Programme Officer Databases Statistics and UNCTAD – DMFAS Job at MEFMI

Organisation: The
Macroeconomic and Financial Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI)
Job Ref: 160913DFSMP
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
Programme Officer Databases Statistics and UNCTAD – DMFAS will be responsible
for planning, designing, implementing and monitoring of debt management
capacity building activities in the MEFMI region, specifically focusing on Debt
databases. Debt Statistics and the use of UNCTAD’s Debt Management and
Financial Analysis System (DMFAS).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assessing
    and updating member states’ capacity building needs in database management
    and compilation of statistics;
  • Contributing
    to MEFMI’s Strategic Planning Processes;
  • Contributing
    to the planning and reviewing of member states’ project documents and
    plans for Debt Management;
  • Conducting
    regional and in-country capacity building programmes in database
    management, statistics and DMFAS;
  • Contributing
    to the preparation of the Programme’s annual work plans and related
    budgets;
  • Participating
    in joint country missions with partner institutions;
  • Contributing
    to MEFMI’s publications and writing reports:
  • Contributing
    to the development of debt management manuals and policy documents tor
    member countries;
  • Networking
    with peers, member states, and debt management officials and cooperating
    partners;
  • Participating
    in the selection, assessment and accreditation of Fellows and development
    of regional trainers in Debt Management;
  • Monitoring
    input of information on programme activities into MEFMI database: Advising
    member states on the strengthening of legal and institutional arrangements
    and adoption of best practice in sovereign debt management;
  • Developing
    material on and implementing the Distance/E-learning Programmes on debt
    management.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • At
    least a Masters degree in Economics or related discipline.
  • Five
    years’ experience in broad Sovereign Debt Management;
  • Practical
    experience in computer based debt management systems such as DMFAS will be
    an added advantage;
  • Practical
    experience in public debt analysis;
  • Demonstrated
    record in teaching/training/capacity building, consultancy;
  • Excellent
    facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Strong
    qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; Ability to work in a
    multicultural professional environment;
  • Excellent
    written and verbal skills;
  • Leadership
    and interpersonal skills.
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 9th 
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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