Assistant Manager/ Manager – Public Finance Management
1-8 yrs.
Job type
Full time
Job Summary

Does the poor state of public hospitals, schools, roads, and municipalities bother you and make you wonder what can be done to improve it? Do you feel strongly about improving the capacity of the State in delivering public goods? Do you believe in the State’s central role in improving the lives of ordinary citizens? If yes, this is a role that will excite and challenge you. Moreover, it will provide you with an opportunity to work on projects that has a population-scale impact.

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Essential Skills

The applicant should have experience working with public finance, public policy, development consulting firms, or development consulting. They should also have experience and understanding of the PFM domain in India, including CPSMS, government budgeting payments, accounting, disbursement process, reporting (end to end), and experience of Government Process Re-engineering (GPR) or developing user requirements specifications for public financial management systems.


The Assistant Manager/ Manager – Public Finance Management (PFM), will be part of the Government and Social Impact (GSI) team of MSC and will provide support on the following:

  • Document best practices or principles of public financial management in India or internationally (especially in the context of just-in-time funding),
  • Conduct process documentation for the PFM systems/ process  in place (end-to-end) from allocation to expenditure reporting for select program/ schemes/ department,
  • Conduct gap analysis to identify delays in the existing PFM systems/ process (especially in case of disbursements, spending efficiency, and expenditure reporting),
  • Work back with the technology team to assess the potential of digital tools as well as process improvements required to curb the identified gaps in PFM systems or processes,
  • Develop GPR document to facilitate the Union Government and/ or the select states in digital tool implementation/integration with existing systems during the pilot implementation,
  • Collaborate with various government departments, regulators, technology solutions providers, private sector partners, international organizations and governments,
  • Host delegations from governments and plan exposure visits alongside clients and the MSC team.
  • Do business development through:
    • Write/ review proposals and pitches
    • Prepare related collaterals including case studies
  • Plan and execute assignments with Government,
  • Perform training and capacity building of team members of MSC,
  • Publish blogs, articles to promote MSC’s work in national and international media,
  • Participate in relevant events, conferences to represent MSC.


  • A master’s degree, or higher in Finance/ MBA in finance/ CA/ Masters in Economics/ Masters in Public Policy, or other relevant professional qualifications in line with the areas of specialization.

Desired experience:

  • Experience of ICT in government systems/ schemes and large transformation programs with government/ multilateral/ bilateral agency, etc,
  • Experience in conducting public expenditure management studies/ reviews/ audits,
  • Experience of working in 1 or more states and/ or the Union Government,
  • Experience in one or more of the following functional areas:
    • Government Process Re-engineering (preferred),
    • Direct benefit transfer (preferred),
    • Public finance and expenditure (preferred),
    • Strategy, planning and public policy design,
    • Social welfare program implementation,
    • Social protection,
    • Experience in handling projects,
    • Existing relationships with government, multilateral agencies, donor agencies, think tanks, and industry.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work with senior government officials,
  • Ability to lead assignments involving diverse project teams and to work with minimal supervision,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint,
  • Leadership skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, people-management skills,
  • Excellent spoken and written English
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