FL-0110-01 – Economist (Senior Macroeconomist)

negotiable / YEAR Expired 2 months ago
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  • Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Organization: Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)
  • Location of Position: Anywhere in the U.S.
  • Telework: Employees have the option of up to four days per pay period (two days per work week)
  • Remote: The position is remote-eligible.
  • Open Period: March 21, 2024-March 29, 2024
  • Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, a time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five (5) years with the potential for two 2-year extensions.
  • Salary: $163,964 – $191,900 (annually) (Washington, DC locality only)
  • Number of Vacancies: One

Description of Organization: The independent Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) supports USAID in improving the effectiveness of its programming by bringing stronger economic evidence, theory, and tools to bear on the Agency’s work. Toward this end, OCE (1) promotes the use of high-quality evidence of “cost-effectiveness” (i.e., how much impact does an intervention deliver per dollar spent) in Agency decision-making; (2) promotes the generation of more cost-effectiveness evidence that the Agency is uniquely placed to catalyze; and (3) provides analysis and advice to Agency leadership on pressing macroeconomic issues.

Description of Position: The Economist (Senior Macreconomist) is a key leadership position on OCE’s macroeconomic support team, focused on strengthening our support to partner countries as they address or head off debt crises and become more resilient to economic shocks. Specifically, the incumbent will:

  • Program Analysis: Participate and assist in the development of plans and programs for technical assistance and other activities related to economic growth. Serve as an Agency technical expert and provides intellectual leadership and quality control on program design, implementation, and analysis related to debt restructuring, public financial management, economic governance, and macroeconomic stability (collectively, hereinafter referred to as the “Relevant Areas of Economic Expertise”).
  • Performance Monitoring and Evaluation: Review soundness of data used to track performance of Agency programming focused on debt restructuring, public financial management, economic governance, and macroeconomic stability.
  • Economic Policy Guidance: Serve as a technical resource to foreign assistance activities in the area of economic growth, with an expert focus on program design, implementation, and analysis related to debt restructuring, public financial management, economic governance, and macroeconomic stability.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Develop and maintain professional contacts with, support, and contribute to joint analytic activities with Economists and other officials in the interagency, partner governments, international financial institutions (especially the IMF), and other donors to advance the Agency’s programming and policy engagement on debt restructuring, public financial management, economic governance, and macroeconomic stability.
  • Program Management: Contribute to the selection, design, implementation, and evaluation of foreign assistance activities focused on providing technical assistance related to debt restructuring, public financial management, economic governance, and macroeconomic stability.


To qualify for the position of Economist (Senior Macroeconomist) – FL-0110-01, you must possess the required basic education (see below) and specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

Basic education requirement: Candidates MUST have EITHER:

  1. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, OR
  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional detail on how experience is evaluated for meeting this basic education requirement can be found on OPM’s website for the Economist 0110 job series.

Specialized experience: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, candidates for this FL-01 (GS-15) position MUST have one (1) year of specialized experience at the FL-02 (GS-14) grade level or equivalent. Specialized experience for this position is defined as ALL of the below:

  1. Proven track record providing intellectual leadership and strategic counsel to senior executives in large international development organizations on public financial management, economic governance, macroeconomic policy, domestic resource mobilization, and sovereign debt,
  2. Extensive experience advising governments in low- and middle-income countries, across multiple regions, on fiscal policy and institutional capabilities needed for maintaining macroeconomic stability,
  3. Extensive experience designing, overseeing implementation of, and evaluating large-scale public financial management and economic governance technical assistance programs, AND
  4. Extensive experience designing and leading training and other capacity-building efforts to develop the knowledge and skills of others in issues related to public financial management, economic government, macroeconomic policy analysis, sovereign debt, and the framework of international financial institutions (IMF, World Bank, regional multilateral development banks).

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by the preferred candidate include:

  • Publication record of technical reports, journal articles, and/or mainstream media covering public financial management and/or economic governance,
  • Experience representing the USG in to international financial institutions and/or during multilateral negotiations,
  • Experience developing analysis, including forecasts and indices, to inform decision making related to public financial management and economic governance.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must indicate whether or not they are a US Citizen. If citizenship is not stated, application will not be considered.
  • Must be eligible to obtain facility access (no security clearance is required).

Required Documents: All interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter: A short written statement of interest.
  • Resume/CV: Candidates must include month, year, and the number of hours worked per week for each position listed.
  • Transcripts: Official or unofficial transcripts, which are required because this position has a basic education requirement, as described above. Failure to submit transcripts will result in disqualification from this application process.
  • U.S. Citizenship: Candidates must indicate whether or not they are a U.S. citizen. If citizenship is not stated, the application will not be considered.

Other applicable documents: Candidates should submit the following documents as applicable:

  • Veteran’s Preference: Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must submit all appropriate documentation (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.).
  • Political Appointees: Applicants serving as a current/former Political Appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.)

Please submit your application package: OCE@USAID.GOV. Please use the subject line “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Economist (Senior Macroeconomist), FL-0110-01.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 pm (EST), March 29, 2024. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.

For more information on Foreign Service Salaries, please visit Foreign Service Salaries – Careers (state.gov).

For more information on Federal Health Benefits, please visit Healthcare & Insurance – OPM.gov.

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USAID envisions a world where all individuals are valued, have equitable access to opportunities, and are included, respected, and safe in their societies. USAID embraces diversity as outlined in USAID’s EEO Statement. We seek to elevate and include the voices of the USAID workforce, recognizing and valuing the unique contributions of all stakeholders. USAID also strives to improve equity for underrepresented communities that have historically been denied fair and just treatment and improve accessibility in all facets at USAID.

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:

— Office of the Chief Economist (OCE), oce@usaid.gov

Washington DC, United States
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