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February 05, 2010

New IMF Job Offer: Public Financial Management Resident Advisor Based in Gabon (Job Number: 1000044)

Posted by Michel Lazare 

The vacancy is open until March 8, 2010. To apply, please go to www.imf.org or click on the following link: http://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/job/howtoap.htm

Description
 
The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) is looking for a well-qualified expert to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Resident Advisor position at the Central African Regional Technical Assistance Center (Central AFRITAC), based in Libreville, Gabon. The Advisor's appointment term would be for a period of one year, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance.
 
The Advisor will provide technical assistance (TA) on a range of PFM areas to the eight countries (8) covered by Central AFRITAC, namely Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of Congo. The Advisor's work program will cover all PFM areas with a particular emphasis on budget execution (including expenditure control, treasury operations, cash management, accounting, fiscal reporting, and financial management information system).
 
The Advisor will work under the general direction of the Coordinator of  Central AFRITAC while, on substantive issues, he/she will report to FAD staff in Washington D.C. Extensive travel within the Central AFRITAC region should be expected. The successful candidate will work closely with the existing PFM advisor.

Qualifications
 
The successful candidate will hold a university degree in the relevant fields, if possible post-graduate. Applicant should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in French, at least a working knowledge of English, a mastery of computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and experience in project management. He/she will need excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude to effectively transfer technical knowledge and maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors, as well as capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment. Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be an advantage, as will be flexibility and adaptability in a range of PFM areas.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum of ten years of practical experience in a senior or advisory position within a ministry of finance, treasury or a related budgetary institution; who have actively managed, or participated in, the delivery of TA programs in the PFM fields noted above; who can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing TA work and coordinating with donors; and who are familiar with the PFM challenges facing Central AFRITAC member countries.

Other successful applicants, not selected for this position could join the FAD roster of experts from which individuals are recruited for particular assignments.

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