Two Experts - Budget Advisor & National Development Strategy Advisor

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Last update: Dec 7, 2022 Last update: Dec 7, 2022

Details

Deadline: Dec 9, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Organization: VJW International
Sectors: Finance & Accounting Finance & Accounting
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Dec 7, 2022
Expected starting date: Jan 16, 2023

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Description

Number of requested experts per category and number of person-days per expert or per category.

 The assignment will comprise of one (1) expert of category II for 210 days (Budget Advisor) and one (1) expert of category II for 156 days (NDS Advisor) over a three (3) year period

 To ensure that the assignment provides maximum results and benefits, it is of utmost importance and desirable that the experts are physically located and function at the concerned Ministries

 Recruitment of national experts is encouraged and it is considered as an advantage

General skills

 Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds internally as well as with clients and partners.

 Communication - Openness to sharing information and keeping people informed; strong communications skills, both oral and written, especially ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and studies in a clear, concise style.

 Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity – Ability to work and adapt in a new culture and able to fit into the context.

 Planning and Organizing - Proven ability to prioritize, plan and organize own work and ability to integrate work into the concerned Ministry’s activities; ability to monitor and adjust plan and priorities as necessary and to work according to deadlines.

 Profound computer skills including proficiency in word processing, Excel, spreadsheets and other database applications as well as in complex management systems.

Language skills

 Excellent command of both, written and spoken English is a must.

Management team member presence is not required for briefing and/or debriefing

Profile per expert required

EXPERT 1 – BUDGET ADVISOR

Education

 University Degree in Business Administration, Financial and Accounting Management, Economics, and related fields.

 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualifications and related professional certification achievements in related areas, including Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours required and others.

Professional experience  

 At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of Public Auditing and Accounting (financial statements audits, performance, attestation, inspection, compliance etc.)

 At least 5 years of professional experience in assessing, developing and implementing on-site or on-the-job staffs’ professional development and training initiative modules to improve and strengthen staffs’ capacity and productivity

 At least 5 years of professional experience in Government and advising on government or/and organisation technical strategic plans and strategies

 Proven professional experience with Government or public bodies in implementing funded projects and programmes

 Proven professional experience in planning, designs and strategic reviews of Government and public body Policies and programmes.

 Proven professional experience in development cooperation in developing countries, with some experience in EU funded budget support programs

EXPERT 2 –NDS ADVISOR

Education

 University Degree in Business Administration, Financial and Accounting Management, Economics, and related fields.

Professional experience

 At least 5 years of professional experience in developing, advising on and reviewing Government or/and organisation technical strategic plans and strategies

 At least 5 years of professional experience in assessing, developing and implementing on-site or on-the-job staffs’ professional development and training initiative modules to improve and strengthen staffs’ capacity and productivity

 Proven professional experience in planning, designs and strategic reviews of Government and public body Policies and programmes

 Proven professional experience with Government or public bodies in implementing funded projects and programmes

 Proven professional experience in development cooperation in developing countries, with some experience with EU funded Budget Support programmes

LOCATION AND DURATION

 The plan is to commence the assignment in January 2023.

 Duration of the project assignment will cover 210/156 working days or approximately three(3) years.

Location of assignment

 The Experts’ work place will be housed in the assigned Ministries, in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The Experts will function under the direct supervision and administrative support of the assigned Ministries’ Permanent Secretaries.