Position Description

Technical Advisor - Public Financial Management/Health Financing
Location International
Job ID 18-07
# of openings 1
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Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) seeks a Technical Advisor experienced in Public Financial Management (PFM) for health.

Crown Agents USA

We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.

As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.

Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Project Description

CA-USA seeks an experienced public financial management (PFM) expert knowledgeable in health financing mechanisms, risk pooling through health insurance and other financial protection mechanisms for an anticipated project. This will be a long-term position. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • The PFM Advisor will provide primary management for the technical strategy and implementation of public financial management activities. The PFM Advisor will serve as part of the senior management team to inform and lead strategic program management in coordination with Project Director/Chief of Party (COP) and home office support. Provide technical leadership, overall project management, and quality assurance for public financial management interventions in coordination with the Project Director/COP, partners, and short-term technical experts;

  • Ensure productive working relationships between private and public entities, specifically establishing close working relationships with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance counterparts at the national and sub-national level;

  • Provide training and capacity building to promote an improved understanding of financial and planning processes across counterparts;

  • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor and team to conduct PFM assessments and track progress through implementation;

  • Direct capacity building for the increased use of electronic PFM systems;

  • Provide technical supervision and mentorship to staff and partners; and

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s Degree or advanced degree in economics, finance, business, public administration or a related field;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in PFM on donor-funded projects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government structures at the central or sub-national level in procurement, logistics, or supply chain;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, mentorship, change management, and training in public procurement, purchasing and supplies, and anti-corruption;
  • Risk management and mitigation experience including the design and implementation of strategies for improving anti-corruption and PFM;
  • Knowledge of the electronic based PFM systems and policies;
  • Membership in a professional body;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a dynamic team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; and
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
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