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ONE: Calls for Proposals from Health Consultants



INVITATION: Suitably qualified consultants are invited to submit proposals to undertake a detailed analysis of the budget lines to the Health sector in the last three years benchmarking same against commitments of the Federal Government of Nigeria to its citizens, statutory and multilateral frameworks.
START DATE: May 2, 2016
RESEARCH DURATION: 3 weeks (21 days)

About ONE
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation backed by almost seven million people from around the world who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We also work with leaders in Africa to advocate for increased public financial resources towards agriculture and the health sector as key for poverty reduction efforts and we promote reforms that lead to greater transparency and accountability in the management of public budgets in Africa.

ONE Nigeria’s 2016 Health Advocacy Goal
To campaign for the implementation of the African Union Abuja health commitments to increase the health budget by US227M and to increase the quality of domestic resources allocated to the Health Sectors by the Federal government of Nigeria and the States governments of Lagos and Kano. Working closely with partners advocating for the financing of the National Health Act, ONE will launch a Health campaign to promote progress towards the 15% Abuja AU health spending commitment and Johannesburg Summit women’s commitments. In subsequent years this campaign will reach out to governments in Kano and Lagos states.

Purpose and Objectives of this analysis
To review the extent to which the level of federal resources allocated to health (mainly in the health ministry and related federal health programs) complies with the Abuja Commitment and other statutory targets.
To review the extent to which overall budget priorities are conducive to meet the said targets and the most pressing health needs.
To suggest what the budgetary implications would be to bring federal health budgets to the investments levels needed and committed to and to suggest which budget increases could be reasonably expected to at least start closing the gap.
To compare resource allocation trends and prioritisation/ de-prioritisation of key health issues and targets with regional peers.
The recommendations will indicate ways in which the budget in the future can be made more responsive to current health needs and ensure that greater e effectiveness, equity and efficiency of public health spending is achieved.

Specific criteria of the consultant
Advanced degree in public finance, social policy or public financial management
Expert knowledge analysing agriculture budgets in Nigeria.
Familiarity with the Nigeria public policy, budget process and public financial management context
Proven experience in conducting budget analysis in agriculture
Excellent analytical skills and experience in quantitative analysis
Excellent English writing skills

Selection process
Selection will be made by inviting interested candidates to submit their application containing:
Curriculum Vitae
Technical proposals containing work plan and methodology
Confirmed availability for the completion of the job
Financial proposal including daily rate.

For a detailed Terms of Reference for the assignment please send an email to africa.one.org@one.org.
For any additional questions please send your emails to africa.one.org@one.org not later than 12pm on the 11th of April 2016.

Closing date for submissions is 15 April 2016.

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