Security Sector Expenditure Specialist

  Ministry of Finance
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 282
Date Posted:Nov 5, 2019
Reference:20/FSP/MOF
Closing Date:Nov 14, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Finance:

Founded:

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Fiscal Performance Improvement Project (FPIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for hiring of an Individual Consultant for the position of Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist. 

The FPIP/FSP is organized around four complementary investment components supporting Government-executed technical assistance, capacity building, and IT infrastructure. The FSP is designed with greater flexibility in allocating investment resources where they are needed. Funds unspent in one department could be shifted to another (within and across components) through changes in the activity and procurement plans, which would be updated regularly. This in-built flexibility is significantly greater than in previous PFM projects

Job Summary:

Government is working on a major review of security sector expenditures, with World Bank support. The review is targeting total savings of over US$1.039 billion over four years. The selected consultant will support this review.

Skills Required:

Security manager

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

·        Excellent Communication skills.

·        Fluency in National Languages and English.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The expert will work closely with Government Expenditure Review Senior Specialist.

Government is working on a major review of security sector expenditures, with World Bank support. The review is targeting total savings of over US$1.039 billion over four years. The selected consultant will support this review and undertake:

·        Reporting on expenditure trends and progress with review implementation;

·        Identification and implementation of savings measures, including elimination of leakages;

·        Support to broader public finance and process reforms within the sector.  


Outputs:

  • Preparation of periodic report on expenditure review progress, including: i) overall sector expenditure and trends; ii) savings achieved to date; and iii) expected future savings;
  • Identification of appropriate financing sources for security expenditure items in response to budgetary pressures;

·        Identification of constraints to effective budget execution and development of action plans to strengthen execution across security sector agencies;

·        Analysis report of key PFM systems and processes in large ministries, with a focus on identifying potential savings and managing risks;

·        Identification and assessment of potential savings measures;

·        Cost-benefit analysis of major projects being pursued by key ministries;

·        Supporting reform and process implementation under the overall expenditure review process.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·        Minimum Five Years of Experience in Security Sector Budgeting and Financial Institutions.

·        At least bachelor degree in Economics and Finance.


Job Keywords:

Expenditure Specialist
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