Linpico is seeking an Expert in Municipal Revenue Management to work in Mozambique on a World Bank funded project starting 2022 to strengthen municipal financial management. Candidates should have:
Degree in economics, management, accounting or related areas
Minimum experience of 15 years in conducting processes for structuring municipal tax areas with emphasis on property, territorial and economic taxation, (ii) structuring the database of taxpayers and taxable objects; (iii) innovative billing, collection, payment and payment control methods for municipal taxes, as well as sensitization raising procedures for paying taxes
Experience in African countries highly desirable
Fluency in the portuguese language and desirable written and spoken command of the English language
Please contact Ivan linhart at the following e-mail address [email protected] for further information and sending your application.
LINPICO Sarl is currently seeking applications for a PFM Expert with experience of developing legal and regulatory frameworks, to assist the Department of Finance of Papua New Guinea with Public Money Management. This is a short-term Senior Expert position, with a duration of up to 65 Working Days. Expected project end date: June 2022.
Specific objective 1 – Public Money Management Regularization Act 2017 (PMMR)
Task 1 – Develop the processes for the consideration and resolution of all PMMR submissions to the Strategic Budget Committee (SBC) under the PMMR. This task is completed.
Task 2 – Develop the processes for the sweeping of all revenue accounts on a weekly basis. These processes have been fully developed. This task is completed.
Task 3 – Develop the processes for the identification and verification of expired appropriations. These processes have been fully developed. This task is completed.
Task 5 – Training and mentoring of the staff of the Non-tax Revenue Division of DoF to implement the processes developed under Tasks 1-3 (inclusive) has commenced and continues throughout the life of the project.
Specific objective 2 – Legislative Review
Task 1 – Review all laws in PNG to ensure compliance with the PFMA and the PMMR. These are being implemented as part of the on-going fees and charges reviews. The project has provided support in developing a legislative template of all of the laws to be reviewed. This substantially lessens the future workload as the other laws will be reviewed within that standard template that allows for faster finalisation of the remaining laws to be amended.
Task 2 – Create a Technical Working Group of key stakeholders to guide the review. The TWG is created and operating and its activities are reported on a monthly basis.
Task 3 – Draft the necessary National Executive Council submissions to obtain approval for the amendments.
Task 4 – Draft all drafting instructions and Bills to affect the amendments.
Task 5 – Draft the consolidated versions of the amended laws.
The minimum qualifications and skills required:
− At least a masters’ degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant, directly related discipline (e.g. legal or financial management). Alternatively, an equivalent professional experience in a related field of at least 5 years – in addition to the professional experience required below – could replace an advanced degree. − The Expert must be fully proficient in written and spoken English.
General professional experience
− At least 12 years of professional experience in legal/financial management.
Specific professional experiences:
− A minimum of 5 years of senior professional experience in law, drafting and public financial management implementation processes.
− A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in directing, managing and implementing financial management improvement reforms.
− A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in working with public sector in conducting financial management review.
− Completed at least 3 assignments in developing countries.
− Completed at least 1 assignment in the Pacific Islands Countries would be an advantage.
The Project Management firm is to assist in the implementation of the technical assistance and capacity building for Customs Administrations in Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and the Gambia under the project called: streamlining tax, revenue management and digitalization of customs administrations in 5 ECOWAS States.
More specifically, the project will:
Establish the interconnectivity of customs systems that allows the automated transmission of customs data in order to facilitate the movement of transit cargo along trade corridors in Mali and the Gambia;
Set up a pilot tracking system for petroleum products in Niger;
Modernize Customs information technology infrastructure, through system upgrade (ASYCUDA ++ to World) and roll out to support electronic data management to enable the Customs administrations of Liberia and Sierra Leone to strengthen their internal capacities by streamlining of tax and revenue management;
Facilitate the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme which is a regional and cross border initiative on the movement of goods and services.
