Executive Director, MEFMI

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned institute with 14 member countries, currently: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Established in 1997 under an expanded mandate, MEFMI was founded with the view to building sustainable capacity in identified key areas in ministries of finance, planning commissions and central banks, or equivalent institutions. MEFMI strives to improve sustainable human and institutional capacity in the critical areas of macroeconomic and financial management; foster best practices in related institutions; and bring emerging risks and opportunities to the fore among executive level officials. MEFMI seeks to achieve, within its member states, prudent macroeconomic management, competent and efficient management of public finances, sound, efficient and stable financial sectors and stable economies with strong and sustained growth.

The long term objective is to contribute to the poverty reduction process among people in MEFMI’s operational zone of Eastern and Southern Africa. The MEFMI Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of MEFMI member states to fill the position of Executive Director

Job Summary
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and is accountable to the MEFMI Board of Governors through the Executive Committee. He/she is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the MEFMI Secretariat and its physical, human and financial resources to achieve its objectives as set out in the Constitution. He/she will provide leadership and strategic direction to MEFMI, foster member countries, co-operating and technical partner relations, mobilise financial resources, coordinate the activities of a dedicated team of professional staff and create a positive and consistent public image of the organization.

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The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed term contract of four (4) years renewable only once depending on performance and at the discretion of the Board. On offer is an attractive remuneration package which includes a tax free salary paid in US dollars and is competitive with other similar regional organizations.

Location and Language
The position is located at the Institute’s Secretariat in Harare, Zimbabwe and the official  language of the Institute is English.

Application Procedure
A written application accompanied by a detailed CV with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail) should be submitted by 31 January 2018.

MEFMI is an equal opportunity employer and both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to:

The Chairman, MEFMI Executive Committee
National Bank of Rwanda
KN6 Avenue, 4
P.O Box 531
Email: jrwangombwa@bnr.rw and copied to the following e-mail address: execappoint@mefmi.org.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted