The World Bank Economist (Rwanda) Job in Kigali Rwanda 2013


The World Bank

Economist (Rwanda)

Local Term Appointment (Level GF, Two (2) year, renewable)

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
The Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (AFTP2) seeks to hire a highly organized, energized and seasoned professional to serve as an Economist to join its team in Kigali, Rwanda.
The selected candidate will have operational and analytical responsibilities, contribute and provide support to a variety of economic tasks on Rwanda.
The selected candidate will work within the Rwanda economic team, led by a Lead Economist based in Nairobi, Kenya and comprising also Senior Economist based in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Economist will perform operational and research responsibilities and provide support for a variety of economic tasks (i.e. economic analyses, design of economic work program, and participation in economic policy dialogue, outreach and research) under the supervision of the Lead and Senior Economists.
Specific tasks include;
(i) leading or co-leading biannual Rwanda Economic Update;
(ii) Contributing a programmatic public expenditure review;
(iii) analyzing macroeconomic and sectoral data, especially updating and reviewing the World Bank Rwanda’s data files based on periodic data provided by the Central Bank and the National Institute of Statistics;
(iv) formulating and maintaining a macroeconomic model for Rwanda;
(v) contributing substantially to sectoral, micro, and macroeconomic policy issues in research contexts;
(vi) writing technical reports and conducting economic research on macroeconomic related issues;
(vii) preparing briefs and analytical notes, and contributing to the writing of sections in analytical reports, in particular for the biannual Rwanda Economic Updates;
(viii) providing support to various outreach activities by participating in technical working groups and discussion fora);
(ix) facilitating missions by colleagues from Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (AFTP2) and engaging with sector colleagues and country based staff on economic issues and supporting the Country Management Unit (CMU) in the implementation of the World Bank’s Rwanda program.
Selection criteria:
The successful candidate should have at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, or a related social science field with a strong quantitative orientation with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience; plus demonstrated experience.
S/he should have strong analytical and quantitative skills with experience in working with econometric packages (e.g., EViews, STATA) and spreadsheet models and experience in working with macroeconomic data and writing macroeconomic research reports.
S/he should have ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment and strong interpersonal skills.
Electronic Applications:
For the full job description, full set of competencies and selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at 
Click on >Current job openings > job# 130893 to submit your application electronically to the World Bank.
Email or postal/paper applications will not be considered.
The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, ethnic/nationality, culture and educational background.
Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date is 13th May 2013.

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