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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.

For every child, protection

How can you make a difference?

In March 2021, UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, which provides a strategic framework of cooperation between the two institutions in promoting the rights and wellbeing of women and children in Namibia. The MoU recognizes that strengthening Parliament to efficiently and effectively deliver on its legislative, oversight and representational role is paramount towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the country’s development aspirations, including better outcomes for women and children.

Part of the activities envisaged in the MOU is capacity building of Members of Parliament (MPs), to enhance their awareness and knowledge in key facets of development. One such focus area, is the need to enhance Parliament’s capacity to perform effective budget oversight for improved budgetary outcomes. Parliament plays a strategic role in the budgeting process, hence the need to ensure that its awareness and capacity is enhanced for effective oversight of the budgeting process.

It is against this background that UNICEF Namibia seeks to engage an experienced PFM consultant to develop training materials on budgeting process and deliver the training to Members of Parliament.

Scope of Work

The main goal of this consultancy is to develop training materials for Parliamentarians in budget process, oversight and transparency, and subsequently deliver the training at dates to be agreed with Parliament.

Objectives and expected results

  • Enhance the MP’s understanding of key concepts, definitions and approaches to budgeting;
  • Enhance the MP’s understanding of the budget cycle and their key roles at each of the relevant phases of the cycle;
    • Enhance Parliament’s understanding and ability to monitor budget implementation and reporting.
    • Strengthen Parliamentarians’ capacity and ability to ensure accountability of the budgeting process for better outcomes; and
    • Strengthen Parliament role in enhancing budget transparency as measured by the Open Budget Survey (OBS).

    Main Tasks:

    • Develop training materials (PowerPoint presentation, handouts and other materials) for reference by Parliamentarians during and after training;
    • Develop a training Agenda for the two training sessions;
    • Deliver 2 training sessions, each being 3 days long; and
    • Produce training reports for each of the training sessions.

    The main expected outputs are:

    • Training materials (PowerPoint presentation, handouts and other materials) for reference by Parliamentarians during and after training;
    • Training Agenda for the two training sessions;
    • Delivery of 2 training sessions, each being 3 days long; and
    • Training reports for each of the training sessions.

    Expected DELIVERABLES & Time line


    End Product/Deliverables



    1. Development, delivery of training and production of training Report of the first 3-day training session

    Training materials and training report

    6 days


    1. Development, delivery of training and production of training Report of the second 3-day training session

    Training materials and training report

    6 days


Administrative issues

Work relationships:

  • The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Social Policy Manager.
  • The consultant will not be provided any equipment, office space or other services by UNICEF


It is envisaged that the trainings will be conducted face-to-face, as such, the Consultant will be required to travel to Training Venue, which shall be advised. Travel costs should be part of the Consultant’s financial proposal.

Medical Insurance:

Consultants are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance. Consultants who are required to travel beyond commuting distance to duty station(s) shall also certify that their medical/health insurance covers medical evacuations.

UNICEF recourse in case of unsatisfactory performance:

Payment will only be made for work satisfactorily completed and accepted by UNICEF

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Economics and/or Public Finance is preferred. Advanced university degree in Public Policy and/or Administration or other relevant discipline will be considered.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive, professional work experience in national budgeting, public financial management and public sector financing
  • Demonstrable capacity to develop and deliver PFM-related capacity building trainings.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills required.
  • Experience in budget analysis, costing and developing investment cases in key sectors for children such as health, education, water and sanitation, social protection, nutrition is an asset.
  • PFM publication record is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of standard PC software packages (MS. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is essential.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates can access UNICEF’s vacancies to submit an online application before the closing date of submissions.

Please submit expression of interest together with:

  • A cover letter, no longer than 1 page, and curriculum vitae showing how the consultant meets the required qualifications, experience and expertise
  • Technical Proposal demonstrating the consultant’s understanding of the ToRs, the proposed methodology/approach and timelines.
  • Examples of previous work
  • A financial proposal/budget must include all expenses related to the assignment.

Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

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.


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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