Job Offer: Technical Assistance Advisor (Technical Assistance Management) (IMF Job Number: 1200273)


The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides technical assistance (TA) to IMF member countries in several public finance areas, including public financial management, tax policy and revenue administration, and expenditure policy. FAD's TA program is increasing significantly as donor financing is mobilized. To help manage the TA program, FAD is seeking a TA officer for its Resource and Information Management Division. The contractual position, which is at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., will be for an initial period of two years.

Working closely with FAD's senior staff and TA divisions, the selected candidate will help manage and administer FAD's TA program, including: (i) formulating the annual work program and monitoring its execution; (ii) supporting mobilization of donor financing, including preparation of project proposals and budgets, in consultation with other Fund departments; and reporting on implementation progress to donors; (iii) helping implement and oversee the department's results-based management (RBM) framework; (iv) contributing to development and drafting of TA policies and processes; (v) helping produce outreach material on TA activities; and (vi) participating in Fund-wide initiatives on TA issues.

The selected candidate will be working within a team of TA officers while being responsible within the division for 1-2 regions, including working with the IMF's regional technical assistance centers within the region(s). There may also be opportunities to participate in other aspects of the department's work, for example, the delivery of TA.


Applicants should have an advanced degree in economics/public finance; excellent analytical and quantitative skills; considerable experience in planning and project management; strong oral and written communication skills in English; ability to set priorities, work under pressure, and manage a number of tasks concurrently within tight deadlines; and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum of 6 years of practical experience within a ministry of finance or related fiscal institution, or multilateral institution; who have actively managed, or participated in, the delivery of TA programs in the fiscal area; and who can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing TA work and coordination with donors.

Applications should be submitted online at by making explicit reference to the specific Job Number 1200273 by April 17, 2012.

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