Deputy Secretary Treasury

Location: Yaren, Nauru

About Australian Aid and DT Global

Australia's development program invests in an open, prosperous and resilient Indo-Pacific. Australia’s efforts contribute to stability, restarting economies post-pandemic, and managing the effects of resurgent poverty and inequality.

DT Global is an international development management contractor, working across a wide range of sectors and technical areas in over 90 countries around the world. We are a part of the DT Global family, a network including a for-profit company, a separate non-profit entity, and a charitable trust, all united behind one mission: to improve as many lives as possible. DT Global launched in 2019, bringing together AECOM International Development’s Services Sector and Development Transformations along with their legacy companies. The DT Global family has since expanded further with the acquisition of IMC Worldwide in March 2022 and Cardno International Development in July 2022. Together, we bring with us over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to better transform lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global.

It provides Pacific Island Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Partner Organisation

The Ministry of Finance and Sustainable Development (MoF) is an important Government of Nauru agency, mandated to oversee and coordinate the effective management of public finance and resources. The MoF’s mission is to ensure that the financial resources of the Republic of Nauru are managed in accordance with the law and are utilised in an efficient and effective manner.

The Treasury Division manages critical whole of government functions for the Government of Nauru, including fiscal strategy, budget development and execution, the provision of quality financial information, and financial control and payment functions. Treasury’s vision is to ensure the Government of Nauru’s public funds are managed in accordance with the law, in a transparent way that supports accountability, equal treatment, risk mitigation and risk management for the benefit of all Nauruans.

The Role

The Deputy Secretary Treasury is a key in-line Government of Nauru (GoN) position, with significant responsibility for providing strategic advice and assistance to the GoN on a broad range of financial and budgetary matters.

This position has been filled by international appointees for a number of years. During this assignment, it is expected that the Deputy Secretary makes significant efforts to enhance the capacity of Nauruan counterparts in order to reduce reliance on international advisers.

Responsibilities and Placement Objectives

The Deputy Secretary Treasury will report to and be accountable to the Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Finance, Government of Nauru.

  • Provide strategic advice and assistance to the GoN which contributes to effective and efficient management of public funds, improved Treasury capacity and international standard of practice
  • Timely and effective preparation of national budget submissions, related budget documents and reports including, management of day-to-day processing within Treasury.
  • Provide accurate and timely accounting information relating to the management of domestic and external financial resources.
  • Payment systems
  • Create an internal audit capability within the Ministry of Finance that monitors and reviews management controls to ensure the reliability and accuracy of financial information produced by Government
  • Provide capacity building for local counterparts in key areas of the operations of the Department of Finance.
  • Integration of cross-cutting issues into the Division

Click on the link or copy paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/3KBbUMz

About You

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, resilience and adaptability and a preparedness to work within limited resources in a challenging environment. This includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including Government officials.

To be successful in this role, you will have bachelor level or post-graduate qualifications in economics, accounting, finance or a related discipline with proven experience in senior executive roles, including senior level experience in a developing country Government Treasury or Finance department.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Selection Criteria

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences and a good understanding of cultural sensitivities
  • High level analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes
  • Patience, flexibility, creative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to consultation

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor level degree or post-graduate tertiary qualifications in economics, accounting, finance, or a related discipline
  • Experience in senior executive roles, including senior-level experience in a developing country Government Treasury or Finance department.
  • Experience in providing strategic advice to government ministers and associated stakeholders concerning financial issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation, monitoring and reporting of government budgets, including prioritising government expenditure in environments displaying transparent and accountable public financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience of government accounting systems and related processes including experience in Financial Management Information Systems and preparation of accounting reports, including annual financial statements.
  • A commitment to capacity development with experience in a range of different approaches, including conducting training, mentoring, and the development of procedures and manuals.
  • An understanding of and commitment to incorporating cross cutting development issues such as gender, anti-corruption, and disability.
  • Desirable Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience living and working in the Pacific region
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in managerial positions responsible for the management of human resources to achieve organisation outcomes.

Other information

Please note that due to COVID-19 travel restrictions this position is classified as unaccompanied. Applicants will be required to reside in Nauru and fly in/fly out arrangements will not be considered. Applicants will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Housing, mobilisation, and demobilisation airfares will be provided as part of the overall remuneration package.

HOW TO APPLY

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform as an Adviser. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (copy and paste into your browser): https://bit.ly/3cyL0Zi

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm AEST, Sunday 11 September

Apply Here

Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than 250 words per criterion)

Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQIA+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

We are happy to make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. Please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment@auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.


Chief Financial Systems Manager, Nauru

Location: Yaren, Nauru

About Australian Aid and DT Global

Australia's development program invests in an open, prosperous and resilient Indo-Pacific. Australia’s efforts contribute to stability, restarting economies post-pandemic, and managing the effects of resurgent poverty and inequality.

