Economist/Sr. Economist (ICDMM)

Closing on: May 28, 2024
Job Categories: Economist Senior Economist
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Washington D.C.
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The Macro- Modelling and Monetary Division of ICD has openings for Economist/Senior Economists positions. The selected candidate(s) will be involved in the development and delivery of capacity development (CD) in macroeconomic frameworks, focusing on topics in monetary policy, exchange rate policy, managing capital flows, forecasting and nowcasting, model-based monetary policy analysis and DSGE models. Modalities include technical assistance delivered in-country and virtually, and training conducted face-to-face and virtual at HQ and the regional CD centers. S/he will provide technical assistance (TA) in the area of macroeconomic frameworks, mainly to central banks and other macroeconomic management institutions, designed to help member countries build capacity for macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis in support of policymaking. The emphasis will be in the use of nowcasting and near-term forecasting tools, semi-structural gap models and DSGE models, tailored to different country settings (including FCS, LICs and EMEs). In addition, the selected candidate is expected to deliver lectures and guide course participants (country officials and Fund staff) through hands-on workshops covering ICD’s training curriculum on macroeconomic and monetary policies, including analytical methods, modeling, and forecasting. The selected candidate is expected to be actively engaged in innovative ways to develop and deliver CD, including by conducting research in relevant areas, and to contribute to divisional and departmental projects as they arise.
Qualifications
Advanced degree in economics or related field combined with at least four years of relevant professional level experience is required. In addition, the successful candidate could be a fungible or non-fungible macroeconomist with a substantive background in macroeconomic and fiscal  monetary policy issues, as well as surveillance and/or country program work.
In addition to the above-listed qualifications, the successful candidate should have strong academic and policy-oriented background in macroeconomics and modeling, good knowledge of Fund policies and practices, as well as excellent analytical, written and oral expository, and interpersonal skills. Practical experience in delivering TA in macroeconomic and macro-monetary frameworks would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and in teams, and must be flexible and able to work on tight deadlines. Proficiency in CDMAP, knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and related software (especially in EViews and MATLAB), and a track record of teaching and research in macroeconomics, monetary policy, exchange rate policy, and capital flow policies would be advantages. The ability to deliver CD in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and/or Spanish would be an asset. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up his/her position as soon as possible.
This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015. 
A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended. 
All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.
Department:

ICDMM Institute for Capacity Development Macro Modelling and Monetary Division

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.