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Public Financial Management Specialist – Tuvalu

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Location: International
Sub location(s): Melbourne
  • Full time, till June 2025, with an 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 countries

The Australia-Pacific Partnership Platform (The 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 Partnership Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist with a proven track record in improving systems and processes and building the capacity of co-workers through mentoring and transfer of skill. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, respectful, flexible and resilient public finance manager with a keen focus on financial planning, budgeting and investment advice to support fiscally achievable economic and social development outcomes in a remote, resource-constrained and cross-cultural context.  

For this role, the Partnerships Platform is partnering with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED), in Funafuti, Tuvalu. The PFM Specialist will support MFED with policy and planning, budget development and management, financial reporting, provision of strategic advice in managing public funds, implementation of revenue and expenditure measures, continued development and implementation of the nation’s financial management information system and improving aid co-ordination and management to support the achievement of the nation’s strategic priorities.

The areas of focus of the assignment are:

  • Provision of strategic advice and strengthening MFED’s ability to provide advice on the impacts of new and ongoing economic reforms, including the macroeconomic outlook. 
  • Improve the role of the Planning, Budget and Aid Department in linking planning / budgeting, aid coordination, and evaluation/ monitoring of plans and strategies. 
  • Build the capacity of relevant MFED staff in key areas of PFM operations. 
  • Strengthen the implementation of TechOne to contribute to it being fully utilised to deliver maximum efficiencies. 
  • Provide advice and guidance on gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and climate change preparedness principles and incorporate these principles into relevant MFED operations and service provision. 

This position will be based in Funafuti, Tuvalu, it 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.

Click on the link or copy and paste it to access the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/468dRKE 

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

MFED is charged with delivering the key economic development strategic priority under Tuvalu’s national development plan, Te Kete: National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2021 to 2030. A key outcome will be to improve macroeconomic resilience, with the specific object to improve public financial management and efficiency across all Government ministries.  

For further background on the Government of Tuvalu’s national development strategy, please see this link and recent video presentation of Tuvalu’s long term climate change adaptation vision. Please also see the Government of Tuvalu’s priority infrastructure investment plan. 

About You

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in Economics, Finance, Commerce or Public Financial Management or a related field, with proven experience in a senior technical position preparing strategic policy-focused financial planning, budgeting and investment advice. You will also have at least five years’ experience in a senior leadership position and high-level analytical skills with the ability to apply sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes. Experience in the Pacific or low-lying atolls will be highly regarded, as will experience using the TechOne Financial Management Information (FMIS) system.

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.

About Tuvalu

There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in Pacific Country contexts, including considerations unique to being a remote low-lying atoll. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/tuvalu/tuvalu-country-brief

Other Information

Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required. 

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. 

We can make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.


Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit:
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than 250 words per criterion)

Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria may not be considered.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 22 October 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

About DT Global

DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfil its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.

Closing Date: Oct 22, 2023