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Situational Analysis to understand the participation of Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) in ECD/E Daycare in high-density areas of Dar es Salaam, and to scope the potential of subsidy products to reduce barriers of MVC access to private Daycare


Children in Crossfire is an Irish-based international NGO whose purpose is to respond to the rights and needs of young children caught in the crossfire of global poverty and injustice. Children in Crossfire Tanzania focuses on increasing access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) supporting children’s developmental needs and giving them a chance to reach their fullest potential. For more info visit:

Children in Crossfire Tanzania currently implements ECD programmes with a particular focus on early learning. We are piloting a new programme to support improved quality and equitable access to ECD/E daycare in high-density low income areas of Dar es Salaam City (Dar). The private market for ECD/E daycare in Dar is thriving especially in the informal economy. Children in Crossfire is supporting these ECD/E daycare centres to improve the quality of early learning provision, support more sustainable profitable business models, and meet minimum regulatory requirements. Importantly, the programme places priority on equitable access to ECD/E daycare.

To this end, we are looking for a consultant team that brings together experience and expertise for a joint consultancy to conduct a situational analysis of the prevailing status of MVC participation in private daycare centres of high-density Dar, and to conduct a scoping study of subsidies and other financial interventions that reduce barriers to uptake of social services in comparative urban market settings, with a view to inform a subsidy pilot for MVC access to private Daycare of high-density Dar.


A detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded HERE

The Terms of Reference sets out the scope of work, deliverables and timelines; as well as the required experience and qualifications of the consultants, and tendering procedures and selection criteria. Click Here to Download.


A proposal should be submitted by email to Children in Crossfire at: with the subject line: “Proposal – MVC SitAn in Dar Urban ECD daycare setting”. A short cover letter should indicate the candidate’s availability to undertake the assignment within the proposed timescale. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


The closing time for receipts of applications is 23:00hrs Wednesday 5th June 2024, local time in Tanzania.

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