New Public Private Partnership Unit NOW HIRING (Deadline April 30)

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Public Private Partnership Unit (PPP) hiring 4 new positions

Office of the President of Sierra Leone

The Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) has set out development objectives encapsulated in the Agenda for Change with clear focus to trigger   private sector led growth.

In order to meet these objectives, Government has established a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit in the Office of the President with core mandate to provide coordination and transaction support to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across a broad spectrum as outlined below:

  • Commercial Joint Ventures with the Private Sector
  • Management and Maintenance Contracts
  • Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Transfers (BOT, etc)
  • Concessions and Long Term mega projects. etc
  • Bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade agreements

The Government is now seeking to recruit exceptional candidates to staff this newly established structure in the Office of the President for the following positions:

  • PPP Coordinator (Head of the PPP unit)
  • Legal Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst

 

Mode of application:

 

Please send an email to abdulrsowa@yahoo.com of your resume and cover letter clearly stating the position you are applying for. The positions are open to all qualified candidates but preference will be given to Sierra Leone nationals at home and in the Diaspora. Alternatively you can send in writing your CV and cover letter to:

 

The Director of Operations

Office of the Chief of Staff

Office of the President

State House

Freetown

 

Deadline for applications

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th April 2012.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

PPP Coordinator (head of the PPP unit)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish a fully functional PPP unit
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of the PPP unit
  • Lead negotiations and direct analysis for current and future pipeline  transactions and investments
  • Manage the PPP unit staff (up to 15)
  • Represent the PPP unit including relevant  line Ministries, other GoSL counterparts in engaging  donors and private sector stakeholders

 

Skills and experience requirements

  • 10 to 15 years of successful and verifiable experience in  a senior management position with a reputable investment bank, private equity fund and/or investment fund
  • Preferably a postgraduate qualification in Finance with a supplementary Business Administration qualification
  • Preferably experience in emerging markets and infrastructure projects
  • Must be able to analyze, solve complex problems and lead complex negotiations
  • Comfortable with public speaking and dealing with the  media

 

Remuneration: Attractive

Location:   Office of the President

Reports:    To Director of the Strategy and Policy Unit, Office of the President

Duration of Contract:

Contract to successful candidate will be issued for an initial period of one year, subject to annual review with a possibility of renewal.

 

Legal Advisor

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the day-to-day legal work of the PPP unit
  • Provide leadership in legal analysis and interpretation
  • Liaise with PPP line ministries on all legal and regulatory matters pertaining to PPP proposals
  • Participate in PPP Agreement negotiations
  • Comment on specific contracts and PPP agreements
  • Manage the preparation of standardized PPP Contract Provisions

 

Skills and experience requirements

  • 7 – 10 years of successful and verifiable experience in a project/infrastructure finance environment, preferably in the legal department of a PPP Unit, an investment bank or a private law firm acting on behalf of private sector investors in project finance transactions
  • Must be a good manager and negotiator who is self driven and proactive
  • Experienced in the drafting and negotiating complex PPP/Concession agreements
  • Masters degree in Law from a reputable university, with emphasis on contracting, corporate finance and project finance
  • Ability to work under pressure, perform work of a confidential nature and handle large volume of work in tight deadlines.

 

Remuneration: Attractive

Location:   Office of the President

Reports:    To PPP Coordinator

Duration of Contract:

Contract to successful candidate will be issued for an initial period of one year, subject to annual review with a possibility of renewal.

Business Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the PPP projects appraisal process, conduct initial project screening and strategic PPP project due-diligence;
  • Analyze and recommend PPP risk allocation and develop an appropriate risk profile for the project
  • Co-ordinate the bidding process for PPP Projects
  • Prepare and submit recommendations on PPP projects to line ministries and the Office of the President.
  • Liaise with PPP Unit legal expert(s) and financial advisors for each application and coordinate their inputs into the final PPP appraisal or proposal documents

 

Skills and experience requirements

  • MBA degree, with a Finance major or very related field, from a reputable university
  • Preferably 5 – 7 years of successful and verifiable experience in management consulting or corporate strategy department of large companies;
  • Must be comfortable with developing and analyzing complex financial models for infrastructure projects capable of sensitivity analysis
  • Must be exposed to economic cost benefit analysis of infrastructure and Service projects
  • Must be familiar with regulations relating to banking, international finance and public procurement
  • Must be a good negotiator

 

Remuneration: Attractive

Location:   Office of the President

Reports:    To PPP Coordinator

Duration of Contract:

Contract to successful candidate will be issued for an initial period of one year, subject to annual review with a possibility of renewal.

 

Financial Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise on PPP projects feasibility studies required in order to demonstrate their viability
  • Advise on the appropriate financial structure for projects based on a knowledge of the market’s ability to provide finance and bear risk
  • Ensure that the government’s explicit and implicit fiscal obligations and risks are determined at the feasibility study stage of projects and that these are communicated to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
  • Analyse all financial models, both in the feasibility studies and in proposals submitted as part of the competitive bidding process

Skills and experience requirements

  • At least 3 – 6 years of successful, verifiable and relevant experience in  investment banking, private equity or/and corporate finance role
  • Must have masters degree in economics, finance or business administration
  • Proven business plan writing and analytical review experience
  • Excellent, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, briefing and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, perform work of a confidential nature and handle large volume of work

 

Remuneration: Attractive

Location:   Office of the President

Reports:    To PPP Coordinator

Duration of Contract:

Contract to successful candidate will be issued for an initial period of one year, subject to annual review with a possibility of renewal.