The Project rationale/background and objectives:
UNDP and Government of Uganda is implementing 2016-2020 Country programme that is aligned to the National Development Plan. Under the programme, UNDP is supporting the Gou in building institutional capacity for effective service delivery. Under the Institutional Effectiveness programme, UNDP seeks to support Office of the Prime Minister with Technical Assistance to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Budget.
Context of the required services:
The Presidential advisory committee that was established in 2013 to ensure that the Ruling Party Manifesto, the National Development Plan and Vision 2040 priorities are mainstreamed in the budgeting process. The Committee works under the stewardship the Vice President and the Prime Minister with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) providing the secretariat. The coordination and facilitation of activities of the various stakeholders is assigned to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development through the Office of the Government Chief Whip. The Committee is charged with prioritization of resources to boost production, alignment of sector plans and budgets to strategic priorities, identification of sources of generating revenue, and advising Government on how to improve on service delivery. The Committee comprises of the following five sub committees: Social Services Sub-committee (Education, Sports, Health and Social Development); Physical Infrastructure Sub-committee (Works, Transport, Water, Environment, ICT, Lands, Housing and Urban Development); Governance and Public Administration Sub-committee (Security, Justice, Law and Order, Accountability, Public Administration, Legislature, Public Sector Management); Agriculture, Trade, Industry and Tourism Sub-committee (Agriculture, Animal Industry, Fisheries, Tourism, Trade and Industry); and Revenue and Budget Sub-committee (to propose revenue enhancement measures in consultation with URA).
Starting financial year 2017/18, the Government of Uganda plans to roll out the ‘Program Based Budgeting’ (PBB) aimed at improving budget efficiency and transparency. PBB replaces the current ‘Output Based Budgeting’ to strengthen coherence in planning and budgeting and improve accountability. The implementation of these changes require enhanced capacity of PACOB to guide preparation a national budget that is consistent with the new developments.
The relevance/purpose of the work required and how it is linked to the project context:
To effectively deliver on its mandate as secretariat to PACOB, OPM has secured support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to recruit a Technical Advisor for the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Budget (PACOB). The technical assistance will provide advisory support to the PACOB Secretariat and its committees to enhance the analytical rigor in the scrutiny of the 2017/18 budget call circular and budget strategy to ensure prioritization and alignment of sector budgets to Vision 2040, NDP II, national, regional, continental and global commitments, within the framework of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). The assistance will also strengthen the institutional capacity for budgeting, expenditure management and the financial management of government operations.
The stakeholders of the project:
This stakeholders of this technical advisory support to the Presidential Advisory Committee to the Budget (PACOB) include the following:
The peculiarity of the setting of the project or the work required, if any (e.g., security risks involved in conducting the work in certain communities, certain cultures and practices unique to the stakeholders, etc)
The project (consultancy process) does not have any significant risks, except the risk of inadequate participation of the key stakeholders in the advisory support to PACOB.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The expected results by the Technical Advisor:
To provide advisory support to the PACOB Secretariat (OPM) as well as the main Committee and sub committees under PACOB with three main aims:
The specific tasks and activities of the Advisor will be to:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The expected outputs and specific deliverables in sequence, corresponding to the work and their corresponding target delivery dates:
Required Skills and Experience
The Advisor should have the academic and professional qualifications as follows:
Years of Experience:
Evaluation and Method Criteria:
The individual consultant(Advisor) will be evaluated on the following basis:
The award of contract shall be made to the individual whose offer has been evaluated and determines as:
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points:
Lowest price and technically complaint offer:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:
Price Proposals and Schedules of Payments:
he candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org/. (Reference #.34135).
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website – http://jobs.undp.org (Ref no.69435).
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only.