Deadline: 2 August 2017
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Washington D.C., United States.
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-
- Provide significant contributions to global or regional flagship studies, forge strategic partnerships and alliances to contribute to the WBG corporate knowledge agenda in education.
- Coordinate education related work in a designated area of the GEAK work program within the World Bank, across regional departments, relevant Global Practices, and other units as appropriate.
- Support as appropriate core business functions of GEAK, including coordination of team members/consultants, fiduciary oversight and over all trust fund management in collaboration with the RM staff and Trust Fund administration.
- Contribute to the development of policy briefs, the design and delivery of learning events, workshops and other forms of knowledge exchange within the WBG and among member countries and other partners.
- Support the GEAK team in the liaison with international partners (including the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, bilateral agencies and foundations), representing the GEAK unit in various fora (internally and externally), and in resource mobilization.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. in economics, economics of education, public policy or other relevant related field, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant and substantive policy research, development policy and operational experience, combined with a solid broad knowledge of the role of education in economic development and the World Bank’s strategic directions.
- Solid technical knowledge and experience in at least 1 of the core areas of focus of the education GP, namely: Early Childhood Development, curriculum, instruction, learner assessments of foundational cognitive and socio-emotional skills, teacher policies, school governance, management and service delivery, education financing, implementation capacity to achieve learning results at scale, pre-employment training, and adult learning.
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills, and solid experience with rigorous micro data analysis of household surveys in education or other social sectors.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.