Senior Macro Economist - Governance Division
Position title: Senior Macro Economist - Governance Division
Position N°: NA
The core objectives of the Governance Division are to promote good governance in the public and private sectors through projects or other activities and to implement the Bank's governance priority areas of transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, stakeholder participation, and legal reforms. The Division pursues these goals through budget support operations and institution building projects, informed by targeted economic and sector work to better understand challenges and opportunity for anchoring good financial governance in Regional Member Countries (RMCs). The Division undertakes high-level policy dialogue with regional members’ governments on governance reform priorities. In this regard, the Division is responsible for the design, preparation and implementation of programmes to support institutional and sectoral reform in the area of governance, and helps the country departments in their governance interventions in RMCs, and participates in the design and delivery of governance training for Bank staff.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Manager, Governance Division (OSGE.1), the incumbent will carry out the following tasks
Carry out the Department's work regarding the design of the Bank Group's operational interventions in the area of governance and economic management, in keeping with the of the Bank Group's policy and directives on governance by mainstreaming internationally recognized best practices and/or revising and updating policy and guidelines where appropriate.
Contribute to the Bank's good governance action in RMCs; analyse the macroeconomic challenges arising from the monitoring and evaluation of institutional impact; contribute to the design and preparation of budget support programmes in collaboration with other partners.
Lead the preparation of economic governance evaluations to underpin Country Strategy Papers (CSP), Country Governance Profile (CGP), and Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPIA), advise country/regional departments on economic policy dialogue with RMCs, and provide feedback to country offices to ensure the delivery of quality advice to borrower RMCs.
Provide state-of-the art expertise to RMCs in the formulation of strategies for enhancing good governance and sound economic management; advise country/regional departments on institutional and economic policy dialogue in RMCs.
Participate in economic and sector work assigned to him/her, with focus on governance profile, and relevant economic and financial issues in relation to institutional support; identify, prepare, monitor and evaluate the implementation of macroeconomic programmes.
Contribute to quality analytical and diagnostic to enrich the knowledge base of the institution and strengthen its operational interventions (budget support, medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEF) and budget reviews in RMCs.
Act as the Bank's focal point in collaboration with other Bank units and national and international partners working on governance and economic issues; enhance collaboration with bilateral and multilateral partners in joint institutional strengthening actions; ensure the involvement of non-state actors in the Bank's operations to promote effective public institutions.
Draft Management statements and technical contributions on public financial management and public budgeting issues for various Bank Group reports, for economic governance and public financial management issues for various Bank Group reports, for dissemination in print or electronic format (including the Internet); and draft articles for publication in external professional journals.
Represent the Bank in national, regional and global partnerships, networks, conferences, workshops, and seminars on governance and economic management.
Participate in the assessment of guidelines, policies and procedures concerning governance interventions and make recommendations to Management aiming to strengthen governance and economic management and to improve the efficiency processes and procedures.
Perform other duties pertinent to the work of OSGE .1, assigned by the Division Manager or Director.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master's degree or equivalent in economics, preferably macroeconomics/financial economics, public administration or related relevant field.
Preferably at least 5 (five) years of relevant experience in macroeconomic analysis (high analytical and conceptual skills) at least four (4) of which should be focused on developing countries.
Updated knowledge of good governance issues; innovation and ability to analyse information from different sources to inform economic management and governance procedures.
Demonstrated understanding of key governance challenges and issues in Africa. Sound knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral development organisations in African countries, understanding of the Bank's relevant policies and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, independent thinking, ability to work as a team and to take initiative and prioritize work programmes.
Strategic thinking, ability to apply innovative approaches and to change working methods while remaining efficient in a changing working environment.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language; Ability to communicate fluently in written and spoken Portuguese would be an added advantage.
Competence in the use of Bank standard software. Knowledge of SAP highly desirable.
Apply for this position
To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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