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Overseas Health Programs Financial Sustainability Advisors

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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The Budget and Financial Accountability program within the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance is competitively recruiting individuals to serve as resident (long-term) advisors in the areas of budgeting and financial management for health programs. Advisors provide support primarily to ministries of finance and health governmental officials in developing countries.

Advisors are hired under personal services contracts. This recruitment is for assignments globally, requiring living overseas.

• Provide policy and technical advice on developing strategies to reduce reliance on external funding, mobilize domestic resources and support sustainable country ownership of health programs.
• Analyze and develop financing strategies including identification of potential revenue sources, investment options for funding streams or health insurance arrangements.
• Draft new laws, regulations, standards and manuals applicable to health programs budget formulation and budget execution and control and assist country counterparts in implementation.
• Design new processes for both manual and automated systems, such as budget formulation, monitoring revenues and expenditures against budget, appropriation control including recording of encumbrances and commitments, monthly and quarterly allotments and spending plans and assist country counterparts in implementation.
• Provide advice to improve the transparent and efficient use of existing funds through improved financial management, cost savings and operational efficiencies.
• Provide guidance on analysis of health delivery systems to improve efficiency and transparency in the areas of procurement, inventory management, costing analysis, and staffing patterns.
• Organize and perform on-the-job and classroom training to develop capacity for analysis of financial implications of funding models, costing models and budget execution.
• Recommend organizational arrangements to support efficient governance structures.

• BA in business, accounting, finance or public administration or related field required with Masters preferred.
• Five or more years in a financial leadership position in a finance department in state or large-sized local government or health organization. Experience with health program budgeting and finance in a government setting preferred.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of financial management systems, the relationship of budget to other financial processes.
• Experience with cost effective analysis, economic evaluation, modeling or health insurance is desirable.
• Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.
• Self-starter with ability to work independently and with confidentiality.
• Ability to work with counterparts in a challenging environment and motivate and build consensus among individuals of differing backgrounds.
• Ability to be flexible by changing focus and approaches based on needs of the client.
• Strong communication and leadership skills.
• Knowledge of international financial institutions and their policies and practices is desirable.
• Prior international work experience desirable.
• Proficient in use of personal computers and MS Office products and general office equipment.
• Proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages is desirable.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated compensation history. The salary ranges are from $64.59 to $83.57 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations.

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SECURITY CLEARANCE: SECRET. The advisor will work in developing and transitional countries worldwide to support U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives. The advisor may be deployed to countries with elevated threat levels, including potentially high/critical threat posts, as determined by the U.S. Government.

Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel. If selected, the applicant will be required to complete OGE financial disclosure forms.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: or by mail to:

Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

If applying by email, submit documents to ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.

Please reference Solicitation 2032K819R00007 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00007 -Budget (Health Programs) Advisors - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.

Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until June 30, 2019 although selections may be made in advance of that date.

The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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