Chief Country Economist

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Under the general supervision of the Director of the Regional Department West I (ORWA), the incumbent will focus on economic work with a view to deepen country economic knowledge, coordinate the preparation of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP), strengthen dialogue between the Bank, the country, donors and other stakeholders.

Based at the Nigeria Country Office (NGFO), his/her duties will include:

Specific Duties:

  • Monitor developments in the economic and financial conditions in Nigeria, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group strategy and operations as defined in the Country Strategy Paper (CSP);

  • Provide advice to the authorities on macroeconomic issues, the financial sector, and monetary and exchange policy;

  • Monitor developments in the global economy and their implications for the Nigerian economy; and prepare policy and technical brief on these developments for management;

  • Gather information on key economic statistics;

  • Coordinate the preparation of the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment;

  • Examine the impact of Bank Group operations in the country and regional economic integration issues, and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives;

  • Carry out other key economic work as may be determined from time to time by the Department’s Management.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Economics (preferably Macroeconomics/Econometrics) or a related development field.

  • Preferably a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in macroeconomic analysis, preferably gained with a development oriented institution.

  • Proven experience in the formulation of country and/or sector assistance strategies will be an advantage.

  • Client and results oriented individual, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.

  • Strong leadership skills, with a proven track record of working with economic teams and creating an empowering and self-development oriented work environment

  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with all stakeholders;

  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

    Deadline: 20th January

    For more job information and application, see: Chief Country Economist Website

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