Senior Economist at World Bank

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Job Description

  • Conduct macroeconomic monitoring and contribute to the dialogue on macroeconomic policy and economic growth issues with the authorities and non-government partners. 
  • Serve as a focal point for the Bank on macroeconomic issues, and guide sector teams on the macroeconomic implications of sector policies and investment decisions. 
  • Coordinate the macroeconomic monitoring and policy dialogue with the IMF and development partners.
  • Lead and provide support to lending operations focused on economic policies and reforms.
  • Provide thought leadership on core economic development issues. In partnership with Global Practices, analyze challenges to economic growth and productivity.
  • Prepare key economic policy papers, policy notes and reports, including core analytics such as Country Economic Memorandums, and Public Expenditure Reviews.
  • Support the analytical work program of the Country Management Unit including the preparation of country engagement products and other key strategic pieces, such as the Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks, and country briefs.
  • Engage with technical expertise and promote knowledge across Global Practices to advance the economic development agenda.
  • Support the Practice Manager and the Global Practice with corporate demands, as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Masters degree in Economics (Ph.D. preferred) with 8 years of work experience in development economics.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and Arabic (fluency in both is required), including the ability to present sophisticated analyses to non-specialist audiences.
  • Proven client orientation and diplomatic skills combined with integrity and courage of opinion.
  • Entrepreneurial capabilities that can be deployed in identifying and securing new business opportunities.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply these in carrying out complex research and operational tasks, identifying issues, communicating findings/ recommendations and contributing to resolution of sector issues.
  • Demonstrated synergetic skills, including coaching, mentoring and motivating junior colleagues, and resolving disputes.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, and work flexibly on a range of assignments, to adjust to changing needs, and to prioritize among evolving tasks.
  • Creative, resourceful self-starter and multi-tasker with excellent organization and planning skills. 

Required Competencies

  • Macroeconomic Skills – Strong macroeconomic skills supported by quantitative skills. Published work relating to macro-economic, fiscal, growth, structural policy and poverty issues a key advantage.
  • General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills – Acknowledged intellectual leadership and ability to integrate economic-specific knowledge and specific micro/sector fields of expertise; providing quality assurance and assesses technical soundness of work/reports.
  • Knowledge and Experience in the Development Arena – Influences the design and execution of major policy and research initiatives; conceives and promotes innovations in development policies, project design, organization and management to improve operational and sector work.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills – Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in engaging with the government and other partners.

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