The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is looking for a Project Officer to contribute to the development of fiscal risk analytical tools and capacity development (CD) products and support their application in country capacity development.
FAD maintains several CD products to help countries better identify, assess, and manage fiscal risks as part of a Fiscal Risks Toolkit. These Microsoft Excel-based tools, which are tailored and deployed as part of ongoing CD efforts, cover various sources of fiscal risks, such as public private partnerships, state-owned enterprises, public guarantees, and climate change. These tools complement broader CD products to assess risks to public finances, including long-term fiscal sustainability and public sector balance sheets, and to strengthen fiscal risk management and fiscal transparency.
The position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of CD tools and build fiscal risk management capacity within ministries of finance/economy in targeted countries. The Project Officer would work closely with staff at IMF Headquarters and a regional advisor to:
Applicants should have an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in economics, finance, statistics or computer science, or a related field; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience.
Applicants are expected to have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and advanced programming experience with Visual Basic for Applications in the Excel environment. Preference will be given to applicants that have experience in developing analytical tools using IT platforms and in working with large datasets or that have demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of products and tools related to fiscal risks. Knowledge of FAD’s Fiscal Risk Toolkit and experience in providing CD to government entities would be an advantage.
Applicants will need excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team environment, and an aptitude to effectively communicate technical knowledge.
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.
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.
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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. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.