Resource Management Assistant

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the World Bank Group

Job Announcement

Resource Management Assistant

  • Job #: req22725
  • Organization: World Bank
  • Sector: Resource Management
  • Grade: GD
  • Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
  • Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
  • Location: Bamako,Mali
  • Required Language(s): French and English
  • Closing Date:    6/9/2023 (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. For more information, visit

Regional Context

Western and Central Africa (AFW) Region

We need the best and brightest talent focused on Sub-Saharan African countries in order to harness the potential and innovation happening across the continent. Africa is a continent on the move, with a young population and a growing market of nearly 1.2bn people. We are committed to making the Africa regional teams into leading innovation hubs.

Yet, these vast opportunities are tempered by persistent gaps in education, health, and skills, which have Africa only reaching forty percent of its estimated potential. Moreover, conflict, food insecurity, population growth, and the disruptive forces of climate change threaten to curtail or even reverse the progress that has been made over the past decades.

In West and Central Africa, the World Bank is a leading partner with a growing portfolio of 387 projects totaling more than $44.1 billion in areas such as agriculture, trade and transport, energy, education, health, water, and sanitation- all to support job creation, gender equality, poverty reduction, and better lives. Across the continent, the World Bank’s program has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. By 2030, about 87% of the world’s extreme poor are projected to live in Sub-Saharan Africa, so this is where our mission to end extreme poverty and to promote shared prosperity will be achieved.

Unit Context

Sitting within BPSGR, 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 deliverable. Building on WFA’s recent Quality Assurance Review and the Scorecard report.

The Resource Management (RM) Assistant position is based in Bamako, Mali Country Office within the Country Department covering Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad. The RM Assistant will handle accounting, resource management, internal controls, and administration for the country office though support to other countries is also possible when need arises.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The RM Assistant works independently under the oversight of the Country Director, the Operations Manager, and the CO RM Officer under the overall supervision of Sr. Resource Management Officer and HQ based Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The RM Assistant’s functions range from primary responsibility for accounting transactions and vendor payments, to performing compliance reviews and reporting to central control units, to setting/streamlining procedures in the office while ensuring appropriate controls are in place and supporting and advising staff on a host of RM topics. Also, the RM Assistant plays a key role in the administration and dissemination of RM policies of the Bank. The RM Assistant is expected to deliver quality work, striking a balance between RM technical excellence and client focus. The incumbent must have strong teamwork within and outside the unit, and the ability to work independently on RM projects with other members of the broader RM team. Initiative and excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must.

The key accountabilities of the ETT RM Assistant are as follows:

Financial Accounting and Reports:

    • Processes accurately and promptly all accounting transactions, including payroll, operating expenses, procurement, travel, consultant payments, vendor payments, charge backs and other office running expenses.
    • Processes transactions in the Asset Management module for office inventory.
    • Maintains accounts reconciled at any given point in time.
    • Regularly reviews the open items, accounts, and resolves any outstanding items within the WFA mandated time frames (mainly, 15/30/60 days).
    • Maintains relevant documents and invoices systematically to fully support the accounts.
    • Performs Bank account reconciliation and reviews cash flow and replenishment needs.
    • Submit Monthly Statement of Reconciliation (MSR) reports within the Institutional deadline (within 10 days after the close of the month).
    • Assists in planning and monitoring budget and expenses linked to country office work program.
    • Provides references to Bank financial and administrative policies and procedures in administrative expense related subject areas.
    • Monitors operating expenses and highlights potential issues.
    • Monthly reviews of exception reports and takes corrective actions (such as missing time, SOE; exceptions, overtime, open purchase orders etc.).
    • Ensures compliance with institutional and regional policies and guidelines.
    • Generates a variety of standard and customized financial/accounting reports.
    • Interacts with clients both inside and outside the Bank, e.g., staff, consultants, vendors, etc., to effect timely payments and resolve accounting related issues.

Accounting Controls: 

    • Maintain consistency in the application of accounting rules and procedures, including safeguarding of cash and checks.
    • Ensure that all transactions have been duly approved and supporting documents have been initialed prior to processing.
    • Review general ledger accounts regularly to ensure accurate posting
    • Review PeopleSoft submissions.
    • Ensure correct GL accounts are used in processing transactions.
    • Monitor operating expenses and highlight potential issues.
    • Ensure year-end accrual policy is 100% implemented.
    • Reviews, follows up and resolves issues noted in all internal control review exercises reports issued by Accounting Department (accounting scorecard and QAR, Country Office field Visit).
    • Follow up on audit and COSO recommendations which relate to the accounting function.

General Administration : 

    • Handles local purchasing of supplies, equipment, and contracts for services.
    • Maintains and updates records and reports on status of inventory and physical assets.
    • Handles a variety of general office administrative matters and other ad-hoc duties as required (e.g., travel, security, workshops, and conferences etc.).
    • Provide guidance to less experienced staff.
    • Provide information and assistance on benefits policies and related issues (e.g., financial assistance loans, dependency allowance, medical benefit, overtime pay).
    • Processes short-term consultant contracts in accordance with guidelines.

Selection Criteria

    • Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or other relevant discipline; or Non‐relevant bachelor’s degree plus one of the following: (1) CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting; or (2) ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business; or (3) equivalent country‐level accounting certificate.
    • Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: At least 1 year of relevant experience, but it is preferred to have a candidate with professional experience for two years or longer.
    • Language skill: Proficient in French and English with ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in both.
    • Demonstrated expertise in handling transactional level financial/accounting works.
    • Demonstrated expertise in financial reporting, budget planning and monitoring, and internal control.
    • Demonstrated competency in people relations.
    • Competence in the use of MS Office software such as (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • Good working knowledge of financial systems, such as, SAP.

General Competencies

    • Integrity and Independence : Prepares accurate reports, ensuring that pertinent facts are fairly presented, shares information freely.
    • Statutory and other Stakeholder Reporting: Can produce pro-forma financial statements and reports; familiar with disclosure requirements and accompanying notes, and management and auditor’s reports.
    • Internal controls and corporate procedures: Can analyze data and business processes to determine the viability of controls and procedures and identify any issues or areas of risk.
    • Governance: Able to interpret the fundamental resource management requirements of a client’s governing structures and to provide basic budget analysis.
    • Planning and Budgeting: Can produce standard reports and budgets and analyze budget information; understand the entity’s funding structure and sources.
    • Performance Evaluation and Reporting: Able to determine the information needs of users and present information that supports management decision making.
    • Management Information and Tools Design : Able to analyze management information needs, accurately define requirements and ensure the quality of information produced.
    • Financial Strategy: Understands what impacts the strength and integrity of the entity’s income statement and balance sheet, and the Bank’s lending products and basic pricing structures.
    • Tasks and Workflow Management : Has excellent workflow management and task organization skills; able to take responsibility for all aspects of coordination of the workflow of assigned responsibilities.
    • Transactions Processing and Quality Control.

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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