|The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) in collaboration with UN Women Tanzania Country Office have partnered to implement the government initiatives on accelerating community development for the socio-economic well-being of the the peoples of Zanzibar.
The RGoZ recognizes that serving community in all aspects is critical for the country to achieve continued national growth and poverty reduction in line with the Zanzibar Vision 2050 and Sustainable development Goals 2030 agenda.
To accelerate national efforts to better serving community, the Government plan to develop Community Development Policy. This policy will act as a national community development framework to provide guidelines in addressing all community related challenges.
Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children (MCDGEC) is among new Ministries of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. There has never been developed a community development policy despite the fact that it is crucial for that policy to exist. Issues of community development were taken care separately by different sectors of the government and civil society organizations. For decades, community has been served in manners that sometimes result in inefficient provision of the intended services due to inexistence of national community development guideline.
Availability of Community Development Policy will help all service providers in the community to follow standards and directives in the provision of their respective services in the community.
The RGOZ in collaboration with UN Women and with financial support from European Union Delegation have partnered to develop the new Community Development Policy.
This partnership is part of EU Framework in Tanzania that aims at embracing Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment as one of the main priorities, singing a unique initiative called “Gender Transformative Action: Breaking the Glass Ceiling” targeting both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
The EU Framework addresses several of the underlying factors preventing women and girls from exercising their full rights and contributing fully to the economic growth of Tanzania; thus, aiming at supporting the country to accelerate progress towards behavioral change for gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment.
The overall programme focuses on three areas of intervention, namely, I) making environment and services more equitable for women to live free from violence; ii) promoting women economic empowerment; and iii) enhancing equality in participation, leadership and decision making, including in actions related to justice.
The EU partnership with RGoZ and UN Women among other things anticipates ensure the new action RGoZ accelerate progress towards gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment by improving policies, legal and regulatory framework that promote gender equality as well as economic and social opportunities for women and youth are in place; strengthen policies, systems and services made more equitable for women to live free from violence; and women and girls have improved access to justice to safeguard their civil, economic and political rights.
The new development of the policy will be based on the current rhetoric on community development and lessons learned from the key stakeholders.
The development of the National Community Development Policy demands a competent and experienced individual consultant/consulting firm to deliver a high-quality report within the indicated time frame ensuring the delivery within the indicated timeframe.
A technical working group to oversee the work throughout the process of developing the new Community Development Policy will be established. The individual consultant shall be ultimately accountable to the Principal Secretary (PS) of MCDGEC for this assignment.
Given this, UN Women seeks individual consultant to develop the new costed Community Development Policy that will identify specific objectives, priority areas and its interventions for the next five-years from 2023-2028.