Research Economist

Job Status: Placement
Location
Harare
Estimated Salary
N/A

Expiration date: 26 Jun 2019

Date Posted

27 May 2019

Expiration date

26 Jun 2019

Offered Salary (month)

$0

Experience

7 year exp

Level

Middle Level

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out by the organisation.
  • Over the duration of the contract produce four infrastructure focused papers that are analytical and publishable focusing on; (i) infrastructure project preparation (ii) Infrastructure project funding (iii) Capacity building initiatives.
  • The reports should:
    • highlight the current status of the sectors, opportunities that exist for bank intervention and resource mobilisation opportunities.
    • identify national priority projects in the targeted sectors in line with the country development policies.
    • outline the main challenges the sectors face, propose solutions on how the organisation can re-align its interventions to solve some of the problems.
    • explore major projects that need to be undertaken to address the demand and supply gap in support the country’s requirements both in terms of existing industry and commerce capacity and projected growth as the economy rebounds.
    • propose clear legal, policy and institutional framework required for effectual funding of the sectors.
    • Anticipated benefits of the envisaged intervention in the sector.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Hold a minimum of a master’s degree in Economics, Economic modelling, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Development Economics.
  • Bsc in Economics.
  • A PhD in Development Economics will be an added advantage.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in Development Research and Analysis.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of advanced econometric methods and ability to handle, process and analyze large time series datasets using relevant econometric packages- Eviews and Stata.
  • Ability to come up with appropriate methods and techniques to conduct cutting edge empirical research and present the results.

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