Position :District Grant Monitor and Facilitator - LOGIC Project
No. of Vacancies: 01
The District Grant Monitor and Facilitator will work under the technical guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator, and overall guidance of the National Project Director. S/he and will be deployed to the districts and will work with the UPs within the District and Upazila administration. S/he will also closely work with UNDP-UNCDF operations unit, Programme cluster, local government, non-government and civil society organizations. S/he would be responsible for the following key functions:
Ensuring facilitation of following broad fiduciary risk management mechanism:
(a) Pre-audit: Minimum condition for receiving PBCRG by any Union Parishad is unqualified audit by external audit firm. This will ensure clean financial management before disbursement of grants.
(b) Expenditure tracking by concerned UP committee: After PBCRG will be disbursed, the mandated UP committee will monitor expenditure as per UP operation manual, and carry out scheme monitoring.
(c) Transparency and disclosure of plans and budgets: Planned expenditures will be shared at open Budget Meetings with the community and internally with the Standing Committees, to allow for scrutiny.
(d) Accounting software: The accounting software developed by UPGP Project for financial management of union parishads will be installed in LOGIC project UPs.
(e) Capacity facilitation: Financial management capacity facilitation will be provided to UPs to ensure quality accounting and financial management of PBCRG. This will be additional to regular financial management training the UPs receive. In this activity, advance notification will be provided to UPs about post-expenditure audit.
(f) Independent expenditure tracking: External organizations will be contracted out for independent expenditure tracking to integrate local public accountability.
(g) Implementation supervision by DDLG/UNO/DC: Key government official like DDLG, UNO and DC will monitor implementation of schemes supported by PBCRG.
(h) Implementation monitoring by project?s field staff: Project appointed field staff will monitor implementation of schemes to ensure quality.
(i) Post audit: Post-expenditure audit will be done by external auditors to identify potential irregularities. This will be notified during disbursement and capacity facilitation.
A Finance/Accounting/Management/Economics graduate having Bachelor?s/BBA/Master?s/MBA degree;
At least 5 years of experience in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government;
Experience working with government officials
Understanding of Union Parishad?s administration, policies, accounting and/or budgeting
Knowledge of financial risk / grants management will be preferred
Familiarity with climate change adaptation and resilience building related projects at local level will be advantageous