Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) in Suva, FijiThe Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking two well-qualified experts to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Resident Advisor position at the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC), established in Fiji in 1993. The selected persons will be based in Suva, Fiji. The appointment term would be for a period of one year, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance.
The Advisors will provide direct technical assistance (TA) on a range of PFM areas to the 15 Pacific island countries (PICs) covered by PFTAC, namely Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. They will also supervise the technical assistance work of short-term PFM experts financed by PFTAC. Their work programs will cover all PFM areas: legal and regulatory framework; budget preparation (including budget classification, medium-term budgetary frameworks, performance-oriented budgeting); budget execution (including expenditure control, treasury operations, cash management, accounting, fiscal reporting, and financial management information system), internal control and internal audit. It will also include the realization or supervision of assessments under the PEFA PFM Performance Measurement Framework. The Advisors will work under the general direction of the Coordinator of PFTAC while, on substantive issues, they will report to FAD staff in Washington D.C. Extensive travel within the PICs should be expected.
Successful candidates will hold university degrees in relevant fields. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English, a mastery of computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and experience in project management.
Preference will be given to candidates who: have a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, including experience in a senior or advisory position within a ministry of finance, treasury or a related budgetary institution; have actively managed, or participated in, the delivery of TA programs in the PFM fields noted above; can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing TA work and coordinating with donors; and are fully aware of the PFM challenges facing PICs. Extensive experience of the design and the delivery of assessments under PEFA PFM Performance Measurement Framework would be an asset.
Interested candidates should view the full vacancy announcement at www.imf.org/jobs and apply to Vacancy Number 1100008 by January 31, 2011.