Result of Service
Successful implementation of asset management on fixed assets registry, strengthening financial reporting in selected public sector entities and state-owned enterprises in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The national consultant will be engaged during the period from 20 February 2024 to 30 August 2024.
Duties and Responsibilities
The position is located in the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch of the Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. The incumbent reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer, under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch. The FSDO works to advance policy and action on financing for sustainable development to support Member States and other stakeholders in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development: by providing thought leadership and agenda shaping, promoting multi- stakeholder dialogue, identifying policy options and best practices, and offering strategic advice and support for capacity development in key areas. More information can be found at: https://financing.desa.un.org/. The current terms of reference support the implementation of “UN capacity development initiative on enhancing the resilience, accessibility, and sustainability of infrastructure assets in developing countries in support of the 2030 Agenda.” The project is implemented jointly by UNDESA, UNCDF and UNOPS and aims to address the lack of a sustained and systematic strategies, policies and actions at the national and local government levels to ensure that infrastructure assets support inclusive, affordable and sustainable essential public services over their entire lifespan. The project covers training of local and central government officials in beneficiary countries in designing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing forward-looking, risk- informed, and data-driven infrastructure asset management strategies, policies, and action plans in support of essential public services that leave no one behind. The project also aims in the building of capacity at the level of central governments on how to design and implement an improved policy, regulatory and legislative framework to support infrastructure asset management at the national and local levels. The key stakeholders include local government officials and central government ministries (finance, local government, urban development), national agencies (elected and administrative) as well as civil society and the private sector. As part of the initiative, FSDO is enhancing local capacities in public entities and officials from Tanzania (Zanzibar) by strengthening the constitution of an effective infrastructure asset registry in support of financing for sustainable development. In this context, FSDO will engage the services of a national consultant to; i) Support the design and implementation of a beta software solution to strengthen local asset management information systems and practices in Zanzibar; ii) to Enhance and embed in Zanzibar’s asset registry and updated software portfolio key concepts and processes from the UN Toolkit for sustainable asset management, International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), as well as further applicable standards for effectively managing fixed assets; and iii) Support the design and implementation of in-person Training of Trainers workshop on implementing and maintaining a national asset registry by presenting relevant advances on the updated software portfolio.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in software engineering, programming, information and communication technology, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience at the local / regional or national level, involving programming on Nodejs, Laravel, and Dart Flutter is required. Familiarity with the work of Financing for Sustainable Development, SDGs/the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is desirable.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English and Swahili languages are required.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.