Two Economist Positions in the IMF Europe Office (Paris and Brussels).
The IMF Europe Office wishes to recruit two full-time economists for its Paris and Brussels offices. Applicants may apply for one or both locations.
The positions carry a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with the successful applicant's experience and qualifications, and will be governed by IMF employment conditions for staff recruited for field positions outside of headquarters. The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.
The contract will be open and renewable with an initial appointment term of one year.
As integral members of the IMF Europe Office (Paris and Brussels), the Economists will execute a range of tasks under the guidance of the IMF Europe Office Director and senior staff.
The main duties and responsibilities include:
- Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on economic and political developments across Europe, including the operations of European institutions;
- Supporting the Director and other IMF staff, including by gathering information, writing briefs, preparing speeches and presentations, and drafting meeting summaries;
- Attending seminars and conferences, and summarizing key findings;
- Assisting with the conceptualization and organization of events and research seminars in Paris.
- Undertaking research and empirical analysis, co-authoring research and policy papers;
- Assisting with office administration as needed, including by providing support on information technology, supporting IMF missions, liaising with IMF headquarters and European counterparts, and interacting with visitors; generally adapting flexibly to the needs of a small office.
The economist in the Brussels office will have a greater focus on European institutions, participate in the euro area missions, and engage with Brussels-based stakeholders. The Paris-based position will encompass monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on economic and political developments across the European Union and the OECD.
Candidates would be expected to have the following qualifications and skills:
- A Masters-level or equivalent university degree, and an academic background in economics;
- A thorough grasp of economics and finance, knowledge of IMF-relevant macroeconomic issues, and at least two years’ relevant work experience;
- Experience with (empirical and econometric) research, production of analytical economic papers;
- Excellent analytical and writing skills;
- Fluency in English, with a minimum of two years’ work experience in an English language environment. A working knowledge of French and/or other European languages would be considered an asset;
- Strong interpersonal and oral communications skills, and ability to interact effectively and tactfully with IMF, OECD, and EU officials;
- Very good organizational and work management skills, including the ability to multi-task under time pressure and to work with minimal supervision;
- Flexibility to work outside regular office hours when needed;
- A high degree of personal initiative, resourcefulness, and independent decision making, as well as sound judgment in handling confidential information;
- Proficiency in relevant information technology and software applications, including data analysis, presentations, and internet tools;
- Legal entitlement to work in the European Union is essential.
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