Economics Officer at ADB, Yangon, Myanmar

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Deadline: 15 July 2019

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Economics Officer in Yangon, Myanmar. The duration of this post is 3 years.

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The Economics Officer will assist in providing technical knowledge in economics; conducting economic analysis and forecasting; monitoring economic and political progress; maintaining and managing databases; and administering relevant technical assistance (TA) projects.

The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Economics Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Monitor economic, political and sector policy developments; liaise with economists, other experts, and institutions in the country and within the region; and monitor various sources of economic and statistical data.
  • Maintain and update a comprehensive database on relevant socio-economic indicators; prepare background information for data sets; and contribute to economic bulletins and country and regional cooperation profiles.
  • Participate in the development and operationalization of economic models for forecasting and policy simulation; support macroeconomic analysis.
  • Prepare notes and research papers; and compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends.
  • Administer the implementation of projects/programs related to macroeconomic, public financial management and governance, and inclusive development.
  • Identify and take actions to address implementation issues; and coordinate with relevant government counterparts and development partners.
  • Provide administrative support in the recruitment of consultants.
  • Organize meetings, workshops and conferences; and prepare relevant correspondence.
  • Provide inputs and assist in coordination/quality control of operational documents, briefing materials, and publications in response to requests from MYRM senior staff, SERD management, and other HQ departments/offices.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Bachelor’s degree in economics; postgraduate degree is desirable; preferably with advanced training.
  • At least 8 year’s relevant experience in applied economic theory/quantitative methods and policy work.
  • Experience in applying expertise in an international setting.
  • Proven application of expertise within a specific area of ADB’s operations (economic, sector or thematic), or breadth across multiple areas with in-depth knowledge within one area.
  • Ability to utilize and share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community.
  • Ability to guide Administrative Support staff to facilitate work planning, delivery and quality review.
  • Ability to liaise and work effectively with government officials within own work location.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
  • Nationality of Myanmar.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit ADB.

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