The Analyst, Economics (Regional), EPG provides support to the Lead Economist, Regional on macroeconomic and structural reform analysis and policy advice for one of the Banks sub-regions.
EPG consists of a team of around 50 economists, political counsellors and analysts. It supports the Bank in increasing its impact through enhancing its operations and policy engagements. EPG does this by supporting and assessing the quality of the Banks interventions through economic analysis focused on its projects, by leading and supporting reform engagements in countries of operation (through country diagnostics and policy objectives), by providing political and political economy analysis in support of operations and high-level dialogues with the leadership of COOs. It also supports better governance and business environment through a number of targeted products (including Investment Councils and Business Ombudsman institutions) and serves as the Banks knowledge hub on economics, policy and governance. EPG also assesses compliance to Article 1 in the context of country strategies.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Monitor and analyse macroeconomic performance and risks, and assess structural reform progress in the countries of the particular region in order to provide input into key EPG and Bank products;
- Maintain departments databases on the region and monitor local media and commercial sources about economic and policy developments in the region so as to provide up-to-date briefings to management;
- Draft contributions for the departments regular publications, including the annual Transition Report, the flagship annual publication of EBRD;
- Prepare regular growth forecasts and long-term macroeconomic scenarios to be used in the financial models by the Banking department;
- Prepare presentations to be delivered in the Bank and to outside audiences;
- Occasionally represent the Bank at policy and research forums;
- Conduct theoretical and / or empirical research on economic issues of interest to the Bank;
- Contributes to Banks policy impact through participation in policy dialogue and technical cooperation engagements.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- Strong analytical background in economics
- Masters degree in economics or equivalent from a leading university or Bachelors degree and several years of relevant experience in the field;
- Research or work experience in an area of interest to the Bank, including political economy, economics of development, financial economics, international economics and macroeconomics;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
- Experience of working with economic datasets and knowledge of statistical software packages would be an advantage;
- Fluency in one or more of the official language of countries in the particular region is a strong advantage; fluency in other languages of the Banks countries of operation is also an advantage.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
- Able to operate with independent initiative;
- Ability to operate sensitively and effectively in a multicultural environment;
- Willingness to travel to the EBRDs countries of operation.
Diversity is one of the Banks core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.