Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big are a team of 4,+ people in over countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment and energy do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.The Opportunity Abt Associates is currently seeking two qualified Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialists for the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening activity. This activity focuses on enhancing the ability of all stakeholders to address poor nutrition and weak resilience in Northern Ghana. The Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening activity will result in sustained improvements in the delivery of local services to achieve measurable improvements in the nutrition and resilience of an estimated , reproductive-aged women and children under five years positions will be based in Wa and Bolgatanga, GhanaCore ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Wa/Bolgatanga Regional Coordinator, the Public Financial Management Specialist is responsible for the implementation of PFM interventions under the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening activity. This will include, but is not limited to the following:Support the institutionalization of PFM-related training to the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening zone of influence in the Upper West/Upper East Region.Support the strengthening and operationalization of statutory PFM structures Budget Committees, Internal Audit)Provide technical support to strengthen the capacity of the districts, including the procurement unit to comply with procurement processes and regulations under the projectSupport the MMDAs to establish effective systems to monitor the use of PFM systems.Support capacity building through training and mentoring across districts to strengthen internal audit performance,Participate in PFM meetings with other development partners who are implementing PFM related interventions to foster the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening related interventions.Contribute to the development of technical reports required by the project reporting cycle.Support other duties that will be necessary during the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening activity as assigned by the Senior Management Team. What We Value Master’s Degree in public finance, financial management, economics, business or a related field and at 6 – 8 years’ experienceMust have experience in providing public financial management technical support at the district, regional and/or national levelGood knowledge of public financial management systems used at district level, including the GIFMIS PlatformMust be conversant with rules and regulations governing use of funds in GhanaBe conversant with the planning and budgeting cycle and processes at the sub-national levelStrong report writing skillsDemonstrated ability to work with minimum of direction and supervisionExcellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and computer skillsStrong written and spoken English is required What We OfferWe foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
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