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European Bank hiring Lead Regional Economist


Poland, 03 August 2016

 

Economics, Policy and Governance (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 Bank’s 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 Bank’s knowledge hub on economics, policy and governance.

We are looking for a regional lead to head our macroeconomic and structural reform analysis and policy advice in Warsaw, covering majority of the European Bank countries of operations in the Central Europe and the Baltic states (CEB) region, namely Hungary, Poland and Slovakia; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Lead Bank’s assessment of macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue in their area of expertise in the selected countries. Specifically, provide macroeconomic and structural reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with EPG’s sector economists, country Regional Offices (ROs) and other European Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other IFIs.

  • Lead EPG’s input to country strategies (CS) and country strategy updates (CSUs) in these countries under the coordination of VP Policy and Partnerships;

  • Support European Bank bankers in local ROs and sector economists to identify priority areas and potential projects with high transition impact; help interface project design with sector economists and provide input to the assessment phase of major projects.

  • As per EPG’s Scorecard, accountable in their area of sector responsibility for (i) the achievement of country policy dialogue objectives; and (ii) leading and coordinating contributions to country diagnostics study.

  • Oversee the drafting of economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for EPG’s regular forecasting exercise and European Bank's Regional Economic Prospects, Transition Report country assessments and briefing notes for European Bank senior management.

  • Communicate EPG’s views on the region’s economies, and provide inputs to inform Bank’s positions on policies in these countries to be shared with the media, clients and in various public forums.

  • Manage or lead selected TC projects related to European Bank operations and policy dialogue in the region and be responsible for mobilising donors’ funds for specific assignments.

  • Manage the regional economic analyst.

  • The job will require extensive travel to the assignment countries from the regional hub.

 

Submission Deadline: 14 August 2016

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