Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting)
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RIO DE JANEIRO
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Result of Service

The Consultant will be responsible for the development and implementation of the technical content of the course "Financing and Public Budgeting", which will be delivered in the distance learning modality (synchronous virtual workshops) and elaborated based on the 2030 Agenda, the New Urban Agenda, and UN-Habitat mandate.

The course "Financing and Public Budgeting" along with the other courses that will be offered makes up for the second stage of this project and aims to enhance the municipal capacity for promoting sustainable urban development and supporting the collective construction of better cities for the present and future generations.

The course will be offered via an online platform with synchronous activities, and it is aimed particularly at public managers, decision-makers, stakeholders in general, and technical staff involved in the public policy cycle (formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation).

  • The goals of this course are : (i) to raise the participants and the public sector awareness about financing strategies for local level projects and programmes;
  • ii) strengthen the participants knowledge about different types of governmental financial resource transfers to support the municipality's public spending, especially to reduce socio-spatial inequality;
  • iii) raise the participants awareness on how public municipalities budget are structured and what kind of municipal tools and strategies can be applied towards urban development;
  • iv) prepare the participants to identify financial partnerships and national / regional investment programs to reach the municipality development goals;
  • v) improve the participants methods to find international financing opportunities and funds to support local projects; (vi) empower the participant to identify recurring callings financing municipalities regarding urban planning, urban development, climate change, mobility, and related fields;
  • vii) share local good practices based in partnership with national / international financing, funds or organizations, strengthening the awareness about the execution of these partnerships and opportunities;
  • and (viii) introduce good practices within the North-east region of Brazil regarding financing urban projects.

  • The Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) must, among other essential activities : (i) define the didactic-pedagogical project of the course, including the syllabus, general and specific goals, methodology, structure and format, competencies, contents, and skills to be developed in each module;
  • ii) elaborate the technical content of the didactic materials; (iii) suggest additional didactic materials and guests, as needed;
  • and (iv) evaluate the knowledge acquired by the participants.

    The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the operational and technical teams of UN-Habitat office in Rio de Janeiro.

    Expected duration

    The consultancy has an expected duration of two (2) months.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Background

    The main mandate of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is to promote sustainable development of human settlements and policies conducive to adequate housing for all.

    Within this framework, UN-Habitat supports central and state governments, as well as local authorities and other partners for the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, the 2030 Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

    UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, more inclusive, compact, integrated, resilient, and connected places with better opportunities where everyone can live with dignity.

    It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society, and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development.

    The Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean ROLAC is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Agency puts emphasis on developing and managing activities in the host country.

    Indeed, for the past years, UN-Habitat has expanded its portfolio in Brazil by working with the three tiers of government in order to support the formulation and implementation of more effective, sustainable, participative, and socially fairer urban economic, social, and environmental policies.

    UN-Habitat is implementing a project with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) that aims to improve the integrated urban and territorial planning among the intermediary cities prioritized by SUDENE (Superintendence for the Development of the Northeast) based on the principles of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda.

    Through a partnership with UNDP and SUDENE to improve institutional and technical capacities of 52 cities on sustainable territorial and urban development, UN-Habitat is now setting up training modules for public sector capacity building in the 52 municipalities.

    In order to properly implement this project, the Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) is required to ensure a good execution of the work programme.

    Report to UN-Habitat Manager

    The Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) will report to the National Officer for Brazil, who will evaluate them (him / her).

    Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the National Officer for Brazil and the Programme Coordinator, the Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) will :

  • Define a Work Plan including the methodologies that will be used for the conduction of course / workshop.
  • Prepare all materials necessary for the conduction of the course / workshop, including script, PPT presentations, and handouts.
  • Submit materials in booklet format prior to the conduction of training / workshop;
  • Hold bilateral meetings with UN-Habitat support team;
  • Conduct dialogues with other partners and experts, if requested and when necessary;
  • Ensure that the technical activities are aligned with the quality expectations of UN-Habitat and the project partners.
  • Conduct an evaluation based on forms and activities received with / from participants;
  • Facilitate the training / workshop;
  • Provide technical advice and support to participants during the training / workshop.
  • The activities will be carried out under the technical supervision of UN-Habitat and will take place remotely.

    The Consultant will be responsible for completing all courses and training activities that are indicated to them (him / her) by their (his / her) supervisor.

    The Consultant will be responsible for their (his / her) own security, so the person should get familiarized with United Nations security mechanisms and comply with them according to the Framework of Accountability for the United Nations Security Management System.

    Outputs / Work Assignment

    The Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) will be expected to include the following contents in the course :

    i.Municipal budget and public finances (Concepts, objectives, federal and state budgeting distribution structure, challenges, perspectives, risks and relationship with the 2030 Agenda and the NAU).

    ii.Regional and urban economy : investment to reduce socio-spatial inequalities (mechanisms and tools for urban and regional development).

    iii.Financing instruments and tools available for the local governments (onerous grant, Public-Private Partnerships, private concessions, municipal / regional consortia).

    iv.Examples and dynamics of the credit contracting process.

    v.National and international funding opportunities for local projects (Financing programs and recurring calls of national banks, government development programs, foundations, institutes and NGOs, development agencies, international funds).

    vi.Case studies and good practices regarding the application of financing instruments and tools at the local level.

    vii.Debates, practical exercises and evaluative activities.

    The Consultant (Financing and Public Budgeting) will be responsible for the following tasks :

    i.Prepare the didactic material to support the learning process of the participants, following the structure and format of the course modules.

    ii.Prepare activities aimed at the verification of learning (evaluative activity).

    iii.Define any additional didactic material needed, such as reference publications, audiovisual products, or any other complementary resource.

    iv.Map experts to record video classes, according to the content of the modules and the course in general.

    v.Conduct the course in the platform designated for the purpose of the module training.

    vi.Participate in meetings with the UN-Habitat team and other partners.

