Financial Management Consultant Roster – Dakar Hub

Location:
Dakar, Senegal
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Financial Management Consultant Roster – Dakar Hub

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Financial Management Consultant Roster – Dakar Hub

Major functional activities

In accordance with IFAD’s risk-based approach for design and supervision activities, the Financial Management Consultant will use IFAD’s FM Assessment Questionnaire as the basis to collect relevant information concerning the strengths and weaknesses of financial management systems, internal controls and financial reporting systems relating to financial management and financial administration of project funds. This will include monitoring compliance with IFAD’s fiduciary requirements, assessing the adequacy of national FM systems and assessing projects’ financial progress. Based on the findings the consultant will make appropriate recommendations.

The consultant may at times be called upon to perform implementation support activities including capacity building. Other assignments could involve follow-up of specific FM tasks and establishing the implementation status of prior recommendations at national, regional and/or local level.

Key performance indicators

The key performance indicators for financial management consultants include accurate performance of assigned finance operations, technical quality in terms of both substantive depth and adaptive relevance to client needs and customer service approach to problem resolution.

Work relationships

The FM consultant may represent FMD at the project level and work relationships normally require an exchange of information with a range of outside sources including staff from governments, specialized agencies acting as Co-host agencies, Borrowers, Recipients, Cooperating institutions and other IFIs.

Most of the work is expected to be performed in IFAD project locations.

Minimum recruitment qualifications

For FM Consultants:
  • Academic/Professional qualification – Advanced University degree in Accounting / Finance or a professional qualification in accounting (issued by a member of the International Federation of Accounts such as CPA, CA, ACCA) in addition to a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Professional accounting qualifications will be considered an advantage.
  • Relevant professional experience of minimum four years will be required. Professional experience in areas with direct exposure to international standards in financial management (including accounting and audit), financial accounting and financial controls in international organizations or donor financed development projects will be considered relevant.
  • Knowledge of or experience in project financial management will be an asset.
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in French or English language will be required. Knowledge of both will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of additional languages such as Arabic and Spanish will be considered.
For Financial Implementation Support Consultants:
  • Academic/Professional qualification – An Advanced University degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field. Educational background or track leading to a professional accounting qualification will be considered an advantage.
  • Relevant professional experience of minimum two years will be required. Professional experience in areas that demonstrate a mature level of responsibility or authority.
  • Some knowledge of or experience in project financial management will be an asset.
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in French or English language will be required. Knowledge of both will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of additional languages such as Arabic and Spanish will be considered.
Closing date for applications 31 March 2020 before midnight.

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