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Economic Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer
Location : District of Columbia, Washington
Refer job # ONZV336860
Job Responsibilities and Requirements: Duties and Accountabilities: The incumbent will serve as an adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, IFC. She or he will: Stay abreast of the analytical work from WB, IMF, OECD and other sources and provide reviews and summary notes to the CEO for his reference and to support his decision making. Provide advice on economic policy analysis - such as macroeconomic analysis, economics of reforms, and analytic underpinnings of growth, private sector development, structural reforms, fiscal policy, and fiduciary aspects. In collaboration with the CEO s Communication Senior Adviser, write clearly and quickly communication pieces, including op-ed, speeches and articles on Private Sector Development, macroeconomics and sector specific economics for the CEO. Act as a conduit and work in close coordination with the Economics VPU on matters related to economic research, policy and private sector development. Check and validate the economic validity and argument strength of various documents produced by IFC teams for the CEO s reference. Evaluate and conduct analysis, research and outreach on issues related to the work and priorities of the CEO, including preparation of economic research briefing notes for the CEO on relevant issues. Selection Criteria: A post graduate degree in economics/finance/public policy or other relevant graduate degree such as a PhD. Sustained record of achieving high-quality substantive results over an extended period (typically at least 12 years of Bank Group and/or relevant external experience). Proven ability to develop high-quality country or sector economic analyses with a focus on solutions for private sector development (PSD), collaborating across the IFC, Group (specifically /IFC joint practices) and IMF, other organizations and research institutes Outstanding written, editing and verbal communication skills. Able to represent the CEO s front office with internal and external partners. Demonstrated maturity and sound judgment, attention to detail, and ability to convey complex messages succinctly and diplomatically. Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management. Ability to engage with IFC operation departments and advise on policy dialogue with the aim to create markets and appropriate conditions for IFC and private sector investment. Has a track record of intellectual leadership and ability to integrate economic-specific knowledge and specific micro/sector fields of expertise. Recognized as economic or private sector development expert in specific field as evidenced either through a solid record of publications in peer reviewed journals, and/or a track record of managing and delivering high quality economic reports, lending operations, or equivalent assignments. Excellent technical skills, and established track record of leadership and excellence in significant analytical and operational work. Ability to juggle tight deadlines, be proactive, and work collaboratively in teams Proven sense of initiative, results orientation as well as effective teamwork skills. Proven ability to lead the production of high-quality reports or policy papers in a highly demanding environment, with a quick turn-around. Required Professional Competencies: General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills - Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations with credible analysis and tools. Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level. Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners. Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations. Macroeconomic Skills and Country Economics Experience - Able to translate technical analyses of macroeconomic, debt, trade, fiscal policy, and growth linkages into policy recommendations and cross-country lessons, with the ability to quickly separate the signal from the noise based on sound macro and micro economics and present cases in a clear structured way. Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and managers).
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