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Strengthening Capacities in Macroeconomic Planning and Forecasting
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
Public revenue sources continue to be undiversified with oil constituting up to 95%. The fall in oil revenue starting in 2012 with a shutdown to the 2013 conflict and the 2014 drop in global oil prices has severely reduced government’s fiscal space. This has created renewed impetus to consolidate and grow non-oil revenues at all levels of government. In addition, the conflict in 2013 and 2016 further demonstrated significant gaps in capacities for macroeconomic planning and forecasting as the development partners withdrew their technical backstopping support.
The United Nations Development Programme is supporting the Government of South Sudan to strengthen the skills of a critical mass of public officials to undertake macroeconomic planning and forecasting, including budget projections, and expenditure management towards recovery and stabilization. Lessons learnt over the period since independence suggests that when conflict happens, while a few stay and deliver, many evacuate safety and security. This continues to create a skills gap in the area of public finance at the national as well as at the state level of government. Sustainability will only be achieved when we take a systems perspective that creates and builds on synergies across actions and builds the national capacities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and Scope
60% will be paid in equal installments for each of the training sessions.
20% upon submission of the final report.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation:
Only candidates who will receive at least 49 out of 70 marks in the technical will be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online.
Cover letter explaining your approach to the assignment and why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application;
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
(Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.