Budget Specialist/Economist Job Placement – Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)

Organisation: Civil
Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Civil Society Budget
Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is a coalition formed in 2004 to bring together CSOs at
national and district levels to influence government decisions on resource
mobilization and utilization for equitable and sustainable development.
Job Summary: The Budget Specialist/Economist will primarily be responsible for budget
analysis which informs our budget advocacy work. The Budget
Specialist/Economist that CSBAG seeks to recruit will be responsible for
providing first-rate economic policy analysis to CSBAG’s work of influencing
government resource mobilisation, allocation, and utilisation. This position
carries the responsibilities leading all activities related to citizen budget
and service delivery tracking
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Analyze both national and local
    government economic policies to inform CSBAG research, advocacy
  • Actively engage in national and local
    level economic policy dialogues and using CSBAG experiences/research to
    inform economic policy discussions.
  • Provides strategic input into the
    development of CSBAG’s budget advocacy agenda.
  • Significantly contribute to CSBAG’s
    efforts to strengthen networks by establishing and maintaining
    relationships with CSBAG members and partners, Governments, development
    partners for a collective voice on people centred budgeting
  • Collect and analyse macro-economic
    information and, make high-quality policy proposals, most notably in
    relation to pro-poor economic growth.
  • Make sound contributions to knowledge
    networks and communities of practice, to generate evidence-based budget
    proposals that are pro-poor, thus enhancing the economic policy impact of
  • Participate in the preparation of
    relevant knowledge products through written and electronic media to
    support CSBAG Advocacy
  • Represent CSBAG in relevant economic
    policy development and accountability forums
  • Build the capacity of CSBAG members and
    partners through and providing technical support in budget analysis
  • Perform any other responsibilities,
    tasks or activities as reasonably required. It is important to note that
    the responsibilities may change to meet the evolving needs of CSBAG.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s Degree in Economics and Public
    Policy or similar study areas.
  • Specialized training in research design,
    data analysis and report writing (preferred)
  • At least two years of relevant
    professional experience working on economic policy analysis and advocacy
    experience at national and local government level.
  • Additional training experience in budget
    analysis and advocacy;
  • Ability to communicate complex
    information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of
  • Previous exposure and experience and
    knowledge in economic policy development and budgeting processes;
  • Keen interest and/or experience in
    economic Analysis work;
  • Good computer skills in Windows
    environment, knowledge of internet communications and command of MS Office
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should send their applications and updated
resumes/CVs to csbag@csbag.org or deliver a hard copy to CSBAG Offices on Plot
11 Vubya Close, Ntinda Nakawa Stretcher Road. Please include the position title
in the subject of the e-mail or on the cover of the envelope. You can also send
your application through CSBAG, P.O Box 660, Ntinda, Uganda.
Deadline: 30th July 2018
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