Consultant – Child Budgeting & Local Governance

Posted By: United Nations Children's Fund

Bengaluru

Not Specified

Program Implementation

Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

Title of the Consultancy: -Consultant – Child Budgeting & Local Governance

DUTY STATION: Bangalore – Karnataka State.

DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: 11.5 months.

CLOSING DATE: 29th September 2022

QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE/ COMPETENCIES (CORE/TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL) / LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

  • Advanced university degree in economics, social sciences, public policy (social policy) or related fields. In-depth understanding and knowledge of devolution and decentralized planning will be an advantage including the Panchayati Raj Act.

Experience:

  • At least eight to ten years of relevant national experience in the development field, preferably in the social sectors in India with emphasis on decentralisation, community driven development, Participatory Rural appraisal is a must;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders;
  • High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment;
  • Experience working in a multi-donor environment;
  • Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;
  • Familiarity with national and state schemes for children will be a strong advantage.

Additional Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset.
  • Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in cross cutting team and a wide variety of stakeholders within and outside the government is essential.
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to research, collect and collate public expenditure data and present it in a coherent manner is essential.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills are important.
  • Data and information management with strong computer proficiency with regular MS Office and Public Financial Management System is mandatory.
  • Preference for candidates who have previous experience working with a UN entity

SELECTION PROCESS (tick one and delete what is not applicable):

QCBS (Technical Evaluation Criteria - with weights for each criteria)

  • Technical and Financial bid score ratio: 80:20.
  • Technical Criteria:
  1. Educational Qualifications – 50%
  2. Experience of similar work – 25%
  3. Interview – 25%

The minimum score for technical compliance should be 80%. The candidate who score 64 marks will be qualified and their financial bid will be opened.

 

Technical proposal to be assessed based on above and the financial bid to be opened from qualifying technical candidates.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payment will be made based on the deliverables as outlined in the sl.no.5 above and this will be paid on a monthly basis against submission of a monthly progress report.

 

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS:

A systematic annual performance review is being undertaken and accordingly forms will be filled with scores and comments. Accordingly, evaluation criteria and indicators have been aligned with the scope of work.

 

\Application Procedures:

  • Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above.
  • Please forward your application to hyderabad.consultants@unicef.org by 12 noon on/or before 29.09.2022 with subject line “Consultant – Child Budgeting & Local Governance in separate files: 

Your online application should contain the following separate attachments

  1. A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications and skill set of the candidate are suitable for this position (Not more than 1 page).
  2. Curriculum Vitae – detailing qualifications and capturing relevant assignments.
  3.  Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from our website at http://unicef.in/P11form.doc
  4. A financial proposal in PDF format indicating Monthly based fee as per template attached. Please mention your name in the file name while saving. Please protect it with password we will send an official mail for the password only then please share the password.

Your application will not be considered if the application is not forwarded as per the process above.

Please submit your online application latest by 12 noon Indian Standard Time on or before 29.09.2022.

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process. 

 

For any clarifications, please contact:

UNICEF

Supply & Procurement Section

317-A MLA Colony, Road No.12, Banjara Hills,

Hyderabad-500 034.


Eligibility Criteria

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Desired Candidate Profile

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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:United Nations Children's Fund
  • About Organization:UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!