Author Topic: DAI seeks Public Finance Economist to lead PF practice  (Read 5010 times)


DAI seeks Public Finance Economist to lead PF practice
« on: December 21, 2010, 19:53:42 GMT »
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

DAI is seeking an expert in public finance (e.g., revenue policy and administration, budgeting and public expenditure management, intergovernmental fiscal relations) to manage the company’s public finance portfolio, providing technical leadership within a highly dynamic organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manage and provide technical assistance in Bethesda and in the field to public finance reform projects in areas including fiscal policy, tax policy and administration, customs operations, trade reform, budgeting and public expenditure management, macro-fiscal analysis and tools, modeling, and intergovernmental fiscal relations

• Actively work to position the company to be a significant competitor for business opportunities in public finance and provide leadership in identifying and winning new projects in the public finance realm

• Manage the company’s public finance portfolio, including the PFM IDIQ

• Research and write on public finance issues for funded research activities, DAI publications, and external publications, as required

• Actively participate in cross-group/office business initiatives

• Mentor junior staff within the corporation interested in public finance


• PhD in economics, public administration, or public finance strongly preferred
• Minimum 15 years of experience, including at least 5 years resident overseas experience
• Demonstrated experience in leading, designing, evaluating, and consulting on public finance reform projects
• USAID Chief of Party experience strongly desired
• A publication record, especially on public finance topics, required
• Strong familiarity with international donor organizations, especially USAID
• Experience writing winning project proposals
• Able to make effective presentations to large and small groups
• Able to work in teams, as well as lead teams
• Willing to travel internationally
• Fluency in a foreign language (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian) preferred

Must be eligible to work in the US

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