Type de contrat
Gouvernance économique et financière
Date limite de candidature
12 mois renouvelable
Departement Economie Durable et Inclusive - EDIN > Pôle Entreprenariat et Innovation
Mis en ligne le : 31/01/2023
Description of the mission
Under supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Administrative and Financial Officer is responsible for the overall financial and administrative management of the project “IYBA-SEED: Investing in Young Businesses in Africa – Supporting Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development”.
The Administrative and Financial Officer is part of the Project Management Unit (PMU) – and is based in Brussels.
He/she will work on a daily basis with the PMU Team (Team Coordinator; Project Officer; Project Assistant; MEAL Officer; 3x Technical Component Leads), will support the Country Teams (via the Country Leads), and will be in regular contact with the finance and admin teams of DG INTPA and EF HQ.
The position implies a high degree of autonomy and thoroughness, as well as interpersonal skills appropriate to working in a European, international and multicultural environment.
The budgetary management of the project is carried out in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator, the Technical Component Leads and the Country Teams. The Administrative and Financial Officer will be responsible for:
Accounting and financial management
The Administrative and Financial Officer is responsible for accounting and financial management at PMU-level, in particular for international activities. Accounting and financial management is mainly carried out by the Country Teams for country activities. The Administrative and Financial Officer is responsible for PMU/Country Teams coordination and support to the Country Teams. In particular, he/she will:
In general, the Administrative and Financial Officer will ensure coordination between the PMU, the Country Teams and Expertise France’s financial departments at HQ.
Administrative and contractual management
Description of the project or context
Expertise France is the French public international cooperation agency. It designs and implements projects which aim to contribute to the balanced development of partner countries, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and the priorities of France’s external action.
IYBA-SEED is co-funded by the European Union (DG INTPA), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Team France and SlovakAid, for a period of 4 years (2023-2026). It is implemented by a consortium of leading European development agencies, including Enabel (Belgium), Expertise France (France), GIZ (Germany), SAIDC (Slovakia) and SNV (Netherlands). The consortium is led by Expertise France.
IYBA-SEED is part of the third Building Block of the Team Europe Initiative “Investing in Young Businesses in Africa”, which is made up of three Building Blocks: 1) Increase the financial and technical support for pre-seed stage entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises, 2) Increase the finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs at seed and early stages, and 3) Supporting the ecosystem, with a special emphasis on women and young people.
IYBA-SEED takes an “Ecosystem Strengthening” approach: it targets the entrepreneurship ecosystem and its actors, in order to reach young businesses (i.e. SEED beneficiaries) which are defined as:
The project aims to “contribute to creating decent jobs and resilient economies by strengthening entrepreneurship ecosystems in a number of sub-Saharan countries so that they can increase access to Business Development Services (both financial and non-financial) for SEED beneficiaries” in 5 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Togo).
IYBA-SEED works on four key components / specific objectives
Specific knowledge, experience, skills or competences
WHAT WE OFFER
Apply here online with a CV and Cover Letter, at the latest by 26th February 2023. Expected start date: ASAP
Expertise France est l’agence publique de conception et de mise en œuvre de projets internationaux de coopération technique. L’agence intervient autour de quatre axes prioritaires :
Dans ces domaines, Expertise France assure des missions d’ingénierie et de mise en œuvre de projets de renforcement des capacités, mobilise de l’expertise technique et joue un rôle d’ensemblier de projets faisant intervenir de l’expertise publique et des savoir-faire privés.