Expert 2 - Category I: Senior Specialist for municipalities
Expected Start
01 July 2019
51 working days
29 May 2019
Aylin Alpagot ( )

Detailed description Back

The overall objective is to obtain an objective and independent diagnosis of the progress recorded in the area of PFM, by collecting and analysing data available from the period 2016-2018 (see detailed in 3.3), applying the PEFA methodology at national and sub-national level. This assessment, the 5th PEFA assessment for the country, will occur at a timely moment given that it will provide not only the indicative balance of the progress of the PEFP 2016-2019, but will also guide the planning process for the preparation of the next Public Finance Strategic Plan. It will function as an updated diagnostic.

The evaluation of the municipalities (3 from each region for comparison) was included in view of the decentralization progress in the country, within the framework of the revision of the Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique. The municipalities of Maputo, Matola, Tete and Nampula were selected for this evaluation (details below). The objective is to gain a better understanding of the current situation and obstacles at the level of the local authorities, and also to use the results of the assessment to compare current and future progress.


The Senior Specialist will need to have the skills and experience of a senior specialist in public financial management in the subnational areas, to complement those of the team leader:

a. Specific Requirements:

  • Experience in conducting at least 3 PEFA assessments at subnational level;
  • Experience in organizing at least 3 training sessions on the PEFA methodology;
  • Experience in leading PEFA assessment teams - least 1 assessment;
  • At least 7 years of experience in financial and fiduciary concepts in subnational areas, preferably related to developing countries (complementary to those of the team leader);
  • Ability to synthesize multiple and different sources of information, including experience and intuition in financial management and audit, and make a sound analysis and provide appropriate advice;
  • Ability to make consistent, rational and objective independent judgments under pressure.

b. Education: At least a Master’s degree in Economics, Management, Administration and/or Public Finances, or related fields or 5 years of equivalent professional experience which must be above the general professional experience duration fixed below;

c. General Professional Experience: Minimum of 12 years of proven experience in the field of Public Finance Management;

d. Language skills: Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English and /or Portuguese. Good knowledge of Portuguese is an asset.

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