Extended Term Consultant, Montevideo, Uruguay

Organization: The World Bank

Country: Uruguay

City: Montevideo

Office: The World Bank in Montevideo

Closing date: Friday, 20 May 2022

E T Consultant

Job #: req17476

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Economics

Grade: EC2

Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Montevideo,Uruguay

Required Language(s): English, Spanish

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 5/20/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Description

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

THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR MACROECONOMICS, TRADE and INVESTMENT (MTI) IN THE WBG

The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice comprised of some 450 staff, with almost half working in country offices around the world. MTI houses the Bank’s country economists together with trade economists and specialists, debt and macro modeling experts, and fiscal experts. MTI offers integrated solutions to macroeconomic and structural reform programs. In doing so, MTI staff work closely with other GPs.

MTI staff help to shape and lead knowledge and learning related activities across a range of thematic areas, including but not limited to: (a) macroeconomics; (b) fiscal policy; (c) growth; (d) economic management in resource rich environments; (e) macroeconomic modelling & statistics; (f) trade and regional integration.

THE LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN REGION (LCR)

The World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients to IDA countries to small Caribbean states to one fragile state. Despite immense resources, dynamic societies, and an average annual per capita income of about US$4,000, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region’s people living in poverty. The Bank’s strategy in LCR is focused on three pillars: promoting inclusive growth, investing in human capital, and building resilience. This includes encouraging better governance and economic integration and leveraging the private finance necessary to address the region’s pressing development needs.

The regional context has become even more complex in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will require fast and effective policy response from LAC countries. The Bank - and MTI in particular - will play an important role in supporting the countries in the region to face this unexpected and massive shock.

We are seeking an outstanding ETC to work on macroeconomic monitoring as well as analytical and lending activities in Uruguay and Paraguay. You will work closely with the MTI team and the EFI Lead Country Economist/Program Leader for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. You will be an integral part of the global MTI GP and will report to the MTI Practice Manager covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

TASKS & RESPONSABILITIES:

The ETC will be a member of the MTI team working on Paraguay and Uruguay. S/he will contribute across the full range of the unit’s deliverables and activities, support the country team in areas of expertise and provide cross support to teams from other global practices in the preparation and supervision of projects, integrating economic perspectives in other sectors‘ work as needed.

In particular:

Substantially contribute to ongoing and prospective analytical work on fiscal policy, trade, structural reforms, productivity and economic growth challenges in Uruguay and/or Paraguay, which may include background research (in English and Spanish);
Collect, update, and process the data necessary for the regular macroeconomic monitoring as well as for the on-going analytical work.

Contribute to macroeconomic briefs, and notes on changes in policy by the client country on a need basis.

Coordinate the organization of events with the government, academia and CSOs to disseminate the findings of analytical work.

LOCATION & REPORTING:

The ETC will be based in Montevideo, Uruguay and will work in close cooperation with other members of the MTI team working on the Andean Countries, under the supervision of the Practice Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Selection Criteria

Master’s degree in economics plus at least 5 years of relevant professional experience or PhD degree in economics with 3 years professional experience (PhD preferred);
Proven knowledge and experience in the areas of macroeconomic policy; economic growth and productivity; fiscal and debt sustainability;
Demonstrated ability to undertake a diversity of tasks within a rapidly changing and demanding environment and capacity to meet tight deadlines;
Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments on schedule;
Proven ability to work in teams;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1652028062892