Type de contrat
Mobilisation des ressources, gestion et redevabilité publiques
Date limite de candidature
Département Gouvernance économique et financière - GEFI > Pôle Mobilisation des ressources intérieures
Mis en ligne le : 15/03/2021
Expertise France is recruiting a Public debt expert, specialized in debt portfolio management and financial law, for a six (6) months mission within the framework of a project supporting the implementation of public finance management reforms in Kenya.
The person selected will also, in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator based in the Kenyan PFMR Secretariat and Expertise France's head office in Paris, ensure the operational steering and coordination of all activities, communication and other necessary cross-cutting activities of the project regarding the beneficiary administration, AFD and the technical partners in France.
DESCRIPTION OF THE MISSION
The expert will come from a French public administration. He/she will be based in Nairobi for a duration of at least six (6) months. He/she will be part of the project team, and will be under the supervision of Expertise France’s project manager. He/she will be in charge of (i) the support to the PDMO‘s work plan implementation and (ii) the local technical assistance program management.
i. Support to the PDMO’s work plan implementation – 70%
The support to the PDMO is one of the most important activities of the Project. The expert will have a strong experience on debt management issues and will provide his/her expertise and experience to the PDMO on debt management issues following the work plan that was agreed between the PDMO and AFD/EF in October 2019. He/she will work in close collaboration with key senior experts based in French public institutions.
The expert will thus address the following activities:
He/she will be particularly associated with the key short-term expert who is already working with the PDMO since 2019. His/her work will be complementary with the remoted support of the key expert.
He/she will be responsible to the good implementation of the work plan established with the PDMO in 2019, and he/she will identify new needs if needed.
The expert will facilitate the implementation of debt management activities and will identify complementary needs of short-term expertise, if necessary.
Coming from the French Public Administration, the Expert will add value to the PDMO by supporting the teams in their functioning as well as through specific training answering the Office’s needs.
During his/ her mission, the expert will focus on maximizing the transfer of skills to the PDMO and other GESDEK implementing agencies, with the help of formal and informal relations and trainings to ensure a long-lasting impact.
ii. Local Technical Assistance program management – 30%
Other components of the project also need support to be implemented given the constraint context. The expert will thus be mobilized to facilitate the virtual and, hopefully, physical missions. As a representative of Expertise France for this TA programhe/she will accompany the resident Project Coordinator based in the PFMR Secretariat in the identification of the TA needs considering its knowledge of the functioning of the French administration.
In close collaboration with the resident Project Coordinator and the project manager of Expertise France, he/she will participate to :
He/she shall provide a good leadership and coordination for the technical assistance to meet the goals within the contractual time limit, based on the terms of reference, the overall project budget, and the work schedule approved by all the stakeholders. The expert will support the follow-up of the Project by reporting on the activities and updating the rolling work program, in close collaboration with the Expertise France project manager and the resident project coordinator.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Support to the implementation of the PFM reforms in Kenya
The Kenyan National Treasury has initiated several Public Finance Management Reform (PFMR) initiatives under the PFM Act and the PFMR strategy 2018-2023. The Public Finance Management Reforms (PFMR) Strategy aims at building a vision for “A public finance management system that is efficient, effective and equitable for transparency, accountability and improved service delivery for Kenyans”. The current PFMR strategy has eight priority areas outlining key PFM reforms:
AFD is supporting the implementation of the PFMR Strategy, along with a sectoral budget support – the GESDEK Program - cofinanced with the World Bank, using the “Program for results” tool. AFD’s support is funded through two means:
The TA support also aims to promote partnerships between Kenyan institutions and their French counterparts – “peer-to-peer exchange program”. It is financed through the Fund for Technical Expertise and Experience Transfers (FEXTE), which is exclusively dedicated to technical-cooperation programs and project-preparation studies in developing countries. This peer-to-peer exchange program, operated by Expertise France, will aim to provide high-level French expertise to strengthen the implementation of the (PFM reforms, mainly the ones that are targeted by AFD under the GESDEK program (public investment management, debt management, cash management, external audit process).
The PFMR Secretariat of the National Treasury monitors the implementation of the TA support in conjunction with the other departments of the National Treasury and the Office of the Auditor General. The TA support is focused on four components:
One of the main activities of this project is a support to the National Treasury on debt management issues, with close collaboration with the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO). A precise work plan has been elaborated at the end of 2019, but the sanitary crisis significantly delayed its implementation.
Indeed, considering the sanitary context, no mission in Kenya have been organized since March 2020, causing important delays in the implementation of the work plan’s activities. For this reason, Expertise France is looking for a French expert, specialized in Public Debt Management, to be a resident project manager in Nairobi.
So far, the technical assistance is implemented by a project team composed of:
 By Project is meant the TA support funded by AFD with the 1.5 M EUR grant. By GESDEK Program is meant the GESDEK co-financed by AFD’s and the WB’s soft loans.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS :
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
The process of selection of expressions of interest will occur in two phases:
Fees for the services will be negotiated with the designated candidate.
Date limite de candidature : 26/03/2021 23:59
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