Economist
World Bank (World Bank)
Closed on 22 Sep 2020
Location: Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)
Grade: GF, Entry Professional
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Description

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information: www.worldbank.org

THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR MACROECONOMICS, TRADE and INVESTMENT (MTI)

The MTI Global Practice leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment. MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, we support Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector. Further information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/mti-gp

Responsibilities:

- Manage and maintain a database on economic indicators for the Republic of Congo;

- Lead the macroeconomic monitoring of the Rep of Congo, manage and update the World Bank’s macro and fiscal model (MFMod) on a regular basis;

- Prepare periodic economic updates and briefs, including the Macro and Poverty Outlook (MPO);

- Contribute to the preparation of a range of key economic policy papers, policy notes and reports;

- Support the preparation of Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) for the Rep of Congo;

- Coordinate within the country team the preparation of the annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) exercise;

- Collaborate closely with other Global Practices (GPs) on the preparation of key strategic pieces and/or engagements;

- Support dialogue on policy reform with Government authorities and development partners;

- Maintain close working relationships with government counterparts and other stakeholders, including with the International Monetary Fund (IMF);

- Help with the preparation of development policy operations or other types of lending operations focused on economic reforms;

- Play significant role in the production of Systematic Country Diagnostic analysis and Country Partnership Frameworks;

- Participate actively in the MTI Global Practice and the EAWM2 Unit;

Competencies

The World Bank Group Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O

Selection Criteria

- Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, with five (5) years of experience.

- Strong technical and operational skills.

- Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, and leadership qualities, as well as effective teamwork skills.

- In depth understanding of the Congolese economy and the broader Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) region.

- Strong communication and presentation skills, in English and French, including the ability to speak persuasively and to present ideas clearly and concisely with senior policy officials and a wide variety of audiences.

- Strong integrative capacities; i.e., ability to situate International Development Association (IDA) activities within a coherent strategic framework.

- Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.

- Strong commitment towards team work and knowledge sharing, especially across the WBG.

- Familiarity with econometric software such as E-Views, STATA or other statistical packages and MS Office programs, including Excel, is essential.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

About World Bank

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

World Bank's mission is to end extreme poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country.