STTA - IMPROVED COORDINATION OF ANALYSIS AND MONITORING FOR EFFECTIVE BUDGET REFORM OVERSIGHT

  • Posted on 8 July 2020

Job Description

I. Background

Adam Smith International is implementing a technical assistance project with the aim of contributing to building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels of the federal state of Somalia, and achievement of the strategic objective of the National Development Plan (NDP) for “Developing a functioning public administration that is able to deliver quality services efficiently and consistently to all citizens across the whole territory of the Federal Republic of Somalia.”

This TOR is for a local technical advisor with a background in Public Financial Management and donor operations/finance who possesses excellent English and Somali written and spoken language skills, to build capacity to effectively analyse, monitor, integrate and coordinate a range of fiscal, macroeconomic, budget, cash/debt management, intergovernmental and technical/donor assistance streams for effective budget reform oversight across its key budget and fiscal departments (Budget, Revenue, Debt Management and Procurement).

II. Duties

Specific duties will include:

  • Assist partners to undertake and establish a system and process for effectively and efficiently consolidating the impact of Development Partner action plans and aid/budget support conditionalities and interventions as they evolve to permit an informed overview of development partner actions and fiscal interventions and reforms and associated funding over current and future years;
  • Assist in improving the coordination of the review and analysis of development partner and IFI and related correspondence and information received by budgetary and fiscal departments to determine fiscal/macroeconomic impacts and obligations impacting Somalia, their alignment with national development and social objectives, gaps and/or duplication in planned assistance, and provide support for appropriate briefings and updates to senior management.;
  • Receive and carry out instructions from the donor to support coordination/prioritisation of technical assistance;
  • Contribute to provision of advice and coordination of information to key stakeholders on emerging economic/PFM/Development Partner issues that impact on revenue and expenditure and cash flows;
  • Assist stakeholders in briefing for participation at key fora with impacts for strategic fiscal, budget and revenue management.
  • Reports/briefings on assignment implementation as required.

III. Timeframe

The work will take place full-time through December 2020:

IV. Qualification and skills:

Qualifications

  • Relevant university level qualifications at degree or post-graduate level and/or industry professional qualifications in economics, finance, business administration, public policy, accounting and/or other relevant academic field.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience either working in, or working with government/civil society institutions to improve public finance and related institutional capabilities.
  • Experience in dealing with PFM and donor operations and financing is desirable.
  • Experience in development and delivery of institutional advice across a range of economic, budget and PFM areas.
  • Capabilities in quantitative and economic/financial analysis.
  • High level proficiency in English and Somali and well-developed report writing skills are required.
  • Well-developed communications skills, being able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of contacts.
  • Good judgement in dealing with complex and sensitive issues and ability to build relationships with multiple and diverse actors.
  • Work experience in Somalia is essential.

VI. Workplace and Timing

Workplace: The assignment will be performed in Mogadishu. Please note that only candidates currently based in Somalia will be considered.

VII. Reporting

Total Days requested for this approval:

30 days probation with extension subject to satisfactory performance.

HEARD ENOUGH? READY TO APPLY?

Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter with the subject headline “Technical Advsior - STTA” to

bsprecruitment@adamsmithinternational.com

Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications is COB 31st July 2020

Adam Smith International is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to considering all applicants regardless of colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

About the Organization

Adam Smith International is a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies safer, and governments more effective. We work on behalf of governments, foundations and companies that share our ambition to take on the big challenges facing the world. They come to us to develop strategies and to design, deliver and evaluate programmes that, in turn, stimulate growth, stability and good governance.

For nearly three decades in almost 100 countries, we have been working in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society in countries at all stages of development.

Our core team of staff and technical experts, in multiple offices around the world, ensures the quality of delivery and high ethical standards that we and our clients require. We bring together a global network of specialist experts, who contribute their experience and know-how, where and when it is needed.

ASI is owned and operated by its employees. We are committed to corporate integrity and a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial performance.

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