UNDP Project Jobs – Research Economist at Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED)


Job Title:   Research
Economist
Organization: The Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED)
Funding Source:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About MFPED:
The Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic
Development (MFPED) has received funding from UNDP, under the project
“Strengthening the Capacity for Evidence-Based Analytical Studies that
Promote Human Development and the MDGs in Uganda”, to support the
activities of the Economic Development Policy and Research Department
(EDP&RD).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
  • Conducting quantitative analysis of available household survey data to
    examine socio-economic trends in the country.
  • Analysing the economic impact of Government Policies and Programmes.
  • Contributing towards the production of analytical reports/briefs on
    GoU’s budgetary allocations and expenditures in relation to poverty
    reduction and social development.
  • Providing managerial and administrative support in the implementation
    of the project and its dissemination activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Masters degree in Economics, Economics
    and Statistics, Development Economics, or Quantitative Economics.
  • Theoretical and practical understanding in the use of econometrics for
    policy purposes.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office Applications, particularly MS Excel.
  • Knowledge in the use of STATA for statistical data analysis is a must
    and will be tested at interview stage.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of interactions between fiscal
    policy, monetary policy and implications for broader macroeconomic
    management.
  • Knowledge of and use of Computable General Equilibrium Models (CGEs)
    will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All those with a desire to work in this UNDP project
should send their applications(with detailed CV) must be submitted by the to
the following address:
Principal Human Resource Officer Room 1.32, 1st Floor,
Finance Building, Plot 2-12, Apollo Kaggwa Road P. 0. Box 8147, Kampala –
Uganda
Deadline: 27th
September 2013
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