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Work type: Contract
Location: Philippines
Categories: International development

The Program

The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management for Infrastructure Program (PFM-I) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The PFM-I works with Philippines Government agencies to help put in place the building blocks required to deliver the Government’s ambitious infrastructure development agenda.

PFM-I is examining the possibility of appointing an Inspection Policy Adviser and is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitability qualified Nationals of the Philippines.

The Position

The Government of the Philippines has embarked on a Budget Reform Program, which will introduce annual cash-based appropriations in FY2018, in place of the current obligation-based budgeting system.

One of the implications of this reform is the need to strengthen procedures for the inspection of goods and services received by Government agencies. In a cash appropriations system, agencies will have to be able to promptly inspect and receive goods and services within the financial year, to ensure that budget execution is recognized. The Government has noted that this will be a challenge within the current procedural framework. The government policy to significantly increase expenditure especially for infrastructure will require agencies to improve their inspection so to meet the growing demands.

Although the potential role is still being designed, it is expected that the Adviser will work with members of the inter agency Inspection and Payments Task Team (comprising DBM, Bureau of Treasury, DPWH, DSWD, DOH and COA) over a five to six month period.

Download File Inspections Policy Adviser STA 20171130.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of Government policies that impact processes for inspections of and payments for goods and services received by Government, including RA9184, and relevant DBM and COA policies and procedures.

Previous senior level experience in supplier and contract management in the Philippines Government along with the ability to successfully introduce policy and procedural reform is essential. You will demonstrate very strong analytical, written and oral communication skills.

Exposure to international practices with respect to inspection and payments would be desirable.

This EOI is reserved for nationals of the Philippines.

For any enquiries please contact and quote job reference number 495755.


Applications close:  5.00pm (Manila Time) Wednesday 14 December 2017.


Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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