6 Positions at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)

6 Positions at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)


6 Positions at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)

3 Positions of LG Accounting and Reporting Specialist at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)

Job Description

• Undertake stocktaking of capacity gaps in accounting and financial reporting matters in collaboration with Districts, the Project Coordinator and the Accountant General or his/her delegate

• Initiate capacity development reforms in collaboration with District, the Project Coordinator and the Accountant General or his/her delegate;

• Actively participate in delivering on PFM capacity building initiatives approved in the fiscal decentralization Joint Action Plan and others as assigned by the hierarchy;

• Prepare an action plan in consultation with Districts and subsidiary entities on how to strengthen capacities of the PFM Staff in Districts and their subsidiary entities in accounting and financial reporting matters;

• Provide coaching to PFM staff at District and their subsidiary entities having under their responsibilities accounting and financial reporting matters;

• Participate in delivery of training workshop to PFM Staff and other stakeholders from MINECOFIN and other Institutions involved in building capacities for the PFM staff in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Engage with the Monitoring and Evaluation team including contributing data to help analyze the capacity building interventions;

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above;

– Attend and participate in the following coordination meetings

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– monthly coordination meetings for each team based at province

– Joint meetings between the PFM specialists, the Programme Coordinator, FDD, MINECOFIN technical departments and MINALOC every six months;

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– taking meetings between each PFM specialists’ team and the district technical teams, Corporate Services Division Manager, Sector Executive Secretaries, and Vice Mayor for Finance every four months;

• Meetings every two months with District PFM counterparts for coordination and updates

Job Profile

• At least a Master’s degree level in Finance, Accounting; professional qualification as ACCA, CPA will be an added advantage with 3 years relevant working experience in a public institution or Government/donor funded project Or a Bachelors degree in the same areas with 5years relevant working experience as above

• Prior knowledge of the public financial management capacity gaps in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Demonstrable knowledge of Rwanda’s fiscal decentralization policy and strategy;

• Excellent understanding of the PFM Learning Strategy would be an added advantage;

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in staff training and capacity building in the field of accounting and financial reporting;

• Strong and confident communication skills, particularly in high level discussions, as well as relation building and management skills;

• Ability to understand, interpret and apply compliance obligations, in a complex environmental of overlapping and sometimes contradictory requirements;

• Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French, the fluency in both in English and French being an added advantage

• Demonstrable ability to find solutions to complex challenges

• Experience in providing training and advisory in area of Public financial management is a must.

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2 Positions of LG Internal Audit Specialist at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)

Job Description

• Undertake stocktaking of capacity gaps in audit and internal control matters in collaboration with the Districts, Project Coordinator and counterparts in the Office of the Chief Internal Auditor;

• Initiate capacity development reforms in collaboration with the Districts, Project Coordinator and counterparts in the Office of the Chief Internal Auditor;

• Actively participate in delivering on PFM capacity building initiatives approved in the fiscal decentralization Joint Action Plan and others as assigned by the hierarchy;

• Prepare an action plan in consultation with Districts and subsidiary entities on how to strengthen capacities of the PFM Staff in Districts and their subsidiary entities in audit matters and financial control matters;

• Provide coaching to PFM staff at District and their subsidiary entities on the collaboration framework between them and their respective internal audit committees;

• Participate in delivery of training workshop to PFM Staff and other stakeholders from MINECOFIN and other Institutions involved in building capacities for the PFM staff in districts and their subsidiary entities;

• Engage with the Monitoring and Evaluation team including contributing data to help analyze the capacity building interventions;

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above;

– Attend and participate in the following coordination meetings:

– Joint meetings between the PFM specialists, the Programme Coordinator, FDD, MINECOFIN technical departments and MINALOC every six months;

• Stock
– taking meetings between each PFM specialists’ team and the district technical teams, Corporate Services Division Manager, Sector Executive Secretaries, and Vice Mayor for Finance every four months;

• Meetings every two months with District PFM counterparts for coordination and updates.

