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The Macro-Modeling and Monetary Division of ICD (hereafter, ICDMM) is looking for qualified candidates to fill one Economist/Senior Economist vacancy in Washington D.C. The selected candidate will be involved in the development and delivery of Capacity Development (CD) in macroeconomic frameworks, and monetary and macroeconomic policies. CD modalities include technical assistance (TA) delivered virtually and in-country, and training (virtually and/or in-person) at HQ and the regional capacity development centers (RCDCs). S/he will provide TA in macroeconomic frameworks mainly to central banks and other macroeconomic management institutions. The emphasis will be in the use of nowcasting and near-term forecasting tools, along with semi-structural and structural models, including catering to the needs of FCS and LICs in general.
In addition, s/he is expected to deliver lectures and guide course participants (country officials and Fund staff) through hands-on workshops covering ICD’s training curriculum on monetary, exchange rate, and capital flow management policies, including analytical methods and forecasting.
The selected candidate will also be required to manage donor-funded capacity development projects, to backstop macroeconomic frameworks experts assigned to IMF member countries and RCDCs, to be actively engaged in innovating ways to develop and deliver CD, including through conducting research in relevant areas and developing technical/analytical notes, and to contribute to divisional and departmental projects as they arise.
An advanced degree in economics or related field supplemented by a minimum of four years of professional experience is required.
In addition to the minimum qualifications above, the successful candidate should have specialized experience in monetary sector issues and a policy-oriented background in macroeconomics, along with good knowledge of Fund policies and practices. Hands-on experience in a central bank, government or international organization as outlined above would be an asset, as would prior experience in the delivery of forecasting and policy analysis system (FPAS) TA in EMs, LICs, and FCSs. Candidates should also possess excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude to effectively transfer technical knowledge and maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities and donors, the capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment, as well as excellent analytical, written, and oral expository skills. S/he should have significant practical experience leading missions and delivering technical assistance, preferably in quantitative-based quarterly projections models and FPAS frameworks.
The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and in teams and must be flexible and able to work on tight deadlines. Superior time/project management skills are essential. Proficiency in CDMAP, knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and related software (particularly in Python, MATLAB and EViews), and a track record of teaching and research in macroeconomic and monetary policies would be advantages.
The ability to deliver CD in Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian and/or Portuguese 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.
ICDMM Institute for Capacity Development Macro Modelling and Monetary Division
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.