Establish a digital payments ecosystem, capable of supporting all types of mass payments to ensure the transparency, security and optimisation of public resource management;
Allow tax and customs administrations and other government bodies, through digitisation and automation, to improve public resource management effectiveness and efficiency as well as transparency;
Encourage the financial inclusion of vulnerable segments of the population by promoting G2P and P2G payments and providing meaningful financial education; and
Develop the population’s tax compliance through digital channels and contribute to the formalisation of VSE primarily operating in the informal sector.
LINPICO is looking for the following experts :
Coordinator/Trade Facilitation Expert to oversee the implementation of the project according to a project schedule, with milestones, due dates and resources, in coordination with the staff of the Directorate of Customs Union and Taxation of the ECOWAS Commission. The Coordinator will help with the documentation of each phase of the project, as well as working with teams to submit progress reports, and build relationships with in-country teams and partners to support the success and impact of project activities.
Procurement Specialist to provide the highest standards of procurement services and advice to the project, as well as ensuring the integrity and transparency of the procurement process and compliance with the AfDB Bank rules and regulations. The Procurement Officer will work with the Director of Financial Reporting and Reconciliation of the ECOWAS Commission to provide clarifications and advice on procurement procedures and practices; manage filing and archiving of administrative and technical documents and update registers regularly; maintain relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of contractual agreements and purchase orders; maintain a proper and systematic archive system.
Accountant to implement sound accounting systems, maintaining up to date project accounts, day-to-day administration of project funds and ensuring that these conform to the administrative and financial requirements and procedures and in line with the African Development Bank-funded projects financial management requirements. The Accountant will prepare annual and quarterly financial reports in compliance with the applicable accounting standards; Facilitate and support the Project Coordinator and the Project Management Team in organizing the logistics to facilitate project implementation; Supporting capacity building within the implementing agency with regard to donor financial management requirements.
M&E Specialist to review an M&E management framework/system for the implementing agency; Working in necessary coordination with the other relevant implementing agencies with the assistance of M&E officers to establish project specific M&E frameworks and/or systems, collect necessary data and undertaking necessary analysis of the data collected, evaluate the project implementation in term of achievement of project development objectives and compliance with the project development objectives; Establish and implement the M&E system for the institution in relation to the specific projects/ programs; Collect necessary data for monitoring and evaluating the project; Monitor and review project implementation regularly to assess delivery, identify challenges and bottlenecks and explore practical solutions; Assist the ECOWAS Commission in generating regular quarterly reports and annually report.
L’objectif global de cette consultance est de réaliser une étude sectorielle dans les filières riz, maïs et produits laitiers en vue de dégager l’état des lieux exprimé en termes de contraintes, de faiblesses, de forces de potentialités, d’opportunités et de menaces. Les contraintes qui seront relevées constituent des goulots d’étranglements qui minent le climat des affaires dans les filières précitées et auxquelles, il faudra trouver des solutions adéquates pour asseoir un environnement favorable à l’investissement, stimuler l’apport de devises à travers les exportations, d’une part, et d’autre part créer des emplois dans le domaine des trois filières et de l’agrobusiness.
Les objectifs spécifiques sont les suivants
Faire l’analyse de l’état des lieux dans le domaine du climat des affaires avec une attention particulière sur les chaînes de valeur ciblées par le Projet ;
Identifier les points forts à renforcer et les faiblesses à redresser liés aux investissements dans le secteur agricole en général et dans les chaînes de valeur ciblées par le Projet en particulier ;
Proposer des mesures correctives en vue de l’amélioration des climats des affaires des chaînes de valeur du riz, du maïs et des produits laitiers ;
Identifier et élaborer une base de données des acteurs par maillon de chaque chaîne de valeur ;
Identifier les besoins prioritaires en investissement à favoriser et proposer des mesures de mise en œuvre et des mécanismes d’accompagnent.
