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World Bank

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Job #: req10603 Organization: World Bank Sector: Economics Grade: GF Term Duration: 3 years Recruitment Type: International Recruitment Location: Washington, DC,United States Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Spanish, French Closing Date: 1/29/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC Description

Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges.

The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending Extreme Poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting Sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit The Global Macro and Debt unit of the World Bank's Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice is looking for a high-energy, quantitatively oriented macroeconomic modelling professional, to work as an extended-term consultant (ETC) with its modelling team, including on questions related to climate policies. The team is responsible for developing and maintaining the Practice's Macro-Fiscal model (MFMod), which includes country-level models for some 160+ countries as well as developing and implementing customized macroeconometric and CGE models for client countries.

Job duties and responsibilities: Building on existing tools, the successful candidate will work to produce climate-aware macrostructural economic models. The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Be a key resource person within the unit on climate-change issues, particularly the integration of climate considerations into the kinds of whole-economy macroeconomic models used by Ministries of Finance and Economy;
Play a central role in country-client focused Technical Assistance, including Design, building and maintenance of customized climate-aware macro-structural models using the MFMod framework and the econometric EViews program language; Conduct capacity-building exercises via the training of staff in client ministries to establish their independent ability to build, maintain and modify climate-aware macrostructural models; Prepare technical reports of model documentation and working papers relating technical work conducted within the broader modelling work.

Selection Criteria


1. Minimum of a master's degree(s) in economics, climate studies or public policy with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in applied economics.

2. Experience writing, building and maintaining macrostructural models such as the OECD's INTERLINK system, the US Federal Reserve FRB/US, the ECB ECB-MC model and the World Bank's MFMod and MFmod- Stand Alone models.

3. A strong track record modelling the economic effect of Climate Change at the country level and of the policies designed to mitigate climate change and those designed to make economies more resilient to climate change.

4. An established track record building and estimating models macro-econometric models using an econometric programming language such as: EViews, AREMOS; TROLL; or FAME.

5. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals and reports.

6. Experience with microsimulation models would be an asset.

7. Experience with providing macroeconomic advice on fiscal, inflation, labor market and balance of payments issues.

8. Experience conducting Capacity Building and training in macrostructural modelling and forecasting and climate change.

9. Excellent communication and presentation skills -- both verbal and written. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences.

10. A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, and drive and the ability to contribute to a team-based work environment.

11. Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.

12. Strong commitment towards teamwork and Knowledge Sharing, especially across the World Bank Group.

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