Resource Associates Director - Research Jobs in Kenya

Resource Associates Director - Research Jobs in Kenya

Job Title:
  • Director, Research
    Location:
  • Nairobi, Kenya
    Employment Type:
  • Full time
    Department:
  • Research Department
    Responsible for:
  • Research Team
    Reports to:
  • Chief Executive Officer

    Our client, a large leading financial institution in Kenya wishes to recruit a highly experienced, competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic mind to competitively fill the above position.

    Our client is looking to identify an experienced leader who will play a pivotal role at the Institution’s Research function.

    He/She is expected to be an exceptional leader with superior knowledge of the financial services sector in Kenya, have a demonstrable level of success and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

    Job Purpose

    The role holder will provide leadership to the Research team in developing monetary policy
    frameworks and strategies, facilitate domestic and global macroeconomic analysis and research
    to inform monetary policy formulation and implementation.

    S/he shall provide economic advice
    to the Institution Management and Government.

    The Director Research will work closely with the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure formulation of prudent monetary policy, frameworks and strategies that set feasible
    and appropriate targets to achieve and maintain price stability including exchange rates,
    interest rates and inflation and support monetary policy implementation. This includes
    designing the monetary programs.
  • Frame and implement appropriate economic research agenda for the institution at national,
    regional and global levels.
  • In this regard provide leadership to undertake and disseminate research and related analysis on micro and macro-economics;
  • Provide leadership for the promotion of robust economic analysis (both fiscal and external),
    including development of the statistical capacities and systems for the provision of timely and reliable data for policy dialogue and formulation;
  • Provide effective and efficient technical and secretariat support to the Monetary Policy Committee and Monetary Policy Management Committee;
  • Ensure effective coordination, strengthening of the existing analytical tools and development
    of appropriate economic policy analysis frameworks, instruments/ tools and models;
  • Ensure timely preparation, publication, submission and dissemination of economic and
    financial reports to the relevant bodies such as Parliament, the National Treasury and the
    general public stakeholders;
  • Provide leadership for timely periodic reporting of financial, and economic analysis with
    emphasis on monetary policy formulation and implementation;
  • Ensure effective collaboration with relevant departments on the effectiveness of monetary
    policy implementation and market dynamics that informs policy change;
  • Prepare and process major statements, speeches and briefs for the Chief Executive Officer for
    the high level meetings, conferences and missions;
  • Liaise with IMF, World Bank and other development partners as required on matters of
    monetary policy;
  • As assigned, represent the institution in international and regional fora and provide the
    leadership required to safeguard and strengthen stakeholder’s confidence in the institution’s
    operations;
  • Development and maintenance of economic and financial data base;
  • Participate in the development of policies and innovative approaches to position the organization as a learning/knowledge sharing organization;
  • Liaise with Communications division on appropriate communication, branding and
    dissemination strategies for publications;
  • Keep abreast and support in leading regional monetary union integration discussions and
    feasibility assessments;
  • Champion and monitor the departmental risk management framework and policies in liaison
    with the Risk Management Division;
  • Develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate staff in the department to achieve highest
    levels of performance.

    Minimum Requirements

    Basic Education

  • Must have Master’s Degree in Economics or related fields,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Banking, Statistics or other related field;
  • PhD in Economics or other related field
    is an added advantage.
  • Clear understanding of economics, banking and relevant emerging issues in:
  • Monetary and financial statistics and trends
  • Inflation and currency rates
  • Financial markets
  • Economic policy
  • Reporting of financial data
  • Financial and economics research

    Experience
  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in economics, financial analysis, banking or closely
    related field, five (5) of which must be in a senior leadership role in busy research based
    organization with a bias in economic research and analysis,
  • International working experience in Economic Policy Development and Analysis institutions or
    multi-layered think-tanks;
  • A strong record of research in the area of economics and statistical systems development with
    well-defined policy implications;
  • High level networking at national, regional and global levels;
  • Experience in managing a professional team of senior researchers and statisticians;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges facing African Economies.

    Technical Competencies
  • Monetary policy formulation and implementation;
  • Macro-economic analysis;
  • Micro-economics analysis;
  • Fiscal and external analysis;
  • Economic data analysis;
  • Advanced research;
  • Quantitative analysis;
  • Statistical analysis;
  • Econometrics;
  • Foreign exchange reserves risk management;
  • Market place risks;
  • Trade finance and trade policy issues;
  • Financial markets instruments;
  • Regional economic integration;
  • Stakeholder Management;
  • Report writing -ability to develop economic reports.
  • Communications and Presentation skills

    Behavioral / General Competencies
  • Leadership and people management including performance management, coaching &
    mentoring;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Must be a visionary, with in-depth knowledge of the state of economic, financial and social
    development in Kenya, within the wider global economy, and the linkages within different
    economic sectors as well as across regions;
  • Critical & analytical thinking and problem solving skills- ability to understand issues from
    multiple perspectives/layers and take account of the wider business context when crafting
    solutions;
  • Commitment to consistent delivery of the highest quality outputs, with deep technical
    understanding and attention to detail;
  • Organisational and administrative skills;
  • Strong outreach competencies with ability to confidently speak at international fora on
    economic issues.
  • Excellent public relations skills with all potential users of the institution’s knowledge work and statistics – analysts, academics, professional bodies and other international organizations, and government agencies;
  • Familiarity with the work of other multilateral and bilateral development institutions and the private sector, especially their roles in supporting economic reform agenda;
  • Ability to think strategically and design long-term plans and programs to develop staff
    competences in line with strategic priorities;
  • Ability to consider emerging trends, developments and long-term opportunities and align
    organisational requirements with desired outcomes;
  • Oral and written communication skills- ability to communicate clearly, simply and in a
    structured manner; and to use communication tools appropriately and effectively;
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies, senior management and
    government officials;
  • Risk management- ability to identify departmental risks and develop mitigating measures.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Resource Associates Director - Research Jobs in Kenya

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