Overview

Job Opportunity at GFA Consulting Group

National internal audit expert, based in Dodoma/Tanzania  

 

Job description

Tasks of national expert 1

  • Lead advisor for delivery of work packages C, D and E:

C: development or revision of guidance documents based on MoFP’s internal audit strategy

D: improving knowledge management practices in the public sector internal audit system

E: improving audit committees’ performance in the public sector internal audit system

  • Provision of strategic advice to Internal Audit General Division IAGD
  • Key linkage to IAGD, responsible for proactively maintaining relationship with partner
  • Coordination of short-term experts delivering services in line with agreements with IAGD and internal audit

 

Qualifications

  • Education/training: Fully qualified and certified auditor (CIA) or accountant (CPA or ACCA)
  • Language: Advanced English (CEFR B2) and proficient Swahili (CEFR C1)
  • General professional experience: 15 years of professional experience in the areas of public sector auditing or public financial management
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience as internal auditor
  • Leadership/management experience: none required
  • Regional experience: 10 years’ experience in Tanzania
  • Development Cooperation (DC) experience: none required

 

Please send us your updated CV by email to leber@gfa-group.de

Contact person

Andrea Leber leber@gfa-group.de

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 April 2021


National internal audit expert, based in Dar es Salaam 

 

Job description

Tasks of national expert 2

Provision of on-the-job trainings for Internal Audit Unit IAUs of pilot Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs and Local Government Authorities LGAs

Lead advisor for delivery of Work package B:

Strengthening MDAs/LGAs pilot internal audit unit to reach international standards

Key linkage between Field of Action “internal audit” FoA2 and the rest of the programme

Coordination of short-term experts delivering services in line with agreements with Internal Audit General Division IAGD and FoA2

Qualifications

  • Education/training: Fully qualified and certified internal auditor (CIA)
  • Language: Proficient English (CEFR C1) and proficient Swahili (CEFR C1)
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in the areas of public sector auditing or public financial management
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience as internal auditor and 2 years professional experience in capacity building measures
  • Leadership/management experience: none required
  • Regional experience: 10 years’ experience in Tanzania or Anglophone Africa
  • Development Cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years exposure to DC engagements

 

Please send us your updated CV by email to leber@gfa-group.de

Contact person

Andrea Leber leber@gfa-group.de

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 April 2021


Team Leader – Water & Sanitation, Investment Financing Facility Project 

 

Project description

Started in April 2016, GFA Consulting Group, on behalf of the KfW, has been implementing the IFF-OBA Programme: “Provision of Consulting Services for the Implementation of the Investment Financing Facility – Output Based Approach”

Background: Traditionally, capital investment projects in the water and sanitation sector in Tanzania are spearheaded by the Government using budget funds and/or donor funding (grants or loans). These funds have been insufficient to adequately support the growing investment requirements of the sector.

Against this background, the Ministry of Water (MoW) in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW) has established a financing facility for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities (UWASAs) in Tanzania which provides incentives for water utilities to commercially finance smaller infrastructure projects – the so-called Investment Financing Facility – Output based Approach (IFF-OBA). It is operated under the Ministry of Water (MoW) through the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation.

IFF-OBA provides incentives for utilities to obtain commercial loans to finance infrastructure investments that improve the level of service and revenue generation to utilities. After implementation and upon achievement of pre-determined output targets, the utility is entitled to receive up to 50% of the total eligible project costs as a grant element.

IFF-OBA supports an alternative source and method of funding to implement small and medium sized projects initiated and spearheaded by Tanzanian UWASAs. Apart from promoting utility ownership towards the project, the combined effect of liabilities linked to the loan and an OBA subsidy paid upon achievement of pre-determined and agreed targets offers incentives to maximise the expected effectiveness of the project and promote sustainability.

Objective of IFF OBA:

The objective of IFF-OBA is to

support selected Tanzanian UWASAs in the preparation and implementation of bankable projects

assist Tanzanian Banks in the provision of a sector specific product for public water and sanitation utilities and

support the MoW to steer and implement the Programme in line with the established Operational Guidelines.

