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JANUARY 2014 VACANCIES

A. Director -  Financial Sector Management Programme
B. Director – Macroeconomic Management Programme
C. Programme Officer - Database, Statistics and UNCTAD - DMFAS
D. Programme Officer –  Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Multi-Disciplinary Activities

Application deadline - 9 September 2013


  

JULY 2014 VACANCY

A. MEFMI Executive Director 

Application deadline - 30 September 2013




A. REF: 160913DFSMP – DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SECTOR MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Job Summary

The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and will work in close consultation with senior officials of Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and other relevant departments in MEFMI member states. The job also requires strong networking with key technical cooperating partners. He/she will be responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of the Financial Sector Management Programme and contributing to the enhancement of capacity building initiatives in the financial sector in MEFMI member states.

Key Performance Areas

a) Provide strategic direction to capacity building activities in the Financial Sector Management Programme;
b) Carry out implementation missions for client institutions and provide advisory service to member states on capacity building for the financial sector;
c) Identify technical and financial resources for undertaking capacity building activities;
d) Supervise the preparation and implementation of the Programme’s annual work plan and budget;
e) Ability to help clients develop frameworks, guidelines , operational manuals and the associated institutional arrangements;
f) Conduct needs assessment surveys;
g) Plan, design and conduct regional and in country capacity building activities;
h) Manage the selection and training of Fellows under the Fellows Development Programme;
i) Backstop consultancies and carry out quality assurance of resource persons’ outputs and the selection of participants for the capacity building events;
j) Network with technical cooperating partners, experts and relevant organizations on financial sector management issues;
k) Undertake other managerial responsibilities which include corporate strategic planning, membership of the management team, recruitment, training, supervision and management of programme staff.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

The applicant must possess at least a Masters Degree in Economics, Finance, Banking or related areas from a recognized university. A PhD or professional qualification such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), etc. in a relevant area will be an added advantage.


Work Experience and Competencies

1. At least ten (10) years hands-on experience as Director / Head of Department or an equivalent position in at least two of the following areas: financial market operations, foreign exchange and reserves management, payment, clearing and settlement systems, and/or supervision and regulation of banks and non-bank financial institutions.
2. A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in teaching, consulting and capacity development in any of the above areas;
3. Hands- on experience in global fixed income investment with familiarity in strategic asset allocation and portfolio management of FX reserves;
4. Financial markets analysis and research to identify investment opportunities and suitable instruments;
5. Clear understanding of domestic market operations, including issuance and management of government debt securities, and ability to advise governments on issuing strategies to facilitate development of the local market;
6. Be up- to- date with latest financial sector regulatory and supervisory developments or principles such as risk based supervision, consolidated supervision, Basel I, Basel II and Basel III;
7. Familiarity with developments in the financial markets infrastructure – FMIs (payments systems), particularly oversight of both large value and retail payment systems;
8. Hands-on experience in open market operations (OMO);
9. Proficiency in regional Financial Sector Management Reforms Programs;
10. Experience in an international or regional organisation will be an added advantage;
11. Proven ability to manage and work with a multi-disciplinary team in a multi-culture environment.


B. REF: 160913DMMP – DIRECTOR, MACROECONOMIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Job Summary

The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and will work in close consultation with senior officials in the Ministries of Finance and Planning, Central Banks and other relevant departments in MEFMI member states and network with key technical cooperating partners. He/she will be responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of the Macroeconomic Management Programme and contributing to the enhancement of capacity building initiatives in macroeconomic management in MEFMI member states.

Key Performance Areas

a) Provide strategic direction to capacity building activities in the Macroeconomic Management Programme.
b) Provide advisory service to member states on capacity building in macroeconomic management.
c) Identify technical and financial resources for undertaking capacity building activities.
d) Supervise the preparation and implementation of the macroeconomic programme annual work plan and budget.
e) Conduct needs assessment surveys.
f) Plan, design and conduct regional and in-country capacity building activities.
g) Manage the selection and training of Fellows under the Fellows Development Programme.
h) Backstop consultancies and carry out quality assurance of resource persons’ outputs and the selection of participants for the capacity building events.
i) Network with technical cooperating partners, experts and relevant organizations on macroeconomic management issues.
j) Undertake other managerial responsibilities which include corporate strategic planning, membership of the management team, risk analysis and control, recruitment, training, supervision and motivation of programme staff.

Academic Qualifications

The applicant must possess at least a Masters degree in Economics or related areas from a recognized university. A PhD by course work in a relevant area will be an added advantage.

