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National Consultancy: Development of Performance Informed Budget Formulation and Execution Guideline for National Social Assistance Fund (Open to Cambodian Nationals ONLY)

Phnom Penh

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Phnom Penh
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Social Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-08

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking for a Cambodian national consultant to support the development of Performance Informed Budget Formulation and Execution Guideline for National Social Assistance Fund with the following purpose. The main purpose of this exercise is to support smooth institutional functioning of NSAF through strengthening public finance procedure to deliver social assistance programmes and two social security schemes: national social security fund for veterans and national social security fund for retired civil servants. The main objective of this consultancy is to develop performance informed budget (PIB) formulation and execution manual for NSAF building on MEF guidelines for performance informed budget formulation and execution and public finance procedures for public administrative establishment. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in Cambodia, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

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.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference?

The main purpose of this exercise is to support smooth institutional functioning of NSAF through strengthening public finance procedure to deliver social assistance programmes and two social security schemes: national social security fund for veterans and national social security fund for retired civil servants.

The main objective of this consultancy is to develop performance informed budget (PIB) formulation and execution manual for NSAF building on MEF guidelines for performance informed budget formulation and execution and public finance procedures for public administrative establishment. 

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent, or PhD) in economics, social policy, development, or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience working on public financial management reform programme, result based management, programme budgeting, and budget strategic plan in Cambodia

Knowledge and Skills

  • Possess strong technical knowledge of the programme budget formulation and execution, and line ministry programme budget structure and review

Competencies

  • Familiarity with the national policy and MoSVY strategic plan and budgeting process and government structure
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills
  • IT literacy

Languages

  • Fluency in English and Khmer

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy in this attachment: Download File TOR_MoSVY-NSAF PIB Formulation and Execution Manual_TMS.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

Remarks:

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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