THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMOF)

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMOF)
SUPPORT TO THE HOME FINANCE DEPARTMENT

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF A PROGRAMME MANAGER FOR THE SFTAS PROGRAM

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has agreed with the World Bank on a multi-year (2018-2022) program to support Nigerian states to strengthen fiscal performance and sustainability: The State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program for Results (“The Program”).

2. The Home Finance Department (HFD) in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMoF) will house the SFTAS Program Coordination Unit (PCU). The PCU’s key functions are to:
i) Coordinate state capacity building activities delivered by different implementing agencies;
ii) Conduct communications and outreach activities for the Program;
iii) Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities for the overall Program;
iv) Disburse P for R financing to the states on the basis of the verified results from the independent verification agent (IVA);
v) Provide accounting and reporting for the Program;
vi) Act as the interface with the Bank’s supervision and implementation support team; and
vii) Act as the secretariat for the Central Steering Committee. The Program’s technical assistance component will provide financing to FMoF to recruit several consultants to work alongside Ministry staff to carry out the PCU’s key functions.

3. The FMoF has identified the need to engage an experienced Consultant as the Program Manager for the SFTAS Program in the PCU during the Program’s implementation.

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4. The principal task of the Program Manager (Consultant) is to provide technical and management services to the Program Coordination Unit (PCU) so that the PCU can successfully perform the key functions-as prescribed above – for the SFTAS Program. The Program Manager (Consultant) is also expected to help build the capacity of the HFD to manage the Program.

5. The Program Manager (Consultant) is expected to conduct/implement the key operational activities that include, but are not limited to the following:
• Ensure the PCU and implementing agencies understand the Program Operations Manual (POM) for the effective implementation of the program;
• Lead the process for any revisions of the POM during the program implementation;
• Lead the development of the annual work plan and budget for the TA component, covering the activities of all implementing agencies, and the annual work plan and budget for the PCU activities. These work plans will be submitted for approval to the Director of Home Finance as the National Program Coordinator;
• Review the Program M&E plan and communications plan for the program developed by the M&E specialist and Communications specialist, respectively, before submission for approval to the National Program Coordinator;
• Oversee the implementation of PCU activities on a day-to-day basis to ensure they are carried out in accordance with the PCU’s annual work plan and budget and the POM;
• Monitor and ensure timely implementation of the annual performance assessments to participating states to be carried out by the IVA and external audit firm;
• Manage consultants hired to support the PCU on a day-to-day basis, including the financial management specialist, the procurement specialist, the monitoring and evaluation specialist, the capacity building specialist, the communications specialist and the program assistant;
• Manage consultancy firms hired by the PCU to support the implementation of the PCU’s activities;
• Support the establishment of the SFTAS central-level steering Committee;
• Act as the Secretary to the Steering Committee and convene meetings in accordance to the POM. As the Secretary, the Consultant will:
o Be responsible for setting the agenda and preparing materials for the meetings, periodic reports to the Steering Committee on the Program’s operational and financial progress;
o Be responsible for circulating the minutes and coordinating follow-up actions;
• Working with the Communications specialist, ensure effective communication to effectively to key stakeholders on the Program’s progress and achievements;
• Working with the Financial Management specialist, maintain strong systems of internal financial and operational controls and conduct effective financial and operational management and oversight to ensure compliance;
• Act as the day-to-day focal point with the World Bank for all Program implementation and supervision process, including managing any approvals required from the World Bank;
• Provide on-the-job mentoring and coaching support to FMoF staff seconded to the PCU in relation to the Consultant’s activities;
• Perform other duties as required and requested by the National Program Coordinator and Deputy National Program Coordinator within the framework of this Consultancy.

6. The Home Finance Department in the Federal Ministry of Finance hereby invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing to services. Interested individuals should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.
Shortlisting criteria are:
• Minimum Master degree in Management, Public Administration, Public Finance or other relevant fields;
• Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in designing, implementing and supervising development programs for the Nigerian Public Sector;
• Experience of working with Nigerian federal and state governments, in particular the finance and budget ministries, debt departments and accountant general offices;
• Experience of working with international organizations, bilateral donors and international financial institutions;
• Highly computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Fluency in spoken English required with excellent written English skills, including sound report-writing skills;
• Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
• Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Demonstrated delivery focus that balances a responsive and proactive approach;
• Excellent leadership and people management skills.

7. The individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” (Procurement Regulations) dated July 2016 (revised November 2017) under the “New Procurement Framework (NPF), available at the World Bank website: https://policies.worldbank.org/sites/ppf3/PPFDocuments/Forms/DispPage.aspx?docid=4005&ver=current.

8. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (from 09hours to 1600 hours) Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Program Coordinator, Tel: +2348033462383.

9. Expression of Interest accompanied by candidate’s curriculum vitae must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 at 5:00pm prompt.

The National Program Coordinator
Program Coordinating Unit,
Home Finance Department
Federal Ministry of Finance
Block B’, Room 330, Third Floor.
Federal Ministry of Finance Building.
Central Business District, Abuja.
Tel: +2348033462383.
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST