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The Development Finance Team of Experts will lead efforts to assist the government to undertake the Development Finance Assessment and be responsible for related analysis, capacity development of key ministry and policy makers on policy recommendations that emerge from the accompanying Integrated National Financing Framework roadmap.
National Consultant to Conduct the Development Finance Assessment
Job Type Contract
Experience: 5 Years
Job Unit Finance
The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to deliver a Development Finance Assessment Report that would lead the way – through a proposed roadmap – for the establishment of an Integration National Financing Framework at national level.
The Team of Experts will comprise a Team Leader (International) and two additional experts, one of which focusing on issues of public finance and the other on broader private finance (investment). The Team Leader of the Nigeria DFA will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the DFA process and DFA report reflects the 2019 DFA Guidebook. The team will have responsibility for delivering specific aspects of the Nigeria DFA, as outlined below, and under the overall guidance of the Team Leader.
Under the supervision of UNDP RR, the Senior Economic Advisor, the Africa Finance Sector Hub, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria, in close partnership with the oversight team led by the key ministry (Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning), the team of experts will support the Development Finance Assessment process, analysis and follow-up actions for financing solutions for Nigeria.
A DFA helps Nigerian government to understand and adapt its policies, institutions and strategies for the financing challenges they will face in realizing results across the economic, environmental and social dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. It supports government to establish and strengthen an integrated national financing framework. The analysis for the DFA is guided by an analytical framework composed of five dimensions based on the following logic:
The DFA analyses these dimensions, considering key aspects of each and using them to build a picture about a government’s approach towards integrated financing for sustainable development. It highlights the strengths of current systems and identifies opportunities to further enhance the ability for government and its partners to finance sustainable development. These form the basis of the DFA roadmap. Further details can be found in the DFA guidebook.
The team of experts will drive the process under the guidance of the Nigeria oversight team, Nigeria UNDP country office, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and Africa Finance Sector Hub advisor, including but not limited to the following activities throughout the various phases of the DFA process:
Please see the DFA process module in the DFA guidebook for further details on the DFA process.
Expected Outputs/Deliverables for the Team of Experts
Review and Approvals will be Required by the Economic advisor
The Team of consultants will work under the close guidance of the UNDP Country Office (CO), Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and the Africa Finance Sector Hub throughout the assignment period.
Duration of the Work
The expected duration of this assignment is 40 working days starting from 16th March 2020 and planned to be completed by 11th May 2020. The timeframe and expected deliverables are shown in the table under section D above.
The selected team of consultant will be home based with an anticipated two missions to Nigeria.
Qualifications of the Successful Team of Experts
The team will include a team leader and two experts who collectively demonstrate expertise as required for the DFA including:
- Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent advanced degree in economics, public finance, public policy and administration, development studies or related field;
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience with track record of research analysis;
- Research and data collection experience in the areas of public finance, budget review and public expenditure management (PER, PEFA, MDGs Assessments) are required;
- Experience in public finance management, tad administration, debt management and innovative development financing;
- Advanced quantitative and econometric skills and experience with related data analysis tools are an advantage;
- Previous work experience with UNDP, European Union and other donor agencies is an asset.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Educational Qualifications (15 Marks)
- Professional Qualifications and Certifications (15 Marks)
- Proven and experience/satisfactorily implementation of similar assignment in the past (70 Marks)
- Possess excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Good knowledge of economic and development cooperation issues in Nigeria, including development finance challenges, development effectiveness and related fields;
- Knowledge of Public finance; Policy and Planning with a particular focus on poverty and environment; Results Based Management; Private sector development and Public Private Partnerships; Municipal finance;
- Extensive knowledge of data collection, analysis and statistics tools;
- Ability to conduct interviews, including with senior Government officials and other stakeholders;
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