Project Assistant

Expertise France, Khartoum, Sudan

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2020

Job Description


Technical Assistance project to the Sudanese Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to support economic transition

Sudan is currently undergoing a fragile and volatile transition. Following a period of thirty years of dictatorship, a peaceful revolution resulting in a power sharing agreement between military/security services and civilian opposition groups led to a civilian led, technocratic government assuming power in September 2019. The priorities established for the transition are: peace; stabilisation of the economy and preparation for democratic elections in 2022.

In this context, the European Union proposed a relevant programme in response to the country needs as the overall objective is to support the Government of Sudan (GoS) in its efforts to achieve sound and inclusive economic reforms during the democratic transition.

Given the political will and strategic importance for the country to demonstrate the integrity and good management of its public finances, the EU decides to set up a project to support capacity building in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in order to better coordinate aid, strengthen public finance management and stabilise the financial system.

This €10M programme is built on 3 components, managed by different actors:

  • Component  - To strengthen institutional capacities at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning - ODI ;
  • Component  – To implement a reform roadmap to improve capacities in Public finance management - Expertise France/ODI ;
  • Component  - To improve financial sector asset quality - EF.

Expertise France will be responsible for the implementation of the activities of component 2: statistics, taxation (tax administration and tax policy), governance of state-owned enterprises and external control, as well as the activities of component 3 dedicated to the Central Bank of Sudan via a review of the quality of banking assets, representing a total amount of 6 million euros.

The technical assistance will be implemented by a project team composed of:

  • A resident project coordinator
  • Two long-term experts
  • One project assistant
  • A backstopping team at EF's headquarters.
  • A pool of short-term experts

Required profile


  • 3-year degree in management (accounting, finance, others) or equivalent;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent knowledge in desktop tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Listening skills and good relational skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills, rigour and adaptability;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Methodical, organised and reactive;
  • Autonomous at work;
  • Spirit of initiative, sense of responsibility and great rigour;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team;
  • Diplomacy and discretion.


  • General professional experience of at least 3 years as a project assistant, ideally with at least one experience in development project management;
  • Experience in Administration, NGOs or in an international cooperation agency will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of Expertise France procedures is a plus.


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