Ref N° 566

Support to National Treasury: International Development Cooperation General Budget Support Programme: Management of Calls for Proposals

South Africa
National Treasury /IDC
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 257 101
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
May 2017
End date
May 2019
Number of staff provided
237 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Within the context of the European Union (EU)’s country strategy for 2007-2013, the EU has increasingly moved to using country systems to deliver development assistance, and most recently through the use of the general budget support (GBS) as aid modality. The General Budget Support programme is a component of the EU-funded National Development Policy Support Programme (NDPSP).

The GBS component of the NDPSP has a particular focus of support on government outcome 4 (Decent employment through inclusive growth) and outcome 12 (An efficient, effective and development-oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship)

The GBS component of the NDPSP is managed by National Treasury through the International Development Cooperation unit (IDC). The process to allocate the GBS funds is done through the Donor Funding Cross Function Work Group, one of the many work groups within the budget process. The Working Group is located in the budget office and provides input into the annual South African budget process through the Medium Term Expenditure Committee (MTEC).

One of the objectives of the Working Group is to collect and assess proposals for GBS funding, and make recommendations on the allocation of GBS funds for consideration to the MTEC, and approval within the overall budget. The Work group is led by the Chief Directorate IDC.

The purpose of the assignment is to support National Treasury IDC unit to fulfil its role as secretariat to the Donor Funding Cross Function Work Group to collect and assess proposals for GBS funding, and make recommendations on the allocation of GBS funds in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 allocation process, for consideration within the MTEC process, which will be done in 2017 and 2018.

Type of services provided

The expert will provide guidance, input and support on:

  • Preparation of a process plan and timelines;
  • Support to Preparation of Call for proposals documents;
  • Dissemination of information on the Call for proposals;
  • Assessment process ;
  • Support to Treasury to support applicants during the proposal process to clarify the guidelines and the process;
  • Managing the submission process (receiving the proposals, preparing a long and shortlist, managing input on proposals from the Intergovernmental Relations (IGR), Assets and Liability Management (ALM) and Public Finance (PF) units in National Treasury, undertaking detailed evaluation of short-listed projects);
  • Preparing a recommendation to the Work Group;
  • Appropriate storage of information on the process;
  • Amendment if MTEC requires.

The services are provided by one senior expert (237 w/d).

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