Job Title:Senior Macro-economist - Sierra Leone Country Office (SLFO)
Position title: Senior Macro-economist - Sierra Leone Country Office (SLFO)
Position N°: NA
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Closing date: 01/07/2012
The Sierra Leone Country Office (SLFO) of the African Development Bank has been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank and the Government and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners. The major functions of the Office fall under the areas of country programming, project administration, promotion of a participatory approach, regional integration, and aid coordination, in line with the partnership principles and with a view to achieving development effectiveness and sustained impact of Bank Group-supported development operations in Sierra Leone.
The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the vacant position of Senior Macro-economist. This position, based in Freetown, Sierra Leone is designated as Local Professional and does not attract international terms and conditions.
Only applicants who are nationals of Sierra Leone or already have the right to live and work in the country will be considered for this position. The Bank does not support applications for work permits and relocation.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Resident Representative and technical guidance of the Country Economist, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Provide active support to the Country Economist in preparation of the Country Strategy Paper, Economic and Sector Work, and in the organization of stakeholders’ dialogue workshops.
Lead in the identification and preparation of Economic and sector Work (ESW) at the country level.
Assist in implementation and monitoring of the Bank Group medium term operational programme, covering both lending and non-lending activities.
Participate in country level policy dialogue on macroeconomic, sector and institutional reform issues, within the framework of the Local Development Partners’ Group, aid coordination meetings as well as in thematic workshops and seminars.
Participate in key country processes and initiatives, including budget, public expenditure reviews, sector reviews and working groups.
Assist, when required, in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application at the country level.
Represent the Bank in its dealings with the IMF.
Lead within the country team relevant process tasks, such as the annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) exercise, and Country Risk Assessment.
Follow up on Government repayment of loans and subscriptions.
Prepare regular briefs on key economic, social and political developments for transmission to Headquarters.
Participate in missions from Headquarters when needed.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Macroeconomics or Economics.
A minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in similar economics roles.
Evidence of strong technical and economic research/analytical work.
In-depth knowledge of economic, social and political as well as development issues in the country and the sub region.
Proven ability to interact competently with staff of the Government and donor agencies on issues related to aid coordination.
Excellent interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact and the ability to negotiate and influence.
Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
Excellent spoken and written English. A working knowledge of French would be an added advantage.
Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage.
How to Apply;
Thursday, 14 June 2012
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