Work Experience and Competencies

1. At least ten (10) years of work experience as Director or Head of Department in a Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, university, research think-tank organization, or an institution that deals with the macroeconomic management of an individual country or group of countries.
2. Proficiency and applied skills in at least three of the following thematic areas: monetary policy & operations, fiscal policies including revenue and budgeting, regional integration issues, governance, modelling and forecasting.
3. Strong analytical, applied policy research, technical, management (human and financial) and communication skills.
4. Experience in managing hands-on capacity building and training programmes, including actual delivery.
5. Strategic orientation.
6. Experience in international or regional organizations will be an added advantage
7. Knowledge of donor funded projects and multilateral or bilateral development agencies’ procedures and operations.
8. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
9. Established track record of excellence in economic publications, evidenced by at least two journal papers.
10. Sound knowledge of contemporary development issues in the region.
11. Presentation and facilitation skills
12. Proven ability to manage and work with a diverse professional team and in a multi-culture environment.
13. Competence in the use of standard and statistical software package.
14. Demonstrated competence in writing concept notes and project proposals.

C. REF: 160913PODMP - PROGRAMME OFFICER DATABASES, STATISTICS AND UNCTAD – DMFAS

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director Debt Management Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing and monitoring of debt management capacity building activities in the MEFMI region, specifically focusing on Debt databases, Debt Statistics and the use of UNCTAD’s Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS).

Key Performance Areas

a) Assessing and updating member states’ capacity building needs in database management and compilation of statistics.
b) Contributing to MEFMI’s Strategic Planning processes.
c) Contributing to the planning and reviewing of member states’ project documents and plans for Debt Management.
d) Conducting regional and in-country capacity building programmes in database management, statistics and DMFAS.
e) Contributing to the preparation of the Programme’s annual work plans and related budgets.
f) Participating in joint country missions with partner institutions.
g) Contributing to MEFMI’s publications and writing reports.
h) Contributing to the development of debt management manuals and policy documents for member countries.
i) Networking with peers, member states, and debt management officials and cooperating partners.
j) Participating in the selection, assessment and accreditation of Fellows and development of regional trainers in Debt Management.
k) Monitoring input of information on programme activities into MEFMI database.
l) Advising member states on the strengthening of legal and institutional arrangements and adoption of best practice in sovereign debt management.
m) Developing material on and implementing the Distance/ E-Learning Programmes on debt management.

Academic Qualifications

At least a Masters degree in Economics or related discipline

Work Experience and Competencies

1. Five years-experience in broad Sovereign Debt Management.
2. Practical experience in computer based debt management systems such as DMFAS will be an added advantage.
3. Practical experience in public debt analysis.
4. Proven record in teaching / training / capacity building, consultancy
5. Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
6. Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
7. Ability to work in a multicultural professional environment.
8. Excellent written and verbal skills.
9. Leadership and interpersonal skills.


D. REF: 160913POMDA - PROGRAMME OFFICER – PLANNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION, REPORTING AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACTIVITIES

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions. He/she will assist in organizing and coordinating the Executive Fora and administering the Fellows Development Programme.

Key Performance Areas

a) Contributing to MEFMI’s Strategic Planning processes.
b) Preparing the Multi-Disciplinary Programme annual work plan and related budgets for capacity building activities and consolidating the MEFMI annual work programme.
c) Coordinating the preparation of the Institute’s Results Measurement Framework (RMF).
d) Coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of the Institute’s performance.
e) Contributing to MEFMI’s publications and writing reports.
f) Contributing to the development of debt management manuals and policy documents for member countries.
g) Networking with senior officials in member states, regional, international and cooperating partners.
h) Coordinating the MEFMI Fellows Development Programme.
i) Monitoring inputs into MEFMI database of programme activities.
j) Assisting with organising and coordinating the preparations for the Executive Meetings
k) Assisting with the preparation of minutes for Board of Governors and Committee Meetings
l) Coordinating the preparation of project documents for potential financial support.

Academic Qualifications

At least a Masters degree in Economics/Finance/Business Administration or related fields

Work Experience and Competencies

1. Five years-experience in Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and reporting.
2. Hands on experience with the preparation of Results Measurement Frameworks
3. Strong self-initiative and analytical skills
4. Experience in capacity building, research/ training, consultancy, facilitation and presentation skills will be an added advantage
5. Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities
6. Ability to work in a multicultural professional environment
7. Excellent written (report writing) and verbal skills
8. Leadership and interpersonal skills

Benefits

The successful candidates for the above positions will be appointed on fixed term contracts at an attractive remuneration package which includes a tax free salary paid in US dollars and is competitive with other similar regional organizations.

