Job Title: Policy Analyst

Budget Advocacy Network (BAN), Sierra Leone

Issue date: 29th May 2019

Job Title: Policy Analyst

Background

The Budget Advocacy Network (BAN) is a Network of Civil Society Organisations in Sierra Leone committed to work on budgets and budget policies to enhance policy making and implementation for sustainable and equitable development. BAN was established in 2006. The Budget Advocacy Network is organised around the three principle of the budget i.e. participation, transparency and accountability. Our purpose is to ensure a greater level of inclusiveness in the budget process; increase access to information; and improve budget responsiveness geared towards achieving pro-poor budgeting and programmes and effective service delivery. BAN draws its strength from its members, which are: Transparency International Sierra Leone (TISL), Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), Western Area Budget Education Network (WABEAN), Actionaid International Sierra Leone (AASISL), Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and Christian Aid (CA).

BAN, Christian Aid, Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) and Restless

Development won a grant from DFID to implement a project titled “Strengthening Public Financial Management, Anti-Corruption and Accountability Institutions in

Sierra Leone”, for which we are seeking to recruit a Policy Analyst for a period of

one year to lead BAN’s policy work.

Main purpose of the position

The post holder will be responsible for leading BAN’s policy and communication

work in this project. As Policy Analyst, he/she is to coordinate, facilitate and provide

technical support on communication and policy engagement. The Post holder is to

provide budgetary technical support and to ensure the network members engage

technically with budgetary systems and processes at the national, regional and local

levels with all national and local players involved in public finance management and

budgets. This will include the development of targeted policy papers with inputs from

various stakeholders. The post requires that the Policy Analyst is able to coordinate

meetings with both state and non state actors and evaluate advocacy strategies that

have maximum impact on the project.

Scope of the Job

  • Carry out tax and budget analysis and produce policy briefs
  • Analysis of budget and tax policy and laws
  • Provide leadership and technical support on policy engagement and
  • communication strategies
  • Lead on policy and budget advocacy priorities within the project’s scope
  • Responsible for effective communications and information flow to policy makers
  • Networking with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Support the implementation of the project
  • Write implementation reports and monitor project results

Qualifications

At least a university degree in development, economics or the social sciences for at

least 5 years. The Post holder must have good experience in

  • Budget analysis, policy analysis and budget monitoring
  • Training, research, preparing position papers and policy briefs
  • Networking and coordination of CSOs and NGOs; strong interpersonal skills
  • Some experience working on women and children’s issues

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership around policy engagement for the project and to work closely with member organizations in engaging with national and local budget processes and systems
  • Support the project with budget policy analysis in order to develop sound
  • policy position, briefs and advocacy strategies
  • Prepare reports and other documentation as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of training materials and facilitating training workshops
  • Cultivate and maintain effective collaboration with relevant Government agencies
  • Cultivate and maintain effective collaboration with other civil society organisations working on similar issue.
  • Manage a team of policy analysts to provide analytical and other technical support to the project
  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting standards and management of donor relationships
  • Coordinate programmes for the project and ensure the timely delivery of project outcomes.
  • Any other duties assigned by the BAN Coordinator

Working Conditions

The position will be based in Freetown. The post holder may be required to travel to

both within and outside the country and sometimes at short notice. The nature of the

job may require irregular working hours including after hours.

Salary

The salary of the position will be attractive.

Application Procedures

All candidates are required to submit an application letter and CV to BAN office or

via email to bansecretariat@gmail.com on or before Wednesday 13th April 2019 at

2PM

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview

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