Junior Economist

  • Added Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 10 July 2020

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  • Innovation -Ability to make new and useful ideas work; Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs
  • Leadership -Ability to persuade others to follow; Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others
  • People Management -Ability to improve performance and satisfaction; Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making
  • Communication -Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform; Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variationย 
  • Delivery -Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement;Level 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value
  • Econonmic General -Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations; Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Economic Planning -Knowledge of Economic Planning concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations ;Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Economic Recovery -Knowledge of Economic Recovery concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations ; Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Effective Development Cooperation -Knowledge of development cooperation which can then be carried forward into inclusive, country-led mechanisms for development cooperation at national and regional levels ; Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Innovation -Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovative approaches and initiatives; Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Building Strategic Partnerships - Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders ;Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Resource Mobilization - Analyzes information, identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors ;Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
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  • Masterโ€™s degree in economics/ development economicsย 
  • Or a first-level university degree (Bachelorโ€™s degree) in one of the above disciplines in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience.
  • At least 1 years economic-focused experience, including with government or private sector institutions.
  • Experience of UN or international organizations; knowledge of UN/UNDP, and/or UN/UNDP procedures and approaches, is preferable
  • Experience in research and policy-level analysis.ย 
  • Knowledge and awareness on several policy areas: poverty reduction/ inequality; social protection policy reform; inclusive macroeconomics; productivity and industrial policies; green growth and resource economics; private sector development; and urban policy and urbanization.ย ย 
  • Experience in handling of web-based data management system and programmes for statistical analysis of data.
  • Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector/ civil society in the field of economic and social development in Maldives.
  • Proficiency in English and Dhivehiย 
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

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Salary - take home approximately MVR 26,000

Contract Duration: 12 months

This vacancy is archived.

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