Strengthening Public Financial and Economic Management in Malawi
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH | Published November 17, 2014 - Deadline November 17, 2014
The goals of the PFEM Project are to increase effectiveness, transparency and accountability of Partner Institutions, raise domestic tax revenues and improve taxpayers demand for accountable and transparent institutions on a national level until 2017.
The consultancy company shall monitor and evaluate how the interventions of the PFEM Projects contribute to those goals.
The specific objectives of this assignment are:
1) to measure whether, how and under what conditions the interventions are able to strengthen the financial management systems, and thereby improve accountability and transparency of the public finance system in Malawi. The selected research institution should identify direct and indirect mechanisms of how the process outcomes of the interventions have an impact on the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the public finance system, and ultimately on the link to improved service delivery.
2) to make recommendations as to whether, how and under what conditions the lessons learnt from this evaluation can be transferred to other country contexts in sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Governance Impact Initiative Africa.
The consultancy team will consist of two international short term experts (up to 6 month per person over a period of 2.5 years) and two short-term local experts (up to 5 months per person over a period of 2.5 years).
Both international experts should be highly skilled in impact and process evaluations and shall have applied experience in the field of public finance / Good Financial Management / Good Governance. The two local short-term experts are expected to add local expertise in data collection and use of local Monitoring and Evaluation Systems. The assignment of all short-term experts is to be coordinated with GIZ and the partner.
Qualifications of the team
• The team leader and the second international expert should preferably hold a PHD Degree and have 10 years of work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
• The team members must have applied experience in the field of public finance / Good Financial Governance / Good Governance and accountability. Specialization by one of the team members in one or more of the field of public finance / Good Financial Management (IFMIS, accountability/audit, domestic resource mobilization) is preferred.
• The team members must be used and able to work in a multi-stakeholder environment and must be excellent communicators. Stress resistance and high social skills are of equal high importance.
• Proficiency in English language (both written and spoken) is a key to this assignment.
• The local experts must have the necessary experience in process and impact evaluation and at least 5 years of experience in their areas of expertise.
• For the local experts client and partner orientation, efficient work practices, interdisciplinary thinking, sociocultural skills and training experience are mandatory.