Financial Management Specialist

World Bank Group

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The CPF also supports institutional accountability and assists in combating corruption by focusing on improving governance and promoting social accountability. To help the Government of Ethiopia strengthen its institutions and systems for public sector management and service delivery, the Governance GP work program encompasses a substantial mix of lending, TF, and ASA activities. Supporting governance for service delivery in specific sectors is also an important part of the program. Moreover, the FM in Operations function supports PforRs and projects across all sectors.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Financial Management Specialist:

The position is focused on providing Financial Management (FM) fiduciary assurance for Bank-financed operations in Ethiopia. The position requires strong hands-on advisory and operational contributions to the fiduciary arrangements of Investment Project Financing (IPF), results-based financing, and strengthening of associated sector FM systems.

You will be under the supervision of the Governance GP Practice Manager for the EAEG1 Unit and will work in coordination with other EAEG1 team members based in HQ and the field, as well as colleagues from Procurement, other Global Practices, Finance & Accounting (Loans), and from the AECE3 Country Management Unit (CMU). 


Provide high quality FM fiduciary assurance services, including assessing the adequacy of operations’ FM arrangements, providing FM implementation support and supervising operations financed by credits and grants, ensuring compliance with the Bank’s audit and other FM requirements, performing analytical work on FM and accountability issues, and carrying out capacity building activities, all with due attention to quality assurance arrangements.

  • Contribute to promoting effective reliance on country systems as deemed appropriate, greater use of technology for fiduciary due diligence and implementation support, and streamlining of FM and disbursement processes.
  • Contribute to the provision of high quality inputs to CPFs, PLRs and CPPRs.
  • Contribute to the provision of strategic advice and support to CMUs and other Global Practices, especially with regards to FM in sector service delivery.
  • Managing the preparation and supervision of assigned tasks and deliverables, ensuring timely and quality delivery with efficient budget management.
  • Generation and exchange of knowledge relating to FM/PFM issues.
  • Contribution to corporate tasks such as the preparation of country briefs, inputs to thematic notes and knowledge and learning events.
  • While focusing on the Ethiopia portfolio, the FMS is expected to contribute to the program in other countries in the Unit as deemed necessary.

Selection Criteria:

You will be a professional with solid operational experience on lending and non-lending instruments by the World Bank and/or other multilateral lending institutions, including trust-funded and result-based lending.

  • 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 5 years of relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Directly relevant experience and knowledge in FM fiduciary assurance services.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of public financial management systems.
  • 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.
  • Directly relevant experience in fragile and conflict-afflicted environments.