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African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Research Economist-Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting

Reference: ADB/19/079
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093608

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex.
  • The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical work to inform the Bank’s operational engagement and policy dialogue; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa.
  • It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.

The Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:

  • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools that Regional Member Countries can deploy to contain debt distress;
  • Conducting macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting to inform decisions made by the Bank’s the Regional Member Countries;
  • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work;
  • Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and
  • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.

The Position

  • The Chief Research Economist–Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, is responsible for leading research work focusing on macroeconomic issues that are relevant for the Bank’s regional member countries and its operational engagement, including research on the Bank’s High 5 agenda.
  • The role involves the construction of macroeconomic models and conducting debt sustainability analysis to improve the Bank’s modelling portfolio for evidenced based and enhanced policy dialogue in the Regional Member and improving macroeconomic analytical content of its operations.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and forecasting, the Chief Research Economist will:

  • Develop and lead research programs and projects focusing on macroeconomic issues of particular relevance to the Bank’s RMCs and its High 5 agenda. This involves:
  • Initiate, oversee and contribute to research projects focusing on macroeconomics issues using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods.
  • Lead the preparation of Flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Currents; books, reports, etc.
  • Lead the design and construction of a suite of structural macro-econometric models; Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models.
  • Provide senior management and regional member countries with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Deliver inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.

Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes. This involves:

  • Provide support and input to regional, investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. This entails among others Providing input into Country Strategy Papers and budget support operations;
  • Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models developed and lead in the disseminating results and provide advice to the Bank’s senior management and regional member countries to strengthen policy dialogue.
  • Represent the Division in country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents.

Participate in the Bank’s dissemination efforts of its analytical and research products with the view to help build capacity of RMCs and position the Bank as a thought leader:

  • Lead the preparation of knowledge products such as African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Currents; books, reports, etc.
  • Organize internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences such as the African Economic Conference on Development Policy Issues.
  • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in regional member countries.
  • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.
  •  Organize and contribute to international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.

Act as a mentor for junior staff and support management:

  • Provide leadership in writing and reviewing of policy statements and briefs for Senior Management on economic development issues.
  • Prepare funding request proposals to mobilize research funds from other organizations and agencies.
  • Assist in the management of the division’s HR and financial affairs and mentor more junior staff.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics, Economic modelling, Macroeconomics; Econometrics, Development Macroeconomics; Applied Statistics, or any relevant field.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in development policy research and analysis with focus on Africa or low-income countries.
  • Specialization in industrial policy, agricultural, energy economics is a strong advantage.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals.
  • Having experience in international financial institutions, or private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain large country level and multi-country macroeconomic models.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of advanced econometric methods and ability to handle, process and analyze large time series datasets using packages such as Matlab, R, Eviews.
  • Ability to lead the identification of appropriate methods and techniques to conduct cutting edge empirical research and present the results.
  • Capacity to come up with innovative research ideas and techniques to improve research outcomes.
  • Willingness to learn and take advice from the supervisor and peers.
  • Capacity to work independently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Research Economist

Reference: ADB/19/082
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000867

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.
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The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s.
  • In addition, the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment and Outcome (ADOA) Assessments of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework and the primary tool for mainstreaming Development Outcomes.

The Position

  • The Senior Research Economist is part of the ECMR.2 team and expected to perform both ADOA assessments of the Bank’s lending operations as well as research activities related to the Bank’s High5 agenda.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division Manager,  the  Research Economist will:

Participate in Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of Bank’s lending operations:

  • Provide inputs and assist the team in the delivery of ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of the African Development Bank lending Non-sovereign and Regional Operations and any other type of operation as required by the management.
  • Contribute to any revisions to the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment framework on the basis of implementation experience and lessons from other Development Finance institutions.
  • Participate in research activities in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High  priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)). This includes also strengthening knowledge generation in the area of inclusive and green growth.

Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:

  • Contribute to the preparation of flagship reports or assigned chapters, write assigned sections and follow it (peer reviews) until the publication;
  • Assist and lead on the dissemination of the findings of reports.

Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:

  • Provide input into Country Strategy Papers;
  • Lead or participate in Economic Sector Work;
  • Participate in the peer review process of project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee

Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s “Working Papers Series ” and the Bank’s “African Development Review”:

  • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
  • Provide inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
  • Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or Management.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Have at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or relevant field; A PhD would be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience combining research and operational involvement in the design and Evaluation of operations relevant to the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, industrial organizations and social sectors, project analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, working papers, book chapters, reports, etc.
  • Good knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in project evaluation, finance and development economics research.
  • Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
  • Ability to design and conduct research projects/programs.
  • Ability to understand and identify development outcomes expected from real sector projects.
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision making processes.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).
  • Have good communication skills and a proven ability to work in teams and on multiple projects in parallel.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Research Economist

Reference: ADB/19/082
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000867

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s.
  • In addition, the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment and Outcome (ADOA) Assessments of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework and the primary tool for mainstreaming Development Outcomes.

The Position

  • The Senior Research Economist is part of the ECMR.2 team and expected to perform both ADOA assessments of the Bank’s lending operations as well as research activities related to the Bank’s High5 agenda.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division Manager,  the  Research Economist will:

Participate in Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of Bank’s lending operations:

  • Provide inputs and assist the team in the delivery of ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of the African Development Bank lending Non-sovereign and Regional Operations and any other type of operation as required by the management.
  • Contribute to any revisions to the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment framework on the basis of implementation experience and lessons from other Development Finance institutions.
  • Participate in research activities in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High  priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)). This includes also strengthening knowledge generation in the area of inclusive and green growth.

Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:

  • Contribute to the preparation of flagship reports or assigned chapters, write assigned sections and follow it (peer reviews) until the publication;
  • Assist and lead on the dissemination of the findings of reports.
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Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:

  • Provide input into Country Strategy Papers;
  • Lead or participate in Economic Sector Work;
  • Participate in the peer review process of project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee

Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s “Working Papers Series ” and the Bank’s “African Development Review”:

  • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
  • Provide inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
  • Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or Management.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Have at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or relevant field; A PhD would be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience combining research and operational involvement in the design and Evaluation of operations relevant to the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, industrial organizations and social sectors, project analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, working papers, book chapters, reports, etc.
  • Good knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in project evaluation, finance and development economics research.
  • Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
  • Ability to design and conduct research projects/programs.
  • Ability to understand and identify development outcomes expected from real sector projects.
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision making processes.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).
  • Have good communication skills and a proven ability to work in teams and on multiple projects in parallel.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Chief Research Economist

Reference: ADB/19/080
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50083098

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s.
  • In addition, the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment and Outcome (ADOA) Assessments of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework.

The Position

  • The Chief Research Economist is part of the ECMR.2 team and expected to perform both ADOA assessments of the Bank’s lending operations as well as research activities related to the Bank’s High5 agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division Manager,  the  Chief Research Economist will:

  • Participate in Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of Bank’s lending operations:
    • Lead, provide inputs and assist the team in the delivery of ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessments of the African Development Bank’s lending to Non sovereign and Regional Operations and any other type of operation, as required by the management.
    • Contribute to any revisions of the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment framework on the basis of implementation experience, lessons from other Development Finance institutions and best practices.
  • Lead and participate in research activities in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High  priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve the quality of life for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development). This includes also strengthening knowledge generation in the area of inclusive and green growth.
  • Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:
    • Lead and contribute to the preparation of flagship reports or assigned chapters, write assigned sections and ensure follow up (peer reviews) until their publication;
    • Assist and lead on the dissemination of the findings of reports.
  • Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:
    • Provide input into Country Strategy Papers;
    • Lead or participate in Economic Sector Work;
    • Participate in the peer review process of project, program and policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee and the Board.
  • Contribute to the Bank’s “Working Papers Series ” and the Bank’s “African Development Review”:
    • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
    • Provide inputs to collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
    • Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or Management.
    • Assist in the management of the division’s HR and financial affairs and mentor more junior staff

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Have at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or relevant field;
  • Have a minimum of Seven (7) years of professional experience combining research and operational involvement in the design and Evaluation of operations relevant to the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, industrial organizations and social sectors, project analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, working papers, book chapters, reports, etc.
  • Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s.
  • Ability to design, supervise and conduct research projects/programs,
  • Ability to understand and identify development outcomes expected from real sector projects,
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision-making processes.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages (Stata, SPSS, etc.) and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Deadline: 23rd May, 2019.

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

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