Earn over 18 monthly as Public Finance Management Expert at Belgian Development Agency

Organisation: Belgian Development Agency
Ref.: UGA/12/025-B
Duty
Station:
Kampala –
Uganda Duration of the contract: 36 months Probable starting date: as soon as
possible
Monthly
Salary Package
: between
5.624,06 euro and 7.959,57 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the
expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance).
About
Belgian Project:
Belgium provides budget
support to the health and education sector in Uganda. Through this budget
support, Belgium contributes to the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP), the
Universal Post-primary Education and Training (UPPET) strategy and the Health
Sector Strategy and Investment Plan (HSSIP). Along with the financial
contribution, Belgium participates actively in the policy dialogue. These ToR
are for a public finance management (PFM) expert who will follow both budget
support operations and provide valuable expertise on PFM issues to the Belgian
Cooperation, the Development Partners and the Government of Uganda.
Additionally, an education and a health expert are assigned for each budget
support operation. The PFM expert will work in collaboration with these two
experts.
Objectives: To strengthen harmonised support and
monitoring of the health and education sector in Uganda, with the overall aim
of ensuring that joint development assistance is used effectively and
efficiently in reaching the MDGs within the health and education SWAps.
Work
modalities:
Work under
the leadership of the BTC Resident Representative (ResRep) and in collaboration
with the Public Health expert, the Education expert, other Technical Assistants
and the Attaché in order to ensure the overall coherence of the Belgian health
and education portfolio. The BTC ResRep represents the BTC in the field and is
therefore the hierarchical superior of the experts.
The expert will contribute
to the disbursement reports that advise on the release of health and education
sector budget support installments, in collaboration with the two BTC sector
advisors.
Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
Support to the Belgian
Cooperation:
  • Provide
    technical and policy advice to the Attaché with regard to his/her
    positioning on policy in PFM-related issues.
  • Provide
    the Attaché with an analysis of the budget planning and execution in the education
    and health sector. Particularly, prior to Joint Sector Reviews and the
    Budget Framework conferences, making sure budgetary concerns are addressed
    appropriately.
  • If
    and when required, provide the Attaché with information and advice on PFM
    matters arising within the Joint Budget Support Framework (JBSF).
  • Make
    sure the new policies and/or critical issues raised regarding PFM in
    technical working group (TWG) meetings are brought up, in due time, to the
    attention of the Attaché.
  • Contribute
    actively to the existing technical coordination mechanisms of the Belgian
    support to the Health and Education sector by exchanging information on
    health and education PFM issues, so as to promote a shared vision and a
    coherent approach.
  • Provide
    PFM advice, reporting, and briefings under the lead of the Belgian BTC
    resident representative, in line with the Belgian Budget Support
    Vade-mecum.
Support to the SWAp
coordination mechanism in the health and education sectors:
  • Contribute
    to the achievement of more effective aid to the health and education
    sector through improved harmonisation, coordination of DPs and their
    alignment to the Sector Strategic Plan and policies, according to the
    principles of the Paris Declaration, the MoU for the health SWAp (Compact)
    and the MoU of the education SWAp.
  • Actively
    participate in and contribute to TWG meetings related to PFM in the
    education and health sectors (ie. Health Financing TWG, M&E TWG and
    Budget TWG). In addition, participate in high-level fora of the policy
    dialogue of the health and education sector: the monthly Health
    Development Partners (HDP) meetings, the bi-monthly Health Policy Advisory
    Committee (HPAC) meetings, the Education Sector Consultative Committee
    (ESCC) meetings, and the Joint Budget Support Framework meetings.
  • Actively
    participate in the (preparatory) meetings of the annual Joint Review
    Mission for health and education, strengthening the link between PFM at
    sector level and macro level. Contribute to the drafting of the summary
    reports together with the Attaché, other DPs and the MoH/MoES
    representatives.
  • Liaise
    with other DPs engaged in Sector/General Budget Support and participate in
    the PFM-related joint missions (eg: PEFA, FRA etc) when appropriate.
  • Analyse
    budget planning, budget execution, financial reporting, internal and
    external control systems in the health and education sector at central and
    local level and support the actors in both sector in these matters.
  • Analyse
    the annual report of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), share
    findings with donors and follow up on the recommendations and corrective
    measures with MoH/MoES.
  • Establish,
    develop and maintain good working relations with the Government ministries
    (namely MoH, MoES, MoFPED, Local Governments), institutions and all partners
    involved in the education and health sector.
Support to the overall
functioning of the Ugandan health and education systems:
  • Follow
    up and undertake analysis of the implementation of current Health Sector
    Strategic and Investment Plan (HSSIP) and the Education Sector Strategy
    Plan (ESSP), the Universal Post-primary Education and Training (UPPET)
    strategy in collaboration with the BTC health and education experts in the
    field.
  • Monitor
    identified risk factors and constructively collaborate with the partner
    authorities within the policy dialogue to implement mitigating actions.
  • Analyse
    Health budget and expenditure within the sector and within the national
    budget and share information with relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyse
    Education budget and expenditure within the sector and within the national
    budget and share information with relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyse
    annual audit reports (Auditor General’s report), share and discuss
    findings in the education and health sector with DPG, MoH, MoES and MoFPED
    and follow up on recommendations and issues addressed in the reports.
  • Present
    recommendations on planning, budget allocations and expenditures and PFM
    issues at sector level to the HPAC, HDP and ESCC.
Reporting:
  • Provide
    quarterly reports to the Attaché, the Resident Representative of BTC, and
    the Budget Support Working Group (DGD-BTC-Minister in Brussels) with
    regard to PFM and policy dialogue, as provided in the Vademecum for Budget
    Support.
  • Quality
    assurance of the reports will be done first by the Departments of
    Expertise (for progress reporting) and Finance (for the disbursement
    reports) in BTC Brussels, then by the ResRep, who officially submits the
    reports to the Attaché in time.
  • In
    particular, for the disbursement reports, the adviser will systematically
    check whether the conditions for disbursement as defined in the Specific
    Agreement are met
  • The
    Attaché will submit the Report to the Inspector of Finance. In the Annual
    Reports the expert will include an updated description of the PFM system
    and PFM reform processes in place in Uganda, paying particular attention
    to the health and education sectors.
  • Facilitate
    the release of Belgium’s contribution to sector budget support.
Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
  • University
    degree in economics, public management, public administration, law,
    political science or related;
  • A
    minimum of 3 years of experience in public financial management– all or
    partly in the field in developing countries or transitional countries;
  • A
    high degree of questioning business as usual, drive, self-motivation and
    ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Prepared
    to undertake frequent field trips;
  • Cooperative
    and networking attitude and experience of working in multi-disciplinary
    team settings;
  • Demonstrated
    interpersonal, communication, reporting, diplomatic and negotiation
    skills; Analytical skills and critical thinking;
  • Negotiation
    and diplomatic skills;
  • Analytical
    skills and critical attitude;
  • Good
    organizational skills;
  • Extensive
    professional experience in a multicultural context;
  • Good
    communicator;
  • English
    proficiency, both in speaking and writing.
  • Knowledge
    of Dutch and French is an asset.
How
to apply:
All interested candidates
should through our website www.btcctb.org.
 Specifically http://www.btcctb.org/en/content/apply-job?vacancy_id=7610.
Use our Standard CV and a letter of
motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard CV on the Jobs page
of our website. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact
us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65
Deadline: 22
May 2013
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