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May 28, 2014

Job Offer: Public Financial Management Resident Advisor based in Gabon

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Desciption

The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF 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), established in 2007 and 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 (8) countries covered by Central AFRITAC, namely Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, The Republic of Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Chad. The Advisor’s work program will cover all PFM areas: legal and regulatory framework; budget preparation (including budget classification, medium-term budgetary frameworks, performance-oriented budgeting); budget execution (including expenditure control, treasury operations, cash management, accounting, fiscal reporting, and financial management information system), internal control and internal audit.

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

Successful candidates will hold a university degree in the relevant fields, preferably post-graduate. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in French, at least working knowledge of English, a mastery of computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and experience in project management. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team, aptitude to effectively transfer technical knowledge and maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors, and the 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 areas noted above; 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 Central AFRITAC member countries. Other successful applicants, not selected for this position, could join the FAD panel of experts from which individuals are recruited for particular assignments.

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