• Conduct consultations with development partners to identify development assistance strategies and priorities.
  • Co-ordinate Annual Country Aid Programming activities of the development partners in consultation with the line Ministries/Agencies.
  • Prepare project pipelines for foreign financing in consultation with the line Ministries/Agencies, National Planning Department.
  • Co-ordinate activities of donor missions from the fact finding stage to the appraisal stage.
  • Negotiate foreign aid and make arrangements for signing of loan/grant agreements and make them effective. Activities involved;
    • Conduct loan negotiations with the development partners & lending agencies;
    • Obtain Government approval and authority for signing of agreements;
    • Facilitate signing of subsidiary loan agreements between the Treasury and the implementing agencies; and
    • Fulfill conditions precedent for effectiveness of the loan agreements.
  • Oversee implementation of donor funded projects by;
    • Coordinating activities connected with the review missions fielded by the development partners and follow-up on actions recommended;
    • Participating in Steering Committees set-up by the line Ministries to monitor implementation of foreign funded projects
    • Reviewing implementation of projects jointly with the development partners whenever necessary;
  • Manage foreign training opportunities provided by donors under Technical Cooperation Programmes.
  • Manage Government external debt database by;
    • Maintaining a database on foreign loan/grant commitments, disbursements and repayments for various users such as line Ministries, Treasury, Central Bank and individual project offices;
    • Providing information with regard to servicing of foreign debt to the Superintendent of Public Debt, CBSL; and,
    • Publishing information on foreign aid and foreign training placements provided by the donors.
  • Arranging local bank financing for development projects.
  • Facilitate annual budget preparation process of the Government in respect of each foreign funded development projects.
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