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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Team Leader

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Malawi
Job Code: 5415

Description

Long term Team Leader role to support implementation of PFM reforms in Malawi

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Inputs: Full time / 220 working days per year

Background: DAI in partnership with TetraTech is implementing a long term EU-funded project in Malawi titled Technical Assistance to the Government of Malawi to support the implementation of Public Finance Management Reforms (“Chuma Cha Dziko”). The overarching goal of this project is to support more efficient and effective use of public resources, thereby contributing to Malawi’s economic growth and development. The project purpose is to facilitate behaviour change and improve public sector performance in the following areas: public procurement and contract management, payroll and pension management, commitment control and debt management, parastatal financial management and oversight, and domestic revenue mobilisation policy. The project runs until May 2024.

The role: DAI is recruiting for a Team Leader position starting November/December 2020 to be based full-time in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Team Leader will use change management principles to enhance the implementation of PFM reforms and will guide the approach adopted by other Key Experts so that they each play a role in facilitating behaviour change. The Team Leader will be in charge of overall project coordination and quality control of project deliverables across all key result areas. The Team Leader will also work closely with key Government departments and related donor programmes. Project results should be achieved by building ownership of the theory of change, using diplomatic skills to foster close partnerships, and using participatory approaches in planning and implementing interventions.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, accounting or other relevant field;
  • Postgraduate qualification in change management and/or sustainable development, public administration or other relevant field, from a recognised institution;
  • At least 15 years of general experience relevant to the assignment, including at least eight years of experience in leading public sector reform processes, including conducting institutional/ organisational assessments, developing change strategies and supporting implementation of organisational capacity development plans;
  • At least four years of experience in facilitation of change interventions, showing an ability to overcome barriers and stimulate drivers for change at individual and organisational levels, specifically for the public sector;
  • At least four years of practical experience in project management of donor-funded programmes, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • At least two years of experience using political economy analysis to guide project implementation;
  • Experience with PFM reform projects/programmes;
  • Experience with Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) and TWP (thinking and working politically) processes or other similar approaches; and
  • Experience in facilitating multiple and diverse stakeholders to work towards common goals, including government, development partners, academia and civil society.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to request additional information.

Applications will be reviewed as received.



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