Economist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 June 2020

Job Description

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Economics Department, the Economist continuously monitors economic, social and political developments affecting or involving the Bank’s BMCs for which he/she is responsible. In addition, the Economist analyses such developments and provides a continuing flow of reports, opinion and advice on the optimal allocation and use of resources (including finance and technical assistance) to address development and economic management issues from the points of view of the BMCs and the Bank.

The Economist is also responsible for economic research and related activities aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank’s operations and interventions in its BMCs. This involves identifying, initiating, undertaking, executing and/or commissioning of studies on priority areas of economic research and the dissemination of research output.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

The successful candidate is required to have:

  • A first degree in a relevant discipline augmented by a master’s degree in a field of Economics, relevant to development.
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant experience as a professional Economist.
  • Sound knowledge of the socio-economic development issues, policies and strategies of the countries of the Caribbean.

Desirable

  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative modeling, econometrics and statistical techniques to support economic analysis and policy formulation.
  • Ability to engage effectively with Bank member country authorities.
  • Professional experience in the following sectors/areas:

Macroeconomic forecasting

Debt sustainability analysis

Econometric analysis

Trade

About the Organization

CDB is a regional multilateral development bank which was established in October 1969 to contribute to the harmonious economic growth and development of the member countries in the Caribbean Region and to promote economic cooperation and integration among them, having special and urgent regard to the needs of the less-developed members of the Region. CDB began operations in January 1970 and has become a leading catalyst for providing development financing, technical assistance and policy advice to its Borrowing Member Countries for the reduction of poverty.

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