RBM Advisor, Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center East (East AFRITAC), Tanzania

Closing date: Monday, 20 June 2016

The International Monetary Fund is looking for a Technical Assistance (TA) Officer/Senior Officer for its Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center East (East AFRITAC '' AFE) located in Tanzania. The appointment would be initially for one year through the end of June 2017 with the possibility of extension, depending on performance, continued AFE financing, and further need.
AFE is the oldest of the Five AFRITACs (African Technical Assistance Centers), having started operations in 2002. The center serves seven countries in East Africa: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar) and Uganda. Considerable support is also provided at the regional level to the East African Community (EAC). Sectors of capacity development (CD) support are: public financial management, revenue administration, macro-fiscal analysis, financial sector regulation and supervision, monetary policy and operations, payment systems, and macroeconomic statistics. AFE is currently in Phase IV (2015-2020) of its operations.
Like other Regional Technical Assistance Centers and the IMF more generally, AFE has been on a journey to continually enhance its Results Based Management (RBM) framework for planning, managing, and reporting results from its capacity development efforts to its stakeholders, including beneficiary countries, donor partners, the Fund, as well as other development partners. In this context, AFE is seeking a Technical Assistance Officer who is well versed in the development and application of RBM principles and is conversant with the types and modalities of CD undertaken by IMF functional departments. The applicant should have experience and knowledge of the RBM methodology, as developed within the IMF's RBM framework. Familiarity with new systems (CDIMS and CD Port) would be an asset, as would be knowledge of AFE's activities.
Under the supervision of the AFE Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the AFE Resident Advisors, the AFE economic/project analyst, and the AFE administrative staff, the duties of the TA Officer will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Spearhead the implementation of the Fund-wide RBM reforms at AFE, including training in the new methodologies for CD port;
  • Analyze current reporting practices of the resident advisors to their backstopping departments and propose opportunities for streamlining/harmonizing and making more consistent and effective use of IT systems by staff;
  • Use RBM data to produce analysis on CD activity effectiveness across sectors and countries covered by AFE.
  • Provide research analysis to the advisors as needed in support of their TA operations.
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