Call for Consultant: Public Accounts Committee in Ethiopia

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Call for Consultant: Public Accounts Committee in Ethiopia

December 24th, 2019

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage an international consultant to conduct an analysis of the work of the Public Accounts Committee and Budget and Finance (BFC) Committees in the Ethiopian Parliament, and to produce a report with recommendations for reform.


The Opportunity

WFD is engaging in parliamentary strengthening activities as part of its Ethiopia Parliamentary Programme. Building on the ongoing institutional reform initiatives taking place within Ethiopia and areas identified within the House of Peoples’ Representatives’ (HPR) institutional capacity assessment, the overall objective of this initial phase of the programme is to support the HPR reform process to strengthen its legislative and oversight functions through technical expertise and knowledge sharing.

The purpose of the assignment is to provide analysis of the current powers and practice of the PAC and BFC, comparative practice elsewhere, and recommendations for reform. The international consultant will work with a local consultant to ensure the analysis and report is accurate and relevant. The resulting report will be shared with the Ethiopian Parliament for their consideration and potential action.


Eligible candidates for this call are interested individuals (consultants, or individuals from think-tanks, CSOs, faculties, institutes, etc) with relevant experience in Public Accounts Committees. Direct experience of one country’s PAC work and comparative experience of others is required.


Key aspects relevant to the Terms of Reference


Key Outputs:
1. Conduct preliminary remote desk-based research and document review ahead of the visit;
2. Conduct focus groups, meetings and interviews with HPR officials in Addis Ababa, 27-31 January 2020 and prepare a note of the visit;

  1. Provide preliminary advice in a post-visit debrief to WFD/the Ethiopian Parliament on key findings and observations.
    4. Draft and submit detailed analysis and recommendation report by 21 February 2020 to WFD, for sharing with the Ethiopian Parliament. 


Project Timelines: Start date January 2020. The policy research project will be concluded latest by end February, 2020.

For more information about the programme and key deliverables please refer to the Terms of Reference.


Submission of proposals:

Candidates are required to send CV – with listed relevant experience (in English), and One-pager – with the suggested outline of the policy research (in English) via email to Olutobi Ayeni: by 7 January 2020.

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