Economist , World Bank – United States

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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Please visit www.worldbank.org.
 
The Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Vice Presidency (EFI) is one the World Bank Group’s four Practice Groups. EFI’s mandate is “Growth, Finance, and Institutions for all.” Our approach is to leverage public and private sector expertise, to support a data-driven reform agenda. EFI is composed of four Global Practices (GPs):
 
• Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) and Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) – country economists, macro, fiscal economists and financial, private sector expertise and supporting structural reforms.
• Governance GP – public sector, financial management and procurement expertise–supporting institutional and governance reforms, institutional strengthening, combating corruption and providing fiduciary support to all Bank operations.
• Poverty and Equity GP – micro-economists, labor and development economists–building the evidence base, providing advice and operational support to ensure country policies and WBG interventions are inclusive. 
 
EFI supports clients in advancing evidence-based structural reforms to build the foundations for inclusive and sustainable growth. The three ways we achieve this are through: (i) multi-sectoral structural reforms for jobs and growth – legal, regulatory, policy and institutional reforms across all sectors and effective resource management; (ii) evidence based targeted policies to reduce poverty, increase shared prosperity and resilience; and (iii) effective resource mobilization – domestic resource mobilization, through good fiscal policies, the development of domestic banking sector and local capital markets, FDI (and portfolio flows), and development finance.
 
The Global Macroeconomics and Debt unit in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice (GP) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Macrostructural modeler, with experience in modelling of both individual country models and global models. Our unit comprises economists and experts specializing in quantitative macroeconomic modeling, climate change, growth analysis, debt sustainability analysis and debt management. The unit provides technical assistance using macrostructural and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models on leading development issues.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Building on existing tools, the successful candidate will work with the Global Lead for Macroeconomic modelling and in conjunction with more senior colleagues to assist country teams to find solutions to pressing development problems by employing the team’s macro-fiscal modelling framework MFMod, both its main internet-based version and as a standalone single-country model.  The team’s work program includes analysis of specific topics, capacity developing of officials in client governments, and the analysis of the macroeconomic effects of climate change.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
 
• Be a key resource person within the unit on the design and operation of climate aware macro structural models 
• Play a central role in country-client focused technical assistance, including design, building and revising customized versions of MFMod for both internal bank and external government clients using the MFMod Stand Alone framework.
• Use python skills to maintain the open-source version of MFMod using Modelflow and its documentation
• Maintain and extend the new MFMod-GJ framework for analyzing long-term determinants of growth and jobs.
• Conduct capacity-building exercises via the training of staff in client ministries to establish their independent ability to build, maintain and modify macro-structural models.
• Prepare technical reports of model documentation and working papers relating technical work conducted within the broader modelling program.

 

Selection Criteria

1. Minimum of a master’s degree(s) in economics, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in applied economics.
2. Experience writing, building and maintaining both global and country-specific macro-structural models.
3. Extensive experience with the Eviews programming, and working knowledge of Python.  Exposure to Fortran, PHP, SQL and the DOT NET programming / database languages would be advantages.
4. Experience conducting capacity building and training using macrostructural models.
5. A publication record in in peer-reviewed journals and reports.
6.  Excellent communication and presentation skills — both verbal and written. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences.
7. Knowledge of and experience integrating endogenous technological change into macrostructural models.
8.  A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and strong commitment towards teamwork and knowledge sharing, especially across the World Bank Group.
9. Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.

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Washington DC, United States
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