Economist/Senior Economist (FAD/M2), Washington 259 views

Economist/Senior Economist (FAD/M2) ( Job Number: 1900902 )

  • This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules taking effect on May 1, 2015.


The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is looking for a qualified candidate to fill one Economist/Senior Economist vacancy in its Public Financial Management 2 Division (M2) in Washington D.C. M2 covers non-Anglophone Africa, the Western Hemisphere, and Asia and Pacific countries. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in capacity development diagnostic and review missions in countries, conduct training and workshops, and advise on development of reform plans in one or more of the following public financial management (PFM) areas:

  • medium-term fiscal and budget frameworks;
  • budget preparation, approval, and execution procedures;
  • budget classification, fiscal reporting, and accounting systems;
  • fiscal risks management; and
  • fiscal transparency and public investment management.

The successful candidate will also be required to manage donor-funded capacity development projects, backstop PFM experts assigned to IMF member countries and regional technical assistance centers, and undertake research and analytical work on PFM topics, including the development of technical notes.


Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, ideally in economics or finance, supplemented by relevant work experience. In addition, more highly-qualified candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and have hands-on experience in a government or international organization in the areas outlined above.

Candidates should also possess 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 and donors, as well as capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have actively managed or participated in the delivery of capacity development programs in the IMF’s regional technical assistance centers and have expertise in emerging market economies.

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

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