Job Vacancy - Public Financial Management Resident Advisor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is seeking a well-qualified expert to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Resident Advisor position at the East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC East or AFE), based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Advisor's appointment term would be for an initial period of one year, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance. The Advisor will provide direct technical assistance (TA) on a range of PFM areas to the seven countries covered by AFE, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. S/he will also supervise the technical assistance work of short-term PFM experts financed by AFE.

Job Number: 1100020; Application Closing Date: February 4, 2011

I. Description

The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is seeking a well-qualified expert to fill a Public Financial Management (PFM) Resident Advisor position at the East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC East or AFE), based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Advisor's appointment term would be for an initial period of one year, on a renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance.

The Advisor will provide direct technical assistance (TA) on a range of PFM areas to the seven countries covered by AFE, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. S/he will also supervise the technical assistance work of short-term PFM experts financed by AFE. The work program 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. The Advisor will work under the general direction of the Coordinator of AFE while, on substantive issues, he/she will report to FAD staff in Washington D.C. Extensive travel within the seven countries should be expected.


II. Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a university degree in the relevant fields, if possible post-graduate. 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. S/he will need excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude to effectively transfer technical knowledge and maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors, 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 advantage, as will be flexibility and adaptability in a range of PFM areas.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, preferably within the region, in a senior or advisory position within a ministry of finance, treasury or a related budgetary institution; who have actively managed, or participated in, the delivery of TA programs in the PFM fields noted above; who can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing TA work and coordinating with donors; and who are fully aware of the PFM challenges facing the region. Experience of the design and the delivery of assessments under PEFA PFM Performance Measurement Framework would be desirable. Other qualified candidates, not selected for this position, may be considered for short-term technical assistance assignments.