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October 09, 2012

Job Offer: Public Financial Management Advisor for Myanmar Based in Thailand (IMF Job Number: 1200764)

The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund is looking for a well-qualified expert to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Advisor position for Myanmar. The advisor will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. The Advisor's appointment term would be for a period of one year, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance.

The Advisor's tasks will be focused on modernization of the treasury function in the Ministry of Finance in NayPyitaw. His work program is expected to cover budget execution, including expenditure control, treasury operations, cash management, debt management, accounting, fiscal reporting, financial management information systems and internal control issues. He will also  provide ongoing strategic guidance to the authorities on the overall PFM reform process. A limited part of the Advisor's time may be devoted to technical assistance in one of the other South-East Asian countries. Coordination with donors and other providers of technical assistance to Myanmar will be an important feature of the Advisor's role.

The Advisor will be part of a small Technical Assistance Office based in Bangkok, led by an IMF Coordinator. The Advisor will work under the general direction of the Coordinator, while, on substantive issues, he/she will report to FAD staff in Washington D.C. Regular travel to Myanmar and in SE Asia is to be expected. The selected candidate will work closely with the existing regional PFM advisor based in Phnom Penh.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a university degree or equivalent qualification relevant to the above duties; possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English, be fully proficient in standard office computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and have experience in project management. Applicants should also possess 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 and donors, as well as capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion. Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be an additional 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 relevant experience, including 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 above PFM areas; who can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing TA work and coordinating with donors; and who are fully aware of the PFM challenges facing member countries.

Other qualified candidates, not selected for this position, may be considered for short-term technical assistance assignments.

Applications should be submitted online at www.imf.org/jobs by making explicit reference to the specific Job Number 1200764 by October 31, 2012.

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