African Development Bank Group Jobs – Macroeconomist Local Professional

Job
Title:              Macroeconomist
Local Professional
Organization: African Development Bank Group
(AfDB)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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. In order to sharply focus
the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater
developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate
our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy,
agro-business, industrialization, regional integration and improving the
quality of life for the people of Africa.
Job Summary: 
The local Macroeconomist will focus on effectively supporting (i) the
monitoring of the economic and social situation in the country covered, (ii)
economic and sector work to deepen country knowledge and, (iii) the preparation
of Country Strategy Papers and other relevant documents (mid-term review,
completion report, etc.).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the
supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic
Governance and Knowledge Management, the local Macroeconomist will:
·       
Analyze the economic and financial situations of
assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information
sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of
Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper.
·       
Examine the impact of Bank Group operations in
the countries concerned.
·       
Undertake assigned Economic and Sector Work,
focusing mainly on preparing papers on relevant economic and financial issues
in the development process.
·       
Identify, prepare, evaluate and monitor the
implementation of macroeconomic programmes.
·       
Carry out the analysis required to prepare
Country Strategy Papers based on the regional member countries’ poverty
reduction and growth promotion strategies and/or the Governments’ Development
Agendas, and the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and High 5s.
·       
Maintain effective communication with the sector
departments and divisions, and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a
coordinated approach in the implementation of the Bank’s Strategy and lending
operations in assigned country.
·       
Participate in Country Portfolio Reviews.
·       
Participate in the preparation and monitor
implementation of measures under budget support loans in collaboration with the
Governance, Economic & Financial Management Department; and in the
preparation of information notes on economic reforms programs and institutional
support.
·       
Participate in aid coordination activities with
bilateral and multilateral donors with emphasis on promoting the co-financing
of projects and programmes.
·       
Participate in country dialogue.
·       
Participate in the preparation of annual and
triennial lending programmes.
·       
Develop and build client relations at all levels
and plays a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the African Development
Bank Group (AfDB) Macroeconomist Local Professional job must hold a Master’s
Degree in Economics and other relevant fields and related disciplines.
·       
Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant
experience working on African development issues in an international
organization, national government or a reputable organization.
·       
Good grasp of the developing countries in
general and of the country covered in particular; experience in macroeconomic
management issues and the economics of development.
·       
Technical and quantitative skills as an applied
development macroeconomist.
·       
Policy dialogue skills; including ability to
effectively interact with national authorities and technical and financial
partners on policy and aid coordination issues.
·       
Strong analytical and organizational skills and
ability to deliver results on time.
·       
Problem solving capabilities coupled to
innovation skills and change management.
·       
Excellent verbal and written communication
skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other
language.
·       
Competence in the use of standard Microsoft
Office Suite applications.
How to Apply:
All candidates should upload their profiles online for the
African Development Bank Group (AfDB) at the link below.
Deadline:  19th December 2019
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