Want to play a key role in the World Bank’s efforts to support the Government of Sudan in moving towards peace and economic development? We are hiring an outstanding Country Economist for Sudan, apply here
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.
Global practice for macro trade & investment
The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice (GP) leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment.
MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, MTI supports Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector.
Background and general description
MTI is responsible for macro-economic analysis, economic and fiscal policy dialogue, technical advice and capacity building support in the areas of macro-economics, trade and investment. We are looking for an outstanding Country Economist for Sudan! Following the signing of a power-sharing agreement in 2019, and the appointment of a technocratic government, there is a renewed prospect of progress towards peace and economic development in Sudan. The World Bank is stepping up its technical support for the Government, and the Country Economist can play a key role in this effort.
You will be a core member of the Sudan MTI team and will be expected to contribute to the country team, as well as the global MTI team working on other countries as needed. The Country Economist will work closely with the country manager and program leader and report to the MTI Practice Manager covering Sudan!
The Country Economist will:
•Contribute to MTI GP’s Analytical and Advisory Activities (AAA) and Technical Assistance (TA) in the areas of macroeconomic and fiscal management, macro modelling and data work, and economics of the public sector;
•Contribute to the design of the operational and analytical work in alignment with the growth and poverty alleviation objectives of the country;
•Establish partnerships with other bilateral and multilateral agencies, increasing cooperation and leveraging Bank resources in analytical and operational work;
•Serve as a task leader or a team member for country-specific financing operations and/or analytical and advisory services;
•Collect, analyze and maintain economic and financial data and information related to Sudan’s economy, and communicate findings in concise form, namely through statistical tables and charts, and short analytical notes.
Selection Criteria• Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics (PhD preferred), with 5 years of experience. A PhD would be considered as equivalent to 3 years of work experience;
• A background in macro-economic modelling and policy analysis;
• Familiarity with Sudan’s development problems and issues;
• Excellent analytical and communications skills and ability to write clearly and concisely;
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team-based environment and under tight time constraints;
• Ability to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues;