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: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Senior Economist

Job #: req12282

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Economics

Grade: GG

Term Duration: 3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: International Recruitment

Location: Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 6/30/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


About the World Bank Group:

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

Background / General description:

EPGDR. The Prospects Group of the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency (EPGDR) provides timely analysis on global economic and financial developments, and their impact on the member countries of the WBG. Internally, it informs and helps define policy positions of the WBG and provides analytical support for WBG operations. Externally, EPGDR aims to influence global policy debates on major macroeconomic and development issues. In fulfilling this objective, EPGDR leads the WBG’s monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting work in global macroeconomics. It produces topical and policy-oriented analytical work, including the semi-annual WBG corporate flagship Global Economic Prospects report and the semi-annual Commodity Markets Outlook report. In addition, EPGDR produces a wide range of analytical studies that appear as working papers, policy notes, and research publications in scientific journals, conference volumes, and book chapters.

Position. The Prospects Group is looking for a Senior Economist with excellent analytical and writing skills to contribute to its main tasks and product lines.

High-quality research on topical issues that are of immediate concern to policymakers in emerging market and developing economies.

Analytical contributions to EPGDR products, including the Global Economic Prospects report, one of the World Bank Group flagship reports;
The development and improvement of tools for global macroeconomic analysis.

The Senior Economist will be expected to deliver under tight and frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment. S/he will work closely with a team of talented economists, under the guidance of EPGDR management. In addition to the contributions to EPGDR, the Senior Economist will be expected to devote a fraction of his/her time to contribute to the work of other World Bank Group units.

Selection Criteria

Master’s degree required with eight years of relevant professional experience; Ph.D. preferred.

Demonstrated strong analytical skills in macroeconomics, finance, and econometrics.

Strong economic skills with an eye for policy implications of technical analysis and modeling applications.

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Record of high-quality policy-oriented research publications, and experience with quantitative economic analysis and modeling techniques.

Demonstrated ability to write and contribute to policy publications and to develop policy implications from economic analysis and modeling.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a multi-cultural team.

Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Required Competencies:

General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs.

Research Temperament/Intellectual Curiosity Has demonstrated an aptitude for research through academic studies.

Written and Verbal Communication Delivers information effectively, including an ability to identify topical policy issues and articulate policy analysis. Experience as policy economist.

Deliver Results for Clients Proactively addresses clients‘ stated and unstated needs.

If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 years 0 months term appointment.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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