The World Bank

Banque, Assurance, Finance
Dakar, , Sénégal

The World Bank

Banque, Assurance, Finance Dakar, , Sénégal

E T Temporary

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  • Lieu de travail Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 05 Novembre
  • Secteur d'activité Banque, Assurance, Finance
  • Nombre de postes 01

About

  • The World Bank Western and Central Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,139 staff mostly based in about 22 country offices, is committed to helping countries to realize their considerable development potential and become more competitive in the global economy by focusing on the following priorities
  • Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.

  • Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa’s vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030.

  • Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.

  • Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities.

  • Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure.

  • Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity.

  • Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Unit Context

  • The Resource Management Unit of the Africa Regions (BPSAF) is responsible for business planning, budgeting, work programming, deliverables reporting, and financial reporting for all the departments in the World Bank Eastern and Southern Africa Region and World Bank Western and Central Africa Region.
  • In addition, in country offices, BPSAF staff performs accounting, payment processing, cash management and administration functions.
  • Overall, BPSAF ensures that each department maintains cost efficiency and effective controls over all financial transactions and provides support for effective management and monitoring of deliverable.
  • Building on WFA’s recent Quality Assurance Review and the Scorecard report, this ET Temporary (ETT) - Resource Management Assistant (RM Assistant) position is in the Senegal Country Office within the Country Department covering Senegal, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania.
  • The ETT – RM Assistant will handle accounting, resource management, internal controls, and administration for the country office.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The ETT Assistant works independently under the oversight of the Country Director, the Operations Manager, and the CO Resource Management Officer under the overall supervision of HQ based Sr.
  • Resource Management Officer and HQ based Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
  • The ETT RM Assistant’s functions range from primary responsibility for accounting transactions and vendor payments, to performing compliance reviews and reporting to central control units, to setting/streamlining procedures in the office while ensuring appropriate controls are in place and supporting and advising staff on a host of RM topics.
  • Also, the RM Assistant plays a key role in the administration and dissemination of RM policies of the Bank.
  • The ETT RM Assistant is expected to deliver quality work, striking a balance between RM technical excellence and client focus.
  • The incumbent must have strong teamwork within and outside the unit, and the ability to work independently on RM projects with other members of the broader RM team Initiative and excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must.

The key accountabilities of the RM Assistant are as follows :

Financial Accounting And Reports

  • Processes accurately and promptly all accounting transactions, including payroll, operating expenses, procurement, travel, consultant payments, vendor payments, charge backs and other office running expenses.

  • Processes transactions in the Asset Management module for office inventory.

  • Maintains accounts reconciled at any given point in time.

  • Regularly reviews the open items, accounts, and resolves any outstanding items within the WFA mandated time frames (mainly, 15/30/60 days).

  • Maintains relevant documents and invoices systematically to fully support the accounts.

  • Performs Bank account reconciliation and reviews cash flow and replenishment needs.

  • Submit Monthly Statement of Reconciliation (MSR) reports within the Institutional deadline (within 10 days after the close of the month).

  • Assists in planning and monitoring budget and expenses linked to country office work program.

  • Provides references to Bank financial and administrative policies and procedures in administrative expense related subject areas.

  • Monitors operating expenses and highlights potential issues.

  • Monthly reviews of exception reports and takes corrective actions (such as missing time, SOE; exceptions, overtime, open purchase orders etc.).

    • Ensures compliance with institutional and regional policies and guidelines. Generates a variety of standard and customized financial/accounting reports.
    • Interacts with clients both inside and outside the Bank, e.g., staff, consultants, vendors, etc., to effect timely payments and resolve accounting related issues.
    • Accounting Controls Maintain consistency in the application of accounting rules and procedures, including safeguarding of cash and checks.
    • Ensure that all transactions have been duly approved and supporting documents have been initialed prior to processing. Review general ledger accounts regularly to ensure accurate posting Review PeopleSoft submissions.
    • Ensure correct GL accounts are used in processing transactions. Monitor operating expenses and highlight potential issues.
    • Ensure year-end accrual policy is 100% implemented. Reviews, follows up and resolves issues noted in all internal control review exercises reports issued by Accounting Department (accounting scorecard and QAR, Country Office field Visit).
    • Follow up on audit and COSO recommendations which relate to the accounting function. General Administration Handles local purchasing of supplies, equipment, and contracts for services. Maintains and updates records and reports on status of inventory and physical assets.
    • Handles a variety of general office administrative matters and other ad-hoc duties as required (e.g., travel, security, workshops, and conferences etc.).
    • Provide guidance to less experienced staff.
    • Provide information and assistance on benefits policies and related issues (e.g., financial assistance loans, dependency allowance, medical benefit, overtime pay).
    • Processes short-term consultant contracts in accordance with guidelines.
    • Selection Criteria Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or other relevant discipline; or Non‐relevant bachelor’s degree plus one of the following:
    • (1) CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting; or
    • (2) ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business; or
    • (3) equivalent country‐level accounting certificate.
    • Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: At least 1 year of relevant experience, but it is preferred to have a candidate with professional experience for two years or longer.
    • Language skill: Proficient in French and English with ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing both. Demonstrated expertise in handling transactional level financial/accounting works.
    • Demonstrated expertise in financial reporting, budget planning and monitoring, and internal control.
    • Demonstrated competency in people relations. Competence in the use of MS Office software such as (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Good working knowledge of financial systems, such as, SAP.

General Competencies

  • Integrity and Independence: Prepares accurate reports, ensuring that pertinent facts are fairly presented, shares information freely.

  • Statutory and other Stakeholder Reporting: Can produce pro-forma financial statements and reports; familiar with disclosure requirements and accompanying notes, and management and auditor's reports.

  • Internal controls and corporate procedures: Can analyze data and business processes to determine the viability of controls and procedures and identify any issues or areas of risk.

  • Governance: Able to interpret the fundamental resource management requirements of a client's governing structures and to provide basic budget analysis.

  • Planning and Budgeting: Can produce standard reports and budgets and analyze budget information; understand the entity's funding structure and sources.

  • Performance Evaluation and Reporting: Able to determine the information needs of users and present information that supports management decision making.

  • Management Information and Tools Design: Able to analyze management information needs, accurately define requirements and ensure the quality of information produced.

  • Financial Strategy: Understands what impacts the strength and integrity of the entity's income statement and balance sheet, and the Bank's lending products and basic pricing structures.

  • Tasks and Workflow Management: Has excellent workflow management and task organization skills; able to take responsibility for all aspects of coordination of the workflow of assigned responsibilities.

  • Transactions Processing and Quality Control

Core Competencies

  • Client Orientation: Take personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.

  • Drive for Results: Take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed upon results and has the personal organization to do so.

  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion: Collaborate with other team members and contribute productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.

  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication: Actively seek knowledge needed to complete assignments and share knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.

  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making: Analyze facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.



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