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Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned institute that strives to improve sustainable human and institutional capacity in the critical areas of macroeconomic and financial management.
Programme Officer - Reserves Management and Foreign Exchange Operations, Domestic Financial Markets Development
Reporting to the Director Financial Sector Management Programme, the Programme Officer will carry out the following duties:
Planning, developing, preparing and coordinating capacity building activities in Reserves Management and Foreign Exchange Operations and Domestic Financial Markets Development
Planning and preparing annual departmental work programmes, budgets and reports and other related materials;
Identifying and updating training and capacity building needs in Reserves Management & Foreign Exchange Operations, and in Domestic Financial Markets Development:
Designing and structuring courses, workshops, seminars and country missions: conducting regional and incountry capacity building programmes in the same areas.
Contributing to MEFMI’S publications and reports
Monitor inputs into the MEFMI database of programme activities.
Participating in the selection, assessment and accreditation of Fellows; and development of regional trainers in Reserves Management and Foreign Exchange Operations and Domestic Financial Markets Development.
Review operational documents ( manuals, policies and guidelines) in the areas of expertise, for the Institute and for member countries, to ensure that they are in line with best practices
Liaising with central bank officials, technical cooperating and networking partners;
Coordinating Financial Sector Programme activities with multilateral and development institutions,
Providing advice and suggestions on problems identified in the areas of Reserves Management and Foreign Exchange Operations and Domestic Financial Markets Development.
Disseminating recent technical knowledge and practical tools in the fields of expertise and customizing best practices from international organizations for the benefit of member states.
At least a Masters degree in Economics, Financial Economics, Finance or Banking.
A PhD, relevant MBA or professional qualifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) would be an added advantage.
At least five (5) years of relevant experience in central bank financial market operations including at least three years in foreign exchange and reserves management operations.
Clear knowledge of portfolio/fund management.
In depth understanding of domestic market operations, issuance, pricing and trading of financial instruments,
Capacity building, training or teaching experience.
Strong leadership skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and good presentation skills,
Hands on experience with Microsoft office tools.
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