Request for Proposals: Redesign of the budgeting Process

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The CGIAR System Organization aims to redesign its budgeting development guidelines and budget report for its 2025-30 strategy. This project seeks to redesign the complex budgeting and funding allocation requirements derived from CGIAR’s complex multi-stakeholder matrix structure.

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The consultancy will focus on four main activities with a set of deliverables listed under each:

  • Stakeholder Consultation: The consultant will conduct a stakeholder consultation across CGIAR to understand the existing budget process, its governance matrix, and budget allocation to science programs and CGIAR entities. The goal is to identify areas for improvement.
    The deliverable for this activity will be a report on the stakeholder consultation, including findings and recommendations for improvements.
    The due date for this activity will be July 31st, 2024.
  • Budget Governance, Approval Matrix and Funding Allocation Plan: The consultant will redesign the budget approval matrix and propose changes to the funding allocation process.
    The deliverable for this task will be a revised budget approval matrix and funding allocation mechanism.
    The deadline for this task is August 15th, 2024.
  • Budget Guidelines and Reports: The consultant will redesign the existing budget guidelines, budget reports, and dashboards and suggest other areas for improvement.
    The deliverables for this activity will be revised budget guidelines, report structure and templates for monitoring the grant portfolio.
    The due date for this activity will be August 15th, 2024.
  • Budget Documents: The consultant will review budget documents from similar organizations and revise the multi-year CGIAR Research Program Financing Plan.
    The deliverable for this activity is an updated CGIAR multi-year Research Program Financing Plan document.
    The due date for this activity is September 15th, 2024.

How to submit a proposal

Please submit a narrative proposal and a fee proposal as two separate documents to Both documents can be attached to the same email.

All proposals must be received by 24 June 2024, at 11:59 PM Paris time. Only electronically submitted proposals will be considered.


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