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SNV is implementing the Technical Assistance (TA) for the Decentralisation of Rural Sanitation Service Delivery (DRSSD) in conjunction with the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat (NCDD-S). The TA is being implemented in fifteen target districts across the Kampong Speu, Tboung Khmum and Kampong Chhnang provinces.The ultimate goal of the technical assistance is to accelerate achievement of universal access to rural sanitation across rural Cambodia by providing a framework of tested and agreed roles and responsibilities for sub-national authorities and line agencies. The TA will help to identify resourcing and monitoring requirements that can be operationalised at scale. Decentralisation reform in Cambodia involves the slowly planned transfer of roles, responsibilities and resources to district and commune levels, so that sub-national governments can exercise appropriate functions with greater responsiveness and accountability. The decentralisation process presents a strategic opportunity for supporting the sub-national governments/administrations in addressing rural sanitation through their local development agenda, recognizing the role of the line ministry offices to provide guidelines and technical support to such functional transfer.
SNV is seeking for a qualified national consultant for the position of Finance Specialist to work with SNV’s team on technical assistance (TA) to DRSSD. The primary responsibility is to undertake a financial analysis of the rural sanitation service delivery decentralisation, and estimation of scaling up such a program nation-wide.
- In conjunction with the TA team, provide a report to the Functional Transfer Coordination Group (FTCG) for D&D on financial mobilization required for decentralized program in order to support the decentralization of rural sanitation service delivery in TA target districts.
- Undertake a financial analysis for the transferred function at sub-national level (including costing of resource, technical function and capacity building). This includes:
• Analysis and assessment of district sanitation plans and budgets in target districts
• Estimation of costs for full district sanitation plan implementation and roll-out for all levels of government
• Assessment of resources available to communes, districts, provinces and at national level to support the rollout of decentralized sanitation
• Assess current allocations for sanitation in CIPs, district and provincial budgets
• Estimate costs (financial, human resources, etc.) and draft a roadmap and report for scaling up decentralization of rural functional transfer nationwide in Cambodia and the cost implications to sub-national authorities and line agencies for future nation-wide rollout of the assigned function transfer. Cost estimates should take into account socio-economic data, social inclusion and pro-poor support mechanisms, geographic diversity (especially with respect to private sector sanitation access), challenging environments as well targets set by the NAP2 for 100% rural sanitation coverage in Cambodia by 2025. Lead the drafting of a report on the same.
- Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of the TA and identify full costing of government spending to implement the decentralized rural sanitation service delivery
- Document financial processes, identify any bottlenecks in budget functional transfer and make recommendations for FTCG members for solutions to expedite planning, budgeting and acquittal processes.
- Collate, document and analyse various incentive mechanisms currently utilised by SNAs and DPs and make recommendations for improved incentive systems (not limited to financial incentives) within MRD and SNA rural sanitation service delivery
- Develop detailed cost implication to district and each relevant government actors in performing the rural sanitation at the district level in terms of human and financial resource, capacity building, implementation of the activities, monitoring and other required tasks
- Capture the lessons from the implementation of the financial guidelines, which is part of the operational manual, and provide inputs to the formulation of the financial guidelines
- Share financial assessment findings with FTCG and SNAs in presentation and report formats to seek feedback.
- Prepare a report and learning brief (in both English and Khmer) on the financial cost analysis in a format agreed by TA Team Leader.
- Provide inputs for D&D policy documents as necessary.
- Share the financial assessment findings at the TA national learning event. Work with the TA team to organise and facilitate the TA national learning event.
• Masters’ Degree in a relevant field and at least 10 years professional experience;
• Previous experience undertaking financial and/or economic analyses for multinational and/or bilateral donors, international NGOs or national agencies;
• Demonstrated working knowledge of Royal Government of Cambodia processes, institutions and decentralisation and deconcentration policies and regulations, particularly relating to budgeting and finance. Previous experience working with MRD, MEF, NCDD-S and/or SNAs preferred;
• Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential, including extensive report writing experience;
• Ability to work independently within the context of a larger multi-cultural team; and
• Demonstrated high level of competency in MS Excel and/or other database systems.
Contract Type: Consultancy Contract
Reports to: SNV WASH Sector Leader / TA DRSSD Team Leader
Contract Duration: 3 to 4 months
Expected Start Date: 25 March, 2019
Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV with a cover letter stating fee rate before March 14, 2019.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
We do not accept third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as disqualification of the candidate. SNV is an equal opportunity employer.