• Required No. of Employee's : 1
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  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Selection Criteria Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline Hold a Professional Accounting, External Auditing or Internal Auditing Certification/Degree (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable, IIA…) Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations; Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s Financial Management Policy and Procedures; Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage; Experience in a Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable; Experience in the preparation of financial management policy documents; Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs); A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level; Ability to lead highly technical staff and ensure that teams stay organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches; Strong planning, organization, and time management skills; Excellent analytical skills; Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

Job Description:

  • THE POSITION: In coordinating the FM team in the region the key responsibilities of the Chief Regional Financial Management Operations Coordinator are: Ensuring quality and timely FM advice and providing support to projects activities, including: (i) quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region; (ii) timeliness of responses on all FM issues; (iii) quality of advice to both Bank sector and Borrowers staff in countries covered by the Director General; Executing the operations fiduciary function for the Bank in projects and programs that it finances , including through: (i) conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans; (ii) providing FM-related support for country dialogue; (iii) supporting development of regional professional FM networks; (iv) participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization Contributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers’ FM staff, including (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills. Coordinate the FM work of staff in the region in accordance with the work programs agreed with senior management Duties and responsibilities Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator will: Provide technical guidance at the Field Offices in the financial management activities of assigned projects and programs within the framework of the Bank’s policies and guidelines all over the operations cycle. Take a proactive role ensuring ‘Quality at Entry work’ in assessing the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and the borrowers’ ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing; Oversee the review of and provision of comments on financial management aspects of assigned projects and programs as documented in concept papers, feasibility studies, appraisal reports and other relevant documents to ensure consistency and enhance the quality of projects/program from the financial management perspective. Attend negotiations and ensure FM issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentations Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management. Undertakes on-site and desk supervision mission on a risk-based approach and issues the supervision reports including FM performance ratings and drafting the contribution to the aide memoire Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial management reports for financial performance; Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions; Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation; Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform; Participates in PEFA, SAI-PMF, and ROSC-AA Assessments and on that basis, provides information to Bank operations and other initiatives in the countries concerned. Plays an active role in CPPRs from the financial management perspective and draft the FM part of the CPPR report Undertake Capacity building on FM issues in the countries and in sector departments in the Bank Participate in fiduciary clinics; Participate in donor coordination meetings within the region (not continent wide or global) and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness HIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG To apply, please visit the website and follow the link, https://www.afdb.org/en/vacancies


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