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The East African : Dec 8th 2014
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT DECEMBER 6-12,2014 23 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Chief Operating Officer FSD Africa (FSDA) is a regional financial sector development programme operating across Sub-Saharan Africa. Its goal is to reduce poverty by boosting financial inclusion and helping financial institutions and markets drive economic growth. The role Reporting to the Director, and working as a core member of the leadership team alongside the FSDA Pillar heads, the Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for all operational and contractual aspects of the programme. He/she will oversee procurement and project delivery across all the FSDA Pillars (Skills development and training; Knowledge and evidence; Thematic programmes; Regional platform), as well as ensuring the smooth functioning of programme operations and administration, including talent management and HR. Key responsibilities: The Chief Operating Officer will make an important contribution to the achievement of FSDA’s overall impact through responsibility for the following. He/she will: • Design, build and operate a comprehensive programme/project management, monitoring and evaluation system based on FSD best practice; • Be responsible for all aspects of risk management (including IT) across FSDA (whether related to programme delivery or programme management); • Be responsible for HR and talent management, working closely with the Director and outsourcing administrative functions to a suitably qualified service provider; • Support colleagues across FSDA on all contracting/procurement-related matters, ensuring adherence to FSDA’s operating principles and agreed procurement procedures; • Manage the relationship with the Finance Manager (financial management is to be outsourced to a professional services firm); • Provide high quality FSDA-wide management information to the Director and other FSDA colleagues and DFID as may be requested; • Act as a focal point between FSDA and major funders, especially DFID, providing them with reports and project information in a timely fashion; • Coordinate meetings across FSDA’s governance structure; • Manage FSDA’s administrative team. Essential: Professional qualification in accounting/legal; 10 years of programme management/grants management experience; 15 years of working experience in financial sector development in Africa; knowledge of donor reporting processes (ideally DFID); Demonstrated first-hand experience of rigorous project management skills; excellent skills in written and spoken English. The ideal candidate will possess a strong strategic focus, be results-driven, innovative and committed to high standards of performance. For the detailed job profile, visit our website at www.fsdafrica.org (opportunities section). Send your application letter and detailed CV to reach us on or before Friday, 9 January, 2015 by 1200 (EAT) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in the subject line” FSDA Chief Operating Officer”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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