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Intern, Economics

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Posting Date: 15-Mar-2019

Location: Bucharest, RO

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14987
Office Country Romania
Office City Bucharest
Division VP, Policy and Partnerships
Dept. / Bus. Group Economics, Policy & Governance
Business Unit Country Economics & Policy, EPG
Contract Type Intern
Contract Length 06 months
Posting End Date  


Purpose of Job


The Intern, Economics (Regional), EPG provides support to the Associate Director and Principal Economist, Regional on macroeconomic and structural reform analysis and policy advice for one of the Bank’s sub-regions, encompassing Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


  • Monitor and analyse macroeconomic performance and risks, and assess structural reform progress in the countries of the particular region, namely Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia, in order to provide input into key EPG and Bank products;
  • Maintain department’s databases on the region and monitor local media and commercial sources about economic and policy developments in the region so as to provide up-to-date briefings;
  • Support Associate Director and Principal Economist in drafting contributions for the department’s regular publications, including the country briefing notes, country diagnostics, country strategies etc;
  • Support Associate Director and Principal Economist in preparing regular growth forecasts and long-term macroeconomic scenarios to be used in the financial models by the Banking department;
  • Prepare presentations to be delivered in the Bank and to outside audiences;
  • Conduct theoretical and / or empirical research on economic issues of interest to the Bank;


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in economics or equivalent from a leading university or Bachelors degree and several years of relevant experience in the field; 
  • Research or work experience in an area of interest to the Bank, including political economy, economics of development, financial economics, international economics and macroeconomics;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; Fluency in Romanian is a strong advantage; fluency in other languages of the Bank’s countries of operation is also an advantage.
  • Experience of working with economic datasets and knowledge of statistical software packages would be an advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Able to operate with independent initiative;
  • Ability to operate sensitively and effectively in a multicultural environment;


Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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