Job Description: Public Financial Management Resident Advisor (based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire) (Job Number: 1500092)
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 Bamako, Mali. 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 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 focus on treasury management and government accounting and reporting but will also cover mainly the following PFM areas: treasury operations, cash management, internal control and audit and the overall legal and regulatory framework.
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 existing PFM advisor.
Successful candidates will hold a university degree in the relevant fields, if possible post-graduate. Applicants 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. They 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, as well as 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 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.
The selected candidate should be available to start the job on May 1, 2015.
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