALL conference to be held in February 2015.
    Core Competencies:
    • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
    Functional competencies:
    • Strong knowledge of the energy sector in Africa and in Tanzania, and related policy and institutional capacity challenges, in particular, on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency;
    • Strong knowledge of actors and experience with the Tanzania national energy sector and priority sectors.

    Required Skills and Experience
    • Graduate degree (Masters or equivalent) in energy policy and planning or related discipline, e.g. Electrical Engineering, or in similar sectors.
    • At least 10 years of experience in the energy sector including experience in performing the planning and formulation of energy for development strategies and associated investment programs;
    • Expertise in the field of energy and more specifically in the field of access to energy services, energy efficiency and renewable energy;
    • Proven knowledge of energy policy and programmes in the energy sector in Tanzania;
    • Proven experience of the SE4ALL initiative in Africa and in support to country process implementation;
    • Relevant experience of the sustainable development;
    • Work experience with UNDP or UN Agencies in similar sectors.
    • Excellent written and communication skills in English are required;
    • Fluency in Kiswahili will be an asset.
    How to submit proposals:
    Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address not later than 13 October 2014.icprocurement.tz@undp.org.
    • Applicants should download the application documents (presented in compresses file) from UNDP Tanzania website;
    • Applicants should separate technical and financial proposals;
    • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form or 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 as it will be considered as incomplete application;
    • The documents are available in PDF (the TOR, ICPN and IC guidelines) download them from (http://www.undp.org/content/tanzania), format: 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.
    Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    Duty Station: DAR-ES-SALAAM
    Posting Period: 1 October 2014-31 October 2014
    Job Opening number:
    14-DRU-UNODC-37493-R-DAR-ES-SALAAM (E)
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Special Notice
    This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial
    appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to
    extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. Staff members are subject to the
    authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff
    are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with
    established rules and procedures.

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The post is located in Dar es Salaam, The United Republic of Tanzania, and falls under the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the overall management of the UNODC Representative for Eastern Africa and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Maritime Crime Programme, Indian Ocean) of the Illicit Trafficking and Organized Crime Pillar of the Regional Programme for Eastern Africa.

    For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org

    The Programme Officer will contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of Pillar I on “Countering Illicit Trafficking and Organized Crime” of the “Regional Programme 2009-2015 - Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa” and will coordinate the implementation of the sub-project on Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking-Regional Programme for Eastern Africa and sub-projects under the Maritime Crime Programme. This entails the provision of ongoing policy advice and technical guidance to Governments and regional authorities in the field of preventing and countering organized crime, including illicit trafficking of drugs, firearms, persons and natural resources, as well as providing support to reform processes to improve the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of related offences. Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Participate in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring the programme activities and strategies of Pillar I on “Countering Illicit Trafficking and Organized Crime” of the “Regional Programme 2009-15 - Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa”, and the sub-project on Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking-Regional Programme for Eastern Africa .

    • Provide assistance to ROEA in assessing the national and regional situations and contribute to the development of improved evidence-based knowledge on the status and characteristics of organized crime, illicit drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, wildlife and natural resources and other areas providing analysis on major trends and modus operandi of transnational criminal networks operating throughout the region.

    • Support ROEA in providing policy advice and technical guidance to Governments and regional authorities in the field of preventing and countering organized crime and illicit trafficking (of drugs, firearms, persons and natural resources).

    • Assist ROEA in providing support to The United Republic of Tanzania in the establishment of a Transnational Organized Crime Unit, and encourage other countries in the region to adopt a similar model, in support of improved international criminal justice and law enforcement cooperation among Eastern African countries and with other regions.

    • Liaise with international bodies and organizations on law enforcement issues and work closely with liaison officers and donor representatives in charge of law enforcement matters in Africa.

    • Draft relevant programme documents on preventing and countering illicit drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, firearms, smuggling of migrants and other organized crime.

    • Coordinate and liaise with donor representatives and actively pursue the identification of funding possibilities for the above-described UNODC programme areas in Eastern Africa.

    • Participate in conferences and meetings as required, including preparing and delivering presentations.

    • Coordinate and liaise closely with counterparts and stakeholders on transnational organized crime, including maritime crime matters.

    • Perform other duties as required.
    • Professionalism: Demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, terrorism, security sector reform, victim assistance and witness protection, as well as UNODC mandates. Demonstrates good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has excellent drafting and communication skills. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of the subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political or social science, criminal justice or international relations is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of professional, progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, police reform, security sector, crime prevention and criminal justice matters or related area is required. International work experience and experience in technical cooperation programme planning and management is required. Working experience in a criminal justice system as a police officer, prosecutor, investigating magistrate or judge is an asset.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment Method

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    United Nations Considerations

    Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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