Linpico News and Job Opportunities

Short-Term Opportunity: Senior Chart Of Accounts Expert

LINPICO Sarl is currently seeking applications for a Chart of Accounts Expert for the “EU State Building Contact, Complementary Support” project in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

This is a short-term Senior Expert position, with a working day allocation of 40 days.

The provisional start date of April 2017.

The objective of this assignment is to assist in bringing the chart of accounts in line with the legal prescriptions, in order to meet the legal, management and other information needs. The revision of the CoA will also support the GoSL in its effort to improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of its financial accounts.

The expert will assist MOFED in the following tasks:

  1. Draft/update a draft multi-dimensional Chart of Accounts covering all segments and meeting all the critical requirements and international standards, including GFS 2014 and COFOG;
  2. Develop a detailed CoA user manual for regular reference;
  3. Develop a mapping table that details how to transit from the existing COA to the proposed CoA;
  4. Develop a comprehensive training manual/package for user groups.

 

The candidate is expected to have the following qualities:

  • At Master’s degree in relevant subject area (public finance, accounting) and/or professional accounting qualification;
  • Fluent command of both written and spoken English;
  • Computer Literate;

General professional experience

  • Advanced qualification in Accountancy, Economics or Law
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in PFM

Specific professional experience

  • Sound knowledge and previous proven experience in public sector budgeting, accounting and auditing and/or PEFA assessment;
  • Experience in African countries, particularly West Africa, is advantageous
  • Excellent English language skills- both verbal and written

We are interested to hear from candidates that meet the professional profile as outlined above, and whose current working schedule would allow for their immediate deployment to Sierra Leone.

Interested candidates should email their tailored CVs, as soon as possible, to the following address, Ioannis Malisiovas, Anglophone Project Manager: [email protected], with [email protected] in copy. Please use CHART OF ACCOUNTS – SL, as the email’s title.

LINPICO Sarl is interested in recruiting a Senior Budget Support Expert, for the Sierra Leonean ‘State Building Contact, Complementary Support’ Project. For immediate deployment.

LINPICO Sarl is currently seeking applications for a Budget Support Expert for the “EU State Building Contact, Complementary Support” project in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

This is a short-term Senior Expert position, with a working day allocation of 65 days.

The provisional start date of April 2017.

The objective of this assignment is to assist in the formulation of the next budget support operation, the State Building Contract 2018-2020.

The expert will assist the Key Expert 2 in the following tasks:

  1. Contribution to drafting the Budget Support formulation report as outlined hereafter, in particular chapter elements 4 and 5 of the report referred above;
  2. Contribution to drafting the Action fiche and Technical and Administrative Provisions (TAPs), including the eligibility assessment annexes and the logical framework.

The candidate is expected to have the following qualities:

  • At Master’s degree in relevant subject area (public finance, macro-economics
  • Fluent command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer Literate

General professional experience

  • Advanced qualification in Economics or other relevant to the assignment
  • Minimum of 10 years of international experience

Specific professional experience

  • Specific experience in budget support formulation
  • Experience in African countries, particularly West Africa, is advantageous
  • Excellent English language skills- both verbal and written

We are interested to hear from candidates that meet the professional profile as outlined above, and whose current working schedule would allow for their immediate deployment to Sierra Leone.

Interested candidates should email their tailored CVs, as soon as possible, to the following address, Ioannis Malisiovas, Anglophone Project Manager: [email protected], with [email protected] in copy. Please use BUDGET SUPPORT – SL, as the email’s title.

Senior Works Procurement Specialist – Afghanistan

LINPICO is seeking to recruit a senior works procurement specialist to join our existing team in Afghanistan where we are providing technical support to the National Procurement Authority through a World Bank funded service contract.

 

Candidates should have a degree in Civil Engineering; at least 15 years professional experience related to works procurement; be familiar with World Bank procurement procedures. Experience of working in a post-conflict setting is preferable.

 

The position is for 18 months and may be extended.

 

Candidates should email CVs to Mr Ivan Linhart : [email protected]

 

LINPICO is currently seeking a Senior PFM and Regulatory Framework Development Expert, for the State Building Contract in Sierra Leone

LINPICO Sarl is currently seeking applications for a PFM Expert with experience of developing regulatory frameworks, for the State Building Contract Project, in the Republic of Sierra Leone. This is a short-term Senior Expert position, with a duration of 75 Working Days.

