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Economist (Statistics [Expertise]) - STA (Contractual)

Economist (Statistics [Expertise]) – STA (Contractual)

Country: USA
City: Washington, DC
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Economist (Statistics [Expertise]) – STA (Contractual)

The IMF’s Statistics Department is seeking an Economist/Senior Economist with expertise in Statistics to join its Real Sector Division. The role involves contributing to the implementation of the work program in the National Accounts area.

Duties and Responsibilities of Economist (Statistics [Expertise])

The successful candidate will contribute to STARE’s work program on national accounts. Areas of work include:

  • contribute substantially to the development of a multi-regional input-output database and the developments of indicators such as trade-in-value-added (TiVA) and other supply-chain analysis;
  • contribute to the development of international standards and/or promote the adoption of updated statistical methodologies, compilation materials, and/or related advice on national accounts;
  • contribute to the development of high-frequency indicators of economic growth other innovative real sector statistics.
  • manage the implementation of CD activities aimed at strengthening Fund members’ national accounts compilation programs, and its integration with Fund surveillance;
  • develop, implement, and promote data analysis through the development of new data products, analytical papers, and research projects that support STA’s work program, including by showcasing national accounts databases and indicators.

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Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • An advanced degree (Masters’ or PhD) in economics, statistics, or related field, with at least four (4) years of relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge in national accounts, with a solid grounding in quantitative analysis and experience in empirical national accounts’ measurement-oriented research.
  • Proven expertise in national accounts methodology and compilation—demonstrated by at least five years professional experience—in at least one of the following domains: supply-use and input output accounts (preferred); annual and/or quarterly national accounts, institutional sector accounts, or development of thematic satellite accounts, such as distributional household income and consumption or measurement of the digital economy.
  • Proven expertise in input-output analysis and the development of inter-country and regional input-output tables and associated development of indicators, such as TiVA.
  • Proven programming ability in open-source software such as Python (preferred) or R.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A working knowledge of French, Spanish, or Arabic would be an additional asset.
  • Strong relationship management, negotiating and influencing skills, as well as developing relations with national authorities are important for the position.
  • Ability to coordinate CD support with relevant Fund Departments, field experts, and with other international institutions and bilateral agencies is essential.
  • Strong drive for results with proven ability to work both independently and in teams on projects under tight deadlines.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline23 January,2024
FieldSTARE Statistics Department Real Sector
CityWashington, DC
Organizer International Monetary Fund



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