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Economist, Burkina Faso
Job Title: Economist, Burkina Faso
Location: Ouagadougou,BFA
Company: The World Bank
Job Summary: This position is for the locally recruited position based in Ouagadogou as Economist for Burkina Faso.
Job Description: The Global Practice for Macro Trade & Investment (MTI) comprises about 450 staff working across more than 120 countries. Almost half of MTI professional staff are decentralized to the field working closely with the Country Management Units (CMUs) and in proximity to the clients! MTI professionals often work across sectors helping carry out key integrative functions. In this context, we are responsible for the preparation and delivery of the majority of the Bank’s Development Policy Operations using both IDA and IBRD resources. We also lead or participate in a wide variety of AAA-Analytic and Advisory Activities and client advisory work requiring integrative functions that add to the core Macroeconomic expertise. The EA2M1 unit covers work in 13 countries within the Africa Region, including the Senegal (AFCF1), Côte d’Ivoire (AFCF2), and Mali (AFCW3) Country Management Units (CMU). This position is for the locally recruited position based in Ouagadogou as Economist for Burkina Faso. Duties and Accountabilities: Under the guidance of the EFI Program Leader and the Senior Economist for Burkina Faso, the candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks: 1. Independently research and analyze a wide variety of specific economic, financial, country or sector topics and issues for lending, research, and/or policy related tasks. 2. Prepare country economic, sector, strategy or research reports involving the analysis, evaluation and, preparation of data, as well as the formulation of conclusions and recommendations. 3. Lead in the writing of routine reports and participate in drafting technical working papers for wider circulation. 4. Program and modify economic/financial models using existing software packages. 5. Co-manage projects, trust funds, and grants and support data needs of sectoral staff. 6. Work independently, seeking guidance and instruction on new, unusual or complex assignments. 7. Under this position, the Economist will interact and at times lead discussion with a wide variety of groups including counterparts in government and in a variety of international and other partner organizations, academia; Bank counterparts within and across sectors, networks; and managers across the Bank Group.
Requirements: For this position, you should have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, a capacity to operate successfully across sectors and with other development partners, and first-rate interpersonal skills! You must be able to interact effectively with senior members of the government, senior officials of donor governments, across Bank GPs, and with Bank senior management. • Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, with five years of experience. A PhD would be an asset and is equivalent to three years of experience. • Strong technical and operational skills as evidenced in a proven track record in delivery of World Bank (or similar) operations, such as Development Policy Lending or analytical reports; • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, and leadership qualities, as well as effective teamwork skills; • Strong communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively and to present ideas clearly and concisely with senior policy officials. • Strong integrative capacities; i.e., ability to situate IDA activities within a coherent strategic framework. • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbally and written. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences. • Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises. • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude and drive. • Strong commitment towards team work and knowledge sharing, especially across the World Bank Group.
How to apply: Please apply via the World Bank Group website.
Closing Date: 14/11/2019
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