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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisor
|Location:||Middle East / North Africa|
SCOPE OF WORK
Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability Project (IGPA)
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisor
The purpose of the Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability (IGPA) project is to advance effective, accountable, and transparent governance in Iraq. This USAID effort, implemented by DAI, will work with the Government of Iraq (GOI) at all levels to better respond to citizen needs by supporting reform initiatives and Iraqi change agents on inclusive governance and public sector transparency, accountability, and economy. “Reform initiatives” includes support to improve service delivery functions, public financial management, and open government initiatives. IGPA will support the GOI and the citizens of Iraq in forming partnerships and collaborative efforts to solve problems jointly. IGPA has four (4) objectives:
1. Enhance GOI service delivery capacity
2. Improve public financial management
3. Strengthen monitoring and oversight of service delivery and public expenditure
4. Support Iraqi change agents (cross-cutting objective)
Purpose: This consultancy falls under IGPA’s Objective 4. The objective of this technical assistance is to provide senior advisory support, through a CIO, for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), spearheading the implementation of reforms in public financial management (PFM) systems, processes and technology, thereby helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Government.
KRG is fortunate to have visionary leadership in key areas, particularly in the senior leadership team, and in some IT disciplines. What the CIO role will bring is reinforcement of the link between policy-makers and an e-enabled public service that has the electronic tools necessary to support enhanced service delivery vision.
Building upon the success of the Biometric Registration and Identity Management initiatives in reducing the proportion of total KRG expenditure devoted to personal emoluments, a series of further interventions is planned to institutionalize the benefits already realized and to prepare for the right-sizing of the civil service. The framework for this has been defined at a high-level that identifies seven Process and eight Technical interventions.
Period of Performance : The duration of this consultancy will be one year
Responsibilities and Key Tasks:
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisor will be responsible for the below tasks:
The immediate objectives, within the first 90 days of the engagement are:
The medium-term objectives of the engagement are:
The advisor is expected to provide strategic guidance that is both sound and pragmatic, along with detailed-level technical/implementation advice to support the Kurdistan Region in strengthening and developing the internal systems that support its economic development. Operating in the context of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF) Needs Assessment, completed in March 2015, and the Implementation Plan, currently under preparation, for PFM Reform, this activity will provide senior-level advisor(s) to support KRG officials at the MOEF and other selected ministries.
The advisor will assist the KRG to specify and manage the implementation of transformational eGovernment systems and processes designed to address multi-faceted policy, administrative, and procedural issues that will enhance both service delivery and public expenditure management.
Based in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the CIO will provide strategic advice and guidance, mentoring, business and systems analysis to senior managers in the MOEF, the IT Department of the Council of Ministers, and other selected KRG ministries and agencies.
Specifically, the Advisor will manage specific coordination between the planned Processes and Technical interventions and will elaborated upon the interventions in more detail as the first outputs of the planned advisory support work.
The action plan will be a detailed implementation plan that aligns with KRG priorities to increase the efficiency of public expenditure management in the areas related to improving public financial management and service delivery for each of the fifteen processes and technical interventions identified.
This action plan will include:
The Minimum Requirements are:
Location and Reporting:
The Chief Information Officer will be based in Erbil, Iraq and will report to the Regional Programming Manager, IGPA/Takamul based in Erbil or his designee.
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