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Financial Modeller Job in Kenya - Junior PPP

Republic of Kenya
The National Treasury
Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project
Job Opportunity:Junior PPP Financial Modeller
Credit No. 51570 KE
Project ID No. P121019

The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing a four-year Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. 

This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) National program. 

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is established to implement the IFPPP Project and ensure that the operational, safeguards, procurement, disbursement, monitoring, and reporting aspects of the Project are implemented in accordance with the Financing Agreement and the Project Implementation Manual (PIM). 

The PPP Unit is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to fill the position of Junior PPP Financial Modeller for a period of one (1) year renewable based on performance.

1. Objective of the Junior PPP Financial Modeller Position
The main objectives of the Junior PPP Financial Modeller assignment is to: provide requisite support to the PPP Financial Expert on the financial structuring and modelling of PPP project proposals; and, maintain a system to monitor the explicit and implicit financial costs to the Government of Kenya (GOK) including Viability Gap Financing and contingent liability. 

In addition, the individual is to provide financial modelling support to the Director - PPP Unit to enable him to carry out his mandate to assist contracting authorities to identify, select, appraise, approve, negotiate and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle.

2 Tasks to be Performed
The Junior PPP Financial Modeller’s detailed tasks include, but not limited to the following:
  • With the guidance of the PPP Financial Expert, create PPP financial models from start to finish, conduct sensitivity and scenario analyses, and interpret the results;
  • Review and interrogate PPP financial models and reports submitted by contracting authorities and/or Transaction Advisors to ensure that the projects are affordable, financially sound and sustainable with appropriate risk allocation;
  • Contribute to the development of best practices for spread-sheet modelling;
  • Analyse and advise contracting authorities on the appropriate PPP risk profile including retained and transferred risks as reflected in a Value for Money (VfM) exercise in order to demonstrate project viability;
  • Screen and appraise, from the financial point of view, PPP project proposals, assist in the review of Feasibility Study reports submitted to the PPP Unit by contracting authorities and/or Transaction Advisors;
  • Ensure that the Government’s explicit and implicit fiscal obligations and risks are determined in the feasibility study stage and that these are communicated to the National Treasury’s Debt Management Office and managed appropriately;
  • Undertake regular research and gap analysis to ensure continuous performance improvement in the implementation of PPP projects;
  • Provide support to contracting authorities in the development of draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for Transaction Advisory services;
  • Assist the PPP Unit in the preparation of PPP standardized documents, guidelines and toolkit;
  • Provide support to the PPP Unit’s capacity building efforts of PPP Nodes and the local funding institutions; and
  • Assist the Director – PPP Unit in the recruitment of local staff to fill out the interim organization of the PPP Unit.
3. Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • An undergraduate degree in a numerate discipline is essential, a post-graduate degree in Finance, Economics, Project Management, or other PPP-relevant field is an added advantage;
  • Certification in PPP Financial Modelling courses is an added advantage;
  • At least 1-3 years hands on experience working in a PPP related environment. Prior experience in dealing with various public entities is a plus;
  • Proficiency in Ms Excel spreadsheet-based financial modelling;
  • Familiarity and understanding of the PPP Legal & Regulatory framework in Kenya;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to summarise financial data into reports, charts, or graphs; and
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload with effective use of time.
4. Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) in plain sealed envelopes with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be sent to the address below or placed in the tender box at our offices on the 7th floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.

Postal Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O Box 30007 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone No.: 254 - 20 - 2210271/4

Physical Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline for submission of Applications is Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.

Director, Public Private Partnerships Unit
For: Principal Secretary

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