Deadline: 19 October 2015
The World Bank is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The World Bank has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Economist will perform the following functions-
- Work closely with the MFM Lead Economist for Indonesia and the Task Team Leader(s) for the natural resource management pillar (also based in Jakarta).
- Play a key role in the delivery of the natural resource management pillar of the MFM engagement, which supports the Indonesia World Bank country engagement on natural resources, and the work streams within the pillar:
- Strengthening the macro-fiscal management of natural resource revenue. This work stream involves providing analytical support and technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia on improving revenue (tax and royalties) policy and administration in the natural resource sectors (in particular oil, gas and mining). The main clients are the central Ministry of Finance, Energy and Mineral Resources, and Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs. The work stream also involves supporting the Government to manage the impact of resource revenue volatility on the budget.
- Natural resources, growth and sustainable development. This work stream builds on the analytical work done so far on the state of Indonesia’s natural resource (and major commodity sectors), their links to economic growth and the sustainability of resource-led growth. The work will be used to inform future analytical and policy work to support Indonesia in minimizing the risks and maximizing the opportunities of its natural resource sectors to contribute to broad-based and sustainable development.
- Supporting sub-national governments in resource-rich regions to manage resource wealth: This work stream involves providing analytical support and technical assistance to sub-national governments with significant natural resource potential/activities to help them develop and implement strategies and policies that increase the equitable sharing of benefits from natural resource sector activities at the local level. This could include strategies on managing resource revenues retained at the local level.
- Lead or serve as a team member in a delivering a broad range of analytical work and technical assistance, working across multiple GPs, and bringing in relevant cross-country experience from within and outside of the Bank and appropriate analytical techniques.
- Manage, supervise and quality control the inputs and work of research analysts and consultancies (individuals and firms).
- Play a key role in the policy dialogue with government counterparts, development partners and other stakeholders, including investors, academics and businesses.
- Work on other MFM engagement pillars and work streams as required.
- Participate actively in the MFM Global Practice including through knowledge sharing, for example through the generation of “think pieces”, and by providing support to programs outside Indonesia in other regions.
Applicants must have-
- Masters or PhD in economics or related field.
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience on macro-fiscal policy and management issues in resource rich contexts (preferably in developing or emerging countries) and broader resource governance and development policy issues.
- Excellent quantitative skills and demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and synthesize complex results into user-friendly written outputs for team or stand-alone work.
- Understanding in policy making process and the role of own sector of expertise in that process.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit World Bank.