The objective of this assignment is to assist in producing a simplified version of the PFM Act 2016 taking into consideration the new and technical issues in the revised Act and assist in the design and initial drafting of the revised Financial Management Regulations, 2007 (FMR 2007) to support the implementation of the Act in consultation with key stakeholders.

Also, an Implementation Plan for the PFM Act 2016 is needed in order to better coordinate and monitor the implementation in particular of the new requirements within the Act. This will particularly help to structure and direct the focus of interventions by the Donor Funded PFM projects.

The consultant is expected to work closely with MOFED and other key stakeholders including the Accountant General’s Department, Audit Service Sierra Leone, National Public Procurement Authority and Law Officers Department. Input from key development partners should be sought.

The minimum qualifications and skills required:

  • A Master’s degree in relevant subject area (Public Finance, Macroeconomics)
  • Fluent command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer Literacy

General professional experience:

  • Advanced qualification in Accountancy, Economics or Law
  • Minimum of 10 years of international experience

Specific professional experience:

  • Sound knowledge and previous proven experience in drafting legislation and regulations for Public Financial Management In developing countries
  • Experience in African countries, particularly West Africa, is advantageous
  • Excellent English language skills- both verbal and written

Please email your most recent and tailored CV to Sophie Djugeli on sdjugeli@linpico.com with ‘PFM Legal Expert’ in the subject.

Linpico among top 10 EU service contractors for 2015

We are proud to note that Linpico has made the top 10 list of EuropeAid service contractors for the year 2015. Linpico is ranked in 9th place in the annual list compiled by DEVEX. Over 50% of the value of service contracts implemented by Linpico is funded by EuropeAid. Other important sources of funding of our service contracts are the World Bank and the French Development Agency.

Business growth is set to continue in 2016 with an important € 4,495,000 EuropeAid funded contract signed in January to provide State Building Contract Complementary Services in Public Finance Management in Sierra Leone and a recently signed USD 2.5 million World Bank funded contract to provide procurement facilitation services to the Government of Afghanistan. In addition new business in 2016 includes the provision of services in key focal countries such as Somaliland and Nigeria.

Linpico is seeking Senior PFM Reform Experts

For our niche sector, Public Finance Management Reform, we are looking for senior Public Finance Management experts, with experience in leading large projects and working on EC funded projects.

Required experience:

  • More than 7 years in working within International Development
  • More than 5 years in PFM reforms
  • Experience as Team Leader on European Commission funded, and other donor-funded projects
  • Wide spectrum of expertise across PFM
  • Interest in Long Term work

Please email your most recent CV to Sophie Djugeli on sdjugeli@linpico.com , with admin@linpico.com in copy. Please use ‘Senior PFM Expert’ as the email subject.

Linpico is seeking a Procurement and Accounting Specialist for our ongoing Support to Public Finance Management Reform project in Lesotho

Linpico is looking for a Procurement and Accounting Specialist for our ongoing Support to Public Finance Management Reform project in Lesotho.

OBJECTIVE: to contribute to the implementation of Lesotho’s national development agenda as embodied in the Vision 2020, which states that by the year 2020 “Lesotho shall be a stable democracy, a united and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours. It shall have a healthy and well developed human resource base, a strong economy, a well-managed environment and an established technological base”.

 

DURATION: August 2016-June 2018 (210 working days per year)

POSITION: Procurement and Accounting Specialist

Qualifications and skills

  • Preferably an Internationally recognised professional qualification in procurement (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply). Degree or equivalent qualification in finance.
  • Fluent  command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer Literate

General Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 10-years of general professional experience
  • Minimum of 5-years of project management experience and demonstrated management skills
  • Proven experience in all aspects of procurement related to development partner funded procurements
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing financial control and reporting systems
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and document drafting skills

Specific Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 10-years of experience in providing procurement support and advice
  • Minimum of 5-of the above years in a developing country environment (Sub-Saharan Africa experience would be an advantage)
  • Evidence of a comprehensive knowledge of the procurement rules of the EU, the AfDB and the WB
  • Evidence of setting up systems and financial control arrangements for accountability and transparency of financial transactions management
  • Experience in advising highest level of government officials and managers on procurement and financial control issues

Please send your CV to Mr. Ivan Linhart with the following reference “Lesotho Procurement and Accounting Specialist ” [email protected]  (copy [email protected]

Enhancing policy dialogue around Public Administration Reforms in the Republic of Armenia.

