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Technical Assistance Advisor (Public Financial Management Specialist) At IMF

Date Posted: 25/Nov/2013
Deadline: 06/Jan/2014

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Technical Assistance Advisor (Public Financial Management Specialist) (

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The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is looking for a well-qualified technical assistance (TA) advisor to fill a headquarters-based (in Washington, D.C.) contractual position in its Public Financial Management 1 Division. The TA advisor's appointment term would be for a period of two years, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance. The selected candidate will provide technical assistance (TA) on PFM matters to IMF member countries, contribute to the division's analytical research on public finance issues, and supervise the work of experts based in member countries and the IMF's Regional Technical Assistance Centers. The work may cover all PFM areas: the PFM legal, institutional, and regulatory framework (including fiscal rules, organic budget laws, organization of ministries of finance, and independent  fiscal agencies); budget preparation (including fiscal forecasting, budget classification, medium-term budgetary frameworks, performance-oriented budgeting, long-term fiscal projections, and fiscal risk management); budget execution (including expenditure control, treasury operations, and cash and debt management); and fiscal reporting (including government finance accounting, information systems, reporting, and audit). The TA advisor will be required to travel overseas. The TA advisor would be expected to take up the position in early 2014.



Applicants should hold a university degree or equivalent qualification relevant to the above responsibilities; possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; have well developed analytical and research skills; be proficient in standard office IT applications (such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel); and have experience in project management. Applicants should also possess excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude for establishing cooperative relations and sharing technical knowledge with national authorities, 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 additional advantage, as will be flexibility and adaptability in a range of PFM areas. Preference will be given to candidates with at least ten years of relevant experience, including in a senior or advisory position within a ministry of finance, treasury, court of audit, or a related institution; who have managed or participated in the delivery of TA programs in the above PFM areas; and who understand the PFM challenges facing IMF member countries. Capacity to deliver written and verbal advice in Arabic, French, or Russian would be an advantage. Qualified candidates not selected for this position may be considered for short-term technical assistance assignments or other positions in FAD

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