National Individual Consultancy to Build the Capacity of Local Public Authorities
20th Aug 2019
UNITED NATION CHILDREN`S FUND 3 United Nations Plaza
44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Country code 1
City code 212
Tel: 326.7000 - Switchboard UNICEF House
Facsimile: 887.7465 - Primary/ 887.7454 - Secondary USA URL :www.unicef.org
Tenders are invited for National Individual Consultancy to Build the Capacity of Local Public Authorities on Public Finance Management for Children.
1. Purpose of the consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to support Singerei district to strengthen the capacities of Local Public Authorities (LPAs), atLevels one and two, in Public Finance Management (PFM), including by assessing needs and provision of technical assistance for budget and expenditures planning and analysis contributing to impactful implementation of child related policies at local level.
In seeking to further build PFM and budget planning and analysis skills, the consultancy will support local stakeholders in budget and expenditures analysis at district and municipal levels and in planning, costing and executing local child related social sector service budgets which better link budget preparation to children, adolescents and youth related policies thereby contributing to enhanced access to quality and equitable services for child, adolescents and youth.
2. Objective of the consultancy
The objective of this consultancy will be to strengthen the capacity of LPAs and stakeholders in Singerei district on Public Finance Management for children through on the job training, specifically on strategic planning, budget formulation, budget execution and monitoring, and budget reporting.
The collection of necessary budget data from levels I and II LPAs is a prerequisite for the successful completion of the task and is an essential preparatory phase for the capacity strengthening and building exercise.
Documenting lessons learned will be an important part of the assignment too.
During all stages of the consultancy, the consultant will discuss and report on progress and address any technical issues arising during the consultancy with UNICEF Moldova.
3. Details of how the work should be delivered
The consultancy will be delivered at district level with relevant time dedicated for data collection and consultations with UNICEF in Chisinau as required.
The assignment will consist of the following key activities:
a/. Assessing capacity development needs for LPAs.
b/. Based on the assesses develop a comprehensive, needs tailored capacity building plan for both LPA I and II levels.
c/. Delivery of training, which will include on the job training on the entire budget cycle, including: budget and expenditures analysis (incl. effectiveness and efficiency of resource use), participatory identification (with children, parents, adolescents and youth) of financing needs, budget planning based on needs (and in alignment with child, adolescents- and youth related national policies), identification of financing gaps, identification of possible sources of revenue to fill the gaps, participatory budget monitoring and reporting.
The selection of the municipalities will be decided jointly with UNICEF Moldova. The budget analysis will be based on budget and expenditure data on allocations from the Ministry of Finance, line ministries, and local public authorities, as well as the Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks.
4. Reporting requirements
The consultant will be supervised by the UNICEF Social Policy Specialist, in consultation with other UNICEF sectors.
UNICEF Social Policy Specialist will provide technical guidance and oversight to the consultant and will act as a liaison between the national partners and the consultant and monitor implementation of the process.
5. Work location and official travel involved
Location: Home based and field missions.
Travel: Service provision will include field trips to UNICEF project sites within the country and communities in which UNICEF is present.
6. Qualifications and experience
Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Fiscal Reform, or any other relevant areas;
A solid knowledge of PFM instruments and proven experience (at least 8 years) with government social sector budget analysis, at national and decentralised levels;
Experience with collecting and working with complex financial data sets;
Good analytical and writing skills, and the ability to present the results in a simple language, making use of visual aids (maps, graphs and other visual tools);
Experience with the capacity building field and especially social policy;
Ability to facilitate training sessions with local authorities and maintaining confidentiality;
Excellent command of Romanian and English, both oral and written; knowledge of Russian is an asset;
Strong communication (oral and written) skills;
Previous work experience with Governmental Institutions or a UN agency will be considered a strong asset.
For more details on deliverables and minimum requirements, please refer to attached Terms of reference (ToR)
HOW TO APPLY: Your online application should contain twoseparate attachments: Technical Proposal and FinancialProposal (templates below). Please secure the Financial Proposal *.pdf document with a password on document view; the password will be requested only from technically qualified candidates.
Applications for thisassignmentmust be received no later than:20August 2019.
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 advanced to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=525397