Job Detail

  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Business, finance and economy
  • Reference DBS210923-1
  • Centre Midrand
  • Where to submit application
    Follow the link : and apply online on the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Job Description

Job Description The Economist is responsible for macroeconomic analysis and report writing, econometric modelling, research and cost benefit analysis of key macroeconomic variables in support of infrastructure development. The Economist will report to the Senior Economist and is responsible for providing support to the Senior and Chief Economist. The position is within a small highly productive team that requires agility and fast turnover of information. Key Responsibilities Technical outputs. 1. Conduct macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting to inform decisions made by the DBSA. 2. Provide cutting edge analytical support to the Chief and Senior Economist and DBSA leadership through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work. 3. Provide comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and operations. 4. Provide support and input to investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. 5. Participate in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting, including economic updates, macroeconomic modelling/forecasting and various briefs. 6. Contribute to the interpretation of analytical findings, formulation of key messages, and identification of national economic policy implications and recommendations that are supported by the evidence. 7. Provide data driven economic analysis in the form of presentations, memos, reports, notes and analytical findings in support of contributing to the business of the DBSA. 8. Conducts and communicates complex market and economic outlook analysis and research on infrastructure development on a variety of projects. 9. Keep abreast of latest research and innovative solutions pertaining to the development agenda and macroeconomic issues in the region, considering their practical applications for the DBSA. 10. Contribute to building synergies and cooperation across functions in the DBSA. Key Measures of Outputs 1. Produce quality monthly and quarterly economic reports. 2. Prepare presentations that can serve at Board and Executive level. 3. Update and maintain the DBSA macroeconomic database. 4. Provide inputs and assumptions for the macro econometric model. 5. Contribute to at least one special economic note per quarter. 6. Contribute to quick turnaround high quality outputs as requested by the Chief Economist and Senior Economist from time to time. 7. Contribute to the developmental agenda of the DBSA through sectoral analysis. 8. Economic contributions to the corporate plan, CE reports, strategic planning and annual reports. Key Internal Liaison Relationships • Chief Economist • Economists, Knowledge Management and Research, Strategy • CEO & Executive Management • DBSA Management • All Divisions • Board and Board Sub-committees Key External Liaison Relationships • National Treasury • Government and other Stakeholders • DFI’s, Knowledge partners, Think tanks, local/international organisations Expertise & Technical Competencies Minimum Requirements: 1. A Master’s degree in macroeconomics, econometrics, development economics, applied statistics or any related discipline. 2. Five to ten years economist experience in a major financial, public or international institution. 3. Extensive knowledge of empirical application of different macroeconomic theories. 4. Demonstrated research track record, deep understanding of the function of the South African economy and policy. 5. Proven expertise in macro-economic analysis and forecasting with a focus on empirical methods. 6. Demonstrated knowledge of broad analytical techniques, statistics, econometrics as well as mathematical and operations research tools, such as EViews and R. 7. Sound knowledge and good grasp of the infrastructure landscape, financial markets political econ

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