    The Consultant must participate in meetings with UN-Habitat's local team and other partners which are essential for the development of the course.

    The definition of the Work Plan for the implementation of this Consultancy may include other activities beyond those indicated in this Term of Reference and all stages of the course design process, from its conception to the validation and approval of the materials in their final version, will be coordinated by UN-Habitat.

    The Consultant will deliver the following products :

    Product 1 : Work plan

    Description : Work plan containing the definition of the didactic-pedagogical project of the course, course syllabus, general and specific objectives, methodology, structure, course modules format, bibliography, content, skills to be developed, and participants evaluation in each module.

    The course will be delivered in six (6) sessions of two (2) hours each, delivered in three (3) working days.

    Expected delivery date : five days contract signature.

    Product 2 : Technical preliminary content of the course "Financing and Public Budgeting"

    Description : Compilation of presentation and handouts including the contents of the course and the method of evaluation that will be applied.

    Expected delivery date : 10 days after contract signature.

    Product 3 : Final report of the course and student evaluation results report

    Description : Delivery of participant's grades referring to the evaluation activities, overall achievements of the training module, presentation of course evaluation report.

    Expected delivery date : one week after the conclusion of the course

    Duration and timeframe

    The training shall be expected to be completed within three (3) working days, divided into six (6) sessions of training / workshops of two (2) hours each.

    total : 12 training hours).

    Five (5) days after signing the contract the trainer / facilitator will have to provide the plan for implementing training / workshops that will articulate the overall requirements of the ToR including proposed methodology, work plan with clear timelines, and division of labor.

    Qualifications / special skills

    Skills :

  • Excellent speaking, writing and proof-reading skills in Portuguese is required;
  • Good computer skills in Windows, as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and Web search engines are required;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear language.

    Academic Qualifications :

    Required :

    Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public Administration, Architecture, Urban Planning, Public Policies, or related fields is required.

    Postgraduate Degree (Lato Sensu or Stricto Sensu) in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Public Policies, Urban Sustainable Development, or related fields is required, or additional four (4) years of relevant experience to the post, beyond the requirement.

    Experience :

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience relevant to the theme is required;
  • Experience in capacity building and / or professional training in the public sector is desired;
  • Experience in the public administration is an asset;
  • Previous experience within the UN System would be considered an added advantage.

    Language :

  • Fluency in Portuguese is required;
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, and Spanish is the working language of the Regional Office.

    Good command in oral and written Spanish and English will be considered as an added advantage.

    Knowledge Management

    The Consultant must know the processes, procedures, and norms of UN-Habitat, in order to guarantee an adequate quality of the activities described above, following the standards of the organization.

    The Consultant will propose formats and procedures that allow the efficient implementation of the activities related to the project development.

    The Consultant must have knowledge of Microsoft Office, work with it and ensure its proper maintenance, accessibility for all staff, and due updating.

    The Consultant will prepare databases related to the project running.

    The Consultant will make sure that all relevant technical information will be adequately shared with the correspondent staff.

    The Consultant will ensure that all produced material will be fit-for-purpose and delivered, in an organized way, for posterior consultation and use of the Agency.

    Competencies

    Professionalism : Experience working in inter-institutional environment, project management, monitoring-evaluation; approaches and strategies regarding good urban governance and local and regional development.

  • Planning and organization : Professional approach to work, strong sense of responsibility, operate with minimal supervision;
  • proven organizational skills and ability to manage a workload efficiently and within set deadlines.

  • Communication : Ability to write clearly and effectively; listen to others, interpret messages correctly and respond appropriately;
  • show openness in information sharing and keep everyone informed; solid abstract reasoning skills together with a proven capacity to write documents for diverse audiences.

  • Teamwork : Ability to work with teams, demonstrate leadership, conflict management and consensus facilitation skills; ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, and to respect diversity;
  • sensitivity to the mainstreaming of vulnerability; willingness and ability to work in difficult environments.

    Additional Information

    Remuneration

    SB-4 / 1 (UNDP Brazil Salary Scale, Part-time - 45%)

    The consultant will receive a total amount of BRL 10.792 according to the following schedule :

    Payment 1 (25%) : Upon delivery and approval of Product 1 (BRL 2.698)

    Payment 2 (40%) : Upon delivery and approval of Product 2 (BRL 4.316,80)

    Payment 3 (35%) : Upon delivery and approval of Product 3 (BRL 3.777,20)

    Travel details

    The Consultant must be available to travel to the places related to the activities in the country, if requested by the National Officer for Brazil and / or the International Officer.

    Travels will be coordinated and financed by UN-Habitat, according to the United Nations travel rules and guidelines.

    Note : During the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, travel is not advised.

    Notes :

    Appointment against this post is on local basis and only nationals from Brazil or external candidates who hold a permanent visa in Brazil may apply.

    It is required for all the curricular information to be inserted in the system, which may take a few hours. Only complete applications in English will be considered.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Applications should be submitted through INSPIRA and must include all documents required at the system, please be ready to include the following information at the Personal History Form (PHP) at Inspira :

    1.Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

    2.Educational Background (incl. dates)

    3.Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years / months)

    4.Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

    5.Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships / voluntary work, etc.)*

  • Please note that Internships, self-employment and part-time count as 50%. In addition to it, note experience not relevant to the position will not be considered.
  • All applications should be submitted to : Inspira

    Deadline for applications :

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact : recruitment unon.org

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