Objective 2 Lead (Public Financial Management Expert)


Objective 2 Lead (Public Financial Management Exp…

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Objective 2 Lead (Public Financial Management Expert)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Accounting / Finance
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu, Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Dec. 07, 2022 23:55 (9 months, 3 weeks ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Graduate (Masters)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 8 years
Professional Skill Required : Public Finance

Job Description

Objective 2 Lead

Project Description

Deloitte Consulting is implementing a five-year project whose purpose is to provide technical assistance and strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) functions, performance, and accountability of targeted agencies at the federal, provincial, and local levels of government, and to provide targeted assistance to the Government of Nepal (GoN) aimed at strengthening national PFM institutions and systems to sustainably advance PFM. Deloitte is seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Objective 2 Lead to be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is a five-year program; however, the position is currently for one year with opportunity of renewal. 

Position Description

The Objective 2 Lead is responsible for leading activities aimed at strengthening PFM systems and institutions at the national level, working closely with relevant GoN agencies and PFM stakeholders to foster an improved enabling environment for fiscal federalism. S/he will provide strategic oversight of all activities related to Objective 2 and act as the lead for strengthening and institutionalizing PFM knowledge centers. The position reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will be responsible for achieving the following results:

  • 500 people trained on financial management systems
  • 5 PFM institutions, governments and agencies adopting improved financial management systems
  • Standardizing training modules in the PFM disciplines for 3 levels of staff across 3 tiers of government
  • Establish Interagency working group between key PFM stakeholders (Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat, Project Procurement Management Office (PPMO), Office of Auditor General (OAG), and two provinces)

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).

Position Responsibilities

Strengthen PFM Capacity Building Tools and Systems

  • Implement a co-creation process to formalize capacity building
  • Building on the Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangement Act and Local Government Operation Act, support MoFAGA and MoF/FCGO to reach consensus on a unified approach to deliver PFM capacity building at the federal and provincial/local level
  • Establish an inter-agency working group between MoFAGA, FCGO, MOF, PEFA Secretariat, PPMO, OAG and the two provinces
  • Work with stakeholders to institutionalize a national competency-based PFM curriculum
  • Assist in developing standardized training modules for lower level, mid level, and senior level staff on topics including planning and budgeting, revenue, expenditure, accounting and reporting, assets management, public procurement, debt management, treasury management, internal control and audit, and final audit and oversight
  • Examine the possibility of positioning the Public Finance Management Training Centre (PFMTC) as the lead entity responsible for developing a PFM standardized curriculum and related accreditation
  • Support strategic partnership formation between PFMTC and regional institutions such as South Asian Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Develop MoFAGA support for PFM capacity building initiatives
  • Support coordination between the PFMTC and Local Development Training Academy (LDTA) to enable the rollout of standardized national PFM curriculum through the LDTA platform and with Provincial Center for Good Governance (PCGGs)
  • Identify specific capacity development needs at the Provincial Government (PG) and Local Government (LG) levels

Improve the Effectiveness of the National Natural Resource Resources and Fiscal Commission (NNRFC)

  • Support NNRFC in the implementation of its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
  • Support the NNRFC in the implementation of its recently developed communication strategy, including designing improved communication tools, developing templates, and providing capacity building developments to NNRFC staff
  • Support NNRFC in institutionalizing standard communication protocols and engagement channels and socializing it with the Sub-National Government (SNGs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media
  • Support the NNRFC in extending networking and facilitate the exchange of lessons learned from successful fiscal federalism and other subnational governments generating new revenues
  • Strengthen the analytical capacity of the NNRFC to enable improved revenue sharing and fiscal transfer activity

Improve National Policies and Systems for Integrated PFMIS

  • Finalize areas of support for the PFM Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Initiative
  • Support the implementation of the 3rd PEFA Assessment
  • Build on the successful pilot PEFA Self-Assessment Tool in two selected Federal Ministries: Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
  • Support the MOF in revising and updating Nepal’s Public Financial Management Reform Strategy/Program Phase II launched in July 2016
  • Provide demand-based support to key stakeholders (e.g. MoF, FCGO, PPMO, OAG) on critical PFM initiatives
  • Establish feedback channels with underrepresented groups; leverage existing and trusted data sources within local/provincial governments and communities


  • Lead the annual work planning process for the Objective, in coordination with the Chief of Party (COP), DCOP, and technical specialists supporting the Objective
  • Contributing to the cross-cutting activities in the relevant technical areas, including inputs for all communications related to Objective 2, drafting inputs for USAID contractual reporting, and selecting the indicators and setting the targets for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan that will measure progress under the Objective
  • Work directly with the other Objective Lead to develop and implement strategies that enable cross-functional support to achieve program objectives
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with GoN, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders


  • 8+ years of progressively responsible work experience in fields related to public financial management
  • Master’s degree in international development, business, finance, economics, or related field of study
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with government leaders and strengthening national laws, policies, procedures, and standards
  • Proven experience delivering trainings and institutionalizing capacity building programs

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