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Country Economist
Job Title: Country Economist
Location: Central African Republic
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: Macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge and policy dialogue.
Job Description: Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Country Economics Department, and the Lead Economist for Central Africa the Country Economist will: Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper. Examine the impact of Bank Group operations, in the countries concerned, of regional economic integration programmes and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives. Participate in the policy dialogue with Government authorities, development partners, and other stakeholders. Prepare Economic and Sector Work and papers on relevant economic and financial issues in the development process and other country economic tasks such as the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA), and Country Risk Rating exercises. Prepare Bank Group flagship reports including Country Notes for the African Economic Outlook and provide inputs for the Regional Economic Outlook. Contribute to the identification, preparation, evaluation, and monitoring of the implementation of macroeconomic programmes. Prepare Country Diagnostic Notes and Regional Diagnostic Notes to inform the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration Strategy Papers. Prepare Country Strategy Papers, participate in the preparation of Regional Integration Strategy Papers, and related products. Maintain effective communication with the sector departments and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a coordinated approach in the preparation of knowledge products in the assigned countries. Participate in Country and Regional Portfolio Reviews. Contribute to improvements in operational efficiency through peer review of Bank Group project/operation documents and knowledge products. Participate in the preparation and monitor implementation of measures under budget support operations, Institutional Support Projects, Technical Assistance, and Advisory Services. Participate in aid coordination activities with bilateral and multilateral donors, with emphasis on promoting the co-financing of projects and programmes and coordinated non-lending work.
Requirements: Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics or other relevant fields or related disciplines. Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in an International Organization or in other reputable institutions, working on African Development Issues country strategy papers preparation and. Other related documents Having private sector experience will be an added advantage. Good grasp of the developing countries issues, and solid experience in macroeconomic management issues and the economics of development - understands policymaking processes and can synthetize operationally relevant recommendations/lessons. Solid technical and quantitative skills as an applied development macroeconomist and a proven record in delivering high quality and technically sophisticated analytical work. Good knowledge of portfolio management and demonstrated knowledge of economics and analytical skills Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, as well as effective teamwork skills, strong integrative skills, and ability to work effectively across sectors. Strong experience in policy dialogue, as well as fragility assessment knowledge and skills. Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to deliver results on time. Problem solving capabilities coupled to innovation skills and change management. Drive for results – able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.
How to apply: Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. http://www.afdb.org
Closing Date: 26/10/2021
Additional information: Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.
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