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Senior Country Economist

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    Position title: Senior Country Economist - ORWB (Based in Liberia Field Office)
    Grade: PL-5
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB11/66
    Publication date: 26/04/2011
    Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Under the general supervision of the Director of the Regional Department: The Senior Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge, the coordination of the preparation of the CSP and the preparation of ESW. In the event that the macroeconomic work of a country requires the services of more than one (1) economist, the Senior Country Economist will be supported by other economists, drawn from the Economic Management Division of the Sector Operations Vice Presidency. In cases where country or regional offices exist, the Senior Country Economist could be located in these Offices, working with the Resident Representative, with a dual reporting relationship to the Country and Regional Director. The Senior Country Economist will work in close collaboration with the lead Economist.

    Duties and responsibilities

    The key work objectives of the Country Department include but are not limited to:

    Develop and Implement the Country Assistance Strategy, make strategic choices and partner with stakeholders concerned for the overall delivery of the agreed program of operations and high quality services.
    Assist the Resident Representative who leads the Bank's Dialogue and maintains strong partnerships with the governments concerned, development partners, and civil society, media, the private sector and other stakeholders. Lead dialogue on economic policies, cross-cutting issues and governance concerns relating to the country's performance assessment and the potential size and composition of the Bank's assistance program;
    Take responsibility for results outlined in the Country Strategy for client countries in coordination with operational staff, sector technical staff and the country management team.
    Identify opportunities and develop high quality work programs and sector strategies based on the Country Assistance Strategy and attuned to client demand and country contexts.
    Build a strong set of analytical work and ESWs so as to inform continuously the Bank's strategy and action in the country.
    Lead the Bank's collaboration and programs with Regional Economic Communities and other regional and sub-regional bodies to support enhanced, pro-poor economic development via regional integration and other initiatives, such as those to improve trade and infrastructure.
    Promote and advance the development effectiveness agenda that is underway to further reduce transactions costs and make aid more efficient and effective.
    Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned regional member countries (RMCs), using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Papers (CSP).
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    At least a Master's degree or its equivalent in public / business administration, economics or other related fields
    At Least 5 years relevant professional experience in a development oriented institution. Knowledge of ICT and software used by the Bank
    Fluent in French or English, with a working knowledge of the other language
    Experience working with economic teams and creating an enabling work environment
    Ability to communicate and defend orally and in writing difficult issues and positions to senior Bank management, government officials etc.
    Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as team leader and team member
    Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleague.
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