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Consultancy on Public Expenditure Review of Child and Family Welfare Programmes in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia (60 Working days over a period of 4 months)

Lusaka (Zambia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Lusaka (Zambia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Human Resources
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-26

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Exciting consultancy to assess the adequacy, composition, equity and efficiency of public expenditures on family preservation and alternative care services

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 UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit

How can you make a difference?

The main purpose of this consultancy is to assess the adequacy, composition, equity and efficiency of public expenditures on family preservation and alternative care services.

To undertake an assessment of the level of public investment (both financial and human resource) in child and family welfare programmes in Zambia.

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here Download File ToR Public Finance for Children.pdf

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

An advanced University Degree in economics or a relevant field of social science.

  • At least 8 years’ experience in working in the area of public finance and expenditure review (essential)
  • Proven track record of institutional experience and expertise in (essential):
    1. data and evidence generation in the area of public financial management in key social sectors including the application of relevant tools
    2. excellent quantitative analysis skills
    3. broader sustainable development financial approaches
    4. budget and expenditure tracking in child related social sectors
  • proven experience in developing high quality investment cases for the social sector; experience in the child and social protection sector will be an added advantage
  • good analytical, negotiating and advocacy skills,
  • strong reporting, presentation and writing skills.
  • proven experience in developing synergies and establishing effective relations with government, donors and civil society organisations;
  • be open minded and able to receive and integrate feedback provided by government and its partners
  • be able to accommodate additional demands at short notice;
  • have proven experience managing heavy workload and solve complex problems with minimum supervision
  • previous work with UNICEF will be an added advantage
  • demonstrate excellent written communication skills

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.

View our competency framework at

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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