Sunday, October 23, 2011

Education Budget Adviser – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Positive atmosphere of support from CDF • A Capacity Development opportunity where you will contribute to the improvement of education service delivery in Papua New Guinea (PNG) • An opportunity to advise and support the PNG National Department of Education at a national and sub-national level on budgeting and financial management systems • Help strengthen the capacity of the PNG education staff at a national and provincial level, in financial planning and budgeting issues

In 2011, AusAID commenced a new program to support the PNG education sector. This support includes direct financing, procurement, scholarships and technical assistance. A major focus of technical assistance is the provision of high quality capacity development to the Department of Education to help sustain the gains the Department has recently made towards achieving Universal Basic Education.
The Budget Adviser will provide advice and support to the Government of Papua New Guinea at national and sub-national levels on budgeting and financial management systems. The Budget Adviser will supplement and facilitate the capacity of the Department of Education (DoE) in these areas, through providing direct support and capacity building to the DoE Budget section.

To succeed in this role, you will have: • At least 5 years experience working in financial planning and budgeting with a large government department or similarly complex organization in developing countries. • Demonstrated understanding of government financial planning models and systems, including medium-term expenditure frameworks. • Demonstrated understanding of financial management systems and budgeting processes in a decentralized context. • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in capacity development approaches including professional development, mentoring, participatory training, and facilitation.

Attached is the full terms of reference including the selection criteria and responsibilities.

If you have what it takes to make a difference for children in PNG, please email your CV in AusAID format to following the steps below. a) State ‘Budget Adviser – PNG’ in the subject line and state where you saw this advertisement b) Download the attach CDF Application to be attached to the body of your email.

Applications close on 11th November 2011.

About CDF… CDF is a new facility, funded by Australian Aid and managed by GRM International on behalf of AusAID, responsible for sourcing and providing quality development expertise to the Papua New Guinea Education Sector. CDF provides full administrative, financial and logistical support to advisers located in Papua New Guinea.

About GRM International… GRM is a leading international professional services firm specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. We assist developing regions globally to achieve sustainable economic growth……. and create a better future!


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