Deadline: 29 January 2021
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post is 3 years.
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 Job Responsibilities
The Economist will perform the following functions-
- Be a key resource person within the unit on climate-change issues, particularly the integration of climate considerations into the kinds of whole-economy macroeconomic models used by Ministries of Finance and Economy.
- Play a central role in country-client focused technical assistance, including design, building and maintenance of customized climate-aware macro-structural models using the MFMod framework and the econometric EViews program language.
- Conduct capacity-building exercises via the training of staff in client ministries to establish their independent ability to build, maintain and modify climate-aware macro structural models.
- Prepare technical reports of model documentation and working papers relating technical work conducted within the broader modelling work.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree(s) in economics, climate studies or public policy with a minimum of 5 year’s of relevant experience in applied economics.
- Experience writing, building and maintaining macrostructural models such as the OECD’s INTERLINK system, the US Federal Reserve FRB/US, the ECB ECB-MC model and the World Bank’s MFMod and MFmod- Stand Alone models.
- Strong track record modelling the economic effect of climate change at the country level and of the policies designed to mitigate climate change and those designed to make economies more resilient to climate change.
- Establish track record building and estimating models macro-econometric models using an econometric programming language such as EViews, AREMOS TROLL or FAME.
- Publication record in peer-reviewed journals and reports.
- Experience with micro simulation models would be an asset.
- Experience with providing macroeconomic advice on fiscal, inflation, labor market and balance of payments issues.
- Experience conducting capacity building and training in macro structural modelling and forecasting and climate change.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.
- Ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences.
- Degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, and drive and the ability to contribute to a team-based work environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WBG.