Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialists

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Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 20 January 2016
Posted on 6 January 2016

Job Description

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:

  • Contractual Advisor positions based in Washington DC
  • Regional Advisor positions in regional technical assistance centers (RTACs), specifically PFTAC based in Fiji servicing 17 Pacific Island Countries, CARTAC based in Barbados servicing 20 Caribbean countries, and two regional advisor positions in South-East Asia based in Bangkok
  • Country Advisor positions based in ministries of finance in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Washington-based Contractual Advisor positions will be for an initial period of two years; renewable up to four years. All regional and country advisor appointments will be for a minimum of one year, renewable for a maximum of three to four years.

Applicants should have a University degree or equivalent (at least at Masters level) in a relevant subject, ideally in economics, finance 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 and debt management;

–the legislative framework for budgeting, treasury, debt and fiscal management;

–internal control and internal audit;

–inter-governmental fiscal relations; and

–government financial management information systems

Applicants should be proficient in English, with additional French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, 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 Washington-based and regional advisors, the ability to manage the work of short-term PFM experts will be important. A willingness to travel significantly will be important for all positions. Knowledge of the specific region will be an important advantage for those applying for RTAC, regional, and country advisor positions.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

About the Organization

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 188 countries that make up its near-global membership.

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