Deputy Secretary Treasury – Nauru

We are seeking an experienced Public and Financial Management (PFM) leader, for the role of Deputy Secretary Treasury in Nauru. You will have a proven track record in the management of public funds, provision of advice to the government on PFM Policy reforms and meeting international standards. The position is an in-line role with delegated authority and requires political acumen, strong communication and the ability to connect reforms to development outcomes.

  • Full time for 12 months, with an option to extend.
  • Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners meet their governance and stability goals. 

The Partnerships Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Deputy Secretary Treasury to be based in Nauru with a proven track record in providing strategic advice and assistance to the Government of Nauru (GoN) which contributes to effective and efficient management of public funds, improved Treasury capacity and international standard of practice. Additionally, the candidate should have experience implementing various approached to personnel capacity development.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, respectful, flexible and resilient PFM specialist and people leader with a keen focus on contributing to the overall objectives of Nauru’s Sustainable Development Strategy and the Nauru Australia Economic Governance Program, which aims to support the Government of Nauru to provide fiscally responsible and inclusive service delivery. 

The Deputy Secretary Treasury will:  

  • Support Treasury’s mission to safeguard Government assets by providing advice to the Minister for Finance and Cabinet on matters relating to the management and use of public money and on the Nauruan economy more generally. 
  • Provide policy advice and options to Government in relation to a wide range of fiscal, economic and development issues, including progressing Treasury’s PFM reform agenda. 
  • Provide timely and effective preparation of national budget submissions, related budget documents and reports.  
  • Provide accurate and timely accounting information relating to the management of domestic and external financial resources. 
  • Oversee payment systems including management of day-to-day processing within Treasury. 
  • Strengthen 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. 

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have bachelor’s or post-graduate tertiary qualifications in economics, accounting, finance, or a related discipline. Candidates should also have proven experience in senior executive roles, including at a senior level in a developing country’s government treasury or finance department. This experience should involve providing strategic advice to government ministers and associated stakeholders concerning financial issues, as well as demonstrated experience in the preparation, monitoring and reporting of government budgets. Additionally candidates should have experience in prioritising government expenditure in environments emphasising transparent and accountable public financial management. 

How to Apply

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities, selection criteria and country context for the position, please visit https://dt-global.com/company/careers and search for job number 2920 or contact recruitment@auspacpartnerships.com.au for more information.

Applications must be submitted by 11.59 pm AEST on Monday 22 April 2024.



We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including Pacific Islanders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse, neurodiverse and people with disabilities.

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