Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grid Consulting Vacancies for Technical Director - Public Finance Management (PFM)

Grid Consulting Nigeria, established over 25 years ago, Grid Consulting carries out a substantial amount of work within the Development space, and largely within Nigeria. We partner with a range of international Implementing and Financing agencies and carry out financial management related assignments both for specific development programs and for governments at all levels. Our website ( provides more information in this regard. We are looking to recruit a Technical Director with expertise in Public Finance Management (PFM) to join our top-line management team at Grid:

Job Position: Technical Director - PFM (Based in Lagos)

Job Description
The Technical Director (PFM) will play an essential role within the Grid technical team by leading and representing Grid's thinking, modeling and inputs in the PFM aspects of all development programs in which Grid is involved. The Director will strengthen and maintain existing (clients, partners and stakeholders) relationships, and engage with all levels of government institutions, programme partners and key stakeholders, to create direct impact in development programs through interventions and activities in PFM. Whilst these interfaces should enhance the technical value that Grid adds to the various programs, they should also serve to strengthen our partnerships.

The position will report to the Managing Director. Other key responsibilities of the Technical Director include;
Engaging with Grid management team, and key public sector actors, to clarify areas in PFM that Grid will add value
Supporting the design and implementation of PFM activities for the programs in which we work - in line with agreed frameworks;
Undertaking technical quality reviews and quality assurance on technical work carried out by staff and external consultants';
Evaluating, revising and updating existing models for PFM implementation in response to changes in the work environment;
Conducting studies to demonstrate impact of Grid's PFM interventions Managing strategic engagement with partners and stakeholders;

The ideal candidate will have an advanced university degree (Masters/PhD) in anyone of Economics, Accounting, Public Policy, or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. Also required is:
Significant practical experience in public sector reforms initiatives,
A good understanding of the dynamics and operations of the public sector with specific knowledge in PFM audits, Public Expenditure Assessment, and Budget Preparation/Implementation
A broad understanding of public policy management and of influencing policies Practical experience in managing relationships with stakeholders at varying levels of Government
The ideal candidate will have strong background knowledge of relevant national and international policies that affect economic growth and living standards in Nigeria. S/he will possess excellent computer application, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Prior working experience with International development agencies will be an added advantage for this position.

Terms of Employment
This position will be ideal for a Nigerian national with substantial international experience and exposure. Accordingly, the remuneration package has been tailored to attract candidates with this profile. However, local terms and conditions will apply. The post will be based in Ikoyi, Lagos but will require periodic travel to the states in which we work.

Application Deadline
Friday 29th April, 2011

Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their application and updated CV to include contact mobile number and email address through the link on our website at: Closing date for submission of applications is Friday 29th April, 2011. Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to successful candidates commencing work as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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