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Technical Assistance Advisor (HQBC)–R1 Division ( Job Number: 1900881 )


The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is looking for a candidate to fill an a headquarters-based Technical Assistance Advisor position in its Revenue Administration 1 Division in Washington D.C. This is a contractual position and the appointment term would be for an initial period of two years, renewable up to four years, subject to satisfactory performance. The position requires relevant senior capacity development (CD) experience in revenue administration. The successful applicant for the position will be expected to participate and may lead technical assistance programs in a wide range of countries, covering such topics as:

  • Development of strategies to implement major tax policy and administrative reforms.
  • Advice on improvements to the organization and management of tax and/or customs administrations.
  • Advice on modernizing procedures for the assessment and collection of taxes, customs duties, and social security contributions.
  • Development of balanced service and enforcement compliance programs.
  • Development and management of medium-term CD projects to support the design and implementation of country authorities’ revenue reforms.
  • Analysis of tax revenue trends, performance in main tax administration operations, and tax gaps in the main tax types.

The successful applicant may be required to backstop revenue administration experts working in member countries or regional CD centers covered by the division. The applicant will also support the division’s research and analytic efforts and may be involved in participating in Fund program and surveillance missions when revenue administration issues are part of the focus of these missions.


General requirements for candidates include:

  • A university degree or equivalent qualification relevant to professional work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a team, to maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors, and to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to undertake significant international travel.

In addition, the following qualifications and experiences are highly desirable:

  • Direct experience in a tax administration authority at a senior management level—exposure to customs administration would be considered good additional experience.
  • Participation in the design and implementation of major tax policy and administration reforms in developed and/or developing countries.
  • Sound understanding of effective tax policies and administrative approaches for developing countries, based on a combination of theoretical and practical experience.
  • Exposure to the administration of international tax issues and digitalization in tax administration.

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

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