Financial Management Expert Consultant

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Burkina Faso
  • 09 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

The Financial Management Expert Consultant is a senior national consultant who will be responsible for FIE accreditation support, including drafting the policy governing the management of fees charged for services rendered and the policy for the management of risks. The expert will also update the FIE administrative, financial and accounting processes to meet GCF accreditation requirements. This position reports to the Readiness Programme Lead.

The Prime Ministry of Burkina Faso in its capacity of National Designated Authority (NDA) for Climate Finance is expecting a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake an eighteen months Readiness Program in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The Readiness is a funding program to enhance country ownership and access to the GCF. In the context of Burkina Faso, the objectives of this Program are threefold: 1) Provision of support to two nominated GCF Direct Access Entities (DAE) namely the Environment Intervention Fund (FIE), and a second entity that will be identified through the Program; 2) Develop a pipeline of climate mitigation and/or adaptation projects; 3) Engage with the private sector.

 

Scope of Work

Working with the NDA, GGGI, consultants and partners at all stages in the program development process by providing technical inputs on climate change adaptation or mitigation to bolster the quality of proposals and ensure alignment with both GCF and GGGI’s strategies and policies.

 

The national senior consultant with in-depth experience in financial management will be responsible for FIE accreditation support including:

  • Drafting policy governing the management of fees charged for services rendered;
  • Drafting policy for the management of risks;
  • Updating the FIE administrative, financial and accounting processes;
  • Support FIE during the preparation and submission of the GCF accreditation application;
  • Support FIE address comments from the GCF accreditation review panel.
  • Assist in the development of a clear and transparent internal policy governing the estimation and use of management fees charged for services rendered.
  • Assist in the development of an internal policy for the management of risks based on the study already undertaken on the identification and cartography of risks for the FIE.
  • Update the manual of procedures and operations regarding administrative, financial and accounting processes
Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables

 

The Financial Management Expert is expected to deliver the following:

 

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Deliverables

Deadline

Payment

1

Inception Report that covers at a minimum:

  • Detailed methodology to accomplish the project
  • Project work plan
  • Identified stakeholders to be involved in the project and engagement strategies
  • List of documents to be used as reference

All deliverables as agreed upon in the workplan are delivered with high quality, within budget and the agreed upon timeline.

 

Week 2

20%

2

Draft of the Governance tools including:

  • FIE’s Fees Policy, a clear and transparent internal policy governing the estimation and use of management fees charged for services rendered.
  • FIE’s Risk Management Policy, an internal policy for the management of risks based on the study already undertaken on the identification and cartography of risks for the FIE.
  • FIE’s Updated Manual of procedures and operations regarding administrative, financial and accounting processes.

 

Week 8

40%

3

Final version of the Governance tools including:

  • FIE’s Fees Policy, a clear and transparent internal policy governing the estimation and use of management fees charged for services rendered.
  • FIE’s Risk Management Policy, an internal policy for the management of risks based on the study already undertaken on the identification and cartography of risks for the FIE.
  • FIE’s Updated Manual of procedures and operations regarding administrative, financial and accounting processes.

 

Week 14

40%

 

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

 

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in finance, Environment Studies, International Development/Affairs, Public Policy, Economics, Urban Management/ Planning.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in developing countries with good knowledge of one or more regions where GGGI is active at senior levels (e.g. leading projects). The application of governance tools development related to financial or green growth issues will be considered particularly relevant;
  • Experience working in the risk and Financial Control departments of multilateral or bilateral development institutions is desirable;
  • International experience working in several countries, including countries where GGGI is present is a plus
  • Experience with GCF fiduciary procedure is an advantage;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English language are a must;
  • Excellent ability to initiate collaboration across divisions and work effectively and constructively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and working on inter-institutional programmes.
  • Experience in providing executive/management support to high-level oversight committees.