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December 7, 2023

LG PFM Technical Advisor to MINALOC

Job Description:

Under direct supervision and guidance of the LG PFM Capacity Building Project Manager, the LG PFM Technical Advisor to MINALOC will be responsible of the following:
• Undertake stocktaking of PFM capacity gaps stemming from decentralization and governance legislation, policies, strategies and practices and
develop an action plan to address these challenges in collaboration with the Ministry’s leadership and the Project Coordinator;
• Support innovative reforms to improve PFM at the local government level. This will be done through engagement with the Project Coordinator
and PFM Specialists in Districts and their subsidiary entities and other stakeholders;
• Provide technical support to the General Directorate in the Ministry of Local Government responsible for fiscal decentralization and public
financial matters in local government PFM in general;
• Review existing governance and decentralization legislation, policies and strategies to ensure consistency with other laws, policies and practices
for public financial management at local level and recommend necessary actions for changes where necessary;
• Keep track of fiscal and financial decentralization indicators and participate in the preparations for Joint Sector Review Report (JSR) on the
component of the PFM indicators;
• Liaise with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to ensure synergies on fiscal decentralization and public financial management
reforms in districts and their subsidiary entities;
• Keep track of improvements in LG PFM emerging from PFM capacity building interventions by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
and other stakeholders;
• Prepare briefs on LG PFM to the Director General in charge of Territorial Administration and Governance (TA&G) for further discussions with the
Ministry of Local Governments’ leadership;
• 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.
• Participate in the following coordination meetings:
-Joint meetings between the PFM specialists, the Programme Coordinator, FDD, MINECOFIN
technical departments and MINALOC every six months;
-Meetings every two months with District PFM counterparts for coordination and updates.
• Prepare the action plan to guide policy reforms and initiatives that in governance and decentralization framework that are critical for
improvements of PFM capacities in districts and their subsidiary entities;
• Prepare policy advice on the challenges facing public financial management at local level, remedies to overcome them;
• Prepare quarterly report on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in Finance5 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s in Economics5 Years of relevant experience
  • Masters in Business Administration5 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies5 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Knowledge of capacity building procedures, technics and strategies;
  • Knowledge of Rwanda’s governance and decentralization policies, strategies and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of public financial management and accounting regulations, standards and procedures;
  • Decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships with government counterparts, private sector and civil society organizations
  • Strong analytical skills and leadership skills
  • Creativity and initiative skills
  • Ability to build trust and relationships with stakeholders
  • Creative, innovative and motivated person with and positive attitude
  • 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;

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