Financial Management Consultant



Improving Equitable Access to High Standard Public Services Through Govtech Project for




Project: Improving Equitable Access to High Standard Public Services Through Govtech

Job tittle: Financial Management Consultant


The World Bank has allocated 65 million USD (60 million EUR) to support Government’s Digital Agenda 2022-2026 GoA through the Program “Improving Equitable Access To High Standard Public Services Through GovTech”, of which an IBRD Program for Results (PforR) in the amount of US$60 million and US$ 5 million of Investment Project Financing (IPF).

The project is which is structured around three Result Areas (RA):

Results Area 1 (RA1): Enhancing E-Service Quality and User Experience. This RA will support the government program ambitions to improve: (i) usability, efficiency, and pro-activity of the e-Albania portal; and (ii) the quality of digital services, to provide advanced, proactive solutions on secure platforms and improve Digital Service Standards

Results Area 2: Improving Digital Skills and Digital Inclusion. This RA will support the Albanian Digital Transformation program’s ambitious objectives to transform learning, modernize customer service and ensure accessibility for all citizens.

Results Area 3: Strengthening Priority GovTech Enablers. This RA aligns with the GoA in its program objectives to: (i) strengthen data governance, data security and transparency; and (ii) adopting enabling digital systems, requirements, and intelligent processes.

The objective of this assignment is to hire an individual consultant in the Coordination Unit as Financial Management Specialist who shall provide support to Coordination Unit within AKSHI for the effective coordination and management of all day-to-day financial management and disbursement activities needed for IPF and PforR implementation in compliance with Bank and GoA requirements. The Financial Management Specialist is expected to work full time. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 months, renewable for 12 months, based on the satisfactory performance of the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities it will be renewed for the IPF implementation period.

The Consultant main responsibilities include:

  • To assist the Program Manager, AKSHI General Director and AKSHI Budget and Finance Director in all matters related to financial management under the PforR and IPF;
  • Contribute to planning and budgeting process for the overall activities, and compile related financial forecast and analysis;
  • Prepare the annual budget for the IPF Component and support preparation of annual PforR and IPF work plan and budget;
  • Responsible to oversee all the financial issues of each of the PforR and IPF related activities;

More information on the detailed scope of work can be found in the FM Consultant ToRs.

The consultant shall report to the Program Manager and/or AKSHI General Director, AKSHI Budget and Finance Director. In addition, to reports required as part of the above tasks, the consultant shall produce and submit, upon request, progress reports for the financial management and disbursement activities.

Consultant should have the following qualifications:

  • University and master’s degree or equivalent Diploma (DND as per Albanian legal framework) in Economics, Business Administration, Finances, Accounting; Professional certificates would be considered an advantage;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in Financial Management;
  • Proficiency and experience in Program finance management including budgeting, accounts keeping and audit;
  • Knowledge and experience with financial management procedures under World Bank-financed projects for credits will be considered as a huge advantage;
  • Good understanding of Government financial management regulations and systems at central levels;
  • Good communication and social skills;
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, accounting software);
  • Fluency in Albanian and working knowledge of English.

Applicants that fulfill the qualification requirements will be further evaluated based on the below criteria:

General Qualification – 30 points

Adequacy for the assignment – 60 points

Language – 10 points

The service will be selected under the provisions of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for Borrowers under Investment Project Financing” dated July 1, 2016, revised on November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020, based on the method of Selection of Individual Consultants, Time-based contract.

Further information can be obtained from the address below during business hours from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to 14:00 on Fridays.

Expressions of interest (CV, cover letter and documentary evidence of obtained qualifications) must be submitted in writing to the address below in person, or by post, or by e-mail at within October 19, 2023.

National Agency of Information Society

Council of Ministers

St. “Papa Gjon Pali2”, Tirana, Albania