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 opportunitiesAnalysis 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
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
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.
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
[email protected] 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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