National Advisor for Macro Modelling for Macroeconomic and Investment Policies (MIP) project
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives of cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following five areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and Regional Programs.
The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) project is a joint Rwandan-German Development Cooperation project implemented by GIZ, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It contributes to the overall objective of strengthening capacities of key government and academic actors in Rwanda to shape economic and investment policies geared to pro-poor growth. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) is MIP’s main counterpart.
GIZ-MIP is seeking highly qualified and motivated National Advisor (NA) to help advance capacity development in research, data analysis, and report writing on macroeconomic projections and policy analysis, and contribute to other activities. The candidate should be a university graduate with strong analytical skills, and a self-motivated person with very high ethical standards who strongly believes in the developmental role of inclusive growth-enhancing policies.
GIZ would like to recruit a National Advisor for Macro Modelling for the Macroeconomic and Investment Policies (MIP) project to support capacity strengthening at the individual and institutional levels for macroeconomic management within Macroeconomic Policy Directorate (MPD) of the Office of the Chef Economist (OCE) of MINECOFIN. MPD’s main responsibility is to assess current economic conditions, project economic outlook, and analyze and research the impact of economic policies at the macro level and on various household groups.
Fixed Term: One year, with possible extension
The National Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks:
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
- Contribute to research activities, with emphasis on quantitative research and modelling, incl. through on-the-job training and research coaching of MPD staff and research fellows
- Support operationalization and further development in updating/specification/calibration of the economic models used in MPD for short- and medium- term macro forecasts and policy scenarios
- Support micro analysis of income distribution, employment, poverty using household and other surveys (using STATA) as part of related research project with Institute of Policy Analysis and Research
- Undertake work in macroeconomic analysis at the request of MPD Director/Senior Economist
- Represent the GIZ-MIP project towards Rwandan partners and partner institutions
- Help formulate and monitor the GIZ-MIP operational plan and budget for the macro area
- Support international experts under GIZ-MIP in delivering their training, advice, research
- Participate in GIZ meetings, sector network meetings and job-related trainings.
- The NA is supervised by, and reporting to, the GIZ-MIP Project Leader, who coordinates with the Chief Economist of MINECOFIN
- The day-to-day work of the NA is guided by the Director/Senior Economist of the MPD
- On functional matters as outlined under Duties and Responsibilities, the NA works closely with other GIZ-MIP staff in the macro area and with MPD.
Qualification and Competencies
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Econometrics or Statistics; strong academic track record in theory and practice of economics and quantitative methods; Master’s Degree or PhD is an additional asset
- At least 3 years of relevant work and research experience in the field of economics
- Proven knowledge of econometric/modelling software (at least three of EVIEWS, MATLAB, GAMS, STATA)
- Excellent analytical skills, and good planning and organizational skills
- Good oral and written communication skills in English; French is an added asset
- Results orientation, pro-active approach, coaching skills, and strong sense of integrity
- Ability to establish effective working relations with other staff members.
- The NA will maintain all work material and information accessed at GIZ and MINECOFIN as strictly confidential and discuss any disclosure with his/her supervisors.
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 17th October 2022 at 4:00 PM ;by e-mail to email@example.com. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.
Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
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