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March 14, 2012

Job Offer: Technical Assistance Advisor Based in Washington, DC (IMF Job Number 1200234)


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeks to hire a headquarters-based consultant with expertise in public expenditure policy issues for the Expenditure Policy Division (EPD) of its Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD). EPD undertakes analytical work and carries out technical assistance to member countries on selected public expenditure policy issues and their macroeconomic implications. Topics covered by the division include subsidies; pensions; health care; public investment and public-private partnerships; fiscal policy and labor markets; and public wages and employment. The selected candidate is expected to participate in technical assistance to IMF member countries on expenditure policy issues, other IMF country (operational) work, and EPD's analytical work. This is a contractual position with an initial duration of two years (extendable to a total of four years, given satisfactory performance).


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications in Economics, a solid background in macroeconomics and public finance, and specific research/work experience of a minimum of two years related to public expenditure policies. A proven track record of written publications, papers, reports, or other documents is required. Also, candidates are expected to possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; an ability to work in Spanish and/or French would be desirable. Similarly, candidates should be willing to travel frequently. We particularly encourage candidates with work experience in a Ministry of Finance or similar government institution to apply to this position.

Applications should be submitted online at www.imf.org/jobs by making explicit reference to the specific Job Number 1200234 by April 9, 2012.

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