Economist - Tenders Global


World Bank


Job #: req25391
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Economics
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: International Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/22/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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The South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of over 1 billion) to Maldives (with 0.3 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements in human development. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the worlds poorest, with 216 million people living below $1.9/day.

The South Asia Region:


The South Asia Chief Economist’s (SARCE) Office is the principal advisor to the regional Vice President. The Office provides high-quality analysis to the regional Vice Presidency and represents it in internal and external discussions among specialists. The Office maintains a network of academics and practitioners and promotes public debate in South Asia on topical economic issues.

The Office delivers a semiannual publication on growth prospects and analysis of topical issues for policy makers in South Asia. It leads the preparation of stand-alone flagship publications that examine topical issues for South Asia in depth. It provides guidance and inputs for other analytical work of the Vice Presidency.

Chief Economist Office South

Job duties & responsibilities. The SARCE Office is looking for an Economist with excellent research, analytical and communication skills to contribute to its main tasks and product lines.

High-quality research on topical issues that are of immediate concern to policymakers in emerging market and developing economies, including global macroeconomics, finance, and the energy transition.
Analytical contributions to the semi-annual South Asia Development Update, a regional flagship report.
Depending on the candidates expertise, work on topical issues related to macroeconomics, finance, and/or applied microeconomics, to contribute to the formulation of the South Asia Regions views on regional economies and policy priorities.
The preparation of economic briefs, op-eds, and blogs for senior management on issues related to topical issues that affect the operations of the South Asia Region and its clients.
The development and improvement of tools for regional macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis.

The Economist will be expected to deliver under tight and frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment. S/he will work closely with a team of talented economists, under the guidance of the SARCE Offices management. In addition to the contributions to the SARCE Office, the Economist will be expected to devote a fraction of his/her time to contribute to the work of other units in the South Asia Region.

Selection Criteria

Masters degree with 5 years of relevant experience; or Ph.D. with 3 years of relevant experience. Ph.D. in Economics or Finance strongly preferred.
Demonstrated strong analytical skills in one or more of the following fields: international economics, macroeconomics, finance, applied microeconomics, development economics, or econometrics.
Academic publications with quantitative economic analysis and modeling techniques.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to policy publications and to develop policy implications from economic analysis and modeling.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a multi-cultural team.
Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Required Competencies:

General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs.
Research Temperament/Intellectual Curiosity Has demonstrated an aptitude for research through academic studies.
Written and Verbal Communication Delivers information effectively, including an ability to identify topical policy issues and articulate policy analysis.
Deliver Results for Clients Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.

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The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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