UNICEF National Consultant Public Finance (Harare)

Closes 27 March 2023

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

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Supporting the Government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society, the 2022 to 2026  UNICEF Zimbabwe country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society.


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. Under its Social Policy and Reserach Programme, UNICEF is focused on The Social Inclusion Outcome area which seeks to improve the policy environment and systems for disadvantaged and excluded children, guided by improved knowledge.

The programme is focused on three output area:

1. Public Finance for Children (PF4C)

2. Inclusive, Child Sensititve Social Protection

3. Research focused on Child Poverty

Under its PF4C output, the team’s aim is to ensure that the The Government of Zimbabwe has enhanced capacity to plan, mobilize, equitably allocate, and efficiently utilize available resources at national and subnational level to improve the situation of children and adolescents. The section does so through policy dialogue and advocacy, analysis and technical support and engagement with local governance issues. 

Host NationHarare, Zimbabwe
Official Website
Closing Date27 March 2023
Candidate QualificationsDegree
UNICEF Job Summary

The team carries out a series analytical pieces in the form of national and sectoral briefs that look at the budget spending and efficacy across key social sectors most pertinent to the well being of children. The team also looks the performance of the economy on a quarterly basis and its implication on the work we do and the lives of women and children.


Masters Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics or related field


Minimum 7 years experience in Public Finance Management

Working experience with Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, demonstrable experience of developing budget briefs



If interested and available to undertake the individual consultancy, please submit your application online and attach the required documents including the technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal incorporating the approximate 30 field travel days.     

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS)

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.

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