IDB1351 - Economist- ERPD
Business Unit: Finance
Function: Finance & Economics
Department: Economic Policy and Statistics
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Closing Date: 10-Aug-2012
To monitor and carry out periodic reviews of economic developments in assigned member countries, including global/ regional markets and trends, relevant to his/her assigned countries.
To become the reference point on all economic information related to the MCs covered (subset of 2-4 countries), including inputs to key divisional documents: MCPS, CPPR, Programming, ESW, project documents.
Provide lead economist with macroeconomic data/ analysis on MCs covered (including inputs to the key divisional documents).
Prepare and update Periodical Reports for MCs, including fact sheets, updated country briefs, status of IDB operations, etc.
Create & maintain database on relevant country statistics, including overall macroeconomic performance, poverty, trade, investments, aid / assistance /investments flow, human development indicators and other development indicators.
Prepare country background section of the BED /project related documents on MCs covered for review.
Review, analyze and assess the economic rationale, benefits and impact of the relevant project documentation (including appraisal reports & RRPs)
To provide analytical support to the division on economic issues, relevant to his/her assigned MCs.
Assist in preparing and giving presentations on country and/or project related economic issues.
Engage, communicate and collaborate with colleagues in the Country / Sector Departments, in particular support intra and inter departmental / divisional teams.
Qualification & Experience:
4-6 years of working experience on cross-cutting developmental issues, of which at least 2 years should preferably have been obtained in operations in MDB type environment, providing diagnosis for both sector work and lending
Track record of initiating and carrying out analytical / diagnostic work on development issues.
Economic Policy research / analysis background desirable.
Post graduate degree in Economics from recognized university;
Bachelor's degree in Economics might be deemed acceptable under special circumstances (for ex., distinguished achievements and accomplishments)
Skills & Competencies:
Policy Analysis and Review
Good analytical skills both in micro and macro levels (as evidenced by official / non public publications
Demonstrated interest and capacity to translate analysis into policy advice
Good analytical and economic research / review skills, which can be translated into the strategy / policy advice on assigned MCs.
Desirable to have previous work in MDB type institutions, and exposure / previous work in multicultural staff environment as well as interacting with different MCs.
Some basic understanding and knowledge of the IDB's Strategies / Goals, and overall understanding of the IDB products, services and business environment
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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