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Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the positions of:

 

 

Job Title: Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist

Location: Sokoto

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • The PFM Specialist is a technical staff member embedded at the state-level.
  • S/he will provide support and leadership to PFM activities and ensure relevant PFM interventions within the state.

Responsibilities

  • The PFM Specialist will provide technical assistance (TA) to all PFM activities within the state for which they are responsible. For example, s/he will facilitate activities such as developing annual procurement plans in key sectors health, education and WASH to foster greater transparency, reduce risk, and support service delivery efficiency.
  • With guidance from the Technical Director PFM, this role will mentor partners and will provide TA to support realistic annual budget ceilings for the state ministry, department, and agencies.
  • This role will collaborate on Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability assessment and PFM activity design and support implementation, and other activities as needed.

Reporting:

  • The PFM Specialist will report to the State Lead List State (ex: Bauchi), and will coordinate closely with the Technical Director PFM on technical matters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law or Development Studies, etc. However, four (4) additional years of relevant international development experience can be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance activities under a USG instrument, related to technical area of the position.
  • Experience working in the PFM, democracy, and governance sector in Nigeria.
  • Prior experience in overseeing the awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals preferred.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist, Sokoto” as the subject of the email

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Director, Public Financial Management (PFM)

Location: Bauchi

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • The Technical Director PFM is responsible ensure the high-quality and timely implementation of the PFM technical activities across all states.
  • S/he will travel to state offices to provide additional technical expertise as required by the evolving reform needs of each state.
  • S/he will oversee a team of advisors that will deepen the expertise provided by the state teams by providing new perspectives or new approaches in PFM, citizen engagement, conflict, and GESI.
  • S/he will ensure that the regular circulation of advisors will expose partners to relevant tools, innovative approaches, and best practices that will help reinforce state-to-state learning.
  • S/he will mentor partners to update or complete the foundational suite of participatory and bottom-up state planning documents (State Development Plans and Medium-Term Sector Strategies).
  • S/he will ensure the technical quality and provide technical assistance to the state-level PFM Specialists, supporting them to facilitate activities such as the development of annual procurement plans in key sectors to foster greater transparency, reduce risk, and support efficiency in service delivery, training embedded internal audit staff on technical audit skills needed to implement the new manuals, and internally generated revenue expansion strategies while exploring innovative solutions and public-private partnerships.
  • The Technical Director PFM will directly supervise main office technical team, including the Citizen Engagement Director, Conflict Advisor, Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor, IGR Specialist, and consultants (as needed).

Responsibilities

  • The Technical Director PFM provides access to expert advice in all facets of reform to the State2State teams and counterparts. This role spearheads PFM assessments and updates, and taps latest thinking in all areas of PFM, especially budget and audit.
  • This role will ensure productive matching of resources/inputs and support the resolution of PFM issues.

Reporting:

  • The Technical Director PFM will report to the Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Degree in Business, Accounting, Development Studies, or relevant field required. MBA or other relevant master’s degree preferable. PhD ideal
  • At least twelve (12) years professional experience, with at least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in design and implementation of interventions regarding improving PFM. Previous experience designing and using Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework preferred.
  • Previous successful experience in working for or with government counterparts and/or community organizations to improve PFM, including taxation and fiscal decentralization
  • Demonstrated effective training, capacity building and coaching skills, networking, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills
  • Demonstrable experience in integrating gender into PFM activities
  • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English language
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office)
  • Previous USAID program experience preferred.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “Technical Director PFM” as the subject of the email.

 

 

 

Job Title: Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Specialist

Location: Bauchi

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected states and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • The IGR Specialist will support the design and implementation of the State2State Activity’s IGR strategy and its implementation, including advocacy, integration, and engagement activities across and within all core states and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) with focus on three dimensions compliance, enforcement, and public-private dialogue to expand the tax base.
  • The IGR Specialist will lead technical activities to improve IGR to fund service delivery improvements in key sectors, such as WASH, health, and education.
  • Such activities may include: lead public-private dialogues regarding IGR reforms; developing IGR expansion strategies for each state; conduct regular IGR forecasting and tracking, and build capacity of stakeholders to institutionalize similar processes; conduct or facilitate training for boards of internal revenue, MDAs, ministries of finance and economic development (MOFED), and LGAs on enforcement and administration; mentor officials on IGR expansion strategies, exploring innovative solutions and public-private partnerships (PPPs); evaluate the states’ taxpayer processes, identifying critical gaps/inefficiencies and opportunities; identify and map tax policy and administration challenges in the states, and proposing strategies for improving funding, logistics, administrative, systems, human resources, and compliance and monitoring; contribute to efforts to build government counterpart capacities to identify, respond to, and enhance tax, customs, and other revenue administration; work with citizens to explore the current gaps; explore opportunities and challenges to increase voluntary compliance by taxpayers as well as improve efficiency in revenue management; and other activities as directed by the State2State senior management.
  • The IGR Specialist will mentor officials on IGR expansion strategies, exploring innovative solutions and PPPs and ensure innovation and quality control of IGR activities.

Responsibilities

  • The IGR Specialist will collaborate with the Technical Director Public Financial Management (PFM) and key stakeholders to ensure integration of IGR interventions into all program activities.

Reporting:

  • The IGR Specialist will report to the Technical Director PFM.

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Degree in Business, Accounting, Development Studies, or relevant field required. MBA or other relevant Master’s Degree preferable
  • At least nine (9) years professional experience, with at least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in design and implementation of interventions regarding improving revenue generation
  • Previous successful experience in working for or with government counterparts and/or community organizations to improve IGR
  • Demonstrated effective training, capacity building and coaching skills, networking, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills
  • Demonstrable experience in integrating gender into revenue generation activities
  • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English language
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Specialist” as the subject of the email.

 

Note: Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  27th August, 2021.


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