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Financial Management Information System (FMIS) Specialist – Kiribati

Job Brief

Are you a Financial Management Information System Specialist looking to work on the implementation of an integrated financial management system? This position calls for a natural leader and collaborator with a strong focus on financial reporting reform.

Financial Management Information System (FMIS) Specialist– Kiribati

  • 12-month contract to June 2024 with possibility of extension
  • Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

The Australia-Pacific Partnership Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to help deliver the ideas and advice that will help the countries in which we work meet governance and stability challenges.

The Partnerships Platform is currently searching for a highly skilled and motivated Financial Management Information System (FMIS) Specialist. They should have a successful track record implementing integrated financial management systems, overseeing projects, providing strategic public financial management advice to governments and delivering training. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, respectful, practical, flexible and resilient. They will require a keen focus on the effective use of technology to improve financial management and reporting processes, capacity development, and sustainable improvements in resource constrained and complex operating environments. Significant experience with FreeBalance and implementing an FMIS in a similar context will be an advantage.

For this role, the Partnerships Platform is partnering with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) in Tarawa, Kiribati. The goal of MFED is to implement a system that would enhance efficiency, transparency and accountability, with a specific focus on the key aspects of the Public Financial Management (PFM) system, such as budget formulation, budget execution, public procurement, and financial reporting.

The areas of focus of the assignment are:

  • Advise on the integration of the National Budget formulation process in the IFMIS
  • Support the National Economic and Planning Office (NEPO) in the engagement of Line Ministries
  • Advise on the integration of national procurement procedures in the IFMIS
  • Advise on and support other IFMIS related tasks
  • Ensure that the Chart of Account, and Financial Management Information System (FMIS) are supportive of the broader reform agenda

The position is an accompanied, 12 months posting with the possibility of extension. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing, and return airfares if required for international candidates.

Click on the link or copy and paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/3TjZTQc

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform
The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development aims to promote sustainable economic growth and financial stability for the betterment of the people of Kiribati. To achieve this vision, the ministry is focused on implementing appropriate economic and financial management practices and systems, including computerised accounting and control systems, tax administration, and customs enforcement. Additionally, the ministry is committed to providing accurate and high-quality national statistical information.

For more information about MFED, please visit: https://www.mfed.gov.ki/about-us/mission-and-vision

About You
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in information systems or a related discipline, with significant proven experience in the implementation of IT systems, preferably in the areas of public sector financial management. You will also have excellent conceptual and analytical skills and an ability to understand strategic goals, and outputs, together with a strong track record of excellence in analytical work and policy discussions relating to information systems and technology. Experience in the Pacific will be highly valued, as will an established knowledge of, and networks in, the Kiribati private sector.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

About Kiribati
There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/kiribati/kiribati-country-brief

Other Information
Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including First Nations people, LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse and people of different abilities.

We can adjust during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform as an Adviser. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (click the link or copy and paste it into your browser): https://bit.ly/3TjZTQc

Please click the 'Apply Now' button and submit:

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than 250 words per criterion)

Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria may not be considered.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Thursday, 13 April 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

About DT Global
DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfil its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.


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