World Bank recrute 01 Resource Management Officer

World Bank recrute 01 Resource Management Officer

World Bank

Addis Ababa, Ethiopie

Resource Management Officer

Job #: req25655

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Resource Management

Grade: GF

Term Duration:  3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s):

Closing Date: 1/29/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit

Regional Context

The Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE) Region is committed to helping Africa realize its considerable development potential, with a focus on employment generation. The core values guiding our work are passion for our mission of sustainable poverty reduction with keen attention to quality and transformative impact, putting the needs of the client at the center of all our activities, trust and respect as a common currency, intellectual rigor and curiosity, honesty and integrity, teamwork, openness to learning and the courage to admit we do not always have the answer.  

Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE) has offices in 26 countries and is a vibrant and changing environment for development work. The last two decades of democratic elections and, in some countries multiparty systems has created a greater openness to pro-poor reforms. A vibrant civil society has become increasingly vocal on policy issues, and African citizens are more and more holding politicians accountable for their actions (although there are variations across countries). Regional institutions, such as AU/NEPAD are applying peer pressure on national leaders to improve their performance.  

While the overall business climate in Africa is the weakest in the world, several countries—including some fragile states—have made great strides in improving their environment for business. What is emerging as a result is a growing region, with setbacks from time to time, that is increasingly seen as a destination for investment as much as for aid; and one where leaders are increasingly willing to address problems of poor governance that harms development effectiveness.  

The Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE) Region seeks to seize this opportunity to better support our clients in realizing the ambition of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting prosperity. 

Vice-Presidency Context

The Budget, Performance Review, and Strategic Planning (BPS) VPU is mandated with overseeing the resource management function of the World Bank with the following key accountabilities: strategy and business planning; expense management; performance review and reporting; resource management infrastructure development and maintenance; internal controls and risk management; and resource management capacity building.

BPS has a service delivery model with three core roles:

• Business Partners (client facing): embedded partners focused on decision support and performance oversight with strong understanding of the business. 

• Centers of Expertise (COE): providing thought leadership and analytics, designing business finance policies, practices, and coordinating business finance knowledge management; and 

• Service Center: central unit to manage delivery of high volume and transactional and reporting services across the Bank, including help desk support to clients.

BPS is organized into three departments under a Vice President: (1) BPS Corporate Units (BPSCU) – supporting Institutional, Governance and Administrative Units (IG&A), Capital Budget and providing BPS systems, knowledge, data governance and the service center; (2) BPS Operations Units (BPSOU) – supporting Practice Groups and Regions; and (3) BPS Strategic Planning (BPSSP) – supporting the corporate strategic business and budget planning process. 

BPS Operations Units (BPSOU) is comprised of six client-facing units providing support to the (a) Global Practice VPUs (Sustainable Development; Infrastructure; Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions; and Human Development); (b) the Regions (the Africa East and West Regions; the Europe & Central Asia and Middle East & North Africa Regions; the South Asia and East Asia & Pacific Regions; and the Latin American & Caribbean Region; and (c) Operational & Country Services (OPCS).

Unit Context

Sitting within BPSOU, the Resource Management Unit of the Africa Region (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 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 deliverables.

BPSAF is seeking to recruit a Resource Management Officer (RMO) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to help drive, support, and implement the RM Service Delivery within the BPSAF team. The RMO position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Country Office within the Country Management Unit (CMU) covering Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan. The position will primarily serve the Ethiopia Country Management Unit with the Country Director and Manager, Operations based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Working independently under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer based in Washington, DC / the Senior RM Officer based in Nairobi and general direction of CMU Management, the selected candidate will be the main BPS Business Partner for the Ethiopia CMU, assisting its management with business planning, budgeting, and monitoring of budgets, as well as Work Program Agreements (WPAs), reporting to both the CMU and the CAO’s Office on budget execution and projections.  The selected candidate will also be responsible for the resource management, internal controls, and administrative functions of the CMU and Addis Ababa Office; and exercise an oversight role on other offices, as needed.  

RM staff are expected to be fungible and to work across the BPS RM Functions over time – in response to business needs and in support of their professional development.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Financial Management/Monitoring:

• Plays a key business planning role with the CMU Management Team in overseeing and coordinating preparation of Work Program Agreement (WPA), budget formulation (BB, TF, and other cost-share/revenue sources), and in case of country office relocations or renovations, development of capital budget plans.

