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DAI is seeking qualified candidates for full-time Local Finance Expert positions in Poltava and Lutsk to join USAID Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA) Activity’s team.
HOVERLA is designed to support Ukraine advance self-reliant local governance including legislative reforms, participatory strategic planning methodologies, service improvement, local economic development, civil society engagement, and capacity building of sub-national government entities.
Objective 1: Ukraine’s system of local self-governance is increasingly institutionalized and effective
Objective 2: More self-reliant subnational governance
Objective 3: Citizens play an increasingly influential role in local governance processes
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Local Finance Expert will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:
- Provide capacity development and consultative support to consolidated territorial communities (CTC) of respective Oblast in the field of municipal finance and municipal management aimed at assisting them to efficiently perform tasks and carry out new responsibilities they acquire in the course of the reforms’ implementation.
- Provide consultations, organize training and other capacity development events for CTCs of respective Oblast on municipal finance and municipal management issues, which include but are not limited to budget planning and budget execution, procurement, strategic management, management of municipal revenues including local taxes, assets and communal property (financial aspects), compliance with budget discipline and budget-related issues impacting CTCs.
- Deliver timely, detailed, and accurate updates on oblast-based activities that inform trip, activity, weekly, quarterly, annual, and final reports, the annual work plan, and other deliverables.
- Assist in the development and review of such deliverables (the implementation plans, project guidelines, weekly/quarterly/annual reports, etc.) as requested.
- Contribute to the HOVERLA policy analysis.
- Identify and contribute to success stories and good practices as required by USAID.
- Maintain regular contacts and good working relations with different stakeholders on the regional and local level.
- Provide technical input on oblast/rayon and CTC profiles.
- Assist the HOVERLA management in facilitating effective decision-making.
- Participate in regular meetings with the HOVERLA Kyiv team to discuss technical, administrative, and staffing issues.
- Oversee the field work done by the program and the grantees and ensure that lessons learned are cycled back into the program’s future work planning.
- Communicate and cooperate effectively with the colleagues in their respective regional office.
- Liaise closely and regularly with colleagues in the other regional offices to contribute towards overall coherence and coordination of work.
- Collect quality data for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan for quarterly and annual indicators.
- Other activities as required by Regional Office Team Lead.
- A bachelor’s degree in the field of economics, finance, public administration, or other relevant fields.
- At least 5 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience.
- Experience working and interacting with local authorities, private‐sector partners.
- Knowledge of decentralization reform, regional development, local self-government and local finance, budget planning and budget execution.
- Sound knowledge of public financial management, general principles of local budgets and taxation, tools for fostering local economic development.
- Outstanding working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
- Fluency in Ukrainian language.
- Working knowledge in English language preferred.
- Work experience with USAID or other international organizations is an asset.
Interested candidates should submit their application through the following portal:
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The deadline for applications – until filled in.