Economist at IFC, Washington, DC, United States

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Deadline: 8 July 2019

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 2 years.

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IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Economist will perform the following functions:

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  • Work with other colleagues on monitoring, analyzing and regular reporting, via written reports and presentations, of economic and financial developments, policies and prospects in emerging market countries.
  • Contribute to the design, updating and further development of country databases incorporating historical data and forecasts for key time series needed to formulate robust judgments about country risk in individual economies.
  • Develop appropriate data gathering techniques, interpret and analyze data and develop meaningful insights.
  • Actively engage with the team in providing with topics for further analysis, research ideas and new ways to present concepts.
  • Contribute to the development of the Unit’s analytical apparatus linking macroeconomic developments to the performance of global industries at the regional level in order to identify sectors trends for IFC’s investment operations.
  • Actively engage with the team in providing with topics for further analysis, research ideas and new ways to present concepts.
  • Represent IFC Global Macro & Market Research Unit at all levels of the organization and engage with staff across departments. Become a key player in analysis and projects focused on EM regions of coverage, both at the country, sector, and portfolio level.
  • Conduct research, analysis and report writing, helping to identify potential areas of growth for IFC. Develop and maintain networks of fellow analysts elsewhere in the World Bank group, among IFIs, in global financial centers and in IFC countries of operation to support analysis and assessments, especially as regards potential areas of growth for IFC.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced degree in economics with specialization in finance, macroeconomics, markets, or related fields.
  • 7+ years of professional experience in macroeconomic research and analysis, especially country and sovereign risk.
  • Ability to combine theoretical frameworks with applied research, including design and operation of econometric models for macroeconomic forecasting and policy simulations.
  • Strong understanding of emerging markets economics, and the role of the private sector, financial institutions and cross-border finance in economic development.
  • Expertise and knowledge of emerging market economies, including political trends, private sector issues, and developmental challenges.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively while managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • High level of attention to detail and capacity to deliver high quality work.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment, including the willingness to share information and best practices.
  • Strong teamwork and client orientation.
  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to development.
  • Experience working in or studying in countries outside of the home country.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit IFC.