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Senior Sector Research Economist

Islamic Development Bank

7 - 10 years Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

Master of Arts(Economics), Bachelor of Arts(Economics). Any Nationality

, Posted on June 11, 2018 1 Opening

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Role Purpose:
To produce economic sector and statistical analysis of relevance to IDBG and member countries, including studies on the economic background of MCs. Oversee the research cluster work such as policy impact analysis and evaluation to better understand and guide IDB s interventions in member countries
Policy and Strategy Planning and Input
• Contribute to the Economic Research and Statistics Division s work plans, programs and activities.
• Review the development and implementation of Sector Research Work of the Economic Research and Statistics Division.
• Formulate the planning and development of internal research projects
• Review, document and evaluate research proposals, research papers and academic writings and assess their contribution to the development literature
Sector Research
• Contribute to the work of the team of economic sector researchers to ensure that best practices and latest developments involving other Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) are considered on a daily basis.
• Ensure adoption of international best practices in the Sector Research field.
• Formulate recommendations based on Gap Analysis of IDB Group to identify areas for improvement
• Contribute to the research and analysis on sectoral development challenges facing the MCs.
• Leverage strong knowledge at the sectoral level to support the research undertaken by the Division.
• Publication of papers in high quality journals, high quality internal and external reports
Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination
• Contribute to the transfer of knowledge from the Division s activities to other IDB Group members to ensure awareness and diffusion.
• Contribute and coordinate annual and periodic events conducted by the Division, such as: Seminars; Regional workshops; and capacity building activities.
• Contribute to the preparation of regular internal status reports of all activities in the Division and highlight areas of concern and success stories.
• Design and produce reports for external use to demonstrate and provide required information on Sector work.
• Coordinate with other stakeholders, to present the reports and publications related to performance of Division s programs.
• To publish high development impact papers in reputable journals, and to produce high quality policy oriented reports
Academic qualifications
• Master s degree in Statistics, Economics, or related fields
• A PhD in Economics, Statistics or related fields is an added advantage
• English (mandatory)
• French (preferred)
• Arabic (preferred)
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
• 7-10 years of experience in economic research/analysis, 3 of which in a multilateral development bank.
Job specific competencies
• Advanced problem-solving knowledge and analytical thinking
• Knowledge of economic modelling and analysis.
• Client centricity and responsiveness
• Effective communication and team working
• Being accurate and methodical.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to keep abreast of emerging economic trends at the global, regional and national levels
Travel requirements:
20% or more depending on requirements
Jeddah, Head Office

Industry Type : Banking / Financial Services / Broking
Functional Area : Finance / Treasury


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