Job Title: Public Finance Management Officer
Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Employment Type: Full-time
- WEWE is currently implementing a USAID-funded State2State sub-grant project in seven local government areas in Ebonyi State and is looking for an experienced and highly skilled public Finance Officer with experience working in Ebonyi state.
- Wewe does not have an existing candidate for this position and it is solely based on merit. We are looking to hire a talented, highly skilled professional.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Key Duties and Responsibilities of the Public Finance Management Officer is to strengthen Public Finance Management of the seven (7) Local Government Areas (LGA):
- Support the project team in conducting Public Finance Management and Procurement assessment in 7 LGA.
- Support the project team in training the LGA staff in Public Finance Management and Procurement Process
- Assist the project team to analyze the completed assessment with more focus on strengths and gaps identified across the 7 LGA in PFM
- Conduct quarterly supportive supervision in the 7 LGA on the implementation of the PFM and Procurement process
- Support the project team in facilitating the formation of a budget tracking committee across the 7 LGA
- Track quarterly budget releases and their implementation in the WASH project allocated to each of the 7 LGA
- Support the State Program Manager to produce a roadmap that will ensure citizen participation in all stages of budget conception, planning, and execution
- Support in ensuring Local government and citizen engagement and participation in the budget process
- Fully support the capacity building activities for the 7 LGA
- Any other task by the State Program Manager.
Required Skills and Experience
- First Degree in a relevant discipline (Economics, Law, Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration, etc), together with relevant professional public sector / government experience of not less than 2- 3 years in public financial management areas like expenditure control, finance, preparing annual accounts, budget, internal audit, training on Public Finance Management, etc. In these cases, the requirement for a professionally licensed accounting qualification would be desirable, not essential.
- Knowledge of Ebonyi’s budget process – both upstream (including strategic planning, medium-term expenditure framework, annual budgeting) and downstream (including revenue management, procurement, control, accounting, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, audits, and oversight) and Medium-Term Sector Strategies (MTSS)
- Knowledge of Ebonyi state budget and budget processes and local government budget engagement.
- Sound knowledge of Public Finance Management Policy, Budget formulation, Budget Approval, Budget Execution, Public Procurement, and local government and citizen engagement in these processes
- Be a resident of Ebonyi State.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Applicant’s curriculum vitae and cover letter should be in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the position. Please indicate the title of the position applied for in the subject line of the email.
- Applications will be reviewed in batches on a first-come-first-served basis. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional references.
- Candidates must provide functional email addresses and telephone numbers of referees.
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