DT Global is an international development management contractor, working across a wide range of sectors and technical areas in over 90 countries around the world. We are a part of the DT Global family, a network including a for-profit company, a separate non-profit entity, and a charitable trust, all united behind one mission: to improve as many lives as possible. DT Global launched in 2019, bringing together AECOM International Development’s Services Sector and Development Transformations along with their legacy companies. The DT Global family has since expanded further with the acquisition of IMC Worldwide in March 2022 and Cardno International Development in July 2022. Together, we bring with us over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to better transform lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships PlatformThe Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global.

It provides Pacific Island Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Partner Organisation

The Ministry of Finance and Sustainable Development (MoF) is an important Government of Nauru agency, mandated to oversee and coordinate the effective management of public finance and resources. The MoF’s mission is to ensure that the financial resources of the Republic of Nauru are managed in accordance with the law and are utilised in an efficient and effective manner.

The Treasury Division manages critical whole of government functions for the Government of Nauru, including fiscal strategy, budget development and execution, the provision of quality financial information, and financial control and payment functions. Treasury’s vision is to ensure the Government of Nauru’s public funds are managed in accordance with the law, in a transparent way that supports accountability, equal treatment, risk mitigation and risk management for the benefit of all Nauruans.

The Role

The Chief Financial Systems Manager is an in-line position within the Corporate Services Division of the Treasury Division, Ministry of Finance and Sustainable Development. The Corporate Services Division is responsible for managing, maintaining and providing quality-controlled financial information to the Ministry and wider government.

The Chief Financial Systems Manager leads the division and is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring improved, regular financial reporting to Government
  2. Optimising the use and useability of information systems operating within Treasury and other MoF divisions
  3. Developing an internal audit capability that monitors financial information accuracy and reliability
  4. Building systems and workforce capacity
  5. Providing advice on cross cutting issues

This position has been filled by a previous international appointee. The successful candidate will be continuing work undertaken by the predecessor. During this assignment, it is expected that the Chief Financial Systems Manager makes significant efforts to enhance the capacity of Nauruan counterparts in order to reduce reliance on international advisers.

Responsibilities and Placement Objectives

The key responsibilities and placement objectives for this position include:

  1. Manage the day-to-day operation of the Corporate Services Division
  2. Improve and regularise the production of financial reporting requirements and ensure that reports are disseminated within Government and published as required by the Government
  3. Optimise the architecture of the information systems operating within Treasury, the Nauru Revenue Office, and Nauru Customs Office to ensure that the information systems are reliably available to all users.
  4. Support internal audit capability within the Ministry of Finance that monitors and reviews management controls to ensure the reliability and accuracy of financial information produced by Government.
  5. Develop systems and human capacity within the Ministry to undertake Corporate Services Division responsibilities into the future.
  6. Provide advice and guidance on cross-cutting issues

Click on the link or copy paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/3RaAsyz

About You

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, resilience and adaptability and a preparedness to work within limited resources in a challenging environment. This includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including Government officials.

To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor level or post-graduate qualifications in business, accounting, finance or a related discipline, or significant experience in business administration, audit, or financial information systems management. You will have a proven record of achievement in the management and operation of Financial Management Systems and the provision of financial reports and a demonstrated knowledge of internal audits.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harrassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Selection Criteria

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences and a good understanding of cultural sensitivities
  • High level analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes
  • Patience, flexibility, creative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to consultation
  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor level degree or post-graduate qualification in computer science, information technology, software development, or a related discipline
  • Bachelor level degree or post-graduate qualification in business, accounting, finance or a related discipline, OR significant experience in business administration, audit, or financial information systems management
  • Experience in the management and operation of Financial Management Information Systems disseminated information systems and the provision of financial reports (including TechOne)
  • Experience in network design and operation including the programming of routers and switches
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal audit operations
  • A commitment to capacity development with experience in a range of different approaches
  • An understanding of and commitment to incorporating cross cutting development issues such as gender, anti-corruption and disability.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience living and working in the Pacific region
  • Experience in a developing country government Treasury or Finance department.

Other information

Please note that due to COVID-19 travel restrictions this position is classified as unaccompanied. Applicants will be required to reside in Nauru and fly in/fly out arrangements will not be considered. Applicants will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Housing, mobilisation, and demobilisation airfares will be provided as part of the overall remuneration package.

HOW TO APPLY

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform as an Adviser. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (copy and paste into your browser): https://bit.ly/3e7YQlM

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm AEST, Sunday 11 September

Apply Here

Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Please submit

1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than 250 words per criterion)

Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQIA+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

We are happy to make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. Please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment@auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.


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