Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program
that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis,
proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts
on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge
Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international
donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around
the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the
USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted
QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to
implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.
Public Financial Management Consultant/Researcher will support USAID/Uganda’s
Country Development and Cooperation Strategy for 2017-2022 (CDCS 2.0)
identified weak functionality of country systems and slow implementation of
policies as significant barriers to Uganda achieving sustainable development.
USAID/Uganda seeks to understand the fiduciary risk environment in Uganda to
inform decisions whether to establish Government to Government (G2G)
arrangements, which involve using Government of Uganda public financial
management (PFM) systems to deliver aid and implement USAID Foreign Assistance.
several thematic areas around PFM at the national and sub national level,
support the performance of Public Financial Management Risk Assessment
Framework (PFMRAF) Stage 1 & 2 assessments, and support the design and
implementation of Government to Government (G2G) activities. The consultant’s
efforts will be directed to only those activities that are not inherently
governmental, as defined by relevant Agency guidelines.
Working independently under the supervision of the Mission Controller or
his/her designate, the consultant will:
- Support USAID/Uganda Office of Financial Management in the performance of a country level examination of GoU PFM environment and associated fiduciary and related risks (PMFRAF Stage 1 Rapid Appraisal), as well as elements of governance and public accountability. This examination will be used to meet the requirements of the PFMRAF Stage 1 Rapid Appraisal, and will be guided by the Stage 1 Checklist, ADS 220 and ADS 220mae.
(including identifying and obtaining relevant sources of existing information
e.g. PEFA report)
- The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Auditing, Commerce, Public Policy, or related areas;
- At least ten years’ experience in Public Financial Management; to include any aspects of designing or implementing PFM reforms at national government level, PFM capacity building, drafting PFM regulations, etc.;
- Significant experience in consulting for national governments, bilateral or multilateral donors (e.g. World Bank, IMF, EU, USAID, DfID) preferred;
- A minimum of five years’ experience in Public Financial Management (PFM) work in Uganda is required;
- Expertise with applying diagnostic tools (e.g. PEFA, IMF Fiscal Transparency diagnostic, TADAT) or performing other PFM-related diagnostics is preferred;
- Significant experience supporting National level Accountability Sector institutional reforms (e.g. Ministry of Finance, National Procurement Agency, Supreme Audit Institutions, etc.) is required;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
- Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of all office applications.
criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,,
expressing interest to [email protected] with the subject
line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Senior Public Financial