Country Economist Jobs – Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

Job Title:   Country Economist
Organisation: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multi-lateral
development financing institution located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was
founded in 1973 by the Finance Ministers at the first Organisation of the
Islamic Conference (now called the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) with
the support of the king of Saudi Arabia at the time (Faisal), and began its
activities on 20 October 1975.
Job Summary:  The Country Economist will provide inputs from
the co-operation and market integration strategy perspective to the head of
Regional Hub in order to develop the special project and programs as well as
maintain and provide country level macro-economic data, developmental trends,
thematic (i.e. women, youth, climate change, resilience, etc.) and sector
information. To regularly review and map the potential macroeconomic and
sectoral impact on the existing IDBG portfolio. The incumbent will provide
support to the Regional Hub in the preparation of the MCPS.  The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Country
Economist will also contribute to the identification of the value-chains for
each MC covered by the Regional Hub. To contribute and review the formulation
of the interventions under the integrated strategic programming framework based
on on-ground consultations with various stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning Support: 
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Plan, prepare in collaboration with country
officers MCPS and coordinating multi-task teams to ensure effective and
efficient results.
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Provide inputs and participate in Programming,
Economic Sector Work (ESW) and economic evaluation of large scale complex
projects.
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Plan and advise the division and department on
the allocation of IDB resources as well as the development of criteria / KPIs
for country allocation to ensure operations at optimal levels of efficiency.
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Act as advocate and reference on all economic
reports related to the MCs in the division by organizing and studying all
reports to ensure the knowledge is leveraged.
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Engage, communicate and collaborate with the
broader team in the bank in order to enhance the rigor of advice on cross-
cutting and sectoral issues in MCs.
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Provide guidance to field officers on
preparation and implementation of projects related to the objectives of
co-operation and market integration, acting as a focal point providing
technical clarifications for field officers.
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Support MCs to integrate regionally and globally
through implementation of the IDB’s World Trade Organization (WTO) and Regional
Integration Program.
Analysis and Review:        
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Prepare and review periodical reports to ensure
the validity and precision of the content.
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Maintain and provide country level
macro-economic data, developmental trends, thematic (i.e. women, youth, climate
change, resilience, etc.) and sector information.
·        
Analyse macroeconomic data in the documentation
prepared in collaboration with Country Officers
·        
Undertake regional economic, trade, investments
and logistics studies in order to better identify and highlight common themes
that need to be addressed in MCs.
·        
Review regularly and map the potential
macroeconomic and sectoral impact on the existing IDBG portfolio.
·        
Conduct analytical work and address binding
constraints on economic growth and development in MCs.
·        
Design a Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
(M&E Framework) for all concerned Country Division activities to assess the
effectiveness and impact of IDB interventions.
·        
Contribute and review the formulation of the
interventions under the integrated strategic programming framework based on
on-ground consultations with various stakeholders
·        
Contribute to the identification of the
value-chains for each MC covered by the Regional Hub.
Knowledge Building and Sharing:
·        
Monitor and assess emerging challenges and
trends in MCs, disseminate the findings to concerned internal & external
parties in the context of specific issues of relevance to the Country
Department and provide advice on timely and distinctive IDB responses.
·        
Act as the knowledge and resource center –
internally for the IDB Group and externally for MCs – on economic and
development issues on MCs within the concerned Country Divisions


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Islamic Development
Bank (IDB) Country Economist vacancy must hold a Master’s degree in economics,
statistics, or related development fields.
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A minimum of seven to ten years of experience as
an economist, 3 of which in a multilateral development bank or relevant
experience at the Ministry of Finance/ Economic Planning/ Central Bank, etc.
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Advance problem solving knowledge
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Advanced analytical thinking.
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Adaptability
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Advance forecasting knowledge
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Passion for Excellence
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Drive for Results
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Planning and Organizing
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Advanced Partnership management
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Communication effectiveness (oral and written)
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Languages: English (mandatory).
French (preferred). Arabic (preferred).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to
join the Islamic Development Bank are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.
Deadline: 10th July 2018
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