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March 26, 2010

IMF Job Offers: The IMF Fiscal Affairs Department Is Seeking Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialists (Job Number: 1000161)

 The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is seeking public financial management (PFM) specialists to fill a number of current and prospective vacancies. These include:

  • Four (4) headquarters-based consultant positions (HQBC) based in Washington DC, of which one will require fluent French and another one fluent Spanish.
  • Five (5) advisor positions in regional technical assistance centers (RTAC), AFRITAC East/Tanzania (2), AFRITAC South/Mauritius (2), and AFRITAC West 2/Ghana (1).
  • Six (6) regional advisors based in Ghana (1), Central Asia (1), South East Asia (1), Barbados (2, of which one should be a GFMIS specialist), and South America (1 GMFIS specialist).
  • Five (5) country advisors: East Africa (PFM reforms coordination), West Africa (PFM reforms coordination, accounting), South East Asia (government accounting) and South America (cost accounting)

HQBC contracts will be for an initial period of two years; renewable up to four years. All advisor appointments will be for a minimum of one year, renewable for a maximum of three to four years.
Applicants not selected for the above positions may be considered for short-term assignments on FAD missions or as short-term experts on particular PFM issues.

Applicants should have a University degree or equivalent (at least at masters level) in a relevant subject, ideally in economics or accounting. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum 10 years of practical experience in a senior line or advisory position within a ministry of finance, or a related budgetary institution, and with relevant experience of PFM reforms in one or more of the PFM fields noted below:

  • budget formulation, including medium-term fiscal and expenditure frameworks, and program budgeting;
  • budget execution, including accounting and reporting;
  • treasury systems and cash-flow management;
  • the legislative framework for budgeting;
  • internal control and internal audit; and
  • inter-governmental fiscal relations.

Applicants should be proficient in English, with additional French, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian for some of the positions, depending on countries covered; 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, and to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.

Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be desirable.
For HQBC, RTAC and regional advisors:

  • Ability to work on multiple projects, in multiple countries, and with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage the work of short-term PFM experts. For HQBC, additional ability to supervise the work of RTAC and regional advisors.
  • Willingness to travel significantly as part of the assignment.
  • For RTAC advisors, specific knowledge of the region will be an advantage.

A track record of analytical work, including publications, in PFM and fiscal matters will be an asset.


To apply, please visit the following link: https://imf.taleo.net/careersection/imf_external/moresearch.ftl?lang=en   and click on the Public Financial management Specialist ad (Job Number 1000161).


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