Asian Development Bank – Senior Economics Officer

Job Purpose:

To build-up the technical capacity of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) by contributing to its work program. In particular, the candidate will: (i) oversee the preparation of the bi-annual journal Asian Development Review (ADR); (ii) supervise staff in-charge of the Working Papers series; (iii) supervise and coordinate activities among national staff and consultants; and (iv) support ERCD’s front office (EROD) in preparing technical assistances (TAs). It is also expected that the candidate be able to undertake independent research.

 

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, preferably Master’s degree, with special technical ability in econometrics.

Relevant Experience

Work Experience

  • At least 8 years work experience in related field, with at least 4 years of which should have been devoted specifically to applying econometric models

Technical Knowledge

  • Good knowledge and understanding of quantitative economics, database management, economic policy issues, and development trends in the region.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, with demonstrated economic research writing ability.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the research process.
  • Ability to manage complex processes—applying experience, reason, and intuition to solve problems and deliver results—with limited direct supervision.
  • Computer proficiency, particularly in using spreadsheets, statistical/econometric software, database applications, and knowledge in implementing automated routines.

People and Leadership Skills

  • Ability to manage and coordinate tasks among National Staff and Administrative Staff and liaise with concerned groups within ADB
  • Strong leadership skills and good client orientation.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Deadline for submission of applications is on December 23, 2016, 11:59 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.adb.org/careers/160673.

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