National Consultant on Public Finance for Children, Kyiv, Ukraine (Open to Nationals of Ukraine only)
Job no: 536468
Contract 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.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
How can you make a difference?
Public Finance for Children (PF4C) aims to improve the use of domestic resources for services of importance to children. UNICEF Ukraine takes a hands-on approach to helping governments make budget decisions that lead to adequate investment and continually improves budget equity, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency for greater impact.
UNICEF Ukraine assists counterparts to 1) better reflect child-related policy commitments in budget processes; 2) identify cost-effective and equitable ways to deliver services and life-saving commodities, and plan, cost and budget them; and 3) improve the flow and utilization of budgeted resources for service delivery, including at subnational level. There is a need for proactive evidence generation to inform policy, especially under COVID pandemic.
The task of the PF4C Consultant is to provide analytical support to the Social Policy section in public finance. The scope of the work will include but is not limited to analysis of public spending for children in sectors of interest for UNCEF; results-based budgeting; equity of expenditure; costing of social services. The consultant will work closely and under supervision of the UNICEF Team.
Tasks/Milestone: Social Protection sector budget analysis, with focus on children.
Deliverables/Outputs: Methodology is proposed and approved by UNICEF. Report (Ukr) is prepared on budget analysis of Social Protection sector. PPP with main findings is prepared and delivered (up to 10 slides).
Date: 15 September 2021 (15 days)
Tasks/Milestone: PFM analysis of social service financing and expenditure.
Deliverables/Outputs: Methodology is proposed and approved by UNICEF. Report (Ukr) is prepared on PFM analysis of social services (financing and expenditure). PPP with main findings is prepared and delivered (up to 10 slides).
Date: 15 April 2021 (15 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Assessment of the current budgeting system vis-à-vis resource allocation for children and describing the possibilities on tracking child-related expenditures and gaps. Reviewing budget allocations for children.
Deliverables/Outputs: Report (Ukr) is prepared “Child-focused public expenditure in Ukraine”, which will include:
1. Methodology is proposed and approved by UNICEF
2. Assessment report
3. Child focused expenditure report
4. PPP with main findings is prepared and delivered (up to 10 slides)
Date: 20 July 2021 (20 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Undertaking rapid analysis of 2021 budget in education, health and social protection sectors.
Deliverables/Outputs: Analysis report with three sub-sections on focused sectors is prepared
Date: 15 February 2021 (10 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Comparative Analysis of pre- COVID and current 2020 budget spending highlighting the impact of COVID-19, in selected sectors when necessary.
Deliverables/Outputs: Comparative analysis report
Date: 15 January 2021 (10 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Analysis of public spending at local level in education, social protection and health.
Deliverables/Outputs: Methodology is proposed and approved by UNICEF. Analysis report is prepared “Public spending at local level: education; social protection; health” (ukr).
Date: 10 March 2021 (10 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Analysis of public spending in Education and Youth Development.
Deliverables/Outputs: Methodology is proposed and approved by UNICEF. Report is prepared “Public spending on
Date: 15 August 2021 (15 days)
Tasks/Milestone: Analytical support on public finance to UNICEF on a need basis.
Deliverables/Outputs: Analytical support to UNICEF on PF4C is provided (at least 5, one-hour consultations)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: Masters degree in finance/economic/data analysis, social research, statistics, or any other related technical field.
Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required: At least 5 years of professional experience in Public Finance Management (PFM) at national and municipal level. Knowledge of Ukrainian budget system, inter-governmental fiscal relationships, budget cycle, treasury system, budget related legislation. Experience in applying PF4C (public finance for children) at the municipal level. Experience in analysis and tracking public expenditures at state and sub-national levels. Good analytical skills.
Language requirements: Good command of Ukrainian; English is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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 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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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.
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“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.”
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