Senior Economist Job Careers – World Bank

Job Title:          Senior Economist
Organization: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Practice Manager
Job #: 170604
About World Bank:
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding
and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and
extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase
economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can
access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the
World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key
priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and
transparency in development, and improving access to development information
and data.
Job Summary: The Senior
Economist will be part of the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management (MFM) team in
Kampala which provides economic analysis on a range of macroeconomic and fiscal
management issues. The team also supports the country teams providing World
Bank assistance to Uganda. The team supports bank management with regular
economic monitoring and macroeconomic modeling/forecasting. The team further
maintains local databases for economic and social statistics for use by Bank
staff based in Uganda and Washington D.C. Additionally, the MFM team also works
closely with the Country Manager on a range of fiscal issues through Analytical
products (AAA), lending operations and client advisory work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Economist will:
  • Lead or significantly contribute to the
    preparation of knowledge products, including country-specific and regional
    knowledge, as well as to convening services.
  • Lead or significantly contribute to the
    preparation and/or supervision of operations.
  • Initiate and carry out analysis to inform
    the Bank’s policy dialogue in macroeconomic areas and supervise
    just-in-time technical and policy work.
  • Work in liaison with the MFM Lead
    Economist and Program Leaders as well as the CMU as needed to ensure
    collaborative and seamless delivery of Bank support.
  • Actively promote dialogue and close
    working relationships with the main development partners as well as with
    the private sector, academia, think tanks and civil society.  Liaise with the IMF on the macroeconomic
    framework and debt sustainability analysis.
  • Carry out the work program in a way that
    contributes to client capacity building, knowledge sharing and innovation.
  • Ensure high standards of quality of tasks
    managed by self and help enhance quality of other tasks.
  • Participate actively in MFM Global
    Practice-wide activities including by providing support to programs
    outside the MENA Region and by being active in at least one thematic area.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the World Bank Senior
    Economist career opportunity should hold a Master’s or PhD degree in
    economics with at least eight (8) years of relevant professional and
    research experience including a track record of delivery of high quality
    lending and analytical and advisory products. 
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    positions of increasing complexity and responsibility.
  • Highly analytical skills in macroeconomic
    and fiscal management and proven ability to conduct policy dialogue and
    policy-relevant research.
  • Deep technical knowledge and experience in
    one or more of the following areas: macroeconomics, macroeconomic
    forecasting, growth analytics, fiscal analysis and management, sub-national
    fiscal frameworks, debt management and contingent liabilities, government
    finance and quality of government expenditures, management of natural
    resource rents.
  • Good track record in leading or
    contributing to successful Bank operations and high impact ASAs.
  • Integrative capacity including the ability
    to link sectoral issues within a broader development framework.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills, including the ability to present complicated analyses to
    non-specialist audiences.
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of
    assignments and adjust to a variety of complex evolving tasks to meet
Personal Competencies:
  • General Economic Knowledge and
    Analytical Skills
    – Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic
    specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and
    micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations
    with credible analysis and tools. 
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development
    – Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into
    practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies;
    interacts with clients at the policy level.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills
    Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent
    policy discussions with representatives of the government and
    non-government partners.
  • Integrative Skills
    Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able
    to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
  • Macroeconomic skills and country
    economics experience
    – Able to translate technical analyses of
    macroeconomic, debt, trade, fiscal policy, and growth linkages into policy
    recommendations and cross-country lessons.
  • Written and Verbal Communication
    – Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept
    ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international
    partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and
  • Lead and Innovate – Develops
    innovative solutions with others.
  • Deliver Results for Clients –
    Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.
  • Collaborate within Teams and across
    – Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly
    across WBG, and brings differing ideas into the forefront.
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge
    – Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to
    strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.
  • Make Smart Decisions
    Recommends and takes decisive action.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
World Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their
applications Online by reviewing details at the web link below and clicking
Apply Now on getting a broader insight of vacancy.
Deadline: 18th May

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