Dans le cadre de ce projet LINPICO recherche des experts avec le profil suivant :
Le chef de mission devra :
Être titulaire d’un diplôme de niveau Bac + 5 au moins, en Economie Agricole/Rurale, Economie du Développement, Agroéconomie, ou tout autre Diplôme équivalent ;
Avoir une formation pertinente en Suivi et Evaluation des projets ;
Avoir une expérience d’au moins cinq (05) ans dans le domaine du développement agricole, spécialement dans l’exécution de projets agricoles ;
Avoir été chef de mission d’au moins une étude de ce genre durant les 5 dernières années ;
Maîtriser également les trois approches de l’analyse sectorielle à savoir : L’analyse SCP(Structure-Comportement-Performance), l’analyse PESTEL (Politique, Economie, Social, Technologique, Environnement, Légal) et l’analyse FFOM (Forces, Faiblesses, Opportunités, Menaces)
Avoir une bonne connaissance du fonctionnement des filières agricoles et de l’approche chaînes de valeur ;
Avoir une bonne connaissance des politiques nationales de développement du monde rural ;
Avoir une connaissance solide en développement rural, avec une attention particulière sur les processus participatifs, la gestion participative des questions liées au genre ;
Avoir une bonne capacité dans la rédaction des rapports,
Avoir une bonne maîtrise de l’outil informatique.
Fournir des références qui peuvent confirmer ses capacités.
Le Statisticien devra :
Être titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire (Bac +4) en statistiques au minimum ;
Avoir des connaissances approfondies des logiciels spécialisés en statistiques comme par exemple : SPSS, EPI-infos ; STATA ou SAS ;
Avoir organisé et exécuté au moins 3 enquêtes durant les 5 dernières années ;
Avoir au moins cinq (5) années d’expérience professionnelle, dont au moins deux ans dans la conduite des enquêtes, y compris la formulation des questionnaires, la direction des entretiens et groupes de discussion (“focus groups”), la collecte des données, la constitution des bases de données ainsi que le traitement des données ;
Avoir de solides connaissances des méthodes et techniques d’enquête ;
Avoir de solides connaissances dans le traitement et l’analyse des données ;
Avoir une bonne capacité dans la rédaction des rapports, capacité de lire en Anglais ;
Avoir une bonne maîtrise de l’outil informatique ;
Fournir des références qui peuvent confirmer ses capacités.
Les trois autres consultants :
Consultant filière Riz
Consultant filière Maïs
Consultant produits laitiers
Un à un responsable de l’étude pour chacune des 3 filières: riz, maïs et produits laitiers respectivement devront :
Être de nationalité burundaise ;
Avoir un diplôme de niveau Bac + 4 au moins en Agronomie ou en Zootechnie, ou en Socio-économie ;
Avoir une bonne connaissance du fonctionnement des filières agricoles et de l’approche chaînes de valeur ;
Avoir une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 ans dans le domaine de développement agricole, spécialement dans l’exécution de projets agricoles dont trois ans au moins dans le fonctionnement de la chaîne de valeur (soit riz, soit maïs et soit produits laitiers) pour laquelle le consultant est alignée ;
Avoir réalisé au moins 2 études semblables à la satisfaction du commanditaire sur les études de rentabilité des systèmes de productions et dans le cadre des chaînes de valeur ;
Maîtriser également les trois approches de l’analyse sectorielle à savoir : L’analyse SCP(Structure-Comportement-Performance), l’analyse PESTEL (Politique, Economie, Social, Technologique, Environnement, Légal) et l’analyse FFOM (Forces, Faiblesses, Opportunités, Menaces) ou des approches apparentées ou semblables
Avoir une bonne connaissance de l’environnement burundais et des opportunités de création d’entreprises.
According to the latest SIEA 2018 Framework Contract statistics published by DG INTPA Framework contract SIEA 2018 | International Partnerships (europa.eu) the consortium led by Linpico is now the first ranked contractor by total value of contracts awarded under Lot 5 (Budget Support). The total value of contracts awarded up until the end of 2020 was €29.5 million, of which € 6.4 million, representing 35 specific contracts, has been awarded to the Linpico consortium.
We extend a particular thanks to our experts and look forward to working together for another two years, now that the SIEA 2018 has been extended until May 2023.
Linpico is an international development consultancy. We implement projects funded by International Donors (such as the European Union, or the World Bank) that aim to support developing countries’ governments in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their public policies.