Linpico is currently consulting on an EU-funded Framework Contract, Enhancing policy dialogue around Public Administration Reforms, within the Republic of Armenia. Linpico is contracted to provide technical assistance to further improve Armenia’s Public Administrative Reforms (PAR), within the ambit of Public Finance Management (PFM). This project is in support of the Government’s 2011 Multi Sector Budget Support Programme, and EU-directed initiative, and contributes directly to the ideals of good governance, accountability, transparency and equality within the Armenian state.

Discussions of conditions and targets for EU budget support to Armenia in Public Finance Management (PFM) are ongoing with Armenian state agencies.

Discussions of conditions and targets for EU budget support to Armenia in Public Finance Management (PFM) are ongoing with Armenian state agencies.

By facilitating increased dialogue with intra- and international stakeholders, we aim to enhance PAR policy understanding and the visibility of policy initiatives. This is achieved via analysis of existing relevant legislative and ministerial documentation, establishing joint committees, and translating policy documentation into English to increase the dissemination and comprehension of recent PARs to relevant institutions.

Presently Linpico has three experts providing technical assistance to this project, specialists in Economic Governance, Public Administration Reform, and Communication. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

For more information, please contact the current project manager: Laury Incorvaia on the following address: lincorvaia@linpico.com

Linpico signs a major new contract to provide consultancy services under the EU’s budget support programme in Sierra Leone

Linpico will be providing € 4.5 million of Technical Assistance over the next three years to support the Government of Sierra Leone with the implementation of its Public Finance Management Reform Strategy. Specific support will be provided for:

  • The implementation of the Government’s Public Finance Management Reform Strategy.
  • Monitoring and implementing National Development Policy.
  • Advice and coaching for improved macroeconomic and fiscal policy formulation, the Accountant General’s Department, internal and external audit, budget planning and formulation and sector budget analysis.
  • Specific support to the Ministry of Education for policy development, M&E, budget planning and formulation.

LINPICO provides support to the Ministry of Development Planning in Lesotho: Aid Flows, Donor Coordination and Development Aid Database

In September 2014, Linpico was awarded and began implementing the EU funded ‘Support to the Management and Coordination of Development Cooperation in Lesotho’ with the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning. The project, which will be implemented until 2018, seeks to improve transparency and effectiveness of policy orientation of the budget through strengthened management and coordination of development cooperation. Part of this project involves improving the coverage and reporting of externally financed programmes.

Last semester, our team has prepared a report providing an overview of aid flows to Lesotho, one of the highest consumers of donor funding in Africa. The report concluded that there is a recognition within the Government that an effective system and tools for management of development cooperation are of paramount importance to increase harmonisation and transparency. It emphasised the utility of the Public Sector Investment Database (PSID) instrument, (which our team have been developing within the MoDP), by both Government and Donors is essential if tangible development results are to be achieved.

Following this report, on 14th September 2015, Linpico organised a meeting with Development Partners who discussed the overview of aid to Lesotho, from which there was a renewed commitment to achieve better management of aid for a greater impact.

The local paper reported the event. The Minister of Development Planning, Mokoto Hloaele, gave an interview, during which he stated that Lesotho’s socio-economic development was largely due to the generosity of its donor partners. This, he said, has helped to “register achievements in maintaining macro-economic stability and economic growth preserving the debt/GDP ratio to remain below 40%”. But he also stressed the need for availability of reliable data on development cooperation as a critical factor for effective management and coordination, as previously mentioned in the report. This PSID that our consultants are providing technical assistance for, is meant to be used as a tool to monitor domestic and external allocations to national development priorities. Also, its aim is to enable the government and development partners to analyse aid flows, facilitate planning processes, mobilise resources and institutionalise transparency and accountability. Mr. Hloaele was very positive about the work of our team as well as the improvements that the PSID will help to bring the MoDP. They hope that “by jointly improving the management of development cooperation, Lesotho will be able to achieve good results in the key properties of the National Strategic Development Plan”.

For more information on our project in Lesotho, please contact Mr. Laury Incorvaia [email protected]

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