Thursday, May 11, 2017

Senior Economist Job at World Bank - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Economist

Jobs at:
World Bank

Deadline of this Job:
18th May 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Practice Manager
Job #: 170604
About World Bank:
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.
Job Summary: The Senior Economist will be part of the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management (MFM) team in Kampala which provides economic analysis on a range of macroeconomic and fiscal management issues. The team also supports the country teams providing World Bank assistance to Uganda. The team supports bank management with regular economic monitoring and macroeconomic modeling/forecasting. The team further maintains local databases for economic and social statistics for use by Bank staff based in Uganda and Washington D.C. Additionally, the MFM team also works closely with the Country Manager on a range of fiscal issues through Analytical products (AAA), lending operations and client advisory work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior Economist will:
• Lead or significantly contribute to the preparation of knowledge products, including country-specific and regional knowledge, as well as to convening services.
• Lead or significantly contribute to the preparation and/or supervision of operations.
• Initiate and carry out analysis to inform the Bank’s policy dialogue in macroeconomic areas and supervise just-in-time technical and policy work.
• Work in liaison with the MFM Lead Economist and Program Leaders as well as the CMU as needed to ensure collaborative and seamless delivery of Bank support.
• Actively promote dialogue and close working relationships with the main development partners as well as with the private sector, academia, think tanks and civil society. Liaise with the IMF on the macroeconomic framework and debt sustainability analysis.
• Carry out the work program in a way that contributes to client capacity building, knowledge sharing and innovation.
• Ensure high standards of quality of tasks managed by self and help enhance quality of other tasks.
• Participate actively in MFM Global Practice-wide activities including by providing support to programs outside the MENA Region and by being active in at least one thematic area.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant for the World Bank Senior Economist career opportunity should hold a Master’s or PhD degree in economics with at least eight (8) years of relevant professional and research experience including a track record of delivery of high quality lending and analytical and advisory products.
• Significant exposure and experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility.
• Highly analytical skills in macroeconomic and fiscal management and proven ability to conduct policy dialogue and policy-relevant research.
• Deep technical knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: macroeconomics, macroeconomic forecasting, growth analytics, fiscal analysis and management, sub-national fiscal frameworks, debt management and contingent liabilities, government finance and quality of government expenditures, management of natural resource rents.
• Good track record in leading or contributing to successful Bank operations and high impact ASAs.
• Integrative capacity including the ability to link sectoral issues within a broader development framework.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complicated analyses to non-specialist audiences.
• Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments and adjust to a variety of complex evolving tasks to meet deadlines.
Personal Competencies:
• General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills – Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations with credible analysis and tools.
• Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
• Policy Dialogue Skills – Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
• Integrative Skills – Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
• Macroeconomic skills and country economics experience – Able to translate technical analyses of macroeconomic, debt, trade, fiscal policy, and growth linkages into policy recommendations and cross-country lessons.
• Written and Verbal Communication – Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and managers).
• Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions with others.
• Deliver Results for Clients – Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.
• Collaborate within Teams and across Boundaries – Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across WBG, and brings differing ideas into the forefront.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge – Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.
• Make Smart Decisions – Recommends and takes decisive action.
Job application procedure
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