Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism 2 (PACTAM2)



Job Type


Closing Date

22nd Jul 2019


See below

— Description —

·       Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) – D4 ($14,335 - $17,918 per month)

·       12 month role

·       Based in Nauru


The role

An in-line Government of Nauru position within the Public Service, the Deputy Secretary (Treasury) is a key GoN position that has significant responsibility for providing strategic advice and assistance to the GoN on a broad range of financial and budgetary matters.  The Deputy Secretary (Treasury) reports to the Secretary for Finance. 


You will be accountable to, and managed by Secretary for Finance, Government of Nauru


This role is expected to commence in September for a period of 12 months.


Key objectives:

  • Provide strategic advice and assistance to the GoN in relation to the management of public funds, development of the national budget and implementation of revenue and expenditure measures
  • Manage the preparation of national budget submissions and 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. 
  • Provide capacity building for local counterparts in key areas of the operations of the Department of Finance. 
  • Intergration of cross cutting themes into the Division – Child Protection, Environmental Protection and Gender and Equality.


Selection criteria:



·       Bachelor level degree or post-graduate tertiary qualifications in accounting, finance or related discipline. 


Skills, experience, knowledge

  • Experience in providing strategic advice to government ministers and associated stakeholders concerning financial issues. 
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in senior executive roles, including senior level experience in a developing country Government Treasury or Finance department; relevant work experience in a Pacific Island country will be an advantage. 
  • Experience in the preparation, monitoring and reporting of government budgets, including prioritising government expenditure in environments displaying transparent and accountable public financial management.  
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in “in-line” managerial positions responsible for the management of human resources to achieve organisation outcomes. 
  • 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. 
  • High level analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes.
  • Well developed administrative, organisational and coordination skills. 


The benefits: 

  • Remuneration in line with the ARF – D4 ($14,335 - $17,918 per month)
  • Mobility and special location allowances
  • Flights, medicals, and insurance
  • Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring and support 
  • Please note where an assignment is unaccompanied there will be shared accommodation arrangements provided in Nauru


Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future
Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.


The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs. If you are interested in other PACTAM2 opportunities and would like to receive updates, please register your interest.


To apply:

Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs. 


Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit https://pactam2.com/


Applications close midnight ACST 22nd July. No late applications will be accepted.


In country interviews will be held the week 19th or 26th August 2019


For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment.PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com