Job Vacancy For Economist / Special Projects Officer

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking for its Regional Technical Assistance Centre in Accra: Economist / special Projects Officer

Description of duties

The Economist/Special Projects Officer undertakes the following duties and responsibilities, working closely with the coordinator and resident advisors

• Assists the centre coordinator in preparing and monitoring the implementation of the annual work plan and in preparing periodic reports to the Centre's Steering committee
• Contributes to outreach publications of the center, playing a key role in preparation of the center's newsletter and the management of the centre's website and facebook page
• Supports the development of the results-based management (RBM) framework at the Centre, working closely with the RBM advisor
• Provides supporting research and presentations for the resident advisors regional workshops, and assists them with outreach activities
• Analyses 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/programme work in member countries
• contributes to the development of the 5 years strategy for the centre, including preparation of country notes
• Performs other related duties as required

Qualification Required & Experience

• A Master's degree in economics, finance, international development or statistics with 5 years experience of which two are related to the position
• 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 advantages. Demonstrated proficiency in English (oral and written) with excellent writing skills
• Proficiency in Portuguese is an advantage


Professional Requirement - (a) familiarity with at least one area of work of the centre (public finance management, macroeconomic and fiscal analysis, revenue administration, monetary policy and operations, financial stability issues, payment systems and economics and financial statistics. (b) Ability to summarise complex economic concepts into accessible written pieces. (c) Ability to interpret and present statistical information. (d) Good knowledge of principal courses and retrieval systems of economic and social development data and (e) strong analytical and conceptual skills
• Programme / Task Management - (a) fully recognised capacity to work flexibly on a range of assignments (b) proven ability to anticipate, adjust to and prioritise a variety of complex, evolving tasks, mastering unfamiliar work quickly in a committed fashion and (c) Strong organisational 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) take initiative to share knowledge and experience (c) accepts and gives constructive feedback and (d) takes initiative to improve and pursues personal development and training programmes
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

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are invited to send a CV (with referees listed) along with copies their certificates and a letter of motivation to the following address:

Ref: Economist/Special Project Officer

Closing Date: 23 April, 2018
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