Government-to-Government Public Financial Management Specialist

Kathmandu, Nepal
Full Time

Company Overview

Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

Position and project Summary

Kaizen is seeking a Government-to-Government (G2G) Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist for the anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Localization Support project. The purpose of the activity is to provide services to USAID, partner Nepali organizations, and Government of Nepal entities to provide surge support, build capacity, and establish systems and processes to effectively design, implement, and monitor activities that advance our shared development objectives. Support will be provided in three areas: (1) Capacity Strengthening for Local Actors to apply, receive and manage USAID awards; (2) Strengthen the Mission’s Government to Government (G2G) Programming; and (3) Support for the Mission to Improve Localization Programming.

This is a five-year, $25-50 million project, with an anticipated start date in late September 2023. The G2G PFM Specialist will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The G2G PFM Specialist will be responsible for leading the project’s G2G component, which will provide services to strengthen the USAID/Nepal’s design, pre-award, and implementation of G2G awards. The G2G PFM Specialist will also lead the project’s support to USAID in conducting financial reviews, risk assessments, audits, cost share contribution calculations, and other analyses of existing G2G awards, potential G2G partners, and Host Country partners’ fiduciary systems. In addition, the G2G PFM Specialist will help build the capacity of relevant Government of Nepal entities and USAID/Nepal staff to strengthen financial management competencies to identify and address risks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes for G2G negotiations and designs, G2G risk assessments, and system capacity assessments.
  • Conduct pre-award surveys and assessments, including host country contracting capability.
  • Tailor assistance to support G2G MEL plan development.
  • Capacity strengthening for government MEL systems and data collection.
  • Strengthen government financial management systems and financial reporting.
  • Orient government staff on USAID audit requirements and provide support during reviews on-demand basis.
  • Provide support to USAID’s Office of Financial Management, including conducting assessment of internal financial management control systems, preparing tools and templates to support improved financial management, conducting analyses to better understand conditions for improved performance in curbing fraud.


  • Master’s Degree in accounting, finance, business, or PFM is required. Additional qualifications of CA, ACCA, CPA, CIPFA will be preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in G2G programming and PFM.
  • Prior experience directly supporting and working with USAID leadership and Mission staff, preferred.
  • Experience leading G2G risk assessments, pre-award assessments, and other examinations of host country partner systems, and providing support to mitigate risk, preferably in South Asia
  • Familiarity with accounting and auditing standards that are generally accepted in the United States of America
  • In-depth familiarity with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) chapters that reference G2G programming
  • Prior experience with supporting G2G MEL plan development and capacity strengthening of government MEL systems and data collection
  • Experience working in Nepal and/or South Asia, highly desirable.
  • Fluency in Nepali, required.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to and proceed with the application. We do not currently use for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.


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