Closing date: Sunday, 18 December 2016
Office location: Basel
Unit: Statistics & Research Support (SRS)
Service: International Banking & Financial Statistics (IBFS)
Employment - Duration: Up to 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
Application Deadline: 18/12/2016
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and is a bank for central banks. The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages.
Purpose of the role
To support policy analysis and research using BIS international banking and financial statistics.
To compile banking and financial statistics for dissemination.
Data analysis and communication. Analyse BIS international banking, derivatives, debt securities or securities financing, statistics to identify statistical trends and patterns; construct banking and financial indicators useful for policy analysis and research; apply statistical or econometric techniques as appropriate; explain statistical findings and methodological issues in written and oral communications.
Research and meeting support. Assemble datasets for policy analysis and research using BIS international banking and financial statistics; prepare charts and tables for BIS publications and meetings; contribute to research projects and central bank meetings in coordination with other relevant units in MED.
Data compilation. Assess and provide feedback to central banks on the quality of data underlying BIS international banking and financial statistics; identify ways to improve data quality; compile statistics for dissemination.
Statistical IT solutions: Specify business requirements for statistical IT applications and databases; test whether IT solutions meet IBFS’s requirements.
International statistical initiatives: Keep abreast of the latest international statistical standards and initiatives.
Qualifications, skills and experience
Master’s degree in economics, finance or statistics.
Good understanding of econometric software such as Matlab or STATA.
Knowledge of international statistical standards in one or more of the following areas: monetary and financial statistics; balance of payments statistics; and international banking, derivatives or securities statistics. Knowledge of accounting standards is an advantage.
Knowledge of data compilation methods.
Self-starter; ability to work cooperatively.
Good written and spoken English. Ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience.
At least one year of relevant job experience - for example, as an analyst or statistician at a central bank, prudential authority or financial institution.
The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis. The job grade at which the position will be filled will depend on the successful candidate’s skills and experience. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.