International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF Washington

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The Office of Budget and Planning (OBP) is part of the Office of the Managing Director and oversees the Fund’s administrative and capital budgets, working with an interdepartmental budget community. OBP’s work involves budget formulation, negotiation of spending envelopes with each of the Fund’s departments and offices, monitoring budget execution, and making mid-year adjustments as needed. The Office is often called on to assess the budget implications of internal policies and new work streams, as well as the consequences of changes in the external environment.

Job Summary

Under the overall guidance of the Director of OBP, the selected candidate will perform day-to-day administration of data management in accordance with established procedures in OBP. The incumbent will participate in data management activities and will be involved, amongst other tasks, in data analytics, data visualization, data quality management and other budget system-related activities and initiatives. Responsibilities will span across systems such as ACES (SAS), TRACES (PeopleSoft), TM1, iBBIS (Cognos), interfaces with 1HR (Workday), CDMAP (Clarizen), FACTS (Peoplesoft Financials), TIMS (PeopleSoft), potential successor systems, and more generally the Fund’s modernization projects. As new budget-related technologies are rolled out across the Fund, the incumbent will be involved in assessing requirements, business process impact, and data needs, and will participate in solution design and implementation on behalf of OBP.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assists with tasks to support the efficient and effective use of budget systems and performs data management tasks in support of departmental and/or Fund-wide usage. Assists with maintaining relevant technical information in coordination with ITD, and with ensuring accuracy of data and programs.

Assists with analyzing requirements and ongoing assessments of departmental business needs, and with identifying and implementing technical solutions to simplify business functions and improve information sharing, working collaboratively with ITD. Participates in implementing changes in work processes to improve efficiency and productivity.

Participates in the design, development, modification, testing, and implementation of systems and datasets, including functional capabilities, data security, and backup/recovery specifications. Assists with performing ongoing reviews and assessments of the adequacy, suitability, and performance of current budget systems and quality of data.

Assists with information and knowledge gathering from internal and external sources. Retrieves and prepares data in response to internal and external data requests. Analyzes and manipulates data with end-user tools and systems to produce necessary data-driven reports and presentations. Uses data visualization in modernizing products.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational development, typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s university degree in computer science, programming/systems, or related field study or equivalent is required.

In addition to the qualifications set forth above, the following competencies are preferred:

  • Information systems experience, with prior experience working on supporting budget systems and data management.
  • Experience in assessing business system needs, documenting business requirements, and participating in system development lifecycle activities.
  • Experience in performing data analytics, and familiarity with data extraction, data validation and data visualization tools.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple activities, often under tight deadlines.
  • Proven competence to handle sensitive and highly confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy.

Specialized Skills/ Knowledge

  • Visual Basic, Power query, SQL, PL/SQL, Tableau are required and will be assessed through a technical test as part of the selection process.
  • TM1/Cognos BI, Business and requirements Analysis, Data Visualization are desirable.
  • Java | JavaScript | Python | R would be a plus.

Only candidates physically residing within the Washington Metropolitan area will be eligible for consideration.

This is a one-year contractual appointment. Contractual appointments at the IMF are renewable for up to four years of cumulative contractual service, pending incumbent’s performance, budget availability and continuous business need.


OBP Office of Budget and Planning

Hiring For:

A06, A07, A08

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

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