Senior Economist - Economics

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2022
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ย Description

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. For more information, visit


The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water.


The Global Practice for Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment (MTI) comprises about 450 staff working across more than 100 countries.ย  The Practice houses the Bankโ€™s country economists as well as professional staff with expertise in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, growth, and statistics.ย  About fifty percent of MTI professional staff is decentralized to the field working very closely with the CMUs and in proximity to clients.ย 


Within MTI, the Global Macroeconomics, Growth and Debt unit delivers knowledge products and advisory services on macro modelling and debt. The unit consists of a dedicated team of debt management specialist and fiscal economists; a macro-modelling team; and a small team of macroeconomic researchers. The unit is building a team focusing on economic growth.


The Global Macroeconomics, Growth and Debt unit is hiring a top-notch candidate to spearhead the unitโ€™s work on economic growth. The successful candidate will:

  • Prepare frequent high-quality analytical notes on issues related to economic growth.
  • Synthesize the relevant new literature on growth into concise notes to be used by our economists.
  • Contribute to the work on economic growth carried out by the country economists.
  • Work on the analytical linkages between debt, fiscal policy, and economic growth.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge global, regional, and country-specific presentations and analytical piecesย 
  • on issues related to growth.
  • Contribute to the unitโ€™s corporate work agenda.
  • Organize lectures and seminars to be delivered by external or internal speakers.
  • Help maintain the unitโ€™s intranet site on growth.

    Selection Criteria

    • Ph.D. in Economists and at least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience.
    • Strong analytical track record related to fiscal and debt sustainability analysis/risks. Operational country experience is a huge plus.
    • Experience in creating and managing debt data and navigating debt databases.
    • Cross-country knowledge in macro and debt issues and demonstrated ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level functional aspects.
    • Ability to translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country level debt policy and debt management strategies; interact with clients at the policy level.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.
    • Understand relevant cross-sectoral areas and how they are interrelated (debt, fiscal, and monetary policies); able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
    • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, and drive.
    • Leadership and innovating skills.
    • Strong commitment towards teamwork and knowledge sharing.

      World Bank Group Core Competencies

      The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

      We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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