Consultancy - Budget Analysis with Child Rights Perspective | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

The budget, may it be national, provincial or district level, is the key policy instrument used by a government to ensure that things happen, and thus shows a government’s true priorities. It is instrument that allows us to monitor how services are delivered and policies implemented. The monitoring of government budgets can lead to policy reforms, establish a path for transparent, effective and efficient budgeting principles and make it possible to provide concrete recommendations for program evaluation and improvement.

SPARC/CRM believes that national, provincial and district governments should allocate budget for children to a maximum extent of their available resources as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has envisaged. At all levels, government should ensure that economic, social planning, decision-making and budgetary allocations are being made with the best interest of children to protect them from the adverse effects of economic or financial downturns.

In order to understand the budget process and allocations, SPARC/CRM desires to conduct budget analysis by engaging government department, research institutes and children in federal government. The findings of the analysis will be used for further discussion and advocacy on appropriate allocation and utilization of funds in sectors such as education, health, protection social welfare, labour department etc.

Requirements and Skills
  • At least 10 years of experience in child rights project management;
  • Having experience of conducting national and provincial government’s budget analysis focusing public spending on children;
  • Understands the objective of budget allocation and spending at provincial governments and provincial budget bifurcations;
  • Have high quality report writing and analysis skills;
  • Good command on communication skills.

The consultant must have Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, statistics or any other related discipline.

How to Apply

Interested candidates /consulting firms are requested to submit the following documents in sealed envelops on the postal and also on email address given below not later than 20 May 2019, 3:30 pm COB.

In case of Individual Consultant/s:

1.    Technical proposal containing detailed CV/s and suggested methodology

2.    Financial proposal

3.    CNIC copy of lead consultant

4.    Proof of filer or non-filer with FBR


In case of research organization:

1.    Copy of registration certificate and detailed organization profile

2.    CV/s of consultants/ personnel to be assigned for the assignment

3.    Technical Proposal containing suggested methodology for undertaking review

4.    Financial Proposal

5.    Proof of filer or non-filer with FBR

Detailed ToRs can be download from the below pasted web link:


Address for Submission of Proposals:

Manager Human Resource

House 98, Street 5, MPCHS, E-11/1, Islamabad


About Organization

SPARC was founded in 1992, registered in December 1992 as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, by Supreme Court Advocate Anees Jillani. The idea for creating Pakistan’s leading child rights organization came to fruition following a discussion between Anees Jillani and the then UNICEF Officer in Islamabad, and an International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Training Course on Implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes in Penang, Malaysia.

For about three years, Anees Jillani supported all SPARC activities on his own. Later, UNICEF approached SPARC with its first funding wherein the Annual Project Plan of Action was signed. SPARC started to take out a quarterly newsletter in English which was later also published in Urdu and Sindhi. UNICEF and the Royal Netherlands Embassy initially supported the newsletter.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was the first to support SPARC institutionally and SPARC set up offices in Islamabad. A hallmark publication of SPARC, The State of Pakistan’s Children, was born; supported by Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). SDC brought SPARC into the national sphere with offices opened n Peshawar and Lahore.

SPARC’s work is guided by international human rights principles and standards which are integrated at policy and program level. The main guiding documents include the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and relevant ILO Conventions.

SPARC has consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the United Nations Department of Public Information and is also partnered with Defense for Children International (DCI).