USAID MEL Program Senior Public Financial Management Consultant / Researcher Career Jobs – QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program
Duty Station: Kampala,
Duration: 1 month

About QED:
The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm
that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis,
proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts
on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge
Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international
donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around
the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About USAID/Uganda MEL Program:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also
referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the
USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted
QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to
implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.

Job Summary: The Senior
Public Financial Management Consultant/Researcher will support USAID/Uganda’s
Country Development and Cooperation Strategy for 2017-2022 (CDCS 2.0)
identified weak functionality of country systems and slow implementation of
policies as significant barriers to Uganda achieving sustainable development.

To support the operationalization of relevant portions of the CDCS,
USAID/Uganda seeks to understand the fiduciary risk environment in Uganda to
inform decisions whether to establish Government to Government (G2G)
arrangements, which involve using Government of Uganda public financial
management (PFM) systems to deliver aid and implement USAID Foreign Assistance.

The Consultant will support the USAID Mission to perform analyses of
several thematic areas around PFM at the national and sub national level,
support the performance of Public Financial Management Risk Assessment
Framework (PFMRAF) Stage 1 & 2 assessments, and support the design and
implementation of Government to Government (G2G) activities. The consultant’s
efforts will be directed to only those activities that are not inherently
governmental, as defined by relevant Agency guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Working independently under the supervision of the Mission Controller or
his/her designate, the consultant will:
  • Support USAID/Uganda Office of Financial
    Management in the performance of a country level examination of GoU PFM
    environment and associated fiduciary and related risks (PMFRAF Stage 1
    Rapid Appraisal), as well as elements of governance and public accountability.
    This examination will be used to meet the requirements of the PFMRAF Stage
    1 Rapid Appraisal, and will be guided by the Stage 1 Checklist, ADS 220
    and ADS 220mae.
Key Deliverables:
Completed DRAFT PFMRAF Stage 1 Questionnaire with all supporting documentation
(including identifying and obtaining relevant sources of existing information
e.g. PEFA report)

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree in Accounting, Auditing, Commerce, Public Policy, or related areas;
  • At least ten years’ experience in Public
    Financial Management; to include any aspects of designing or implementing
    PFM reforms at national government level, PFM capacity building, drafting
    PFM regulations, etc.;
  • Significant experience in consulting for
    national governments, bilateral or multilateral donors (e.g. World Bank,
    IMF, EU, USAID, DfID) preferred;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    Public Financial Management (PFM) work in Uganda is required;
  • Expertise with applying diagnostic tools
    (e.g. PEFA, IMF Fiscal Transparency diagnostic, TADAT) or performing other
    PFM-related diagnostics is preferred;
  • Significant experience supporting National
    level Accountability Sector institutional reforms (e.g. Ministry of
    Finance, National Procurement Agency, Supreme Audit Institutions, etc.) is
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English;
  • Strong computer literacy with a full
    knowledge of all office applications.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above
criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,,
expressing interest to with the subject
line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Senior Public Financial
Management Consultant/Researcher.”

Deadline: 3rd May 2017 by
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