DFID Ethiopia Economist Jobs in Addis Ababa

DFID Ethiopia Economist Jobs in Addis Ababa

DFID Ethiopia is looking for an Economist based in Addis Ababa. This is a great opportunity
for economists working in the public, private, and donor agency sectors who want to
develop their skills as an economist in a leading bilateral development organisation.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team in DFID Ethiopia and benefit
from substantial personal development opportunities by being part of DFID’s economist
cadre (>100 people worldwide) that provides regular workshops, training and an annual
conference, usually in the UK.

They will also join the UK Government Economic Service that offers wider networking and learning and development opportunities


  • Analysis and report on the Ethiopian economy in collaboration with the other
    economists in DFID-Ethiopia. This includes ad hoc analysis on significant economic
    events (e.g analysis on the Budget, impact of devaluation, etc.) and six-monthly
    economic update.
  • Track trends in key HD indicators (gender disaggregated) and update key fact sheets
    for each sector.
  • Provide economic advice and input (e.g. sector budget and expenditure data,
    economic analysis) to the Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) of DFID-Ethiopia’s
    Human Development programmes to ensure that DFID-Ethiopia’s Human development portfolio is well implemented and quality results are delivered.
  • Lead the human development strategy work to guide future support beyond 2020.
  • This includes analysis on the evidence underlying future HD strategy, analysis on alternatives to Financial Aid, etc. Contribute to the design and implementation of Human Development sectors financing strategies.
  • Lead economic appraisals of Human Development programmes to inform investment decisions, advise and quality assure value-for-money (VfM) metrics of
    DFID-E’s Human Development Portfolios.
  • Lead the sector financing analysis in HD sectors and providing advice on how to
    ensure sustainable financing.
  • Provide support to economic development programming in DFID Ethiopia.
  • Track and report on GoE drought financing and strategic food reserve and carry out
    analysis on the impact of emergencies on the Ethiopian economy in general and on DFID-E’s HD, humanitarian and economic development portfolios in particular.
  • Develop and maintain a wide network of Government officials, donor counterparts,
    private sector representatives, analysts, researchers and academics to develop the understanding of the Ethiopian economy and human development challenges in
  • Effectively engage with the GoE and development partners’ technical working
    groups especially the Basic Service Delivery Group of donors and the Financing and
    Sustainability technical working group.
  • Strategically engage with the senior
    management teams of GoE, other parts of the
    DFID and other UK Government departments to ensure effective implementation of
    the human development interventions in line with the agreed fiduciary, social and environmental safeguards.
  • Act as the office lead on value-for-money, providing training and advice across DFID
  • The economist is needed from October 2018 onwards. S/he will report to the Deputy Team
    Leader in HD and will be part of the Human Development Team. Technical support and
    oversight will be provided by DFID Ethiopia’s Senior Economist.


  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the economist advisory cadre
    competencies with specific experience in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international
    economics, econometrics and data and effective communication for economists.
  • In addition the candidate will need to demonstrate the following UK Civil Service
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Making effective decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Delivering value for money.

    Qualification & Experience:

  • Five years of practical experience in economic analysis, government budget
    analysis and reporting on developments in the Ethiopian economy.
  • Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral organizations at country
  • Prior experience in government on macroeconomic, fiscal policy, PFM would be
    an advantage.
  • Ability to use economics to understand challenges in human development and
    how to overcome them.

    Functional Skills & knowledge:

  • Technical expertise in the tools of economics.
  • Economic appraisal skill is an advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international level.
  • Competency in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes.
  • Skills in design of studies, analysis of data and writing reports.

    Other skills:

  • Computer literacy in basic software programmes, in particular, word processing,
    spreadsheet development and data manipulation using Microsoft Excel, data management programmes (desirable), the ability to use electronic communication technology and access data from the internet, Power point, and basic statistical
  • The ability to read, write and speak English fluently is required.

    How to Apply

  • The candidate must complete and send the application form to
    AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV. The subject

  • Failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application not being

  • The closing date for the vacancy is COP on 14 October 2018. If no response has been received after 2 weeks from the closing date, consider the
    application as unsuccessful.

    For more information and job application details, see; DFID Ethiopia Economist Jobs in Addis Ababa

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