Public finance experts
Deadline of this Job:
17 May 2020
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
In sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF provides analytical and technical support in child poverty analysis, public financial management and social protection, including emergency cash transfers, in order to support more equitable and sustainable results for children. To support Country Offices in their work in these areas, UNICEF has two Regional Offices, one for Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESARO), based in Kenya, and one supporting Western and Central Africa Region (WCARO), located in Senegal. The Regional Offices have established regional rosters of consultants to facilitate the swift engagement of social and economic policy expertise. However, given the similar profiles of candidates across the continent, UNICEF is now in the process of updating this roster, which will be utilized by Country Offices throughout sub-Saharan Africa for different assignments. .
Job Responsibilities: Not Specified
Job Skills: Not Specified
Required Skills and Experience
• Advanced university degree or equivalent in economics, statistics, public administration, public policy, development studies or other relevant field.
• Hands-on experience with public finance management (PFM) issues, including PFM legal and policy frameworks; medium-term revenue and expenditure planning; government budgeting approaches and classification systems; financial accountability systems, including Chart of Accounts; fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental transfer systems; budget transparency; fiscal space analyses; costing; designing and implementing Public Expenditure Reviews, Pubic Expenditure Tracking Surveys; value for money analysis; cost-efficiency analysis; cost-benefit analysis; cost of inaction analysis, etc.
• Demonstrable experience working in child-focused sectors, including, but not limited to child protection, health, education, nutrition, social protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
• Strong quantitative analysis skills, including ability to use advanced Excel functions and relevant software such as Stata, Eviews, R, SPSS, etc.
• Proven experience with capacity development initiatives targeting legislative and executive arms of government
• Understanding of public finance reform in the Sub-Saharan Africa context is a strong advantage.
• Good inter-personal and communication (oral and written) skills – publication record in areas related to public finance preferred.
• Fluency in English or French is required (dependent upon assignment). Knowledge of other languages applicable to the region (Portuguese and Spanish) is a plus
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Candidates are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to be included in the Regional Roster for Sub-Saharan Africa, a pool of consultants available for assignments during 2020-2022. Applications should be submitted online by 17 May 2020.
Expression of interest must include:
• Fully completed online profile
• Cover letter describing your qualifications and past experiences (maximum 2 pages), which very clearly indicates your daily rate in USD (Note: applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered)
• Curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of relevant publications with links
• Submission of at least two evaluation reports from previous consulting assignments
• Completion of Mandatory Questionnaire at the end of the online application
• Names and contacts of three referees (applications without referees will not be considered)
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the Core Competencies of UNICEF Competency Framework.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.