Job Title: Consultant for Development of adolescent and young people district profiles – DREAMS Initiaves
Job Number: 522672
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
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PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Support strengthened disaggregated collection, analysis, visualization (profiles) and use of data on adolescent and young people health and well-being at the council level in order to facilitate evidence-based decision making, planning and budgeting for interventions targeting adolescents, young women and their male partners at the Regional and Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
To curb the challenges faced by adolescent girls and young women, the Government of Tanzania collaborates with development partners to implement AGYW impactful and evidenced based interventions that promote and protect AGYW health. Two of the main development partners supporting the Government of Tanzania to reach these objectives through delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention initiatives for AGYW are UNICEF and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR supports implementation of the DREAMS Initiative (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS Free, Mentored and Safe), which is currently being expanded in eight councils in three regions. UNICEF is collaborating with USAID to strengthen DREAMS and other AGYW initiatives in Tanzania more broadly. The President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) is mandated to coordinate and oversee the implementation of DREAMS and other AGYW impactful interventions through Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
The use of disaggregated data at LGA level is critical to understand the disparities experienced by AGYW in the HIV epidemic and with regard to sexual and reproductive health outcomes in order to inform programming and drive interventions towards equity-driven impact. However, data collected are often not disaggregated by age or sex to reveal information specific to adolescents and young people. UNICEF is working with the Government of Tanzania to strengthen evidence based planning and budgeting across sectors using disaggregated data that cover adolescents and young people. To feed into this larger objective, UNICEF, with support from USAID, is assisting PORALG to recruit a consultant to work with the eight DREAMS-implementing councils to develop district AGYW profiles with key indicators on adolescent health and wellbeing in collaboration with implementing partners. PORALG subsequently intends to interpret and utilize these data profiles in local planning and budgeting processes in collaboration with adolescents and young people themselves, in order to prioritize targeted adolescent and young women impactful interventions in council plans for improved adolescent health and wellbeing outcomes.