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senior Financial Management Specialist, Kinshasa – Governance

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Eastern and Southern Africa (E AFR) Region

We need the best and brightest talent focused on our region in order to harness the potential and innovation happening across the continent.  Home to about 700 million of Africa’s people, Eastern and Southern Africa is a geographically, culturally and economically diverse region of 26 countries stretching from the Red Sea in the North to the Cape of Good Hope in the South.

The subregion harbors some of Africa’s protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile, while significant gaps in education, health, and skills development continues to keep people from reaching their full potential. This creates a huge development challenge, impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people, and hinders regional integration and trade! But it also creates an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future.

Are you ready to make an impact? We are looking for dedicated professionals to join our innovative and diverse team to improve people’s lives and help countries build back better after COVID!

Eastern and Southern Africa (E AFR) Region:


Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group

The Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group (PG) supports economic policies and legal, regulatory and institutional reforms to enable equitable and sustainable growth and to promote sustainable institutions that serve to reduce poverty. It comprises four Global Practices – Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation; Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment; Poverty & Equity; and Governance.

The Governance Global Practice

More than half of the global population expresses distrust in government institutions. The Governance GP helps developing countries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive and accountable institutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty, deliver needed services and earn the confidence of citizens.  Our work encompasses public financial management, public procurement, civil service reform, open government, anti-corruption, and using technology to improve quality and access to government services.

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Country Management Unit Context

The AECC2 country management unit (CMU) covers 4 countries (Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sao Tome and Principe) 3 of which are International Development Association (IDA) countries, with higher rates of poverty. The program in the Democratic Republic of Congo is by far the largest of the countries in this CMU. The appointed staff will be based in Kinshasa.

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Duties and Accountabilities

senior Financial Management Specialist

nd will work in coordination with other EAEG2 team members based in Washington DC and in other country offices, as well as with colleagues from Procurement and other Global Practices.

You will supervise a team of five other Financial Management Specialists, based in DRC, Angola and Burundi to provide high quality fiduciary assurance services, including assessing the adequacy of operation’s Financial Management arrangements, providing Financial Management implementation support and supervising operations financed by loans, credits and grants, ensuring compliance with the World Bank’s audit and other Financial Management requirements, performing analytical work on Financial Management and accountability issues, and carrying out capacity building activities, all with due attention to quality assurance arrangements:

  • Promote effective reliance on country systems as deemed appropriate, greater use of technology for fiduciary due diligence and implementation support and streamlining of Financial Management and disbursement processes.
  • Provide high quality inputs to country strategy documents.
  • Provide strategic advice and support to the CMU and other Global Practices, especially with regards to Financial Management in service delivery.
  • Manage the preparation and supervision of assigned tasks and deliverables, ensuring timely and quality delivery with efficient budget management.
  • Generate and exchange knowledge relating to Financial Management /Public Financial Management issues.
  • Contribute to corporate tasks such as the preparation of country briefs, inputs to thematic notes and knowledge and learning events.

Selection Criteria


This is a very senior position as such, you will be a professional with extensive operational experience at the World Bank, or other development organization, and will have demonstrated the ability to mentor, coach and supervise more junior staff.

  • Qualified professional accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA or equivalent membership of an internationally recognized professional accountancy body) with a Master’s degree in accounting, public financial management, finance, or another related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Directly relevant experience and knowledge in fiduciary assurance services.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of public financial management systems.
  • Experience in quality control of the outputs of junior staff or consultants.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently and effectively both remotely and face-to-face.
  • Strong integrative skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and French.
  • Directly relevant experience in fragile and conflict-afflicted environments.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.


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