VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

RECOVERY OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY FOR LIBERIAN INFORMAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT (REALISE) PROJECT PROJECT ID: (P174417)
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Image removed. Image removed. REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA

LIBERIA AGENCY FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

(LACE)

Executive Mansion Grounds

Capitol Hill-Monrovia-Liberia

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECOVERY OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY FOR LIBERIAN INFORMAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT (REALISE) PROJECT

PROJECT ID: (P174417)

BACKGROUND
The Government of Liberia has received funding from the World Bank to implement the Recovery of Economic Activity for Liberian Informal Sector Employment (REALISE) Project. The Project Development Objective is to increase access to income earning opportunities for the vulnerable in the informal sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia.  The 3-year project comprises of four components namely: i) Grant Support to Vulnerable Households to Revive or Start Small Businesses; ii) Temporary Employment Support and Employability Development for Vulnerable Workers, including labor-intensive public works and life skills and employability training; iii) Project Implementation, Capacity Building and Coordination; and iv) Contingency Emergency Response Component.

REALISE Project will be implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS), and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).

In preparation for implementation, the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) is looking to hire competent individual consultants to staff the Project Management Team (PMT), with the following positions:

POSITION #1 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Position: Financial Management Officer

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia

Duration: This assignment is for 12 months with possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.   

Objectives of the Assignment

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Project Management Team in ensuring that financial transactions are in compliance with the revised, amended and restated public financial management guidelines of Liberia and the World Bank. 

The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be obtained at the following addresses:https://yopliberia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TOR-FMO-REALISE-CLEARED.pdf. The Financial Management Officer shall work in close consultation with LACE and MYS/PMT to undertake the following:

  • Oversee all financial transactions of REALISE components assigned to both MYS and LACE;
  • Ensure all financial transactions are in consonance with terms and conditions of the Subsidiary Agreement between LACE and MFDP;
  • Provide financial oversight and guidance to the PMT on resource management, and on donor financial management and reporting requirements as it relates to YOP;
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility over all components of YOP, including the development of budgets, to ensure the effective use of resources and to avoid losses;
  • Ensure that financial documents are properly filed and maintain all documents and records supporting financial transactions for the Project; etc.

Shortlisting Criteria

In minimum, the Financial Management Officer must have the following educational and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics is a must. Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management/Administration, or Commerce is desirable;
  • The suitable candidate shall hold a CAT, AAT or ATSWA certificate or be a part-qualified (Level II above) professional accounting student with ACCA, CPA, or CA is a must;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in executing Financial Management activities in World Bank funded projects (preferable), multilateral organizations or INGOs;
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing;
  • Experience in the use of QuickBooks, SUN and other computer accounting software; etc.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

POSITION #2 OPERATIONS OFFICER

Position: Operations Officer

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia

Duration: This assignment is for 12 months with possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.   

Objectives of the Assignment

The objective of this assignment is to support the implementation of Component 1 (Grant Support to Vulnerable Households to Revive or Start Small Businesses) of the REALISE project, as well as support the rollout of activities under other components of the Project.

The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be obtained at the following addresses:https://yopliberia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TOR-Operations-Officer-clean.pdf. The Operations Officer (OO) will work in close consultation with the Deputy Project Coordinator (DPC) and other members of the PMT to undertake the following:

  • Closely work with Service Providers (SPs) to plan and rollout activities under Component 1 (Grant Support to Vulnerable Households to Revive or Start Small Businesses);
  • Carry on routine monitoring of activities implemented by the SPs to ensure implementation is being carried out in line with Project guidelines and that beneficiaries are being properly supported;
  • Review and upload onto the payment platform all payrolls for payment to beneficiaries ensuring that all supporting documents correspond to the payment requests/payroll; and
  • Update and maintain accurate information on all beneficiaries in the project’s payment platform, including mobile money and unique project ID numbers, etc.

Shortlisting Criteria

This position demands an astute individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment. The Project Officer must possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Project Management, Business/Public Administration) or related fields, with at least five (5) years of related professional work experience; or a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Project Management, Business/Public Administration) or related fields, with at least three (3) years of related professional experience;
  • Experience working with international organizations (World Bank, AfDB, AU, EU, etc.) is required;
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency MS Windows & MS Office Suite is required, etc.

POSITION #3 SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS OFFICER

Position:  Social Safeguards Officer

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia

Duration: This assignment is for 12 months with possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 

Objectives of the Assignment

The Social Safeguard Officer will support the Project Management Team (PMT) to identify and manage the project’s social risks and impacts to ensure that the project meets the requirements of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework and the relevant national environmental and social policies, laws and regulations.

The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be obtained at the address given below: https://yopliberia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TOR-Social-Safeguard-Officer-LACE-1.pdf. The Social Safeguard Officer will be responsible for the following

  • Lead efforts of the implementing institutions on social risk management to comply with the World Bank’s ESF and particularly applicable Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10;
  • Support the implementation of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP);
  • Review of documents related to safeguards instruments such as Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMFs), Resettlement Framework (RF), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP),  Labor Management Procedure (LMP) and make recommendations for improvement and coordinate with partners on quality;
  • Support the operationalization of the GRM and establish functional Grievance Redress Committees (GRCs);
  • Support and facilitate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) risks management including developing or updating service providers mapping;
  • Support to develop survivor centric GRM; liaise with the relevant departments, NGOs and Ministry to facilitate survivor centric solution; etc.

Shortlisting Criteria

In minimum, the Social Safeguards Officer must have the following educational and professional qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social policy, sociology, anthropology, development studies, political science or any relevant social science with Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the areas of design and management of environmental and social management systems, or a Master’s Degree in social policy, sociology, anthropology, development studies, political science or any relevant social science with Three (3) years of relevant professional experience in the areas of design and management of environmental and social management systems;
  • Expertise in the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and Environmental and Social Standards (ESS);
  • Previous experience with assessing and managing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA)/Sexual Harassment (SH) risks is a must;
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following: stakeholder engagement, participatory research methods (including observation, surveys, consultation and engagement); participatory rural and urban appraisal; ESIAs/ESMPs, E&S due diligence, RAPs and GRMs;

Applicable Guidelines

The Applicable guideline for this recruitment is: World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrows dated July 2016, revised November 2020. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.33 of these Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Interested persons may obtain further information at the address given below.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THES POSITIONS

Interested candidates should address application letters including CVs and supporting documents to the Director of  Human Resources-Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment, LACE Office Building, Executive Mansion Grounds, Capitol Hill, Monrovia.  All applications should be sent to the above address, or the following email address:realiselace@gmail.com. Kindly use “POSITION TITLE ” as subject of the email. All applicants are required to include 3 referees in their submissions. Deadline for application is June 16, 2021.

Address for further information

Koiyan Mawolo/Procurement Officer

LACE Office Building-Capitol Hill

Tel No.: 0777027610/0886373589/ 0880649622

Email: kmawolo@yopliberia.com