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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ASSIGNMENT TITLE: HEAD OF FINANCE (HOF) (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

Date de Mise en Ligne: 02/01/2017 19:06:23


COTE D’IVOIRE, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, GUINEA
Interconnection Project (CLSG)
ID No. – P113266

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ASSIGNMENT TITLE: HEAD OF FINANCE (HOF) (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

Credit No. : 5110-LR
EOI Ref No. CS-18-11/FAD
Date of publication: 21/12/2016;
Submission deadline: 12/01/2017.

The International Development Association (IDA) granted to the Government of Liberia global financing of One Hundred and forty four million and five hundred thousand dollars ($144,500,000) for the implementation of the Interconnection Project Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra -Leone, Guinea (CLSG). Part of this amount is to be used to finance the following contract: Recruitment of One (1) HEAD of FINANCE (HoF).

The Head of Finance will support the Finance and Administration Manager to ensure the proper application of the TRANSCO CLSG’s Accounting and Financial Management Policies and Procedures. The Head of Finance will be responsible to ensure that donors’ financial reporting requirements for the CLSG interconnection project are fully satisfied. He/she will support the Finance and Administration Manager in designing and implementing appropriate accounting and financial policies and procedures for the Company and that appropriate budgeting principles and cost control practices are maintained.

The duration of the assignment is for Twelve (12) months renewable if satisfactory performance.

The services to be provided shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following:
    Ensure compliance with TRANSCO CLSG Accounting and Financial Management Policies and Procedures Manual
    Coordinate the preparation of the Annual Budgets and Work Plans
    Prepare Monthly and Quarterly Interim Financial Reports that include budget execution reports and variance analysis
    Prepare draft annual financial statements and coordinate the external audit of these financial statements to comply with donor requirements
    Ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations
    Supervise the preparation of monthly Statement of Expenditures and withdrawal applications for each source of financing and ensure compliance with donors disbursement guidelines
    Ensure appropriate controls are maintained over the management of the project's financial and material resources.
    Ensure that the fixed assets register is updated regularly and that physical verification of fixed assets are conducted and physical balances reconciled with book values
    Supervise the management of inventory and ensure periodic inventory reports are prepared and reconciled with book values.
    Review contractor’s payment certificates and ensure timely disbursement of funds
    Review monthly cashbook and bank reconciliation statements.
    Ensure that accounting and financial records are properly maintained.
    Assist the Finance and Administration Manager to monitor and assess the performance and achievement of the financial objectives.
    Represent the Finance Department in matters relating to finance or any other matter, as delegated by the Finance and Administration Manager.

TRANSCO CLSG now invites eligible applicants ("Individual Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the services described above. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services, including CVs, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc..

The requirements are:
•    Hold a master’s degree in accounting and finance is required. It would be an advantage to be a chartered accountant. He/she should have at least 10 years of relevant post qualification experience, five of which should have been in a senior management position. He/she should have in-depth knowledge of business management, corporate finance and financial and accounting management in project management. The candidate should possess high analytical skills and have the ability to develop strategies and goals that tie into the vision of TRANSCO CLSG and the project.
•    Adequate knowledge of the accounting policies and practices of supranational companies and in particular International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
•    Adequate knowledge of the Financial Management Guidelines of International Financing Institutions, in particular World Bank, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank and KfW
•    Best practice in budgeting and cost control principles for international companies
•    Corporate governance reporting requirements
•    Must be familiar with financial models of “Special Purpose Companies »
•    Assertive, proactive, innovative, dedicated and ready to accept new challenges
•    Excellent communication skills, management skills & ability to complete a number of varied tasks in a fast-paced environment.
•    Excellent use of office applications like MS Word, Excel and Power Point
•    Excellent use of accounting and financial management information systems. A working knowledge of TOMPRO will be an added advantage.
•    Team builder with coaching and mentoring skills
•    Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment;
•    Have Proficiency in English or French (reading, speaking, and writing) and a working knowledge of the other language.

The attention of interested individual consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the "World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers under the IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grant" (January 2011, Revised July 2014) setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/Consultant GLs English Final  Jan2011 Revised July1 2014.pdf

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers under IBRD Loans and Credit and IDA Grant"(January 2011, Revised July 2014).
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/Consultant GLs English Final  Jan2011 Revised July1 2014.pdf
 
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from Monday to Friday between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM during working days. Or can be obtained upon request, by writing an email to: info@transcoclsg.org with copy to rkeita@transcoclsg.org and mkeita@transcoclsg.org;  bbalde@transcoclsg.org.

Expression of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 5:00 PM GMT on January 12, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The address referred to above is:
The General Manager
TRANSCO CLSG
Cocody II Plateaux, Angre 7è Tranche
28 BP 633, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
E-mail: info@transcoclsg.org  , and copied: rkeita@transcoclsg.org; mkeita@transcoclsg.org; bbalde@transcoclsg.org.
Tel : +225 22 50 34 80/ 87 67 29 95 / Fax : +225 22 50 34 85