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Junior Economist

Junior Economist


Location: Cairo, Egypt      Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: Senior           Duration of Initial Contract: One Year, renewable

Role: The successful Intern will contribute towards Conducting desk reviews of existing research and literature informed by the research questions and objectives .Compiling charts and tables, analyze research on thematic topics, review/revise chapters, listing of bibliography, and other tasks as required for the finalization of the report.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Intern will contribute towards:

  • Conducting desk reviews of existing research and literature informed by the research questions and objectives
  • Compiling charts and tables, analyze research on thematic topics, review/revise chapters, listing of bibliography, and other tasks as required for the finalization of the report.
  • Analyzing survey results, case studies, and other existing data sourced from different data sources.
  • Preparing detailed, analytical and timely reports, under the supervision of DCarbon Senior staff.
  • Providing general research and logistical support for key meetings and products.

Competencies:

General:

  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines.
  • Commitment to the UNDP vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Research and analysis:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills with strong academic background.
  • Familiarity with research methodology and techniques.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical capacity as well as technical writing.

Communication Skills:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  • Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

  • A university degree, or higher in Economics, International Development (or other relevant fields);

Experience:

  • Have demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferably some relevant experience in international development or related area; Knowledge of the International systems and Treaties is an advantage;
  • Excellent analytical skills are required and experience in research, drafting and editing documents is an advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is required;
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

Recommended Presentation of application:

a) A duly drafted Candidate’s letter confirming interest and readiness for the assignment; Financial proposal, including the fixed total Expected Salary,

b) Detailed personal CV, where previous work experience in similar projects should be included, as well as contact details (email and phone number) of the Candidate.

c) Other documents certifying the work experience, expertise, education and skills (qualification improvement certificates\diplomas, awards, etc.);

d) Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.

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Senior Macroeconomic Modeling

Senior Macroeconomic Modeling


Location: Cairo, Egypt      Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: Senior           Duration of Initial Contract: One Year, renewable

Role: The successful candidate will participate in designing, developing, and implementing  a suite of macroeconomics’ model. The role would suit someone who is rigorous and creative and entrepreneurial, with a strong track record in macroeconomic modeling.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the design and construction of a suite of structural macro-econometric models; Computable General Equilibrium (CGE), and Sectoral Satellite Models.
  2. Carry out and authenticate macroeconomic simulations and forecasts based on the models developed.
  3. Design, develop, implement and operate a rigorous governance system to maintain the macroeconomic suite of models to ensure it performs well and reflects the latest data, as well as overseeing the maintenance of documentation consistent with the requirements of model validators.
  4. Provide leadership in writing, reviewing, and presenting of economic reports and briefs on macroeconomic policy issues, and the economic dimension in sustainability reports.
  5. Participate in the preparation of the Company’s economic output, reports, and publications, in line with its mandate for the provision of analysis and comments to support our clients’ needs (private sector and government).
  6. Participate in developing training and capacity development activities in the area of Macroeconomics, Modelling, and Reporting.

Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in economics, preferably with focus on Macroeconomics; Econometrics, and Economic Development;
  2. Considerable experience (3-5 years) in working with and developing applied macroeconomic models;
  3. Excellent knowledge of econometrics software for modelling and simulation (EViews, Troll, Stata, or equivalent), data sources and data compilation;
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication including the presentation of forecasts, to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.

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