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Support to Fiscal decentralization and the financial management system in Jordan
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :05-Sep-18
Posted on :05-Aug-18
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :48718
Link to Atlas Project :
00076997 - Participation and Local Governance
Documents :
Personal History form
Terms and Condition of Individual contract
letter of interest - financial template
Procurement Notice
Overview :

Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:  ic.jo@undp.org

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Applicant’s letter to UNDP/Confirmation of interest form;
  3. Technical proposal (proposed methodology describing the actions to be taken for successfully completing the assignment); 
  4. Financial proposal in the prescribed format; and
  5. Personal History Form.

no later than 19 Aug 2018 at 18:00 hrs (Jordan time) with subject: "Support to Fiscal decentralization and the financial management system in Jordan"

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to saed.madi@undp.org Mr. Madi will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

The UNDP Decentralization and Local Development Support Programme (DLDSP) provides support to the Government of Jordan to effectively manage and guide the implementation of decentralization reform through the application of the Decentralization and Municipalities laws of 2015. The DLDSP operates through the Local Development Directorate (LDD) at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and through its corresponding LDD at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MOMA). It functions under the guidance of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for Decentralization and its Executive Committee and its sub-committees. The DLDSP is funded by the European Union.

The DLDSP seeks to achieve three results:

Result 1:        The policy/ regulatory framework pertaining to decentralization has been adopted;

Result 2:        Capacities of the Governorate-based structures in strategic planning, budget analysis and monitoring are strengthened;

Result 3:        Participatory development plans have been properly elaborated in Governorates through strengthened dialogue with Non-State Actors and increased citizen’s participation (including identification of local productive projects to be established).

The decentralization process in Jordan is implemented in line with Law 49/2015 on Decentralization and Law 41/2015 on Municipalities, which were adopted as an integrated package of legislation for administrative decentralization. Elections for governorate council and municipal bodies were held on 15 August 2017.  The DLDSP conducted a December 2017 survey to assess the Public Expenditure Management System (PEM) in Governorates and Municipalities. The survey evaluated the (PEM) process by which (i) public resources are allocated to finance the delivery of public services and infrastructure, (ii) based on a sound assessment of people’s needs and planning; and related expenditures are (iii) procured, (iv) monitored, and (v) accounted for. The survey identified the gaps in the PEM process that might or might not require any amendments on the Laws 41 &49 relating to the fiscal transfer and budgeting. On either way the DLDSP will support the Fiscal Decentralization Sub- Committee headed by Ministry of Finance in addressing the current legislative provisions require substantial review and strengthening on how to address local financial, administrative and development procedures, the relations among local components, level of delivery of services, accountability and legal liability of councils.

The government has formed an Inter- ministerial decentralization committee and an executive committee with sub-committees to improve coordination between bodies concerned on drafting and implementation of decentralization policies. Seven sub-committees were established to cover components required to implement the decentralization, namely:

  • Legislation
  • Institutional and organizational structures, manuals and procedures
  • Institutional capacity
  • Fiscal
  • Local development and services
  • Outreach
  • IT

The DLDSP is hiring an expert on fiscal decentralization to provide technical advice and assistance on fiscal/local financial matters relating to the PEM and PFM implementation process (public resources allocation, budgeting, procurement, monitoring/control, and accountability) and contribute to improve the effectiveness of the subnational financial management system in Jordan.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered. 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted).

UNDP  is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.