2019 World Bank Group E T Consultant Recruitment
Deadline: August 2, 2019.
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The Mexico MTI team is providing lending operations, policy analysis and economic monitoring for Mexico. The team aims to strengthen its macroeconomic monitoring and policy analysis capacity. As part of this effort, the MTI Mexico team is seeking to contract an Extended-Term Consultant (ETC) Economist to support its various activities.
The ETC will be a member of the MTI team working on Mexico. S/he will contribute across the full range of the unit’s deliverables and activities, support the country team in areas of expertise and provide cross support to teams from other global practices in the preparation and supervision of projects, integrating economic perspectives in other sectors’ work as needed.
Major responsibilities include the following:
1. Substantially contribute to ongoing and prospective analytical work on fiscal policy, trade, structural reforms, productivity and economic growth challenges for Mexico, which may include background research (in English and Spanish).
2. Collect, update, and process the data necessary for the regular macroeconomic monitoring as well as for the on-going analytical work.
3. Contribute to macroeconomic briefs, and notes on changes in policy by the client country on a need basis.
4. Coordinate the organization of events with the government, academia and CSOs to disseminate the findings of analytical work.
5. Coordinate the organization of a series of seminars on topical policy issues
6. Help produce short written pieces for dissemination of findings of analytical work (e.g. as basis for possible blogs or news articles).
1. Master’s degree in economics plus at least 5 years of relevant professional experience or PhD degree in economics with 3 years professional experience (PhD preferred).
2. Proven knowledge and experience in the areas of macroeconomic policy; economic growth and productivity; fiscal and debt sustainability.
3. Demonstrated ability to undertake a diversity of tasks within a rapidly changing and demanding environment and capacity to meet tight deadlines.
4. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments on schedule.
5. Proven ability to work in teams.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.