Job description

The IFF – OBA Programme started in April 2016 and will venture into its third Phase from October 2021 until October 2023. For the implementation of this Phase, GFA Consulting Group is recruiting a Team Leader who will successfully implement the Programme for a period of 24 months.

Tasks

  • Assist UWASAs in preparation of adequate investment project proposals and applications for commercial borrowing as well as acquisition of required Government approvals;
  • Carry out technical, financial, institutional, socio-economic and environmental assessment of proposed projects and advise IFF Steering Committee on integration of project into IFF-OBA Programme;
  • Monitor the progress of all projects and report to IFF Steering Committee on monthly basis;
  • Verify the achievement of defined Output Targets and confirm that projects have been implemented according to established technical, financial and accounting standards;
  • Assist the MoW in managing, guiding and overseeing the IFF-OBA Programme, including reporting, management of IFF-OBA funds and maintaining function of IFF-OBA Secretariat;
  • Manage input of Short- Term Expert Pool according to Programme requirements;
  • Strengthen Tanzanian Banks in the development of inhouse capacities in respect to provision of loans for water supply and sanitation utilities;
  • Preparation and implementation of regular IFF Steering Committee Meetings and compilation of minutes;
  • Implementation of at least (3) Stakeholder Workshops that strengthen the application of established standards and support future sustainability of IFF – OBA approach;

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate shall cover the following requirements:

  • At least 10 years of leadership / management responsibility in Water and Sanitation Sector.
  • S/he will have an accredited University Graduate Degree in one or more relevant fields (Civil Engineering, business (MBA), Finance, Economics, or similar).
  •  S/he will have demonstrated significant project management experience, managing assignments similar to those described in the above Tasks. Experiences with KfW financed projects are an asset.
  • Relevant experience in integrating reports from different specialists, providing quality control to such deliverables, and effectively managing professional teams and budgets in similar projects / programmes.
  • Strong abilities in the facilitation of capacity development measures, preferably related to the water and sanitation sector.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English, Kiswahili language skills are an asset.
  • Significant body of experience in developing countries, including Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Interested Experts are encouraged to send their application, using an EuropAid CV or similar.

CV TEMPLATE Contact person

Clement Le Navenec Le-Navenec@gfa-group.de

The deadline for submitting the application is 18 April 2021


Team leader internal audit Tanzania

 

Job description

Team Leader and Head of the Field of Action 2 on internal audit of the programme

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor, that is the implementation of the Field of Action 2 on internal audit of the programme
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level
  • Strategy, partner engagement, operational planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for partners in the thematic areas of the Field of Action
  • Integration and mainstreaming of cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality, digital by default, etc.)
  • Personnel management, leading and coordinating two long-term national experts
  • Moreover, identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts
  • Ensuring results monitoring is conducted
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s Head of Programme
  • Playing an active role in the Management Team of the programme and taking on board additional cross-cutting assignments, if required
  • Supporting the Head of Programme in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
  • Maintaining contact and coordinating with other donors active in the area of internal audit
  • Provision of targeted Organisational Development measures to IAGD in line with operational planning

 

It is expected that the team leader will attend a workshop on capacity work

Qualifications

  • Education/training: University qualification (Diploma/Master) in Economics,Finance, Political Science, Law or similar relevant fields
  • Language: Proficient business language skills in English (CEFR C2) and advanced German language skills (CEFR B2)
  • General professional experience: 15 years of professional experience in the Public Financial Management sector, with considerable exposure and experience in implementing reforms in complex actor landscapes
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years’ experience in the area of internal audit reforms and 5 years’ experience in providing organisational development advice and measures
  • Leadership/management experience: 10 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company or organisation in intercultural settings
  • Regional experience: 5 years of experience in projects in anglophone Africa
  • Development Cooperation (DC) experience: 10 years of experience in DC projects
  • Other: 5 years of experience in implementation modalities (quality-in-line, partner orientation and joint operational planning processes

 

Please send us your updated CV by email to leber@gfa-group.de

Contact person

Andrea Leber leber@gfa-group.de

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 April 2021