Budget Adviser - Ministry of Finance and Treasury

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Australia’s Solomon Islands Governance Program

Time Posted On: 22 Jun 2020
Time Closing Date: 19 Jul 2020

The Australian Aid Program, through the Solomon Islands Resource Facility, funds Australia’s Solomon Islands
Governance Program, a four-year, $30 million initiative, running from 2017 to 2021.

The Governance Program seeks to build and sustain capacity across the Solomon Islands’ public sector. The aim is to improve service delivery by removing barriers associated with weak governance in areas such as public financial management, human resource planning and systems administration.
There are three end of program outcomes:
„ fiscally and socially responsible budgeting and borrowing policies
„ improved PFM that facilitates service delivery
„ a more accountable and responsible public service.
The main role of the Budget Adviser is to provide internal capacity building to the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Budget Unit (MOFT
BU) which is in a rebuilding phase. The focus will be on building team capacity and skills to work more collaboratively with other MOFT
divisions in undertaking complex budget analysis and ensuring the formulation of a national budget which promotes economic growth and
The adviser will also:
„ work alongside counterparts in the MOFT BU to develop a capacity building plan which includes practical strategies for achieving and
sustaining core competencies within the BU
„ build leadership and management capacity of the deputy director BU to lead the oversight, monitoring and reporting sub-division, as well
as other key budget processes and reforms
„ assist the MOFT BU to work collegiately with other MOFT divisions to formulate a SIG budget which enables sustainable economic
growth, and is aligned with government priorities, including the National Development Strategy 2016–2035.
„ support MOFT BU with development and monitoring of annual budget estimates and provide advice on emerging budget pressures
(against the ongoing development of a medium-term fiscal strategy, and over time, a medium-term budget framework).
„ support MOFT BU with the development and application of internal processes and checklists for virement and contingency warrants
applications (to assist BU to improve their analysis and recommendations for budget adjustments in-year].

About you
The successful incumbent will have:
„ extensive experience in a PFM-related role which involved building team capacity and providing technical advice to other stakeholders,
preferably within a Pacific Islands context
„ extensive knowledge of PFM processes, particularly as they relate to budget planning, formulation and expenditure in a developing
„ demonstrated ability to apply cross-cultural capacity building approaches and methods to bring about individual, team and organisational
„ outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain effective and constructive relationships with multiple
stakeholders in a cross-cultural context
„ ability to apply gender equality and socially inclusive approaches at a practical level.

This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF https://bit.ly/2KdcPoo) as Discipline C, Level 3 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience relevant to the role.

Your application must include your CV and a completed application form in lieu of a cover letter which can be download from https://bit.ly/37IbuAF. Both of these can be submitted online at https://bit.ly/3dpglIh
Cardno encourages women to apply. Cardno recognises the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position. Cardno is committed to child protection in all fields. Successful applicants may be required to provide a police clearance certificate.

For more details on the terms of reference and how to apply, please go to https://clientapps.jobadder.com/41217/cardno/3579548

Applications close 4:00 pm, Sunday 19 July 2020