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August 08, 2016

Job Offers: Regional Public Financial Management Advisor for South Asia, based in New Delhi, India

Job Number:1600720

Advertising Department: Fiscal Affairs Department

Description

The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is seeking two experienced public financial management (PFM) experts for the IMF’s South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) that will start its operations in early 2017. SARTTAC to be located in New Delhi, India will provide training and technical assistance support to six South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The advisors will coordinate and deliver technical assistance (TA) to ministries of finance and related institutions in these countries, including the sub-national level in India. They will support modernization of fiscal management, budget planning and execution, and institutional capacity development in these countries. The advisors will need to liaise effectively both with senior officials, technical staff, and other TA providers. The advisors will be appointed for and initial period of one year, with possible renewal for a maximum period of four years. They will work under the administrative control of the SARTTAC Director and technical supervision of the Fiscal Affairs Department.

Applicants should have a relevant University degree or equivalent (at least at master’s level), preferably in economics, finance or accounting. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 15 years of practical experience in a senior line or advisory position within a ministry of finance or international financial institution. The successful candidate should have experience of designing and implementing PFM reforms in one or more of the subject areas mentioned below: 

  • Budget formulation, including medium-term fiscal and expenditure frameworks, and program budgeting;
  • Budget execution, including accounting and reporting;
  • Treasury systems, and cash and debt management;
  • Legislative framework for budgeting, treasury, debt and fiscal management;
  • Internal control and internal audit;
  • Government financial management information systems; and
  • Fiscal decentralization.

Qualifications

Applicants should be proficient in English; have strong oral and written communication skills (including electronic media); have excellent interpersonal skills; and have the ability to work as part of a team, to maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities and donors at a senior level, and to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.  Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be desirable. A willingness to travel extensively will be necessary. Knowledge of PFM systems and reforms in South Asia will be highly desirable.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

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