Economist

World Bank Group

Job #: req4277
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Economics
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 10/8/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Description

THE WORLD BANK GROUP 
 
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.
 
Global practice for macroeconomics, trade, and investment
 
The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment. MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, we support Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector. https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/mti-gp 
 
Duties and Accountabilities:
 
We are looking for a local Economist to work on Malawi, based in Lilongwe! You will be a core team member of the MTI East Africa team and will report to the Practice Manager (EA1M1). In the day to day work you will lead and contribute mostly to the Malawi MTI work program. Responsibilities include monitoring and assessment of macroeconomic developments in Malawi and will also assist in the preparation and supervision of MTI’s work program in Malawi. You will work closely with the Senior Economist and Lead Economist for Malawi. 
 
  • Monitor developments in the economy, research and analyze the country’s economic, financial and sector issues;
  • Maintain macroeconomic database and regularly prepare updated medium-term macroeconomic projections. Use/run economic/financial models and toolkits using existing software packages, or Bank’s own models;
  • Collect and analyze data as well as participate in exchange of information with Government, private sector officials and other international financial institutions and maintain the Live Data Base (LDB);
  • Contribute to the design, preparation and implementation of budget support and lending operations in Malawi;
  • Assist in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting on Malawi, including country economic updates, Country Economic Memorandum, Public Expenditure Reviews; and coordinate the preparation of the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA);
  • Prepare briefs and analytical notes, and contribute to the writing of sections in analytical reports, in particular for the annual Malawi Economic Updates Support the Country Management Unit (CMU) in the implementation of the World Bank’s Malawi program
  • Engage in policy dialogue with government of Malawi in coordination with the Senior and Lead Economists;
  • Develop and maintain active engagement with other development partners and local think tanks and researchers.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics with at least 5 years of relevant work experience or PhD (PhD is preferred and counts as 3 years’ work experience).
  • Technical Proficiency: Skills and experience in working on economic policy issues and data analysis. Strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in these areas.
  • Communication and Team Skills: High level of personal and professional integrity. Self-starter. Strong ability to function well in a multi- cultural environment and working in teams.
  • Results-oriented personality with proven problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills.
  • Computer Skills: Familiarity with econometric software such as E-Views, STATA or other statistical packages and MS Office programs, including Excel, is essential
Competencies:
 
The WBG Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O

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