Public Financial Management (PFM) Regional Resident Advisor in Central Africa, based in Brazzaville, Congo Republic ( Job Number: 1900948 )
The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is looking for an experienced French speaking expert to fill a resident advisor position based in Brazzaville, Congo Republic, and covering the following three countries: Congo Republic (50 percent of his/her assignment), Central African Republic (25 percent) and Chad (25 percent). The position provides a unique opportunity to advise governments at a senior level, build capacity within ministries of Finance, and participate in implementing key PFM reforms promoting enhanced fiscal management. The advisor will work in close cooperation with staff at IMF Headquarters who provide operational and technical support. The Advisor appointment term is for a period of one year, renewable basis, subject to satisfactory performance. This assignment is funded by the Government of Japan.
The advisor will provide capacity development (CD) in the following PFM areas: (1) cash management, (2) government accounting, and (3) fiscal reporting. Occasional assistance in other PFM areas is excepted, especially regarding internal control and audit, information systems (IFMIS), and legal and regulatory framework. Extensive travel within the three countries is required.
The successful candidate will hold a university degree in the relevant fields and have extensive (at least 10 years) practical experience in a senior or advisory position within a ministry of finance, treasury or a related budgetary institution, and/or in the delivery of CD. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in French, at least a working knowledge of English, a mastery of computer applications and information technologies (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet), and experience in project management. They 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 and 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 actively managed or participated in the delivery of CD in each of the three targeted countries; who can additionally show experience in managing and overseeing CD work and coordinating with donors; and who are fully aware of the PFM challenges facing Central African countries and fragile states in particular, in implementing laws and regulations derived from the CEMAC directives.
The selected candidate should be available to take office at latest mid-February 2020. The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.