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Background / General description:
EPGDR. The Prospects Group of the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency (EPGDR) provides timely analysis on global economic and financial developments, and their impact on the member countries of the WBG. Internally, it informs and helps define policy positions of the WBG and provides analytical support for WBG operations. Externally, EPGDR aims to influence global policy debates on major macroeconomic and development issues. In fulfilling this objective, EPGDR leads the WBG’s monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting work in global macroeconomics. It produces topical and policy-oriented analytical work, including the semi-annual WBG corporate flagship Global Economic Prospects report and the semi-annual Commodity Markets Outlook report. In addition, EPGDR produces a wide range of analytical studies that appear as working papers, policy notes, and research publications in scientific journals, conference volumes, and book chapters.
ETC Position. The Prospects Group (EPGDR) is looking for an ET Consultant with excellent data management and programming skills to work and contribute to its main tasks and product lines:
• Manage data, improve data management, and prepare visuals for the Global Economic Prospects report, a WBG corporate flagship report, the Commodity Markets Outlook, and/or other products.
• Manage high-frequency datasystem and maintain macroeconometric model in EViews.
• Manage data and prepare visuals for EPGDR publications, including analytical work.
The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team working closely with the Director and senior staff.
Duties and Accountabilities: Under the direction of the EPGDR Management Team, the Research Analyst will work closely with EPGDR staff in the following areas:
• Research, assemble, and manipulate data for regular products of the group (Global Economic Prospects, Commodities Markets Outlook, Global Monthly), and for one-off research projects.
• Use and maintain EPGDR’s high-frequency data system and its macroeconometric model.
• Communicate with EPGDR Management on work status, foreseeable problems, and processes.
• Provide regular feedback to team leaders on challenges in data management and document production.
• Provide input and quality control for EPGDR’s websites.
• MA/MS or BA/BS with minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Economics, Statistics, or related field.• Familiarity with sources, statistical methods, and concepts for commodity markets, macroeconomic, financial, or other economic data.• Data management, visualization, analysis, and reporting. Ability to interpret and communicate statistical information in a clear and analytically rigorous manner.• Attention to detail and can be relied on to complete task requiring competency to the Bank standard.
• Drive for Results—Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment handling multiple simultaneous tasks.• Knowledge, Learning and Communication—Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.• Teamwork and Inclusion—Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment. Able to collaborate with other team members and contribute productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Able to use strong interpersonal and teamwork skills to cultivate effective, productive client relationships and partnerships across organizational boundaries, to generate excitement and momentum around the Bank’s data activities.
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
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