Project: Technical assistance to the Government of Malawi to support the implementation of Public Finance Management Reforms (Chuma Cha Dziko)
Date posted: 18.03.2019
Closing date: 28.04.2019
Qualifications and skills
The expert should have a Masters degree in economics, finance, accounting or other relevant field plus a Postgraduate qualification in change management and/or sustainable development, Public Administration or other relevant field, from recognized institution.
General professional experience
The expert will have at least 15 years general experience relevant to the assignment, including at least 8 years of experience in leading public sector reform processes, including conducting institutional/organisational assessments, developing change strategies and supporting implementation of organisational capacity development plans.
Specific professional experience
At least four-years experience in the facilitation of change interventions, showing an ability to overcome barriers and stimulate drivers for change at individual and organisational levels, specifically for the public sector;
At least four-years practical experience in project management of donor-funded programmes, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa;
At least two-years progressive Political Economy Analysis experience;
Experience in PFM reform implementation;
Experience with Problem Driven Iterative Approach (PDIA) and TWP (thinking and working politically) processes or other similar approaches; and
Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes towards common goals, including: government, donors and their implementation programmes, academia and civil society.
Strong skills in leading a diverse team, and in coaching and brokering;
Respect for, and empathy with, Government counterparts;
Exceptional ability to build and maintain effective working relationships; and using them to achieve results;
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English;
Willingness to commit 5 years to this significant challenge in Malawi.