Location and Language

All the positions are located at the Institute’s Secretariat in Harare, Zimbabwe and the official language of the Institute is English.


Application Procedure

Applicants for the above positions should submit written applications, clearly stating the position applied for, accompanied by a detailed CV with names and addresses (including telephone, fax and e-mail) of three referees to be received by 9 September, 2013.

MEFMI is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be sent to:

The Executive Director
MEFMI
9 Earls Road
Alexandra Park
P.O. Box A1419
Avondale
Harare
ZIMBABWE

Email: vacancies@mefmi.org stating the position applied for and the reference e.g.: REF: 160913DFSMP - DIRECTOR FINANCIAL SECTOR MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.




JULY 2014 VACANCY - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned institute with 13 member countries, currently: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Established in 1997 under an expanded mandate, MEFMI was founded with the view to building sustainable capacity in identified key areas in ministries of finance, planning commissions and central banks, or equivalent institutions. MEFMI strives to improve sustainable human and institutional capacity in the critical areas of macroeconomic and financial management; foster best practices in related institutions; and bring emerging risks and opportunities to the fore among executive level officials. MEFMI seeks to achieve, within its member states, prudent macroeconomic management, competent and efficient management of public finances, sound, efficient and stable financial sectors and stable economies with strong and sustained growth. The long term objective is to contribute to the poverty reduction process among people in MEFMI’s operational zone of Eastern and Southern Africa. The MEFMI Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of MEFMI member states to fill the position of Executive Director.

Job Summary

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and is accountable to the MEFMI Board of Governors through the Executive Committee. He /she is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the MEFMI Secretariat and its physical, human and financial resources to achieve its objectives as set out in the Constitution. He/she will provide leadership and strategic direction to MEFMI, foster member countries, co-operating and technical partner relations, mobilise financial resources, coordinate the activities of a dedicated team of professional staff and create a positive and consistent public image of the organization.

Key Performance Areas

1. Leads the development and execution of the MEFMI strategy in consultation with the Board of Governors.
2. Creates and nurtures relationships with existing and potential financial partners to ensure continued support.
3. Appoints and supervises a team of experts, recommends appointments of senior staff and ensures welfare and motivation of staff.
4. Arranges the convening of Board and Executive Committee Meetings, production and presentation of reports to the governance meetings and maintains records of minutes of the meetings.
5. Causes the preparation of good funding proposals and the design and implementation of an internal donor information system.
6. Develops relationships and maintains effective networks with stakeholders, fosters member states and cooperating partner relations and ensures that MEFMI has access to network resources and information.
7. Articulates the image MEFMI wants to project with participation from staff and develops a system to project and monitor the image.
8. Approves a work programme that is consistent with available financial resources.
9. Develops policies which ensure that MEFMI’s operations are cost effective and maximize the use of all resources,
10. Ensures the implementation and management of a results measurement framework to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Academic Qualifications

The applicant must possess at least a Masters’ degree in Economics/Commerce/Finance/ International Relations. A PhD in either of these disciplines will be an added advantage.

Work Experience and Competencies

a) At least ten (10) years of work experience in an executive management position. Preference will be given to current or former Central Bank Governors, Secretaries to the Treasury or Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Finance or Planning.
b) Experience in the delivery and implementation of capacity building programmes or teaching.
c) Knowledge of macroeconomic, financial management and sovereign debt management.
d) Strategic leadership.
e) Financial awareness and programme management skills.
f) Managerial effectiveness and team leadership.
g) Diversity orientation.
h) Management of human and other resources.
i) Effective networking and interpersonal skills.

Benefits

The successful candidate will be appointed on fixed term contract of four years, renewable only once depending on performance and at the discretion of the Board. On offer is an attractive remuneration package which includes a tax free salary paid in US dollars and is competitive with other similar regional organizations.

Location and Language

The position is located at the Institute’s Secretariat in Harare, Zimbabwe and the official language of the Institute is English.

Application Procedure

A written application accompanied by a detailed CV with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail) should be submitted by 30 September 2013.

MEFMI is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to:

The Chairman, MEFMI Executive Committee
Governor
Banco Nacional de Angola
C P 1243
Luanda
ANGOLA
Email: mflopes@bna.ao

and copied to the following e-mail address: execappoint@mefmi.org

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.





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