Economic/Project Analyst at IMF East AFRITAC

Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Position Description:

IMF-EAST AFRITAC REGIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ECONOMIC/PROJECT ANALYST

IMF East AFRITAC.The IMF East AFRITAC regional technical assistance centre is a collaborative venture between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its member countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), and bilateral and multilateral donors. The Center works to strengthen the capacity of its member countries to formulate and implement their own growth-oriented, poverty-reducing macroeconomic policies. The Offices of IMF East AFRITAC are located in Dar es Salaam at the Bank of Tanzania Buildings.

Summary:The Economic/Project Analyst works closely with the Center’s coordinator, playing an important role in managing the Center’s work plan, supporting outreach activities, and contributing to the Center’s main publications and analyses. He/she also supports resident advisors in their capacity development activities (technical assistance and training).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Economic/Project Analyst undertakes the following duties and responsibilities, working closely with the coordinator and resident advisors:

 Assists the coordinator in preparing and monitoring the implementation of the annual work plan and in preparing periodic reports to the Center’s Steering Committee.

 Contributes to the preparation of the Annual Report of the Center.

 Contributes to outreach publications of the Center, playing in particular a key role in the preparation of the Center’s newsletter and the management of the Center’s website and Facebook page.

 Supports the development of the results-based management (RBM) framework at the Center, working closely with the RBM advisor

 Provides supporting research and presentations for the resident advisors’ regional workshops, and assists them with outreach activities.

 Analyzes economic time series data, defines data needs and requirements for use by the coordinator and advisors. Produces charts, graphs, and tables.

 Independently researches, collects and compiles information on member countries; maintains and updates quantitative and qualitative economic, financial or statistical databases.

 Keeps abreast of developments with respect to IMF capacity development policies and surveillance/program work in member countries.

 Contributes to the development of the 5-year strategy for the Center, including preparation of country notes.

 Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with all the staff at the Center, IMF Headquarters staff, and donor partners. The incumbent is expected to consistently demonstrate the ability to work independently and proactively.

Competencies:

Professional Requirements –

(a) familiarity with at least one area of work of the Center (public finance management, macroeconomic and fiscal analysis, revenue administration, monetary policy and operations, financial stability issues, payment systems, and economic and financial statistics) and member countries;

(b) ability to summarize complex economic concepts into accessible written pieces;

(c) ability to interpret and present statistical information;

(d) advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;

(e) good knowledge of principal sources and retrieval systems of economic and social development data; and

(f) strong analytical and conceptual skills.

Program/Task Management –

(a) fully recognized capacity to work flexibly on a range of assignments; and (b) proven ability to anticipate, adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex, evolving tasks, mastering unfamiliar work quickly in a committed fashion. Strong organizational skills.

Communication –

(a) demonstrates superior communications skills (listening effectively, speaking persuasively, writing clearly and concisely) in the performance of research and analysis tasks.



Personal Leadership –

(a) Is accessible to other staff;

(b) Takes initiative to share knowledge and experience;

(c) Accepts and gives constructive feedback; and

(d) Takes initiative to improve and pursues personal development and training programs.

Teamwork –

(a) Proven ability to develop effective relations within/outside the office, and to promote collaboration within the team to meet unit objectives;

(b) ability to work with a range of senior professionals from various backgrounds.

Qualifications and Experience:

Master degree in economics, finance, or statistics.

Two or more years of relevant work experience (e.g., economics, statistics, finance) or equivalent experience.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.             Knowledge of statistical and econometrics techniques and proficiency in econometrics packages (e.g., STATA, Eviews, MATLAB, SAS, R) are an advantage

Demonstrated proficiency in English (oral and written) with excellent writing skills.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent by November 1, 2016 by email to the following address:

imfeastafritac@gmail.com Applications should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV, and references.

SOURCE: The Citizen 19 October, 2016
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