Expertise France Program Director - Economic Reforms Jobs in Ethiopia

Expertise France Program Director - Economic Reforms Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

Technical assistance program to support Economic reforms in Ethiopia

AFD (Agence Française de Développement) has approved in May 2019 and signed in Addis Ababa in June 2019 agreements related to a budget support operation for the Federal and Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to support the implementation of the second Growth and Transformation Plan (2016-2020).

The operation comprises a Public Policy Loan (PPL) and a Technical Assistance component (‘TA program’). The PPL almost entirely aligns with the World Bank Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing approved in December 2018, including most related prior actions and triggers, i.e.:

  • Pillar I: Maximizing Finance for Development incl. PPP, energy, logistics and telecoms

  • Pillar II, component 2.1 : Business environment

  • Pillar III, component 3.2: Improving SOE management, transparency and accountability

    This Technical Assistance Program has been designed to assist the Ministry of Finance (‘the MoF’) in the economic reforms implementation, especially the public private partnership (PPP) and state-owned enterprise (SOE) governance reforms.

    The TA Program is composed of three (3) components:

    (i) a PPP program support;

    (ii) a capacity development program on SOE governance, to be partially implemented through assistance to the PEHAA (Public Enterprises Holding Administration Agency);

    (iii) a contribution to the economic reforms partially through a World Bank executed Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF).

    Job description

    In line with the implementation of the TA program, we are seeking a resident Program Director to assist the MOF in the supervision of the TA program and provide expertise to the MOF on components that are defined by AFD support agreemeent with MOF.

    As Program director of the TA program, he/she will discuss regularly the project implementation strategy and the planned activities.

    He/she will establish relations with the appointed representatives, will seek their commitment to the project objectives, and will facilitate their involvement and feedback on the activities.

    The Program Director will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist MoF in the implementation of the TA program (40% time)
  • Advise MOF on strategic issues (30% time)
    Program director of the TA program (30% time)
  • As assistant to the MOF he/she will be in charge of the capacity development program on SOE governance and, the ‘other economic reforms’ envelope including supporting the public finance management reform; and support to the industrial policy and private sector development.

  • As an advisor to the MOF, he/she will
    support research and analysis on Public Financial Management, Private Sector Development and Industrial policy, including benchmarking efforts in applicable countries, provide advisory on an ad-hoc basis to MOF relevant offices.

    As TA program director, he/she will:

  • Lead the drafting and finalization of the TA Program Implementation Manual (PIM)
  • Ensure knowledge sharing among experts involved in other components of the TA program (for instance, components 2-a and 2-b have common components (strategic assessment of selected SOEs) and could benefit from cross-fertilization of ideas and good practices)
  • Ensure consistency and good relationships with the TA program stakeholders
  • Ensure the deliverables and reporting documents are provided in time, as per the TA management program and reporting guidelines (e.g. inception report, action plan, quarterly report and annual report)
  • Perform quality control and validity on deliverables
  • Develop and maintain trust-based relationships with government counterparts, and donors stakeholders (World Bank, KfW, DFID, USAID, African Development Bank etc) to ensure good collaboration and effectiveness among donors and avoid duplication of efforts regarding technical assistance for PPP and SOEs governance

    Experience and qualification required

  • Minimum of 15 years’ professional work experience in public policy, public financial management, private sector development, industrial policies, development economics.
  • Knowledgeable on Ethiopia’s economic policies as well as international experience on development-oriented projects.
  • Experience with AFD (or other donors) financed projects (knowledge of AFD procurement procedures is a plus).
  • Fluency in English (oral and written communication skills). Fluency in Amharic would be a plus.

    The candidates will have to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Excellent operational and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent at building and managing effective relationships
  • Outstanding emotional intelligence skills
  • Ability in influencing, coaching and delivering change through others
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen; and the ability to cope in emotionally demanding environments.Duration: 36 months

    How to Apply:
    All applications must include the following:

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

    Applications should be sent to Expertise France by email to before 30/09/2019, using the following subject: Application Program Director - Ethiopia

    If you do not receive a response within four weeks of the application deadline, please consider that your application has not been shortlisted.

    The process of selection of expressions of interest will occur in two phases:

  • As a first step, a shortlist will be freely established by Expertise France.

  • Selected candidates may then be invited for an interview.

  • Fees for the services will be negotiated with the designated candidate.

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