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 Employment Opportunities

A. Director -  Financial Sector Management Programme
B. Director – Macroeconomic Management Programme
C. Programme Officer - Database, Statistics and UNCTAD - DMFAS
D. Programme Officer –  Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Multi-Disciplinary Activities

Application deadline - 9 September 2013

A. MEFMI Executive Director

Application deadline - 30 September 2013


Job Summary

The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and will work in close consultation with senior officials of Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and other relevant departments in MEFMI member states. The job also requires strong networking with key technical cooperating partners. He/she will be responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of the Financial Sector Management Programme and contributing to the enhancement of capacity building initiatives in the financial sector in MEFMI member states.

Key Performance Areas

a) Provide strategic direction to capacity building activities in the Financial Sector Management Programme;
b) Carry out implementation missions for client institutions and provide advisory service to member states on capacity building for the financial sector;
c) Identify technical and financial resources for undertaking capacity building activities;
d) Supervise the preparation and implementation of the Programme’s annual work plan and budget;
e) Ability to help clients develop frameworks, guidelines , operational manuals and the associated institutional arrangements;
f) Conduct needs assessment surveys;
g) Plan, design and conduct regional and in country capacity building activities;
h) Manage the selection and training of Fellows under the Fellows Development Programme;
i) Backstop consultancies and carry out quality assurance of resource persons’ outputs and the selection of participants for the capacity building events;
j) Network with technical cooperating partners, experts and relevant organizations on financial sector management issues;
k) Undertake other managerial responsibilities which include corporate strategic planning, membership of the management team, recruitment, training, supervision and management of programme staff.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

The applicant must possess at least a Masters Degree in Economics, Finance, Banking or related areas from a recognized university. A PhD or professional qualification such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), etc. in a relevant area will be an added advantage.

Work Experience and Competencies

1. At least ten (10) years hands-on experience as Director / Head of Department or an equivalent position in at least two of the following areas: financial market operations, foreign exchange and reserves management, payment, clearing and settlement systems, and/or supervision and regulation of banks and non-bank financial institutions.
2. A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in teaching, consulting and capacity development in any of the above areas;
3. Hands- on experience in global fixed income investment with familiarity in strategic asset allocation and portfolio management of FX reserves;
4. Financial markets analysis and research to identify investment opportunities and suitable instruments;
5. Clear understanding of domestic market operations, including issuance and management of government debt securities, and ability to advise governments on issuing strategies to facilitate development of the local market;
6. Be up- to- date with latest financial sector regulatory and supervisory developments or principles such as risk based supervision, consolidated supervision, Basel I, Basel II and Basel III;
7. Familiarity with developments in the financial markets infrastructure – FMIs (payments systems), particularly oversight of both large value and retail payment systems;
8. Hands-on experience in open market operations (OMO);
9. Proficiency in regional Financial Sector Management Reforms Programs;
10. Experience in an international or regional organisation will be an added advantage;
11. Proven ability to manage and work with a multi-disciplinary team in a multi-culture environment.