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Municipal Finance Advisor for USAID Resilient Cities Limpopo

Pretoria | Gaborone

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Pretoria | Gaborone
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: Closed

Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs - Tetra Tech) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Municipal Finance Advisor position on a USAID-funded program in Southern Africa.

Position Description/Summary:

The purpose of the Resilient Cities Limpopo Activity is to increase access to safely managed and reliable critical services, namely water, sanitation, and solid waste management for urban residents in the Limpopo River Basin. This includes improving public financial management and increasing private sector engagement. This will be a five-year position based in Pretoria, South Africa, with oversight of activities in South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique.

The Municipal Finance Advisor will oversee technical activities related to the design and implementation of locally-driven approaches to enhance the effectiveness of municipal governments, including service delivery, accountability, and ability to mobilize financial and human resources, as well as encouraging citizen engagement in communal governance.


* Provide expert advice in various specialized fields of public financial management (PFM), covering all aspects of public revenue and expenditure management including, but not limited to, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting tax and fee-based sources of revenue and expenditures in a transparent manner.

* Provide factual and analytical background reports, collect data, and prepare/review reports related to local service delivery.

* Serve as an expert resource and/or technical advisor on a range of PFM and municipal finance issues.


* Master’s degree in public administration, economics, finance, business administration, or a related field.

* Minimum seven (7) years of experience in public and/or municipal financial management and strengthening, revenue generation, fiscality, and transparency.

* Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, mentorship, change management, and training in PFM systems and processes, both at the national and sub-national levels.

* Ability to work independently and produce timely and high-quality results.

* Previous experience with USAID or other donor funded projects and programs preferred.

* English language fluency (oral and written) is required. Portuguese language skills desirable.

* Candidates from Southern Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at:

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

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