Posted by Duncan Last
The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund is looking for an expert to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Advisor position in the IMF East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC East) based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AFRITAC East covers seven countries in the region, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The initial appointment term would be for a period of one year starting June 2012, renewable by mutual agreement subject to satisfactory performance.
The Advisor may be asked to provide technical assistance on a wide range of PFM areas including:
- the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for budgeting and public financial management;
- medium-term budget/expenditure frameworks and annual budget formulation;
- program/performance budgeting and management;
- budget classifications and chart of accounts;
- budget execution and financial control, government banking, cash and debt management arrangements, treasury management;
- financial management information systems, and accounting and reporting; and
- fiscal decentralization.
The Advisor is expected to provide direct technical assistance—diagnostic reviews, technical advice, training, preparation of technical manuals, and support to planning of PFM and related organizational reforms—as well as supervision of the work of short-term experts hired to deliver specific aspects of the work program.
Advisors in AFRITAC East are subject to technical guidance by FAD staff based in Washington, DC, while being under the administrative management of the AFRITAC East Coordinator.
General requirements for candidates include:
- A university degree (at least at master’s level) or equivalent qualification, preferably in economics and/or accounting.
- Proficiency in English: strong oral and written communication skills (including electronic media), and experience in preparing presentations using software such as PowerPoint.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors, and handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to manage the work of short-term PFM experts.
- Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be an advantage.
Preference will be given to candidates who have had at least 10 years of practical experience in a senior line or advisory position within a ministry of finance, or a related budgetary institution, consultancy or international organization; and have relevant experience of PFM reforms, working with donor organizations, in one or more of the PFM fields noted above. Willingness to travel extensively in the region is required.
Other successful applicants, not selected for this position, could join the FAD panel of experts from which individuals are recruited for particular assignments.
Applications should be submitted online at www.imf.org/jobs by making explicit reference to the specific Job Number 1200072 by February 24, 2012.
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