The Associate Economist, Machine Learning ( “Associate Economist”) reports to the Director of Research and contributes to the analysis of large data sets and the preparation of core OCE products, either independently or under the supervision of a senior economist. The Associate Economist is responsible for the independent management of large data sets and their analysis, including through machine-learning techniques. They also provide guidance to and share knowledge with interns and Analysts regarding the analysis of large datasets.
This role will be offered as a 2 year Fixed Term contract, with the potential to extend.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Organise and manage on a day-to-day basis large datasets in OCE
- Assist with the design and implementation of impact studies using large datasets, including building on internal micro data of the EBRD
- Contribute to the generation of key OCE products, including chapters in the Transition Report or working papers, including through the application of machine-learning techniques
- Assist with the analysis of large-scale datasets, including text-based data, using machine learning techniques
- Performing ad hoc assignments involving large datasets and/or machine learning techniques
- Key trainer of OCE analysts and interns on methods of analysis of large datasets including text-based data
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- At least a Master’s degree in economics or a related field
- Experience in managing large datasets including text-based data
- Knowledge of machine learning techniques and their application in economic analysis
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including a strong knowledge of API interfaces, Python and other programming languages, as well as statistical software such as R and/or Stata
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to train junior staff
- Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations and work or study experience in the region is helpful
- Knowledge of one or more languages of the region is an advantage.
Diversity is one of the Bank’s 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. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.