REPSSI Consultancy Opportunity: Child policy, budget and programme analysis.


The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) is a non-profit organization which provides technical capacity enhancement to its partners to strengthen communities’ and families’ ability to promote the psychosocial wellbeing of their children and youth. REPSSI’s vision is all girls, boys and youth enjoy psychosocial and mental wellbeing.

Purpose and Scope of the Consultancy


The general objective of this study is aimed at identifying and analysing policies, budgets and programmes for children within five (5) selected countries in the East and Southern Africa region. Countries to be included will be agreed in the inception phase but should include at least one Lusophone and one Francophone country.

Specific objectives

  • To develop a comprehensive trend analysis of resource mobilization, allocation and public expenditure patterns on children particularly in social protection, education and vocational skills, health care and sanitation, food security and nutrition, child and youth protection, and Psychosocial support.
  • To identify good practices in fiscal governance as well as mechanisms for meaningful engagement of children in holding governments to account for their decisions and actions. 


  • Have relevant working experience of at least five (5) years in policy research at the national or regional level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures within the child rights sector.
  • Proven experience in conducting budget studies within the child rights sector.
  • Advanced degree in economics, social policy or public financial management

Expression of interest

Potential candidates are requested to submit a:

  • 3 paged CV in English or company profile.
  • Cover letter, indicating how your skills and experience meet the TORs.
  • Work-plan outline and budget (including your daily rate).

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. email your application to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for application is Wednesday the 12th October 2016.

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