Managerial Banking Careers – Director, Macroeconomic Management Programme at MEFMI

Organisation: The
Macroeconomic and Financial Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI)
Job Ref: 160913DMMP
Duty Station: Harare,
Zimbabwe.
About MEFMI:
The Macroeconomic and Financial
Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa
(MEFMI) is a regionally owned
institute with 13 member countries: Angola, Botswana,
Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi,
Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and
Zimbabwe.  Established in 1997 under an
expanded mandate, MEFMI was 
founded with the view to building
sustainable capacity in identified key areas in ministries of finance, planning
commissions and central banks, or equivalent institutions.  MEFMI strives to improve sustainable human
and institutional capacity in the critical areas of macroeconomic and financial
management; foster best practices in related institutions; and bring emerging
risks and opportunities to the fore among executive level officials.   MEFMI seeks to achieve, within its member
states, prudent macroeconomic management, competent and efficient management of
public finances, sound, efficient and stable financial sectors and stable
economies with strong and sustained growth. 
The long term objective is to contribute to the poverty reduction among
people in MEFMI’s operational zone of Eastern and Southern Africa. 
Job Summary: The
Director,  Macroeconomic Management
Programme will work closely in 
consultation with senior officials in the Ministries of Fir and
Planning, Central Banks and other relevant department MEFMI member states and
network with key technical cooperation partners. He/she will be responsible for
managing and super all aspects of the Macroeconomic Management Programme
contributing to the enhancement of capacity building initiatives, macroeconomic
management in MEFMI member states.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides
    strategic direction  to capacity
    building activities in the Macroeconomic
  • Management
    Programme;
  • Provide
    advisory service to member states on capacity building in macroeconomic
    management;
  • Identify
    technical and financial resources for undertaking capacity building
    activities;
  • Supervise
    the preparation and implementation of the macroeconomic programme  annual work plan and budget;
  • Conduct
    needs assessment surveys;
  • Plan,
    design and conduct regional and in-country capacity building activities;
  • Manage
    the selection and training of Fellows under the Fellows Development
  • Programme;
  • Backstop
    consultancies and carry out quality assurance of resource persons’ outputs
    and the selection of participants for the capacity building events;
  • Network
    with technical cooperating partners, experts and relevant organisations on
    macroeconomic management issues;
  • Undertake
    other managerial responsibilities which include corporate strategic
    planning, membership of the management team, risk analysis and control,
    recruitment, training, supervision and motivation of programme staff.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must possess at least a Masters’ degree in Economics or related areas
    from a recognized university. by course work in a relevant area will be
    an added advantage
  • At
    least ten (10) years of work experience as Director or of Department in a
    Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, research think-tank organization, or an
    institution that des the macroeconomic management of an individual group
    of countries; 
  • Proficiency
    and applied skills in at least three of the for thematic areas: monetary
    policy & operations, fiscal p including revenue and budgeting,
    regional integration i governance, modeling and forecasting;
  • Strong
    analytical, applied policy research, technical, manage (human and
    financial) and communication skills;
  • Experience
    in managing hands-on capacity building and programmes, including actual
    delivery;
  • Strategic
    orientation;
  • Experience
    in international or regional organizations will added advantage;
  • Knowledge
    of donor funded projects and multilateral or development agencies’
    procedures and operations;
  • Strong
    interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Established
    track record of excellence in economic public evidenced by at least two
    journal papers;
  • Sound
    knowledge of contemporary development issues region;
  • Presentation
    and facilitation skills:
  • Proven
    ability to manage and work with a diverse professional team and in a
    multi-culture environment;
  • Competence
    in the use of standard and statistical software packages:
  • Demonstrated
    competence in writing concept notes and project proposals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications with written applications, clearly
stating the position applied for, accompanied by a detailed CV with names and
addresses (including telephone, fax and e-mail) of three referees to be
received by 9
September 2013. 
MEFMI is an equal opportunity
employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Applications for positions 2 –
5 should be sent to:
The Executive Director,
MEFMI
9 Earls Road
Alexandra Park
P O Box A1419
Avondale
Harare
Zimbabwe
Or via Email:
vacancies@mefmi.org stating the position applied for and the reference e.g.
REF;
160913DFSMP – DIRECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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