East AFRITAC is a collaborative venture between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its member countries, and bilateral and multilateral development partners. East AFRITAC provides capacity development support (technical assistance and training) to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), and Uganda, in areas of IMF expertise.
The Economist works closely with the Center Coordinator (CC)/Director, playing an important role in managing the Center’s work plan, supporting outreach activities, and contributing to the main publications and analyses. S/he also supports resident advisors (RAs,the Center’s experts) in their capacity development (CD) activities. The Economist has the following duties and responsibilities:
Assists the CC in preparing and monitoring the implementation of the annual work plan and in preparing periodic reports to the Steering Committee.
Contributes to the preparation of the annual and mid-year reports.
Contributes to outreach publications, playing a key role in the preparation of the quarterly newsletter and the management of the Center’s website and Facebook page.
Supports the implementation of the results-based management (RBM) framework (see below).
Provides supporting research and presentations for the RAs’ regional workshops, and assists them with outreach activities.
Analyzes economic time series data, defines data needs and requirements for use by the CC and RAs. 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 CD policies and IMF work in member countries.
Performs other related duties as required.
On RBM, the main duties of the Economist are:
Training of staff on RBM methodology and systems;
Supporting the development of logframes;
Analysis of RBM data and reporting;
Providing feedback to the CC and IMF headquarters on issues affecting RBM implementation at the Center;
Professional Competence – (a) knowledge of econometric and statistical analysis techniques, database management and related principles underlying IMF economic work; (b) ability to interpret and present statistical information;and (c) strong analytical skills.
Program/Task Management – (a) strong organization skills; and (b) ability to anticipate, adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex, evolving tasks, mastering unfamiliar work quickly in a committed fashion.
Communication – Strong communications skills (listening effectively, speaking persuasively, writing clearly and concisely).
Teamwork – (a) Proven ability to develop effective relations within/outside the office, and to promote collaboration within the team to meet unit objectives; and (b) ability to work with a range of senior professionals from various backgrounds.
Qualifications and Experience:
MA/MS (Economics/Finance) in economics, finance, or statistics.
Two or more years of relevant work experience (e.g., econometrics, statistics, finance) or equivalent experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications is required, particularly Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of econometrics packages such as TSP, eViews, AREMOS, SAS, RATS, together with a knowledge of statistical and econometrics techniques and macroeconomic relationships is an asset.
Demonstrated proficiency in English with excellent writing skills.
The position is based at East AFRITAC’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam.
Applications should be sent by June 12, 2020 by email to the following address: email@example.com. Applications should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV, and references.