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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Long Term Non-Key expert 1: Finance and Operations Expert

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Sierra Leone
Job Code: 3699

Description

DAI Europe is currently preparing for the forthcoming EU project “Technical Assistance in support to Civil Society and Local Authorities for local development in Sierra Leone” which is expected to start in October 2018. DAI Europe is a leading development company with an extensive EU and with offices in Brussels and London. DAI Europe is part of DAI Global which is based in Washington DC.

The purpose of the contract is to provide overarching technical assistance to the beneficiary country, Sierra Leone, for a programme that aims at fostering decentralization by empowering local authorities as well as local/rural CSOs in selected districts to plan and implement jointly agreed initiatives of service delivery and/or capital investment that respond to the priority needs of communities.

The technical assistance team will also support relevant institutions at the central level of government on building inclusive and participative reform processes. It will be responsible for developing programme methodology, coordinating the activities of local stakeholders, and for capitalizing on and scaling up local achievements by addressing horizontal policy issues and institutional challenges at all levels.

We welcome applications for the position of Long Term Non-Key expert 1: Finance and Operations Expert. The profile description can be found below:

Qualifications and Skills:

The expert should have a Masters' degree in public finance, local governance, human resources management, administration and accountancy of public administration, development or related fields or equivalent professional experience of at least 2 years in addition to the requested general professional experience.

General Professional Experience:

  1. A minimum of 4 years of international professional experience in development, with at least 5 years’ experience in public finance and administration;
  2. Significant experience working in project administration and/or personnel management in developing countries; significant experience could be demonstrated by having undertaken at least 2 assignments over the last 6 years;

Specific Professional Experience:

  1. Significant experience of working with EDF procedures (at least 2 assignments in the last 6 years)
  2. Excellent written and oral communication in English is required
  3. Knowledge of West Africa or Anglophone African Countries, experience in Sierra Leone will be regarded as an asset.

Length of the project: 500 working days estimated over 48 months

Start Date: 01/10/2018

Deadline for Application: 29th of June 2018

 



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