Job Profile
• At least Master’s degree in Internal Auditing, Finance, Accounting with professional qualification as ACCA, CPA CIA with 3 years relevant working experience in internal auditing in a public institution or Government/donor funded project or as external auditor in a highly reputable audit institution Or a Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with 5 years relevant working experience as above

• Working experience as auditor Prior experience in project management, project monitoring, log frames and M&E in a developing country is an added advantage

• Prior knowledge of the public financial management capacity gaps in districts and their subsidiary entities

• Demonstrable knowledge of Rwanda’s fiscal decentralization policy and strategy;

• Excellent understanding of the PFM Learning Strategy would be an added advantage;

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in staff training and capacity building on audit and internal control matters

• Strong and confident communication skills, particularly in high level discussions as well as strong relationship building and management skills

• Ability to understand, interpret and apply compliance obligations, in a complex environmental of overlapping and sometimes contradictory requirements

• Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French, the fluency in both in English and French being an added advantage

• Demonstrable ability to find solutions to complex challenges

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IFMIS and System Specialist at MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING: (Deadline 18 February 2021)

Job Description

• Undertake stocktaking of capacity gaps in using IFMIS in collaboration with Districts, the Project Coordinator and the IFMIS Coordinator or his/her delegate;

• Prepare an action plan in consultation with Districts and subsidiary entities on how to strengthen capacities of the staff using IFMIS in Districts and their subsidiary entities in accounting and financial reporting matters;

• Develop new IFMIS functionalities for decentralized entities in partnership with IFMIS Project Manager, Business Analysts, Architects and Designers;

• Upgrade existing IFMIS functionalities for decentralized entities as user requirements’ change;

• Create test data and write all required test codes to assure that the written functional codes produce results a per user requirements;

• Test software to ensure the code is correct, fix bugs where they occur and rerun and recheck the application until is produces the correct results;

• Design and develop guidelines for deploying statutory and ad hoc system reports;

• Document every aspect of the IFMIS source codes as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades;

• Update job knowledge by studying advanced development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment;

• Work with system administration resources to ensure best architectural, deployment and performance within hosting infrastructure;

• Contribute to the IFMIS technical solution from design to code level;

• Carrying out any other duties that will be assigned by the IFMIS Coordinator in line with the improvement of financial management of the Government of Rwanda;

• Engage with the Monitoring and Evaluation team including contributing data to help analyze the capacity building interventions;

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on implementation of the action plan specified in a) above;

– Attend and participate in the following coordination meetings:

– Joint meetings between the PFM specialists, the Programme Coordinator, FDD, MINECOFIN technical departments and MINALOC every six months

• Stock
– taking meetings between each PFM specialists’ team and the district technical teams, Corporate Services Division Manager, Sector Executive Secretaries, and Vice Mayor for Finance every four months;

• Meetings every two months with District PFM counterparts for coordination and updates.

Job Profile

• At least a Master’s degree in Information Technology (IT), Software Engineering, Computer Science with 3 years relevant working experience in web and/or mobile application development with automated testing Or Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with 5 years relevant working experience as above

• Proven Experience in the Smart IFMIS functions is a must

• Excellent knowledge of developing Java Enterprise Applications using JEE and Spring

• Practical skills in developing web applications using popular java frameworks (Struts, JSF, Spring MVC, or ZK)

• Strong understanding of ORM technologies (JPA, Hibernate, or MyBatis)

• Excellent knowledge of build tools like Maven, Ant, etc

• Practical knowledge of RDBMS including Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL)

• Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, JQuery and API’s

• Excellent knowledge of digital signature and encryption: symmetric key and asymmetric
– key algorithms, hashing, certificates

• Deep expertise and hands on experience with Java logging framework such as Log4J, Apache Commons Logging or SLF4J

• Excellent knowledge of java auditing frameworks such as JaVers

• Expert in testing tools JUnit or TestNG

• Familiarity with load and performance testing tools such as JMeter, NeoLoad, etc

• Familiarity with code quality tools such as SonarQube

• Familiarity with automation tools such as Jenkins

• Familiarity with version control tools such as SVN, Git, etc

• Familiarity with web and application servers including Jetty, Tomcat, WebLogic, JBoss, etc

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in staff training and capacity building

• Strong and confident communication skills, as well as strong relationship building and management skills

• Demonstrable ability to find solutions to complex challenges

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