Economist/Sr. Economist (ICDMF)

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The General Macro and Fiscal Division of the Institute for Capacity Development (ICDMF) is seeking an Economist/Senior Economist. ICDMF is the largest of four new divisions established at the beginning of FY2022 to replace a regional divisional structure with functional CD delivery divisions, with the goal of building centers of expertise.

ICDMF is responsible for:

  • Delivering macroeconomic frameworks TA to build capacity for forecasting and policy analysis to fiscal agencies and other public institutions. The TA is typically implemented through work with core groups of officials over multi-year engagements with the aim to embed practices within institutions.
  • Developing new and expanding existing models and approaches for macroeconomic frameworks TA with an emphasis on fiscal policy and general macroeconomic questions spanning the full spectrum of needs (e.g., for LICs, EMs) and levels of complexity (e.g., traditional FPP, QPM, DSGE).
  • Developing, organizing, and delivering external training in macroeconomic analysis and fiscal policy, including FPP, Macroeconomic Diagnostics, and courses on Fiscal Policy Analysis, Fiscal Frameworks, and Fiscal Sustainability across different modalities (in-person, virtual, online, hybrid, and blended).
  • More broadly, developing and contributing to the departmental and Fund agenda in these areas, within ICD’s mandate, including development and delivery of related internal training through the IET program.

The division currently manages over 40 macroeconomic framework TA projects and delivers over 50 external and internal training courses annually in the above-listed areas. The selected candidate will have a large range of responsibilities, including:

  • Leading and participating in CD missions as needed.
  • On MF’s macroeconomic frameworks TA, s/he contributes to coordination of all aspects of successful deliveries, including project design and implementation, preparation of individual TA work programs, development of analytical tools, project work and team management (when sufficiently experienced), including managing CDMAP, preparation briefing notes, back to office reports, and Technical Assistance Reports.
  • On MF’s training, s/he helps ensure first-rate delivery of internal and external courses and workshops in the above areas including through material curation, and team leadership (when sufficiently experienced).
  • Leading the development, CD materials, such as tools, applications, lectures, case studies, and workshops.
  • Leading and participating in Analytics and Development (A&D) efforts in support of the Divisional and Departmental CD.
  • If interested, the selected candidate could also contribute to the ICD/ITD-led initiative seeking to advance the design and analysis of macroeconomic frameworks across departments (Integrated Macroeconomic Frameworks Environment- IMFE project).
  • Taking on other departmental responsibilities, as indicated by the Divisional management.


  • Advanced degree in economics or related field combined with at least four years of relevant professional level experience is required. In addition, the successful candidate could be a fungible or non-fungible macroeconomist with a substantive background in macroeconomic and fiscal policy issues, as well as surveillance and/or country program work.
  • S/He would have strong analytical abilities and a good institutional knowledge of the Fund. First rate expository skills are essential, as is demonstrated intellectual leadership in economic analysis.
  • Prior experience in CD delivery and experience with issues related to macroeconomic and fiscal policy analysis and DSGE modeling, particularly in emerging market and developing countries, would be important advantages.
  • Familiarity and experience with semi-structural models will be another advantage, The selected candidate should have strong communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.

All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.


ICDMF Institute for Capacity Development General Macro and Fiscal Division

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.

Washington DC, United States
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