Linpico’s projects cover five main sectors: Public Finance Management, including Budget Support; Education; Governance and Aid Management; Trade and Private Sector Development and Information Technology. Our projects are in all regions of the world, in over 80 countries. They are both long- and short-term, ranging from several years to a few months in length.
Our head office is located in the South of France; we also have an office in Burkina Faso. Linpico employs 17 permanent staff in the following departments: General Management; Project Management and Framework Contracts; Administrative and Technical Support; Finance and Contracts Administration.
This job description refers to a position within the Framework Contracts Department.
The Department deals with short-term projects of a value up to 1 million EUR, which are tendered under the umbrella of a wider 4-year long EU Framework Contract. Linpico is leading a Consortium for Lot 5 relating to Budget Support; and is the member of a Consortium for Lot 1 relating to Natural Resource Management.
Search for experts based on each project’s requirement, contact the best candidates;
Coordinate the search and keep track of all experts contacted, follow-up on best candidates;
Evaluate profiles of experts, discuss proposed selection with the Framework Director, and close deals with the selected candidates;
Preparation of financial and technical proposals (including tailoring CVs, drafting methodologies and budgets, doing background research);
Take on the responsibility of managing ongoing projects – getting updates from experts in the field; preparing contract documents; quality control of deliverables and reports; coordination of experts’ work; monitoring the budget, etc.;
Track statistics and data about proposals and projects to support internal and EU reporting;
Other tasks as directed.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
University Degree (Master’s degree is an advantage)
Experience in a similar position, with specific knowledge of EU-funded contracts;
Experience searching for and contracting experts within a short timeframe;
Excellent verbal and written communication in English – Fluency in French or Spanish required; both would be an advantage.
Organized and able to meet deadlines;
Able to prioritise tasks and remain calm to deliver under pressure;
Linpico signed a contract with the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, on the 11th of May, 2021, to implement Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Finance in Strengthening Budget Planning, Coordination, Execution and Transparency. This project is under the umbrella of The Second Capacity Building for Public Finance Management Project (CBPFM-2) funded by the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) administered by the World Bank. The duration of the project is 8 months.
The objectives of this assignment are to provide the MoF with the following consulting services:
a) upgrade the existing econometric FP model to enable better forecasting of budget revenues and expenditures in the medium and longer run;
b) further improve intergovernmental fiscal relation mechanisms;
c) improve procedures and practices for cash planning, liquidity management, and control of budget commitments in line with good international practice;
d) prepare an updated Public Debt Management Strategy and develop functional requirements and software for public debt management (accounting);
e) develop regulatory and methodological documents on IPSAS and improve regulatory documents guiding MoF position and role in the Public Finance Management.
The contract aims to provide long-term and short-term technical assistance, support the program’s training action and the implementation of other contributions likely to improve the management of domestic taxation of ECOWAS member states and strengthen the system of coordination, monitoring and evaluation of fiscal transition programs at the level of each Commission (ECOWAS and UEMOA) and at the level of Members states. As a reminder, the objective of the West Africa tax transition support program is to support the implementation of tax transition programs in West Africa, following the implementation of regional policies of trade liberalization (Customs Union, TEC, EPA,). Three products are expected:
(i) the management of the internal taxation of the Member States is improved and better coordinated in the region;
(ii) the fight against fraud, tax evasion, illicit financial flows and corruption is stepped up and contributes to increasing tax revenues; (iii) the system of coordination, monitoring and evaluation of tax transition programs is strengthened at the level of each Commission and at the level of MS.
The duration of the assignment 2 years
The purpose of this contract is to recruit technical assistance to carry out the following activities • organize annual ECOWAS seminars to clarify basic VAT rules with exchanges of experiences and good practices; • analyze the capacities of national tax administrations to manage VAT and facilitate cooperation between stakeholders (private sector and tax administration); • assess and possibly revise the ECOWAS VAT Directive, on the one hand, help transpose the directive in MS that have not yet done so; August 2018 Page 59 of 124 • carry out awareness-raising / communication actions on VAT rules (ECOWAS brochure or online guide) for professionals; • reserve a place of choice for civil society organizations and the private sector for better advocacy on the application of VAT; • define the missions of short-term experts relating to product 1 (terms of reference) and supervise their work.
