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Posting Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 25344
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Office of the Chief Economist
Dept. / Bus. Group Transition Impact & Global Economics
Business Unit Transition Impact & Global Economics
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 30/01/2022 

Role Overview


The Office of the Chief Economist (“OCE”) consists of a team of around 15 economists, economic analysts, and support staff. It contributes to the operational, policy and strategy work of the Bank and provides intellectual leadership on the development of well-functioning market economies in the EBRD’s region of operation, which comprises all countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, Mongolia, and most recently Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Cyprus and Greece. OCE also initiates and participates in Bank policy initiatives, supports the Bank’s operations by monitoring macroeconomic developments and risks, undertakes economic research, and publishes the EBRD’s Transition Report and other research-based papers and reports.


The Office of the Chief Economist wishes to recruit an Economic Analyst. The analyst will be based in London Headquarters.


Key Responsibilities and Deliverables


  • Maintain and develop further models economic analysis and economic forecasting models for the EBRD region 
  • Monitor and analyse macroeconomic performance of EBRD countries of operations in the context of global economic trends
  • Maintain department’s databases of various macroeconomic, social and structural indicators
  • Draft contributions for the department’s regular publications, including Transition Report, the flagship annual publication of EBRD; and Regional Economic Prospects
  • Prepare regular growth forecasts and long-term macroeconomic scenarios for the EBRD region as a whole
  • Prepare presentations to be delivered in the Bank and to outside audiences
  • Occasionally represent the Bank at policy and research forums
  • Conduct theoretical and / or empirical research on economic issues of interest to the Bank


Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Strong analytical background in economics
  • 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
  • Experience of working with economic datasets and knowledge of mathematical and statistical software packages would be an advantage


Competencies & Personal Attributes


  • 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


This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.


This position is advertised as a two-year fixed-term contract in first instance.

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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