International expert on financial systems development (6 months), KfW, Ethiopia

Apply by 17 July 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 18 May 2018

Job Description

Name of project: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Forests (KfW), Ethiopia The Project concerns the establishment of new communal forests in the Amhara region adjacent to the “Borena Saynt National Park”. Project purposes:
  • Conservation of the biodiversity of priority protected areas and of selected forestry and afforested areas
  • Contribution to the sustainable use and to the improved livelihood of the local population and the country
Tasks: The international financial systems specialist shall develop the capital provision facility based on funds provided by KfW as instrument to provide incentives for the farmers to invest in long term forest management, including:
  • Development of finance administration procedure for management of the fund
  • Development appropriate contract templates for contracts and supporting documents
  • Elaboration of fund flow and appropriate fund monitoring and replenishment procedures
  • Preparation of a manual for the operating of the fund
  • Provision of training in contract fund management
  • Master degree in financial management, banking, microfinance or other relevant study fields with a minimum of 10 years experience in systems development and implementation
  • Strong understanding of banking and microfinance in the region (countries of the Horn of Africa as well as Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania)
  • Proven record in delivering high quality outputs on time and on budget.
Other information:

The project will be located in the Amhara region.

The expert’s assignment will be of 6 months in total, while the overall project duration is expected to be 6 years.

If you are interested in this position and fully meet the listed criteria please send your CV in KfW format enclosed at your earliest convenience.

Project start date: September 2018
Project end date: September 2024
Duration: approx. 6 years

About the Organization

Specialists in developing and transition economies

GOPA is Germany’s leading development consultancy and member of one of the strongest consulting groups in Europe.

Since its founding in 1965, GOPA Consultants has successfully implemented over 3,000 management and training projects for national and international financing agencies as well as private industry in more than 130 countries.

Our reputation for excellence and efficiency is built on almost half a century of planning and implementing technical assistance projects in developing and transition economies.

GOPA invests in its personnel through regular professional training and intensive exchange of experience with leading German and European institutions. In particular, the majority of its staff members has been trained in EC/EDF procedures and procurement rules, and GIZ's management model "Capacity WORKS".

The net result: extensive and proven global expertise in development issues, and access to a qualified network of local specialists and partner organisations around the world.

More information

CV KfW_engl.docx