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  • Posted: May 20, 2020
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    World Bank is one of the worlds largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and de...
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    Senior Economist

    • 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. Visit www.worldbank.org.

    The role of the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice (GP)

    • The MTI GP 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, MTI supports Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector! For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/mti-gp
    • The Senior Economist will work on Ghana and will be a core team member of the MTI East Africa team reporting to the Practice Manager (GMTA3). In the day to day work, s/he will lead and contribute mostly to the Ghana MTI work program.

    Responsibilities:

    •  Lead or contribute to MTI core deliverables including development policy operations, analytical reports, and policy notes on a wide range of issues and structural issues! These include specifically fiscal policy, domestic revenue mobilization, natural resources revenue management, economic diversification, public investment management, structural transformation, and fiscal decentralization.
    •  Lead or participate in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting, including bi-annual economic updates, macroeconomic modelling/forecasting, ASAs and various briefs;
    •  Collaborate closely with the Country Management Unit (CMU) and other Practices in analytical work;
    •  Contribute to the interpretation of analytical findings, formulation of key messages, and identification of policy implications and recommendations that are supported by the evidence;
    •  Contribute to the drafting of presentations, memos, reports, notes, blogs, and analytical findings as per business needs.

    Selection Criteria

    •  Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, with eight years of experience. Strong technical and operational skills and a proven track record in delivery of Bank operations, such as Economic and Sector Work (ESW) or Development Policy Lending (DPL);
    •  Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, and leadership qualities, as well as effective teamwork skills;
    •  Strong communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively and present ideas clearly and concisely with senior policy officials.
    •  Strong integrative capacities; i.e., ability to situate IDA activities within a coherent strategic framework.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on worldbankgroup.csod.com to apply

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