UNICEF recruits 01 Advocacy for tax exemption for import duties on food fortification supplies and equipment

UNICEF recruits 01 Advocacy for tax exemption for import duties on food fortification supplies and equipment

Advocacy for tax exemption for import duties on food fortification supplies and equipment, (30 days) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Job Number: 521578 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Ethiopia
Work Type : Consultancy
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.
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To prepare advocacy document on tax exemption for industries and identify strategy on how to get the tax exemption to import supplies and equipment for wheat flour, edible oil, and salt fortification and advocate to relevant government sectors and come up with feasible options.
How can you make a difference?
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Map key stakeholders working on tax reform.
Identify key mechanisms for tax exemption or incentives
Assess the possibilities of tax exemption for industries engaged in fortification of wheat flour, salt, and edible oil.
Provide a concrete example of tax exemption or reduction which has already happened in Ethiopia and details on the mechanisms to have it approved
Identify clear policy and tax spaces for food fortification tax exemption or incentives
Develop a detailed advocacy action plan for food fortification tax exemptions and identify key change agents to support the plan
Expected Deliverables and the corresponding due date

S. No.

Expected Deliverables

Corresponding due date



Methodology and timeline to assess the tax system and potential exemption 17 May 2019




Implement the desk review, stakeholder analysis and interview with the key change agents on the Ethiopian tax system and provide draft report on who is responsible for the desired change of tax reform. 29 May 2019




Provide few examples of Tax exemption being implemented in Ethiopia and other similar countries. 06 June 2019
4 Organize a half day consultative meeting with key stakeholders to present potential solutions on tax exemption/reduction for food fortification initiative (salt, wheat flour, vegetable oil) 13 June 2019
5 Draft report on the recommendation and advocacy notes from the consultative meeting 20 June 2019
6 Final strategy and advocacy notes for tax exemption/reduction 30 June 2019


Reporting and Supervisor
The Nutrition Manager P4 UNICEF (CBN+MN unit head) will provide supervision on this project, however, the consultant is expected to work also closely with UNICEF nutrition officer supervising the implementation of Food Fortification. Face to face meeting will be organized before any deliverables/tasks are considered as finalized.
Terms of payment are as follows:
A total fee without VAT will be paid upon the delivery of the specified deliverables in three phases as per below payment modality and deliverable.



Payment modality

Tasks 1 and 2


Tasks 3, 4 and 5


Tasks 6


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in law and/or business development or related field with a proven background in understanding the private sector and the tax system in Ethiopia.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of Eight (8) years of relevant professional experience.
Excellent written and oral English required and technical abilities and skills in documentation and report writing.
Proven experience of similar work in Ethiopia or another region
The consultant must provide UNICEF with a Certificate of Incorporation/ documentation proving that they are a registered company or institution and the proof of local bank account.
Be prepared to be deployed on short notice
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Tue Jun 04 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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