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Public Financial Management Coordinator, Technical Support Unit - Tonga

Scope Global
  • Australian Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) – D4, $14,335 - $17,918 AUD
  • Initially a 12 month role
  • Based in Tonga

About the program

In December 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) endorsed the Investment Design Document for the Tonga Economic Governance Support Program which had been negotiated with and approved by the Government of Tonga on 31 October 2019. The Tonga Economic Governance Support Program design proposes a cohesive approach to the provision of Technical Assistance, specifically focusing on implementing the Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap, with support to the Financial Framework Division of the Ministry of Finance, which has oversight of the Public Financial Management reform implementation.

The Public Financial Management Coordinator will be accountable to and managed by the Financial Frameworks Division (Ministry of Finance) and the Deputy High Commissioner (Development) of the Australian High Commission, Nuku’alofa. This role is expected to commence in August 2020 for a period of 12 months.

Key objectives:

  • Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap – Reform Steering Committee Coordination
  • Public Financial Management Reform
  • Human Resource Management for the Public Financial Management team
  • Capacity Building and guidance on gender equality including cross-cutting issues
  • Reporting to Ministry of Finance and DFAT

Selection criteria:


  • Post Graduate degree in accountancy, economics, public policy or social sciences (economic policy, organisational development, capacity development, international development)
  • Basic first aid certificate (this will be supported by PACTAM2 to be obtained if the successful adviser does not already have)

Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Proven track record of leading international multi-disciplinary specialist teams in the delivery of Public Financial Management reform or economic and public sector reform programs
  • Good understanding of PFM reform processes, and preferably experience in economic policy
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and lead reform dialogue with government officials and manage complex change processes – in particular the institutional barriers to change in PFM systems
  • High level communication skills and capacity to motivate and lead staff in a culturally diverse setting
  • Proven understanding of gender equality and the implications for Public Financial Management
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing (to a professional report standard) in English
  • An individual who understands or has worked in the local/Pacific context

The benefits:

  • Remuneration in line with the ARF – D4, $14,335 - $17,918 AUD
  • Mobility allowances
  • Flights, medicals, and insurance
  • Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring and support

Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future

Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.

The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs.

Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit this link.

Applications close midnight 5th June 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment.PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com, using the subject line: Public Financial Management Coordinator, Technical Support Unit - Tonga enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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