Budget Brief Consultant

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United Nations Children's Fund




The objective of this assignment is to develop the annual budget briefs for social sectors in Samoa and Tonga, to inform advocacy, through key messages for policy and financing changes. A prime focus is to strengthen linkages of policy and planning to budget allocations and thus to long-term outcomes for target groups in line with national priorities and sector strategies and promoting equitable spending with focus on vulnerable groups.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Social Policy and direct supervision of the Social Policy Specialist, the selected candidate will develop ten national Government briefs (five for each country). The type of briefs are as follows:

  • National budget brief
  • Health & Nutritional budget brief
  • Education budget brief
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) budget brief
  • Social protection budget brief

The Consultant will be required to work remotely throughout the duration of the contract. However virtual meetings/ meetups are expected with UNICEF Pacific MCO staff, Pacific Government officials, and other stakeholders.

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


  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Public Policy, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related technical field.


The candidate should ensure adherence to required qualifications, skills and experience as stated below:

  • Proven minimum of 5-year experience in policy sector programming or research at the national and international level, some of which preferably were served in a developing country,
  • Experience in developing investment/business cases and conducting economic analysis is required,
  • Technical knowledge related to public budgeting and finance is required,
  • Strong background in public economics and proven experience of conducting similar budget briefs and/or studies, in the Pacific, is an advantage
  • Prior experience engaging with government departments and other stakeholders, particularly in the Pacific, is an advantage,
  • Strong research and writing skills, and strong communication, for the development of technical documents is essential,
  • Experience in data analysis and survey report writing,
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the latest developments and issues related to public finance particularly in the Pacific, are essential,
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required,
  • Profiles and/or CV of the candidate as well as references/links to two most recent projects should be provided with the proposal.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/570840/budget-brief-consultant-samoa-and-tonga-30-days-work-from-home




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