Senior Economist, Washington, United States

Organization: The World Bank

Country: United States

City: Washington, United States

Office: World Bank in Washington, United States

Closing date: Saturday, 20 February 2021

Senior Economist

Job #: req10911

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Economics

Grade: GG

Term Duration: 3 years

Recruitment Type: International Recruitment

Location: Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Spanish, French

Closing Date: 2/20/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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 The Global Macro and Debt unit in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investments (MTI) Global Practice (GP) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Macro Economist and CGE Modeler! Our unit consists of a dedicated team of fiscal economists and debt management experts; a macro-modelling team; and a small team of macroeconomic researchers. You would contribute to and lead analytical and technical assistance engagement related to the CGE modelling work program. Building on existing tools, the successful candidate will work with the Global Lead for Macroeconomic modelling to provide intellectual and technical leadership in the Modelling team’s CGE work program Mentor and train more junior CGE modelers Develop and maintain the global dynamic CGE model ENVISAGE Develop and maintain a simplified country level model(s) that can be applied to explore and quantify policy options in data poor as well as data rich developing countries; Apply the models to policy relevant questions and drafting technical reports of summary findings and contribute to reports where the analysis is used. Provide capacity building to client governments to run and maintain such models in their domestic context. Oversee the work of more junior modelers

Selection Criteria

1. Minimum of a master’s degree(s) in economics, finance or public policy with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in applied economics.

2. Experience running computable general equilibrium (CGE) models such as GTAP, GDyn, ENVISAGE, MANAGE, and MAMS, with deep knowledge of the strengths and drawbacks of different modeling approaches.

3. Experience constructing Social Accounting Matrices and modifying existing models for specific policies.

4. Comfortable coding in GAMS and GEMPACK.

5. A strong track record of applying rigorous CGE analysis to development issues, demonstrated through publication in peer-reviewed journals and reports.

6. Experience with microsimulation models would be an asset.

7. Experience with WBG economic sector work, and applying CGE analyses to interdisciplinary issues is a plus, especially if there is evidence of working across technical disciplines/Global Practices.

8. Experience conducting capacity building and training in CGE-based analyses.

9. Excellent communication and presentation skills -- both verbal and written. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences.

10.A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, and drive and the ability to contribute to a team-based work environment.

11. Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.

12. Strong commitment towards team work and knowledge sharing, especially across the World Bank Group.

Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.