Closing Date : 2020-01-21
Duty Station : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Closing date: 21 Jan 2020

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Scope of work and key tasks

To provide technical guidance and accompany the testing of the per capita model in local social service planning and delivery;Based on ECE budget brief and current assessment, develop ECE advocacy brief for decision makers, including one specific for parliamentarians;Guided by existing normative framework, develop guidelines for Government on effective ECE funding;To facilitate TOT in preparing to the technical workshop on efficient financial management of ECE;To review an aggregate social spending trends and priorities for 2018-2020 (for both planning and execution) and develop a user-friendly brief;To develop Social Sector Budget Brief with the analysis of planned for 2020 and actual for 2019 spending and Mid-Term Budgetary Framework (MTBF) 2020-2022, including a specific focus on social protection budget;To develop two two-pager an advocacy briefs, based on budget analysis, with key messages and related visuals for decision-makers, media and the public: one for social sector budget and one for social protection;In line with UNICEF approach to innovative finance, to conduct an initial review on the opportunities and pre-requisites for the development financing modalities benefiting children;To contribute to the elaboration of the proposal to the Joint SDG Fund defining initiatives that can leverage public and/or a mix of public and private financing for the human capital development and social investment;To develop discussion document on private public partnership in ECE service provision, including via voucher modality and equity based per capita funding;To participate in technical and consultation meetings, advocacy and policy dialogue on social protection;To prepare text of the Budget Briefs and selected analytical reports, i.e. per capita methodology with compendium of norms defining cost of the public, municipal and social service for traditional and e-publications.



Estimated # of days

Due date

% total fee

Deliverable N1

Methodological guidelines for per capita testingCosting of the per capita testing pilot with detailed information on the process and methodology

Deliverables are based on desk review of normative acts and available documents, interviews with national stakeholders, experts and UNICEF SM.

20 days

By end February 2020


Deliverable N2

a. ECE advocacy brief based on budget brief and current assessment

b. Contribution to the callfor proposal from the SDG Fund on Financing SDGs

20 days

By end March 2020


Deliverable N3

Guidelines on effective ECE fundingbased on the existing LSG legal and budget framework

20 days

By end April


Deliverable N4

TOT conductedon efficient financial management of ECE (preparation of the TOT package 7 days, TOT seminar 3 days, report on TOT 5 days)

15 days

By end May


Deliverable N5

Assessment reporton opportunities and recommendations in innovative financing modalities benefitting children.

20 days

By end of June


Deliverable N6

a. Budget and Advocacy Brief on aggregate spending in social sectors

b. Budget and Advocacy Brief on Social Protection

30 days

By end of July


Deliverable 7

Discussion paperon private public partnership in ECE service provision, including voucher modality and equity based per capita funding

20 days

By end of August


Deliverable N8

Updateof Social Sectors and Social Protection budget brief after mid-year amendments

10 days

By end of September


Deliverable N9

Report on testing per capita principle in planning local social service

15 days

By end of October

5 %

Deliverable N10

Camera-ready text of analytical reports for traditional and e-publication

30 days

By end of November



In Total200 working days

100 %

Reporting and supervision

The consultant will report to Social Policy Specialist and ECD Officer in close collaboration with the Child Survival and Development Outcome Manager and relevant sections.

[1] An order of deliverables might be reversed and/or combined in response to the programme needs and priorities

Qualification/level requirements

Advance Education in economics and finance, PhD levelProfessional experience > 10 yearsExpertise on PFM including on budgeting processes at the central and local levels[1]Knowledge and practical experience > 5 years in public administration and social protectionEngagement in similar analytical PFM project(s) for at least 3 yearsFluency in Russian, English and Kyrgyz languages is mandatory

[1] At least two reports are enclosed, or links provided

[1] At least two reports are enclosed, or links provided

Duty station and official travel involved

Bishkek, Tup district of Issyk-Kul, Karakol and Osh towns. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals during official travel to other regions of Kyrgyz Republic shall not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates for local consultants/ individual contractors.

[1] An order of deliverables might be reversed and/or combined in response to the programme needs and priorities

Duration [additional] 11 monthsfrom February to December 2020

If selected, the candidate should provide health/medical insurance with the evacuation at their own cost.

How to apply:

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