Sr. Public Financial Management Specialist (Polytechnic University)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1376
Date Posted:Apr 18, 2017
Closing Date:Apr 30, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66




Job Summary:

The Senior Public Financial Management Specialist (SPFMS) will be closely working with the leadership of four Kabul-based universities, Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and USWDP to assist public universities in the implementation of University Autonomy, particularly in Financial Autonomy reform. The SPFMS will directly report to the University Autonomy Program Manager and through him/her to the Senior Manager for Organization Development. The SPFMS will be mainly responsible for reviewing the existing public financial management systems, policies, and procedures, provide practical and appropriate recommendations and solutions and develop human capacities and policy documents to pave the way for the successful implementation of financial autonomy reform.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key tasks and responsibilities of the SPFMS include, but not limited to:

Assess and review the existing financial systems, policies, and procedures of the four Kabul-based public universities and develop the financial autonomy implementation work plan in agreement with USWDP and university leadership;

In close-coordination with Finance Director of MoHE and senior management of USWDP, assess and review the existing financial laws and regulations, decrees, specific policy documents related to financial autonomy and provide constructive recommendations for the implementation of financial autonomy reform and possible amendment in the by-law;

Provide technical assistance to the university relevant departments for the implementation of the Financial Autonomy reform (by-law).

Provide technical assistance in development of Financial Autonomy relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines (Revenue and expenditure management, financial forecasting models, bank account management, revenues vs. expenditure analysis models, university accounting manual, inventory management SOP, fixed assets management SOP, aids and funds management SOP, reporting and other Financial control SOPs);

In close coordination with systems development team, provide technical inputs on developing Financial Management Information System (FMIS);

Provide technical assistance in developing organization development plan, proposing constructive suggestions in the structure of the university, and developing ToRs related to Financial Autonomy departments;

Provide technical assistance in review and development of controlling mechanisms (reporting, monitoring, and evaluation) for transparency and accountability of financial autonomy reform implementation;

Work closely with Capacity Development Manger of each university to develop and implement the public financial management capacity development plan for strengthening university relevant department's’ staff (HR, Procurement, Finance and Administration);

Provide direct mentoring and facilitate PFM training workshops on-the-job training/coaching for university relevant units’ staff on planning, budgeting, execution, HR management, procurement management, monitoring & evaluation, reporting and revenue collection other financial autonomy related activities;

Advocate and work closely with the leadership of the university, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Finance to establish a mechanism for the re-allocation of university’s revenue into the new fiscal year budget;

In close coordination with senior management of USWDP, University and MoHE to establish mechanisms for the sustainability of USWDP-sponsored degree programs

Any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the position supervisor or project leadership.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Key qualifications of the SPFMS include:

Master degree in Financial Management, Economics, ACCA or CPA or any related field;

Five years relevant working experience with Master Degree and/or seven years relevant experience with Bachelor degree is required;

Experiences in Public Finance/Accounting and Budgeting is required;

Strong practical experiences in reviewing and developing public financial and accounting systems, policies and procedures;

Budgeting and financial managements skills relevant to public sectors, NGOS, and organizations;

Knowledgeable of Afghan labor, tax and procurement law;

Knowledge of Afghanistan Public Financial Management Law and the higher education system;

High-level proficiency in MS Office application such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency in the database operating, development and designing and knowledge in financial management software is an advantage;

International donor-funded programs experience and knowledge of USAID programs and regulations are preferred;

Excellent oral/written communication skills in English, Dari and Pashtu;

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, management and leadership;

Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks and number of professional staff;

Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but skillful in collaborating and coordinating with other program staff and partners;

Ability to perform various financial and interpretational analysis in problem-solving, processing data and information.

Job Keywords:

Sr. Public Financial Management Specialist (Polytechnic University)
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