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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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