As part of the execution of this project, the following profile could be requested:
Senior tax expert, specialist in indirect taxation, in VAT management:
Qualifications and skills • Holder of a diploma in public finance, jurist, tax expert, statistician economist or equivalent qualification (BAC + 5 at least); • The expert must have a strategic vision, demonstrate a good capacity for analysis of tax systems, in particular indirect taxes. It will also have to demonstrate a capacity to strengthen the capacities of ROs. • Excellent command of the most common computer tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and messaging; • Perfect command of English and French (reading, writing, speaking); • Great aptitude for multicultural and multidisciplinary teamwork, coordination, networking and facilitation; • Any additional training in the field of monitoring and evaluation and results-based management is an asset.
General professional experience • At least twelve (12) years of professional experience in tax administration, including VAT; • Having worked in at least 3 different countries, including at least one English-speaking country in sub-Saharan Africa will be an asset; • At least proven experience in managing a team of multidisciplinary experts in VAT; • Good understanding of the challenges of regional economic integration.
– Specific professional experience • Good experience in analysis and / or management of tax reforms will be an advantage; • Knowledge of UEMOA and ECOWAS directives and in particular of the fiscal transition program will be an advantage. • Professional experience of at least 7 years in VAT management • Work experience in the field of tax transition; • Demonstrated competence in drafting terms of reference is an asset.
Working language (s): The working language is French and English
The COVID pandemic has caused an unprecedented international crisis forcing all governments around the world to put in place emergency strategies to deal with this health situation which affects all sectors of the global economy.
Consequently, all the development aid activities and objectives implemented through current and planned projects funded by the various international donors had to be reviewed.
Faced with this situation, Linpico was able to react and adapt its support to donors and governments by developing 4 main strategies:
1. Emergency repatriation of experts: Linpico has deployed its resources at headquarters to find the quickest solutions for modifying the experts’ return flights, revising their contracts accordingly and favouring contract extensions with donors and clients in order to adapt deadlines to be completed through remote work;
• Maintaining communication amongst our permanent staff and with our various repatriated experts and confined clients around the world, by email, via Whatsapp, Skype, or Microsoft Team;
• By implementing hygiene and distancing measures (supply of masks, hydroalcoholic gel, soap, cleaning of toilets, etc.) for projects still underway.
• Ensuring the sharing of larger data and the simultaneous online work of Linpico experts and backstopping staff members via tools such as Sentspace or Dropbox;
• Organizing videoconferences with the various ministries and donors involved in our projects and maintaining the implementation of the training workshops initially provided for by our contracts at a distance, via tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Team and with dynamic presentations on Power Point and Visio;
3. Modifying the ToR’s for current projects: Linpico has also worked in concert with donors, clients and teams of experts to propose adaptations to the objectives and services initially planned for the containment situation, but also for the economic consequences of this crisis;
4. Encouraging a gradual return to work in the field: Ensuring optimal health security conditions, in particular by offering the teams training on health standards.
Hereafter some relevant examples, where these various measures have been implemented within Linpico’s projects:
Technical Assistance to the Court of Audit of the Central African Republic: The training initially planned at the Court of Audit has been partially maintained (although the training of part time experts has been suspended) and carried out in conformity with the strict sanitary measures in place: restrictions to the number of participants (splitting into two groups to reduce the number of people present), respecting social distancing, availability of soap and the wearing of masks.
Tax Administration Efficiency Improvement and Public Expense Management (PEM) Program in the Dominican Republic – Business Process Re-engineering for the Integrated Financial Management Information System:
The team has been providing all the required services from home, communicating and working together online through Outlook, Whatsapp, Skype, Dropbox and Sendspace, Zoom and Microsoft Team.
These culminated in a virtual meeting with the Minister of Finance, his main advisers and some Managing Directors, where the new proposed processes were approved .
