Recruitment of an international consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review

SELECTION NOTICE

Recruitment of an international consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review

Reference : DRH/CHAD/IC/025/2021

Deadline : 09 November 2021 (check etendering system)- https://etendering.partneragencies.org

Services/Work Description :

Recruitment of an international consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review.

Project/Program Title :

Sahel Resilience Project & Inclusive Budgeting for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) Project

Duty Station :

Home-based with travel to two countries in Western Sahel – Niger and Burkina Faso

Duration :

160 working days over a period of eight (08) months

Expected Start Date :

November 2021

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SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK

The main objective is to conduct a DRR and Climate Action public expenditure and institutional review in two Sahel countries (Burkina Faso and Niger) to promote the level and effectiveness of financing for DRR and Climate action, including a shift within the government in the overall composition of expenditures over time, so that investments which deliver resilience are expanded and made more effective and those which exacerbate disasters and climate impacts are reduced and potential synergies between DRR, CCA and CM investments maximised[1]. **

Through stocktaking of the financial resources available to the countries, in-depth examination of the public DRR, CCA and CM expenditures, the Review will serve as basis for advocacy to refine policies and strategies along with ways to address capacity gaps to support budget allocation, monitoring, reporting and verify public financial expenditures and associated results. This also provides the empirical basis for enhancing the capacities of governments to establish effective and transparent mechanisms that would guarantee the allocation and use of available resources from multiple sources in a way that would promote sustainable economic growth that is risk-informed.

Specifically, the review will:

  • Assess current policy priorities and strategies as they relate to DRR, CCA and CM and the extent to which these strategies and policies are coherent with national development, poverty reduction and economic growth strategies.
  • Review institutional arrangements for promoting integration of DRR, CCA and CM policy priorities into budgeting and expenditure management including within and across key ministries and stakeholders.
  • Review the integration of DRR, CCA and CM objectives within the budgeting process, including as part of budget planning, implementation, expenditure management and financing.
  • Enhance national capacities for effective financial planning for DRR and climate action, as well as in budget tagging and expenditure tracking.

The consultancy will involve the conduct of PEIRs in the two countries (Burkina Faso and Niger) with a specific focus on DRR and climate action. The results will serve as the evidence base to inform national policies and strategies related to climate action and disaster risk reduction as well as development planning and budgeting processes including specific tools such as those used for programme appraisal and the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) to support the achievement of DRR, CCA and CM targets.

The scope of work includes:

  1. Review of existing evidence on past patterns in the levels and effectiveness of public expenditure on CCA, CM and DRR,
  2. Assessment of policy priorities and strategies related to DRR and climate action adaptation, for a better understanding of the formulation of DRR, CCA and CM policy and its linkages to expenditure through national strategies and action plans and any arrangements for programme budgeting,
  3. Review of institutional arrangements for cross cutting issues with great focus on better understanding of the role and responsibilities of institutions involved in DRR, CCA and CM and their interaction, with sufficient focus on (i) the macroeconomic context of the country (ii) programme design and appraisal, (iii) budget planning and execution (iv) the institutional framework; and (v) the issue of fiscal decentralization,
  4. Capacity development for public officials to apply the DRR, CCA and CM expenditure review methodology to development planning as well as budget and expenditure management.

The review will also provide specific and actionable recommendations at the national level for effectively tracking the level of public international and domestic investments, including capital and recurrent expenditures on climate and disaster related concerns across different sectors (including parastatals) in order to identify gaps and establish priorities. Thus, it will cover public expenditures that contribute to delivering DRR, CCA and CM outcomes at the national government level, as well as relevant ODA provided to these countries. Where such data are readily available, local government expenditures will also be assessed, as will expenditures in these three areas from the private sector and NGOs/charities.

The review will cover a five-year period from 2015 to 2020 which will be subdivided into two sub-periods: (i) from 2015 to 2018 before both countries introduced programme-based budgeting (PBB) and (ii) from 2018 to 2020 after both countries have introduced PBB. For the later period, a more granular assessment of spending that is relevant to DRR, CCA and CM will be conducted.

The detailed methodology for the assignment will be developed by the team of Consultants, under the guidance of the Team Leader. This should be based on a sound analysis of the context of the two countries the understanding of the Terms of Reference and service/work methodology and approach.

The DRR and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review should include the following aspects:

  • Refined methodology for an integrated DRR, CCA and CM PEIR based on reviews of selected Disaster Risk Management PEIR and CPEIR case studies and on existing tools and practices;
  • A simple template (matrix) for collection of relevant data on actual expenditures and budget on projects from relevant sectoral ministries, bearing in mind that most expenditure related to DRR, CCA and CM will be primarily development expenditure that produces secondary benefits related to resilience;
  • Classification of the extent to which DRR, CCA and CM expenditure delivers resilience and those which exacerbate disasters and climate change impacts;
  • Review of the institutional capacity at national level for DRR and climate action, including the extent to which DRR and climate strategies are being implemented, and national development plans as well as sectoral plans and policies are informed by disaster and climate risks;
  • Analysis of the extent of integration of DRR and climate action objectives within the budgeting process at national level including as part of budget planning, implementation, expenditure management and financing;
  • Recommendations for the classification of disaster risk reduction and climate action related budgeting and expenditures, including budget tagging and expenditure analysis and the use of the data as an input to investments decisions/planning processes into the financial management systems;
  • Recommendations for an enhanced Public Financial Management (PFM) system for tracking, monitoring and reporting on public financial flows and expenditures related to DRR, CCA and CM;
  • Recommendations on the methods for programme design, appraisal and prioritisation to be adopted by sectoral ministries and other entities in charge of DRR, CCA and CM for the budget preparation process including for medium-term funding allocations and prioritisation;

· Articulation of simple, easy to implement, coding system on the Treasury Accounting System (TAS) for the identification, capture and tracking of DRR, CCA and CM expenditure that would enable proper identification and capture of relevant expenditure on the TAS system;

· Recommended action plan for reforms related to the integration of DRR, CCA and CM into planning and budgeting, including the institutional arrangements for coordinating the implementation of the action plan.

Capacity development for key stakeholders in each country, based on a training manual on DRR, and Climate Action PEIR and Budget Tagging and the related workshop. The training manual will document the approach adopted in computing the DRR, CCA and CM expenditures, and serve as reference and further training of officers.

How to apply

SELECTION NOTICE

Recruitment of an international consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review

Reference : DRH/CHAD/IC/025/2021

Deadline : 09 November 2021 (check etendering system)

Services/Work Description :

Recruitment of an international consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Public Expenditure and Institutional Review.

Project/Program Title :

Sahel Resilience Project & Inclusive Budgeting for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) Project

Duty Station :

Home-based with travel to two countries in Western Sahel – Niger and Burkina Faso

Duration :

160 working days over a period of eight (08) months

Expected Start Date :

November 2021

If you are interested in submitting a Proposal in response to this Selection notice, please prepare your Proposal in accordance with the requirements and procedure as set out in this Selection Notice and submit it by the Deadline for Submission of Proposals set out in Etendering.

Please acknowledge receipt of this Selection Notice by sending an email to info.wasc@undp.org indicating whether you intend to submit a Proposal or otherwise. You may also utilize the “Accept Invitation” function in eTendering system (https://etendering.partneragencies.org). This will enable you to receive amendments or updates to the Selection Notice.

Etendering Reference :

· BU : SEN10

· Event ID : 0000010787

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to the e-mail address info.wasc@undp.org

Women candidates are encouraged to apply

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=85033

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