Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area – GIZ International Services – is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.
GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance Programme to support behaviour changes and Public Finance Management (PFM) technical expertise in Malawi”.
The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the Government of Malawi in achieving efficient and effective use of public resources to contribute to the growth of the economy and development of Malawi.
The purpose of this contract is as follows: to promote good economic governance and accountability. The programme seeks to contribute to efficient use of public funds and effective resource mobilisation. These areas address key constraints to an enabling environment conducive to growth and trade development. To this effect, the programme will support the implementation of the PFM Rolling Plan with a particular focus on main expenditure risks including procurement and revenue.
The Key Expert 4 will support capacity development activities of revenue policy and planning and relating change management within the Revenue Policy Division.
The expert should have a first degree in economics, finance, accounting or other relevant field plus a Postgraduate qualification in taxation, economics or other relevant field, from a recognized institution.
General professional Experience
At least 10 years of general experience relevant to the assignment.
Specific professional experience
In addition, the Revenue Policy Expert should be able to demonstrate:
At least 5 years’ experience in tax policy
Experience in tax policy analysis and research;
Experience working with multiple stakeholders, including; government, donors and their implementation programmes, academia and civil society;
Experience in non-tax revenue policy planning and/or development and/or implementation would be an added advantage; and
Prior experience in Sub-Saharan-African countries or equivalent would be an advantage.
Respect for, and empathy with, Government counterparts;
Exceptional ability to build and maintain effective working relationships; and using them to achieve results;
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English;
Excellent command of Microsoft Office and other analytical tools; and
Willingness to commit 5 years to this significant challenge in Malawi.