Economist/Sr. Economist (Contractual) - ICDMF

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The General Macro and Fiscal Division of the Institute for Capacity Development (ICDMF) is seeking a contractual Economist/Senior Economist. ICDMF is the largest of four new divisions established at the beginning of FY2022 to replace a regional divisional structure with functional CD delivery divisions, with the goal of building centers of expertise.

ICDMF is responsible for:

  • Delivering macroeconomic frameworks TA to build capacity for forecasting and policy analysis to fiscal agencies and other public institutions. The TA is typically implemented through work with core groups of officials over multi-year engagements with the aim to embed practices within institutions.
  • Developing new and expanding existing models and approaches for macroeconomic frameworks TA with an emphasis on fiscal policy and general macroeconomic questions spanning the full spectrum of needs (e.g., for LICs, EMs) and levels of complexity (e.g., traditional FPP, QPM, DSGE).
  • Developing, organizing, and delivering external training in macroeconomic analysis and fiscal policy, including FPP, Macroeconomic Diagnostics, and courses on Fiscal Policy Analysis, Fiscal Frameworks, and Fiscal Sustainability across different modalities (in-person, virtual, online, hybrid, and blended).
  • More broadly, developing and contributing to the departmental and Fund agenda in these areas, within ICD’s mandate, including development and delivery of related internal training through the IET program.

The division currently manages over 40 macroeconomic framework TA projects and delivers over 50 external and internal training courses annually in the above-listed areas. The selected candidate will have a large range of responsibilities, including:

  • Leading and participating in CD missions as needed.

  • On MF’s macroeconomic frameworks TA, s/he contributes to coordination of all aspects of successful deliveries, including project design and implementation, preparation of individual TA work programs, development of analytical tools, project work and team management (when sufficiently experienced), including managing CDMAP, preparation briefing notes, back to office reports, and Technical Assistance Reports.

  • On MF’s training, s/he helps ensure first-rate delivery of internal and external courses and workshops in the above areas including through material curation, and team leadership (when sufficiently experienced).

  • Leading the development, CD materials, such as tools, applications, lectures, case studies, and workshops.

  • Leading and participating in Analytics and Development (A&D) efforts in support of the Divisional and Departmental CD.
  • If interested, the selected candidate could also contribute to the ICD/ITD-led initiative seeking to advance the design and analysis of macroeconomic frameworks across departments (Integrated Macroeconomic Frameworks Environment- IMFE project).
  • Taking on other departmental responsibilities, as indicated by the Divisional management.


  • An advanced university degree in economics.
  • Significant practical experience (at least 4 years) in developing and operating macroeconomic models, ideally gained in Ministries of Finance or Economy or Central Banks, including at the technical level.
  • A solid knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and related software, particularly in Python, MATLAB (specifically, DYNARE and IRIS toolboxes) and EViews.
  • Practical experience in delivering TA, preferably on macroeconomic modeling and forecasting, would be a plus. Understanding of how IMF training and TA work in practice, would also be considered positively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a flexible and cooperative attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Working knowledge of another language (including Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) would be an asset.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and in teams and must be flexible and able to work on tight deadlines. Superior time/project management skills are essential. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up his/her position as soon as possible.

This is a one-year contractual appointment. Contractual appointments at the IMF are renewable for up to four years of cumulative contractual service, pending incumbent's performance, budget availability, and continuous business need.

All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.


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A11, A12, A13, A14The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.

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