• Compiles and analyzes costs at the CMU/country office, measuring efficiency/effectiveness and proposing enhancement solutions as needed, and undertaking comparison of service providers costs, always seeking the best value for money.

• Ensures the alignment of planned deliverables and budgets are properly aligned, that country offices liquidity balances have optimum levels, and that exception reports are monitored periodically with remedial actions taken when needed.

• Provides support to the Country Director, Manager, Operation, and staff in accessing management reports available in Bank’s information systems.

• Liaises and maintains relationships with local commercial banks and central bank as needed.

Financial Control and Fiduciary:

• Works with the Country Director and Manager, Operation to ensure a strong control environment in the country office.

• Provides guidance, advice, interpretation, and recommendations to the Country Director, Managers, and staff on RM policies and procedures.

• Ensures that audits and quality assurance reviews recommendations are implemented properly.

• Coordinates preparation of accounting scorecard responses and implements recommendations.

• Reviews accounting transactions, reconciliation reports, open items report, and monthly accounting reports.

• Ensures that Bank’s assets and inventories are appropriately recorded and safeguarded.

• Maintains consistency in the application of accounting rules and procedures.

General Administration:

• Leads, guides, and mentors RM colleagues, and administrative staff, as needed, in overall RM tasks and institutional policies and procedures.

• Collaborates with Security, IT and Facilities teams to ensure the smooth operation of office facilities, seeking opportunities for improvement where appropriate.

• Oversees the local administrative procurement of supplies, goods, and services; also, where applicable, may take a lead role coordinating and participating in the Country Office Administrative Procurement Review Committee (APRC).

• Contributes to the development of administrative policies and practices for process improvement and the efficient and effective operation of the country office.

Selection Criteria

• Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or other relevant discipline required to fulfill position specific requirements (e.g., Economics, Public Administration, etc.) OR Bachelor’s Degree plus an internationally recognized professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CA, ACCA, CGMA).

 Minimum five years relevant experience.

• Language skill: English – Proficiency level

• Strong understanding of financial and/or management accounting and budgeting principles and key processes

• Proficiency in SAP and analytical tools, and/or other systems of comparable complexity will be a plus.

• Ability to write and present complex data/analyses in a concise and clear manner.

• Excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal and collaboration skills including collaboration across business functions.

• Strong client relationship management experience and skills.

• Takes personal ownership and accountability for meeting deadlines.

• Proficiency in the technical and core competencies (listed above).

Technical Competences: 

• Planning and Budgeting: Able to coordinate work program and budget planning, formulation, allocation processes (including Work Program Agreements (WPAs)) and monitoring and management reporting at the department level. Able to ensure timely submission in accordance with VPU deadlines. Able to monitor the funding position of the unit and liaise with senior staff on addressing funding issues and provide advice to unit management team, leading on corrective action to cover funding gaps and/or invest surplus funds (where applicable). 

• Performance Evaluation and Reporting: Able to analyze and interpret reports and draw meaningful conclusions with respect to performance against strategic and operational priorities.

• Statutory and Other Stakeholder Reporting: Has a good understanding of financial statements and stakeholder reports and can explain trends, drivers, and variances to others (either for statutory purposes or other stakeholders, such as TF donors).

• Integrity and Independence: Interprets information in an objective manner, exercising professional skepticism and critical thinking. Disseminates information with due attention to potential issues of confidentiality and disclosure.

• Internal Control and Corporate Procedures: Able to evaluate and ensure the consistency of specific policies and procedures with the entity’s stated mission, strategies, and practices. Can identify deficiencies and analyze controls, policies, procedures, and corporate guidelines, alerting and informing the appropriate channels to review and take corrective action.

• Leadership and Supervision: Supervises team by planning and organizing a course of action that will lead to the accomplishment of team and project objectives. When required, makes changes to team composition to obtain and maximize the skills available whether inside or outside the Bank. Brings to the team expertise and knowledge that enhances the quality of output. Works to resolve differences and issues on the team or between the team and clients; leads the team through challenges. Is a model for others of team leadership skills; coaches and mentors others to build these essential skills. 

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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