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AfDB Bank Job for Finance and Administration Specialist (Project Staff) - Congo Basin Forest Fund


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African Development Bank (AfDB) is recruiting to the position of Finance and Administration Specialist (Project Staff) - Congo Basin Forest Fund.

Grade: PL-4
Position No: 50072378
Reference: ADB/13/TA/003

The overall goal of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) is to alleviate poverty and address climate Change through reducing the rate of deforestation. Its purpose is to provide grants to eligible entities for activities that 1) slow and eventually reverse the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin; 2) provide support mechanisms which conserve forests; 3) maintain benefits to local communities; and 4) mobilize additional financial resources to support required actions.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the CBFF Coordinator, the Finance and Administration Specialist will be responsible for (I) carrying over the financial monitoring of the CBFF:
  • Preparing the reporting documents required for the donors and the ADB;
  • Supporting the CBFF Operation Officers and the FMA (Fund Management Agent) in dealing with project financial matters; and
  • Assisting the Coordinator in the administrative tasks linked to the management of the CBFF. The tasks include among others the following:
Budgeting and budget management of CBFF by:
  • Designing financial monitoring tools;
  • Oversee CBFF financial expenditure in accordance with agreed budget work plan and in accordance with CBFF and Bank procedures;
  • Liaising with the financial control department in preparing the CBFF financial statements;
  • Capturing the CBFF financial flows;
  • Analyzing the financial statements and accounts of the CBFF;
  • Liaising with the resource mobilization officer (ORRU) to get the donors’ disbursements to CBFF effective.
Support project portfolio implementation in close collaboration with ORPF by:
  • Designing projects financial monitoring tools in collaboration with the FMA;
  • Recruiting the project auditors;
  • Assessing the financial management of the projects through project supervision missions or supervision reports;
  • Supporting the CBFF Operation Officers and the FMA in order to ensure the financial closure of the projects;
  • Helping the CBFF Operation Officers assess the overall financial performance of the project (ex-ante and ex-post analysis.
Support the Coordinator in the administrative management of the CBFF by:
  • Organizing the preparation of the various committees and Governing structures involved in the CBFF governance;
  • Managing the CBFF documents reporting process to the CBFF various Governing structures (ADB Board of Directors, CBFF Governing Council...);
  • Preparing the internal requests (President, Vice-presidents, Directors);
  • Preparing the recruitment documents and follow-up the recruitment process;
  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by the CBFF Coordinator.
Requirements
  • Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • A minimum of Master's degree or its equivalent in accounting, business, economics, and finance;
  • At least 6 years of professional working experience, of which at least 5 in a related field of work, preferably with expertise in fund management involving a portfolio of projects and range of Institutions (public sector, civil society and private sector institutions)
  • Working experience in accounting management systems and knowledge of SAP are essential;
  • Knowledge of development issues relating to rural development in Central Africa and forestry sector would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiatives, to synthetize, to conceptualize complex issues and to write reporting documents;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and/or French:
  • High degree of tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels:
  • Results-Oriented, team player, demonstrated ability to work in multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds;
  • Computer literate and competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
This is a position for a Project staff and it is therefore, not a regular position of the African Development Bank. The contract for this assignment is subject to different terms.

This position is open until May 10, 2013.

Interested candidates to more information can download job description Finance and Administration Specialist (Project Staff) - Congo Basin Forest Fund and visit at http://www.afdb.org/en/careers/current-vacancies/vacancy/finance-and-administration-specialist-project-staff-congo-basin-forest-fund-1640/ to apply online.

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