Are you an experienced public financial management specialist looking for a challenging and rewarding career step? This role offers you the opportunity to contribute substantially to the Government of Kiribati’s economic reforms. This is a role for an established PFM leader with a keen focus on institutional strengthening and capacity building.
- Two-year contract with option to extend.
- Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
- Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.
The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver the ideas and advice that will help the countries in which we work meet governance and stability challenges. The Partnerships Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Director, National Economic Planning Office (NEPO) with a proven track record in technical leadership, management of public finances and the provision of strategic advice to government. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, respectful, flexible and resilient public financial management specialist with a keen focus on economic reform, national economic planning and budgeting, institutional strengthening, and an ability to leave sustainable improvements in a complex operating environment.
The areas of focus of the assignment are:
- Enhance the oversight and management of economic reform program and public funds including the Government’s Revenue Equalisation Reserve Fund (RERF).
- Strengthen NEPO’s ability to provide strategic advice on the impacts of new and ongoing policies/economic reforms including the macroeconomic outlook.
- Improve the role of NEPO in linking planning/budgeting, aid coordination, and evaluation/monitoring of plans and strategies. This includes being responsible for the coordination, preparation, and presentation of budget documents.
- Build the capacity of NEPO staff to deliver the range of NEPO functions (planning, budgeting, monitoring, investment, and aid harmonization) effectively.
- Provide advice and guidance on GEDSI principles and incorporate these principles into NEPO operations and service provision.
The position is an accompanied, 2-year posting with the option to extend for one year. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing, and return airfares if required for international candidates.
To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in economics, finance, commerce or a related discipline, with proven experience in preparing strategic policy-focused financial planning, budgeting and investment advice. You will have at least five years’ experience in a senior leadership position coupled with high level analytical skills and a demonstrated commitment to improving systems and processes. Experience in the Pacific will be highly valued. You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.
How to Apply
To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities, selection criteria and country context for the position, please visit https://dt-global.com/company/careers and search for job number 1926 or contact [email protected] for more information.
Applications must be submitted by 11.59 pm AEST on Sunday, 16 July 2023.
The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including First Nations people, LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse and people of different abilities.