Economist at WBG, Islamabad, Pakistan

Deadline: 25 September 2017

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Islamabad, Pakistan.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Economist will perform the following functions-

  • Support or carry out necessary project preparation and supervision activities, this includes technical inputs on trade and competitiveness (T&C) issues, as well as close attention to financial management, procurement and safeguards (social and environmental).
  • Contribute to advisory work undertaken by the WBG T&C, such as the policy dialogue on trade, investment policy, and reforms in the business regulatory space, as required.
  • Contribute to its analytical program, inter alia on trade and competitiveness diagnostics, value chain analysis, firm productivity analysis, and other analytics related to trade, as required.
  • Contribute to high quality technical advice on trade and competitiveness issues (business climate, competitive industries, innovation, and trade) in response to Government requests.
  • Contribute to or prepare and deliver research reports and policy memos based on analytical findings; and play an active role in the planning and dissemination strategy to promote policy uptake of evidence-based recommendations.
  • Provide technical T&C inputs to the country level strategic policy dialogue (including Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership Framework), cross-support to relevant components in operations or analytical work managed by other GPs (investment operations or development policy grants).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Masters’ degree in Economics, Business, Public Policy or closely related field, from an internationally reputed university (PhD preferred).
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience on trade and competitiveness issues (trade, investment climate, competitive industries, innovation and entrepreneurship), in the public or private sector (government, international organization, private company, non-government organization, etc.).
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to understand and analyze complex problems and to identify solutions.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are essential.
  • Nationality of Pakistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.

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