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 West African Regional Technical Assistance Center (West AFRITAC), established in 2003 and based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The Advisor's appointment term, starting on July 2013, 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 ten (10) countries covered by West AFRITAC, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The Advisor's work program will cover the whole range of PFM areas: legal and regulatory framework; budget, financial control and audit with a focus on budget execution (including expenditure control and tracking, treasury operations, cash management, accounting, fiscal reporting, and financial management information system).
The Advisor will work under the general direction of the Coordinator of West AFRITAC while, on substantive issues, he/she will report to FAD staff in Washington, D.C. Extensive travel within the West AFRITAC region should be expected. The successful candidates will work closely with the other PFM Resident Advisor assigned to the Center.
The successful candidate should hold a university degree in the relevant fields, if possible post-graduate. The applicant should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in French, at least a working knowledge of English, a mastery of computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and experience in project management. He/she will need 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 as well as donors, and a 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 department or a related public financial institution; who have actively managed, or participated in, the delivery of TA programs on the PFM fields 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 West AFRITAC member countries.
Other qualified candidates, not selected for this position, may be considered for short-term technical assistance assignments.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty by July 1, 2013. Applications should be submitted online at www.imf.org/jobs by making explicit reference to Job No. 1300267 by April 12, 2013.
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