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The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is looking for qualified candidates to fill an Economist/Senior Economist vacancy in its Public Financial Management 2 Division (M2) in Washington D.C. M2 covers non-Anglophone Africa, the Western Hemisphere, and Asia and Pacific countries. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in capacity development diagnostic and review missions in countries, conduct training and workshops, and advise on development of reform plans in one or more of the following public financial management (PFM) areas:

  • Medium-term fiscal and budget frameworks;
  • PFM legal frameworks;

  • Managing fiscal risks;
  • Budget preparation, execution, and reporting procedures;
  • Cash and debt management;
  • Gender and/or green budgeting;
  • GovTech and digitalization of public finance.

The successful candidate will also be required to manage donor-funded capacity development projects, backstop PFM experts assigned to IMF member countries and regional technical assistance centers, and undertake research and analytical work on PFM topics, including the development of technical notes.


Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, supplemented by at least ten years of relevant work experience; hands-on experience in a government or international organization in the areas outlined above will be an asset. In addition, candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and knowledge of either French, Spanish, or Portuguese would be beneficial.

Candidates should also possess 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 the capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have actively managed or participated in capacity development to IMF member countries.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.

Candidates who are not selected may be considered for a Headquarters-Based Consultant 2-year term.

All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.


FADM2 Fiscal Affairs Department Public Financial Management II

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

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.

Tags: asia and pacific, capacity development, debt management, development projects, economist, financial management, oral communication, portuguese, public finance, reporting procedures