Economist (Personal Services Contractor)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

The Economic Analysis (EA) Division of MCC’s Department of Policy & Evaluation (DPE) is seeking a full-time Personal Services Contractor (PSC) to serve as an Economist specializing in growth diagnostics at MCC headquarters in Washington, DC. The Contractor must possess expertise in the field of economics, with an emphasis on macroeconomics and development economics, and knowledge of growth diagnostics (constraints analysis). The Contractor will work in collaboration with MCC Economists and technical staff under the direction of MCC’s Managing Director for Economic Analysis and will provide leadership and technical oversight to members of the EA Division as requested. The Contractor will also work as a member of the DPE team and in cooperation with other MCC staff.

About the Organization

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a Federal Corporation created under Title VI of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004. MCC’s mission is to reduce poverty around the world through the promotion of sustainable economic growth based on the principle that aid is most effective when it strengthens good governance, economic freedom and investments in people.

One of MCC's guiding principles is a focus on measurable results. After a country is selected as eligible for a compact with MCC, MCC and its country partners undertake a growth diagnostic to identify the binding constraints to broad-based economic growth in the national economy. Prior to signing a compact, MCC conducts cost-benefit analysis to assess the proposed projects’ likely economic impact and cost-effectiveness. MCC also analyzes the likely poverty and distributional impacts of proposed projects as part of a beneficiary analysis. During and after compact implementation, MCC conducts independent evaluations that seek to quantify the projects' actual impact on household welfare. MCC strives for transparency in all of its programs and posts many of these analyses on the agency's public website.

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