Vacancy extension - National Individual Consultant to deliver results-based budgeting trainings and to conduct analysis of selected local budgets with focus on social sectors, (Oct 2021-Mar

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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

The purpose of the assignment is to:

1) Conduct 2 results-based budgeting for children trainings for selected government partners from Justice for Children (J4C) and Social Protection and Inclusion (SPI) programmes;

2) Conduct analysis of social sector budgets in 5 selected joint programme locations (Prijedor, Trebinje, Zenica, Livno and Brcko District)

Specific objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge and understanding of partners on results-based budgeting for children.

  2. Analyze and monitor budget allocations in social sector, and in particular in social and child protection, with focus on areas of direct concern to children and families, following a budget planning and execution cycle, with emphasis on adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and equity in use of public resources for improving child outcomes.

  3. Increase knowledge of key stakeholders on budget issues that are linked to social and child protection results.

  4. Inform advocacy, through key messages for policy and financing changes, especially in the context of ongoing social and child protection reforms and service provision at local levels. The intended users and stakeholders of this analyses include relevant sector Ministries at entity and cantonal levels, Municipal authorities, Centers for Social Welfare, other social protection institutions and non-governmental service providers.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Social Protection Specialist and in a close consultation with the UNICEF Child

Protection Officer, the consultant will undertake the following assignments:

-The development of a training package to deliver results-based budgeting (RBB) for children to selected partners

-Delivery of RBB training for 3 SPI Municipalities (Jajce, Trebinje and Pale) and for J4C programme partners

-Conduct 5 Municipal/District Budget Analyses, with focus on social sectors, and specifically social and child protection

expenditure (adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and equity in use of public resources) in line with 3-year budget planning cycle

-Prepare presentation with key findings and recommendations and Policy Brief and present at policy events

Duration of consultancy and modality of engagement:

This is a part-time, home based consultancy in period October 2021 to March 2022 with 75 working days.

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

  • At least Master’s degree or its equivalent level in public finance, economics or related field;
  • Experience and knowledge of social and child protection sectors;
  • Previous experience in conducting results-based budgeting trainings and budget analyses in BiH is obligatory;
  • Proven knowledge of public finance statistics, management and budgeting process in BiH;
  • Familiarity with the child rights agenda and ability to embed the children’s agenda into PFM a distinct advantage;
  • Fluency in English and local languages is an essential requirement.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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

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.


Please submit your application along with lump sum financial offer for this consultancy stated in BAM or USD.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For further details please contact Human Resources at UNICEF Office in Sarajevo, Ms. Marina Kadic

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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