Medium Term Budget Specialist / Team Leader (International, 8 person-months, intermittent)
The medium term budget (MTB) specialist and team leader will have a strong background in expenditure management, especially performance-based budgeting; capacity building and training; and project and/or program development and management. The specialist should have at least 10 years of experience providing such advice to a variety of Pacific governments and societies, including having demonstrated strong political, negotiation, and process facilitation skills, and should hold a tertiary degree, preferably a Master's degree or PhD, in finance, economics, or a related field. This consultant should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be skilled in the use of consultative and participatory processes.
Economic Modeling Specialist (International, 3 person-months, full time)
The person will have a background appropriate to undertaking the tasks set out below, with at least 10 years practical experience in economic modeling and significant experience specific to technical assistance in small island states and should hold an advanced degree, preferably a Master's degree in economics, finance or a related field
The specialist will:
(i)coordinate closely with the Medium Term Budget Specialist/Team Leader on the macroeconomic framework needed to underpin the MTBF;
(ii)work closely with the PFTAC Macroeconomic Advisor to evaluate and customize the current GDP and revenue forecasting model;
(iii)based on the outcomes of the above work, establish a new model in MFNP (to be located in Policy and Planning, and the Statistics Department);
Budget Adviser (National, 12 person-months, intermittent)
The person will have a background appropriate to undertaking the tasks set out below, with at least 10 years practical experience in budget management and significant experience specific to small island states and should hold a tertiary degree, preferably a bachelor's degree in economics, finance or a related field.
The Budget Adviser will:
(i)coordinate closely with the Medium Term Budget Specialist/Team Leader on the overall MTB work;
(ii)assist with the development and implementation of a strategically aligned MTBF;
(iii)assist MFNP and line ministries with the alignment of annual budget provisions to the medium-term envelopes set out in the MTBF;
(iv)assist MFNP in incorporating policy directives and other Ministerial initiatives in the budget;
Policy Advisors (International, 9 person-months, full time). This is reserved to respond to needs emerging during TA implementation, and may encompass skills in macroeconomic and fiscal policy, public financial management and corporate planning.
An inception report will be prepared for ADB and the Government by the team leader within 8 weeks of the start of field activities. Mission progress reports will be submitted throughout the TA, and a draft final report completed by October 2013. The final report is to be submitted within 2 weeks of the incorporation of comments from ADB and the Government on the draft final report.