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Senior Research Economist
Job Title: Senior Research Economist
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: To conduct development policy analysis on regional member countries.
Job Description: The Senior Research Economist is responsible for contributing to analytical and research work focusing on macroeconomic issues that are relevant for the Bank’s regional member countries and its operational engagement. The position entails leading and contributing to research on the Bank’s High 5 agenda, as well as active involvement and leadership in designing and implementing models for African countries individually and as a group. The Job holder will also conduct development policy analysis on regional member countries. Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting, the Senior Research Economist will: 1. Implement research programs and projects focusing on macroeconomic issues of particular relevance to the Bank’s RMCs and its High 5 agenda. This involves: 1. Initiate, oversee and contribute to research projects focusing on macroeconomics issues using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods. This entails among others constructing a suite of structural macro-econometric models, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models. 2. Contribute to the preparation of Flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Briefs; books, reports, etc. 3. Provide senior management and regional member countries with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations. 4. Keep abreast of latest research and innovative solutions pertaining to the development agenda and macroeconomic issues in the region, considering their practical applications for the Bank and its regional member countries. 5. Provide inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities. 2. Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes. This involves: 1. Provide support and input to regional, investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. This entails among others providing input into Country Strategy Papers and budget support operations; 2. Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models developed and lead in the disseminating results and provide advice to the Bank’s senior management and RMCs to strengthen policy dialogue. 3. Participate in the Bank’s dissemination efforts of its analytical and research products with the view to help build capacity of RMCs and position the Bank’s as a though leader.
Requirements: A minimum of a Master degree in Macroeconomics; Econometrics, Development Economics; Applied Statistics, or any related discipline. A PhD would be a strong advantage. 2. A specialization in industrial policy, agricultural or energy economics would be an added advantage. 3. A minimum of five (5) years with PhD or nine (9) years with Master of relevant professional and research experience in multilateral or research institution in an Africa country or other low income countries. 4. Having a private sector experience is an added value. 5. Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals on general issues of development and on macroeconomic issues in Africa or low-income countries. 6. Extensive knowledge of empirical regularities of different macroeconomic theories. 7. Ability to construct large macroeconomic models using sophisticated econometric techniques. 8. Ability to handle, process and analyze large datasets using packages such as Matlab, R, Eviews, or the General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS). 9. Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques to analyse and forecast macroeconomic trends resulting from policy and external shocks. 10. Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks; 11. Capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in order to improve policy making content of development research. 12. Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. Competence in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SAP.
How to apply: Please apply online: www.afdb.org
Closing Date: 04/06/2018
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