Senior Economist

Job Description:

• 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 closely 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.

• 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.

• Demonstrated experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility.

• Strong 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, subnational fiscal frameworks, debt management and contingent liabilities, government finance and quality of government expenditures, management of natural resource rents.

• 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.

• Strong 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.

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