Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert (MCMGA)

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has an opening for a Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert in its Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department, Global Markets Analysis (GA) Division. The vacancy is for a three year Term Appointment, in accordance with the Fund's categories of employment.

The main missions of the GA Division are:

  • Lead the Fund’s work on global financial market surveillance, with emphasis on developments that have macroeconomic or financial stability implications for advanced and emerging markets.
  • Analyze changes in systemically important markets, banking systems and financial institutions to provide Fund leadership consistent and well-informed views about financial risks and policies.
  • Use this analytical work to draft the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), a semi-annual flagship report of the Fund.
  • Assist MCM and other departments in bilateral work, including Financial System Assessment Programs (FSAPs), Technical Assistance (TA), and Article IV missions.

The duties and responsibilities of the Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert include the following:

  • Monitor global financial market developments, analyze key financial vulnerabilities, including linkages between the financial sector and the macroeconomy, and produce reports covering the main findings.
  • Develop innovative methods to analyze risks in banks and nonbank financial institutions, and in money, credit, and foreign exchange markets.
  • Perform financial market and macro modeling and analysis of asset allocations and pricing.
  • Play a substantial role in drafting the GFSR and the Global Markets Monitor.
  • Assist in developing policy recommendations, in conjunction with experts in other divisions, in banking, credit, and securities markets.
  • Play a significant role in interdepartmental forums to present departmental views on financial market developments and risks. Prepare detailed written analyses and present oral briefings on market developments to IMF staff.
  • Participate in market surveillance missions to key financial centers; maintain dialogue with financial market participants and official sector to obtain context for asset price movements and ascertain market views on asset allocation trends, market innovations, and key market risks.

The requirements for this position include the following:

  • Advanced degree in economics, finance, business administration, or a related field.
  • Established track record of at least four years of experience in the financial industry, a central bank, or research experience, or other related experience in market analysis, policy making, and economic research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial instruments, financial market structure, and a good understanding of portfolio management, monetary policy, and balance of payments analysis.
  • Proven ability to interpret and analyze complex market developments under pressure and provide concise, articulate, and insightful analysis in oral and written form.
  • Familiarity with financial market data, macroeconomic data, bank balance sheet data, econometric techniques, and financial and macro modeling.
  • Solid knowledge of advanced economies financial markets and the monetary policy-related topics, particularly in the US.
  • An extensive network of market contacts and demonstrated ability to leverage these contacts to inform high frequency market surveillance.
  • Ability to work independently in a high-performance team atmosphere, promote collaboration and teamwork and build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels of the institution based on mutual respect and trust.
  • Hands-on experience in a banking supervisory agency would be an advantage.

A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.

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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