Social Policy ( Public Finance) Specialist
Deadline of this Job:
30 December 2022
Date Posted: Friday, December 16, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Main tasks and deliverables
1. Strengthen the budget monitoring and accountability functions and institutionalize related operations in POFP, whilst supporting similar regional efforts in Mainland Tanzania
• Strengthen POFP budget monitoring and accountability capacity with a view to support the establishment of a Budget Monitoring and Analysis Unit (BMAU) to track implementation of selected government initiatives, assess value for money, and ultimately monitor actual performance in the face of commitments as outlined in sector and budgets.
• Conduct local capacity building to develop and institutionalize the development of semi annual performance assessments and policy briefs to enhance budget execution and the implementation of national programmes;
• In close collaboration of selected line ministries, lead sector-specific budget analysis (e.g. budget execution reviews, quarterly reports) and research to better understand specific bottlenecks which may lead to poor performance;
• Facilitate regular dialogue between POFP and relevant MDAs with a view to translate policy dialogue and upstream policy engagement into institutionalized mechanisms and processes to feed into the budget cycle and enhance service delivery at all levels;
• Oversee and coordinate UNICEF’s efforts to strengthen budget monitoring and analytical functions, as articulated above, across selected regions in Mainland Tanzania.
2. Develop workflows for systematic budget monitoring and accountability to build a consolidated database of financial data and key outcomes indicators for selected sectors
• Building on existing initiatives, including the Tanzania Integrated Statistical Systems Portal (TISSP), promote integrated approaches to analyze financial and outcome level data in both Zanzibar and across selected regions in Mainland Tanzania;
• Develop local capacity (e.g. budget and planning officers, members of the budget monitoring and accountability teams) to regularly update internal databases and create effective data visualizations to inform budget monitoring and analysis effort and reports;
• Facilitate meaningful engagement with key focal points (e.g. planning and monitoring and evaluation officers (M&E)) in relevant MDAs to improve data flow and data quality;
3. Strengthen and develop systematic workflows and monitoring processes harnessed on flagship publications for policy advocacy and high-level engagement
• Establish clear processes / cycles, i.e. budget monitoring / analysis calendar, to undertake budget analysis with a view to monitor the implementation of national programmes,
• Lead on the development of selected publications (e.g. policy briefs, case studies etc.)
• Support the engagement with key counterparts (e.g. other MDAs, MPs, stakeholders, etc.) on budget implementation bottlenecks
4. Provide technical oversight and support implementation budget monitoring and accountability portfolio in selected regions across Tanzania Mainland.
• Build the capacity of the UNICEF Social Policy Specialist based in Dodoma to coordinate regional budget monitoring and analytical effort, including meaningful engagement across the PFM institutional architecture at both regional and national levels;
• Support UNICEF Social Policy Specialist based in Dodoma establish systematic workflows and monitoring processes grounded on flagship publications for policy advocacy and highlevel engagement, as articulated above, with a view to facilitate sharing of best practices across regions;
• Provide ad hoc inputs and build the capacity of PFM Specialists working at regional level to conduct capacity building activities, establish systematic workflows for budget monitoring and accountability and produce selected publications.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A Master’s Degree in Economics, Public policy or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience at national and international level in policy analysis and advocacy. Knowledge of public finance and PFM; Excellent analytical, communication, advocacy and research skills; Computer literacy, especially MS Office programmes, is required; Proficiency in at least one of the UNICEF working languages: English, French or Spanish and fluent in the working language of the office (English); Knowledge of the Tanzania context and knowing Kiswahili is an asset.
Fluency in English
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 60
Level of Education: Associate Degree
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