The Ministry of Finance, led by the Public Financial Management Capacity Building Centre (PFMCBC), held a two-day Induction sessions on the upcoming Public Financial Management Diagnostic exam. The two sessions took place on the 12th – 13th March 2015, at Delta Nova, Dili, Timor-Leste. The sessions were attended by about 695 public finance officials from all Organs of the State in the PFM of the Government.
The first round of the PFM Diagnostic exam is tentatively scheduled for late April 2015 and will focus on assessing the skills, knowledge and competency of all public servants that are responsible for spending, managing, authorizing and monitoring of public funds in the Government.
At the Induction sessions, the PFMCBC Coordinator, Mr. Alberto Soares Piedade presented details of the PFM Competency Standards and what PFM areas will be tested in the first round of diagnostic exam, including sections on Planning, Budgeting, Procurement and Contract Management, Asset and Fleet Management and Payments.
For specialized PFM competencies in the areas of Tax Revenue, Customs, Audit and Statistics, the PFMCBC will hold specialized PFM diagnostic, which scheduled to take place in the mid year of 2015.