State Building Contract - Complementary support

Job published date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 7, 2019
Country: 
Sierra Leone
Region: 
Africa
Body: 

Details of post


KE1: team leader and senior public financial management expert
  • Description of post: The team leader will be responsible for giving strategic oversight for the project, leading engagement with GoSL and the EU, ensuring delivery of service described in this TOR and coordinating the work of the team to reach the project outcomes. Additionally, she/he will be the leading advisor for the general organizational capacity building components of the project. The team leader will also contribute towards delivery of specific project outputs, in line with their areas of expertise.
  • Qualifications: Qualification and Skills
    - A degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Development studies or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. Postgraduate qualification preferred.
    - Ability to understand the political environment and build strong relationships with Government to achieve results.
    - Fluency in written and spoken English.
    - Strong team leadership skills, including ability to create, motivate and manage a strong team, drive the strategic vision of the project, identify opportunities for impact and link up members of the team on joint tasks as appropriate.

    Professional Experience
    General professional experience

    - A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in public finance management reforms in developing countries;

    Specific professional experience

    - The expert must have had at least 5 years and preferably 10 years of experience within a ministry or public service/organization either as a public official/employee or external advisor/consultant in the context of Public Finance Management systems and reform processes such as:
    • Strategic reporting on implementation and monitoring & evaluation of development strategies/plans;
    • Development, revision and/or implementation of results monitoring frameworks;
    • PFM reform strategies and reporting frameworks;
    • Budget planning and formulation at Ministry of Finance or Sector Ministry level;
    • Government accounting and reporting, including experience with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards;
    • Budget planning and execution, including at the sector level (education and agriculture)
    • Accounting and financial reporting
    • Public procurement reform
    • Payroll cleaning and man power planning

    - Proven experience in the context of European Union budget support procedures.
    - Proven mentoring and advisory skills and an ability to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills in a PFM related context.
    - Experience working on PFM reform in developing countries, preferably in Sierra Leone or West Africa.
    - Experience as team leader on a project of similar size and scope, preferably in a similar context. Experience in motivating and managing a team and driving a strong vision of work objectives throughout the life of the project.
    - Demonstrated experience working in challenging, low capacity environments.
  • Duration: 550 day(s)
    KE2: deputy team leader and senior public financial management expert
  • Description of post: The deputy team leader will support the team leader in the overall delivery of the project as required. In addition, he/she will lead on the budget support assessment, support to the PFM reform unit and give strategic oversight to work on monitoring and evaluation. He/she will notably be in charge of results area 1,2 and 8 (see 4.2 of this Terms of reference above).
  • Qualifications: Qualification and Skills
    - A degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Development studies or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. Postgraduate qualification preferred.
    - Ability to understand the political environment and build strong relationships with Government to achieve results.
    - Fluency in written and spoken English.
    - Skills in team management and project monitoring preferred but not essential.

    Professional Experience
    - A minimum of 10 but preferably 12 years’ experience in public financial management or related. Experience across a range of PFM areas beneficial, including experience in several of the following areas:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of national development and sector plans.
    • Supporting PFM Reform efforts, including monitoring, training and reporting.
    - Experience carrying out EU budget support eligibility assessments, including performance indicators and data verification.
    - Proven mentoring and advisory skills and an ability to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills in a PFM related context.
    - Experience working on PFM reform in developing countries, preferably in Sierra Leone or West Africa.
    - Demonstrated experience working in challenging, low capacity environments.
  • Duration: 550 day(s)
    Name of Project: 
    State Building Contract - Complementary support
    Status: 
    New
    Project start date: 
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    Project end date: 
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    Duration: 
    840 day(s)
    Other information: 

    - Project Manager: Adrian Dickmanns ( )