Economist/Senior Economist (FADM1)

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The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is looking for a qualified candidate to fill headquarter-based (Washington DC) Economist/Senior Economist vacancy in its Public Financial Management 1 Division (M1).

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to lead and participate in capacity development missions in Europe; Anglophone Africa; and Middle East and Central Asia regions. She/he will advise on and develop reform plans in one or more of the following public financial management (PFM) areas:

  • macro-fiscal;
  • medium-term budget frameworks;
  • budget preparation, approval, and execution procedures;
  • budget classification, fiscal reporting, and accounting systems;
  • PFM legal frameworks;
  • public investment management;
  • fiscal risk management;
  • program and performance budgeting;
  • cash and debt management

Prior experience in developing and applying the above PFM frameworks to address emerging priority topics such as climate change, gender budgeting or digitalization would be a distinct advantage. Experience in project management would also be highly valued.

The successful candidate will also be required to supervise PFM experts assigned to member countries and regional centers, to support the division in research and analytical work, and to lead the development of PFM technical notes. S/he may be asked to participate in area department missions, as appropriate.


Applicants should have an advanced university degree (preferably master’s degree) or equivalent qualifications in economics, finance, or accounting and at least 4 years of relevant, professional experience. Preference will be given to candidates with 8 years of practical experience in a senior line or advisory position within a ministry of finance, international financial institution, or development partner. It is also highly desirable for applicants to have sound working knowledge of IMF policies and processes and experience delivering capacity development in the PFM area to a wide range of countries. An ability to work in French, Russian or Arabic, in addition to strong English oral and written communication skills, would be an advantage.


Candidates who are not selected may be considered for a contractual Headquarters-Based Consultant Position (2-year initial appointment).

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.

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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