Location: Accra, Ghana Contract type: Fixed term. Contract for Services. Contract length: January 2020 – March 2020 (with possibility of extension depending on funding availability) Salary Range: £705 – £913 Gross Monthly. Westminster Foundation for Democracy WFD is looking for an experienced Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant based in Accra, Ghana to support the implementation […]
WFD is working to improve the management of public money in partnership with the Parliament of Mozambique and UNICEF. Better monitoring of government spending by parliaments can reduce corruption and ensure money is spent as the public intended. WFD’s programme will support parliament’s role in achieving this. WFD is also working with the Mozambican Association of Disabled People to ensure the inclusion and participation of Persons with Disabilities ahead and after the elections in 2019.
WFD, in partnership with UNICEF, is working to improve the management of public money through improving the institutional capacity of the Mozambique Parliament to provide comprehensive, accurate, and timely budgetary information to parliamentarians and parliamentary committees.
In 2016, WFD supported the set-up of the Unit of Economic, Financial and Budget Studies (UEEFO), based on the concept of a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) – an independent institution to provide neutral economic advice. UEEFO, as part of the Technical Cabinet, is enabling data and analysis on the budget to be communicated more effectively. Better Government spending monitoring by parliaments can reduce corruption and ensure money is spent as the public intended.
Connecting with the WFD network of PBOs and UK expertise is also exposing UEEFO to international best practice where economic analysis for parliaments is concerned. Development of test products, enhanced communications and a sustainable vision will help embed the services within the Mozambique Parliament. Materials will be developed to train and share best practice with MPs and staff at t
Advancing the Inclusion and Participation of Persons with Disability
WFD is working with ADEMO (the Mozambican Association of Disabled People) to ensure the inclusion and participation of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) ahead and post elections in 2019. Key activities will include:
- Policy gap and socio political/economic contextual analysis on the barriers to effective inclusion;
- Annual Policy Forum on Political and Economic Inclusion of PWDs in Mozambique;
- Development of a National PWD Agenda
- Supporting the development of inclusive electoral political party manifestos, including in the Plano Quinquenal do Governo;
- Workshops, round-tables and capacity-building sessions for political parties’, MPs and PWD association members on topics related to inclusive governance, especially pro-PWD policies;
- Quarterly policy briefings related to PWDs’ socio political and economic inclusion;
- Production of media initiatives at the national and community level (TV and radio).
This work is funded under WFD’s global Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) programme to support parliaments in 18 Commonwealth Member States over 2018-2020.
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In October 2019, hundreds of persons with disabilities met with the Mozambican President, Felipe Nyusi and secured his commitment to new laws, policies and strategies to improve the socio-economic and political inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. The Forum of Organisations of People with Disabilities (FAMOD) and Mozambican Association of Disable People (ADEMO), in […]
Democracy goes beyond the ballot box. For democracy to flourish, elected representatives need to be able to find out and understand the needs of the people they represent. Ways for people to find out what is going on in parliament and respond to it are just as important. In Sierra Leone, WFD has been working […]