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Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award ICHSSA Recruits BUDGET TRACKING AND EXPENDITURE ANALYSIS Nigeria-August 2020

Type of Contract: Consultancy

Duration: 15 days

Date: August 17 – September 4, 2020

Location: LAGOS, NIGERIA

Application Closing Date August 5, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a suitability statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: ASeweje@projecthope.org

BACKGROUND

The Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA), Lagos State is a 5-year PEPFAR/USAID funded project in Lagos State. The project has a purpose to provide services to orphans and vulnerable children while strengthening government systems to adequately respond and coordinate these implementation activities. A major objective of this project is to provide care and support services for vulnerable children and their households, especially those infected and affected by HIV.

The major tool for sustaining this project is resource mobilization which we expect would come from both public and private organizations; as such, capacity of the government staff both at local government and state will be built on resource mobilization, tracking government investments in OVC within the local government and State. They will also be mentored on analyzing and reporting on the impact or otherwise of these investments within their domain. We envisage that most of the funds for implementation of activities will be derived from the government through the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, which is the coordinating Ministry for OVC activities in Lagos State.

As part of resource mobilization we are required to engage in the government budgeting process; thus, there is the need to track budget and conduct analysis of expenditure around child welfare and social services for vulnerable children and their families.

SCOPE OF WORK

Therefore Project HOPE is seeking to engage a Consultant to:

Duties and Responsibilities

· Prepare a consultancy work-plan in consultation with Project HOPE team (1 day)

· Develop a set of tools for conducting budget tracking and expenditure analysis of OVC investments at state and LGAs (2 days)

· Develop a set of tools to assess the capacity and training needs of participants (private and public) and conduct needs assessment (2 days)

· Conduct budget tracking and expenditure analysis of OVC investments at the state MYSD and 10 project LGAs (4 days)

· Alongside the exercise, conduct needs assessment of the state and LGAs to carry out budget tracking and analysis on their own (4 days; in line with above bullet)

· Analyze and summarize the needs assessment feedback and prepare the capacity and needs assessment report to be shared with Project HOPE (1 day)

· Prepare a training module per findings of the above capacity and training needs assessment, including materials, handouts, pre- and post- training evaluation tools (2 days)

· Walk ICHSSA staff through implementation of the training module (1 day)

· Prepare draft final report on the delivered tasks, including all materials, presentations, evaluation tools and follow-up recommendations for participants (2 days).

Expected deliverables:

· A consultancy work plan that includes timeline and a proposed outline and methodology for the consultancy

· MYSD and Local Government capacity and training needs assessment tool and report;

· Training modules (for the training and workshop), including materials, handouts, pre- and post- training evaluation tools reviewed and adapted;

· Final consultancy report.

Special Conditions

· The Consultant is expected to be familiar with both Local Government and State structures in Lagos State

· Given the current restrictions around COVID-19, the Consultant should be prepared to move around Lagos, LGAs and State Ministries if need be (observing all safety guidelines in relation to COVID-19).

Minimum Recruitment Standards

· Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Public Administration, Finance) with 5 – 6 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level mapping of private sector funding and corporate social responsibility frameworks

· B.Sc/BA Degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance) with 8 to 10 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level mapping of private sector funding and corporate social responsibility frameworks

· Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

· Previous experience in budget tracking and expenditure analysis is essential

Application Closing Date
August 3, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a suitability statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: ASeweje@projecthope.org

Note

· Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the Job Title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

· Project HOPE does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview

· Work is expected to be carried out during work days. Any work at weekends will be approved by the Country Representative.

COSTS

· Costs for consultant travel as approved in the workplan will be reimbursed

· Project HOPE will pay a lump sum towards communication costs

· Consultant daily rate will be N50,000 (Fifty thousand Naira); to be paid on submission of satisfactory final consultancy report

How to apply

Application Closing Date

August 5, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a suitability statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: ASeweje@projecthope.org

Note

· Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the Job Title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

· Project HOPE does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview

· Work is expected to be carried out during work days. Any work at weekends will be approved by the Country Representative.

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