The Minister of Finance’s reaction was very positive, giving us an hour and a half of his time. This shows the importance that he assigned to our work and its practical results for its management. He asked that we continue to accompany him in this last stage to deliver everything planned and with the quality with which he has worked so far. He suggested that we extend the project to deliver everything virtually, as it will not be possible to travel before the deadline for presenting the final report and training.
Support for the Establishment and Running of a Unit responsible for implementing the Government’s PFM reform programme :
Due to the health crisis triggered by COVID-19 and its effects upon Paraguay’s economy, the Ministry of Finance is now having to implement many PFM reforms to better manage the available resources and give greater aid to those sectors rendered the most vulnerable by the situation.
Linpico and the Ministry of Finance have reviewed the ToR’s in order to re-allocate our technical assistance to support those new short and medium term reforms.
Analysis of the budget and Public Finance Management in Tunisia: Due to the health crisis triggered by COVID-19 and its effects upon Tunisia’s economy, specific ToRs are being developed in order to adapt the experts’ mission. Indeed, the studies and analysis will have to be primarily focussed on the disbursement of special budget aid (budget aid of 175 thousand dollars to aid Tunisia in coping with the effects of the new COVID-19 and allocated to the emergency operation title for aid to development politics for resilience and recovery), whilst also taking into account the new macroeconomic data emerging from this unusual situation and its effect upon the economy.
Linpico is an
international development consultancy. We implement projects funded by
International Donors (such as the European Union, or the World Bank) that aim
to supporting developing countries’ governments in the planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their public policies.
cover five main sectors: Public Finance Management, including Budget Support; Education; Governance
and Aid Management; Trade and Private Sector Development; Information
Technology. Our projects are in all regions of the world, in over 80 countries. They
are both long- and short-term, ranging from several years to a few months in
launch calls for proposals to find a consultancy who they will subcontract to
implement their international development projects and programmes. We respond
to these calls by presenting a technical strategy and financial proposal, along
with a full team of specialist free-lance consultants who will be implementing
the project’s activities in the field. Once we are awarded a specific project,
we manage its implementation (managing the budget, the communication with the
Client, the mobilization and utilization of the expert resources, etc.).
Our main office is
located in the South of France; we also have an office in Burkina Faso. Linpico
employs 17 permanent staff in the following departments: General Management;
Project Management and Framework Contracts; Administrative and Technical
Support; Finance and Contracts Administration.
This job description refers to a position within the Framework Contracts
The Department deals
with short-term projects of a value up to 1 million EUR, which are tendered
under the umbrella of a wider 4-year long Framework Contract. Under these wider
contracts, only a handful of Consortia are selected and are receiving the
requests for proposals. The Framework Contracts are divided into lots
corresponding to specific aid areas.
Linpico is leading a
Consortium for Lot 5 relating to Budget Support; and is the member of a
Consortium for Lot 1 relating to Natural Resource Management.
to project management and coordination of the Framework Team;
experts based on each project’s requirement, contact the best candidates;
search and keep track of all experts contacted by the team, regularly update
evaluation of profiles of experts and closing deals with the selected
tracking statistics and data about proposals and projects to support internal
and EU reporting;
Framework Contracts Manager in the preparation of financial and technical
proposals (including tailoring CVs, proofreading methodologies, doing
Framework Contracts Manager in the implementation of ongoing projects – getting
updates from experts in the field; preparing contract documents; quality
control of deliverables and reports;
in proposal preparation and project management are likely to increase over
Other tasks as
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
(Master’s degree is an advantage) in relevant subject such as International
Relations, International Development; European Union Affairs
This is an
entry-level position. It is understood that the candidates would not have years
of experience. Any professional / internship / university / volunteer
experience in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:
International Humanitarian and/or Development work;
Human Resources; Recruitment; Evaluating CVs;
Preparation and/or Management of Budgets;
Drafting and proofreading reports, articles, papers or
other written communication;
Experience of responding to calls for proposals or
preparing documentation to obtain grants (such as for an NGO, a university
association, or as part of a university simulation exercise);
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook);
Excellent verbal and
written communication in English and French. Spanish would be an advantage;
Organised and able to
Able to prioritise
tasks and remain calm to deliver under pressure;