LG Planning and Budgeting Specialist at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 23 February 2021)

Job Description

• Undertake stocktaking of capacity gaps in planning and budgeting fields and develop remedial actions in collaboration with the Districts, Project Coordinator and counterparts in the National Development Planning and Research and National Budget Departments;

• Initiate capacity development reforms in collaboration with the Districts, Project Coordinator and counterparts in the National Development Planning and Research and National Budget Departments;

• Actively participate in delivering on PFM capacity building initiatives approved in the fiscal decentralization Joint Action Plan and others as assigned by the hierarchy;

• Prepare an action plan in consultation with Districts and subsidiary entities on how to strengthen capacities of the PFM Staff in Districts and their subsidiary entities in areas of planning and budgeting;

• Provide coaching to PFM staff at District and their subsidiary entities in planning and budgeting;

• Collaborate with other Specialists to ensure the sustainable transfer of capacities to PF stall in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Participate in delivery of training workshop to PFM Staff and other stakeholders from MINECOFIN and other Institutions involved in building capacities for the PFM staff in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Engage with the Monitoring and Evaluation team including contributing data to help analyze the capacity building interventions;
• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above;

– Attend and participate in the following coordination meetings

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– monthly coordination meetings for each team based at province

– Joint meetings between the PFM specialists, the Programme Coordinator, FDD, MINECOFIN technical departments and MINALOC every six months

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– taking meetings between each PFM specialists’ team and the district technical teams, Corporate Services Division Manager, Sector Executive Secretaries, and Vice Mayor for Finance every four months;

• Meetings every two months with District PFM counterparts for coordination and updates

Job Profile

• At least a Master’s degree level in Economics, Finance, Public Policy Management, Public Administration, Management, Development Studies, Project Management with at least 3years relevant working experience in Rwanda’s planning and budgeting processes Or a Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with 5 years relevant working experience as above;

• Prior experience in planning, budgeting, project management, project monitoring, log frames and M&E in a developing country;

• Prior knowledge of the planning and budgeting capacity gaps in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Demonstrable knowledge of Rwanda’s fiscal decentralization policy and strategy;

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in staff training and capacity building in the field of planning and budgeting;

• Strong and confident communication skills, particularly in high level discussions as well as strong relationship building and management skills;

• Demonstrable ability to find solutions to complex challenges.

• Very good writing skills;

• Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French, the fluency in both in English and French being an added advantage.

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2 Positions of LG Procurement Specialist at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 23 February 2021)

Job Description

• Undertake stocktaking of capacity gaps in public procurement laws, procedures and standard practices in place in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and counterparts in Rwanda Public Procurement Authority;

• Develop a set of pathways for learning that recognize the diversity of individuals who undertake procurement across local government and the degree to which they have knowledge and expertise in procurement (from novices to masters);

• Provide specialist advice to Project Coordinator and Senior Stakeholders on procurement policy, procurement planning, contract formation and contract management activities, including policy exemptions, contract variations, and renewal and extension strategies;

• Initiate capacity development activities in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and counterparts in Rwanda Public Procurement Authority;

• Actively participate in delivering on PFM capacity building initiatives approved in the fiscal decentralization Joint Action Plan and others as assigned by the hierarchy;

• Prepare an action plan to strengthen capacities of the PFM Staff in Districts and their subsidiary entities in areas of public procurement;

• Provide coaching to PFM staff at District and their subsidiary entities in public procurement;

• Collaborate with other Specialists to ensure the sustainable transfer of capacities to PFM staff in all in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Participate in delivery of training workshop to PFM Staff and other stakeholders from MINECOFIN and other Institutions involved in building capacities for the PFM staff in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above

Job Profile

• At least a Master’s degree level in Procurement, Law, Economics, Development Studies, Finance with 3 years relevant experience in public institutions or Government/Donor funded projects Or a Bachelors degree in the same areas with 5years relevant working experience as above;

• Working experience as a Procurement Officer Prior knowledge of the public financial management capacity gaps in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in staff training and capacity building in the field of public procurement;

• Experience in development of training materials and modules for private and public procurement;

• Ability to impart public procurement knowledge and skills to procurement practitioners under his/her responsibilities;
• Ability to understand, interpret and apply compliance obligations, in a complex environmental of overlapping and sometimes contradictory requirements;
• Very good writing skills;
• Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French, the fluency in both in English and French being an added advantage;
• Strong and confident communication skills, particularly in high level discussions as well as strong relationship building and management skills.
• Demonstrable ability to find solutions to complex challenges.

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