The IMF’s primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund’s mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability.
The IMF’s fundamental mission is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system. It does so in three ways: keeping track of the global economy and the economies of member countries; lending to countries with balance of payments difficulties; and giving practical help to members.
The IMF is inviting applications from Experienced Economists to join the Mid-Career Pipeline – an initiative to build a competitive pool of ready-to-hire Macroeconomists for positions across the Fund.
As an IMF Economist, you will:
- Join one of the largest teams of economists focused on macroeconomics anywhere in the world.
- Contribute to a wide range of challenging policy issues that span different branches of economics by providing analysis, policy, and program design, and capacity development to help our member countries address their specific economic challenges.
- Work from our headquarters in Washington DC to build collaborative relationships with colleagues across the IMF, as well as with key institutions, authorities, and leaders around the world to develop creative solutions to evolving global economic challenges.
IMF is seeking experienced macroeconomists from around the world who have:
- An advanced degree (Master’s/PhD) in macroeconomics or a related field such as monetary economics, financial economics, public finance, international trade, or econometrics.
- Relevant professional experience at the national and regional levels in macroeconomic policy, fiscal policy, quantitative techniques, and country surveillance, usually gained in a central bank, ministry of finance, or international financial institution. Experience in a research institute or academia is also acceptable if it is combined with some exposure to macroeconomic policymaking.
Specific credentials are:
- PhD with three to ten years of relevant work experience
- Master’s with seven to fourteen years of relevant work experience
- Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative modeling and econometrics to support analysis and policy formulation.
- Strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working proficiency in Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish is a plus.
- Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with member country authorities.
In addition, the IMF is keen to hear from economists with expertise in macro-critical climate-related policy work interested in joining teams contributing to the implementation of the Fund’s policy work related to climate change and its integration into macroeconomic frameworks.
As the Fund strengthens their engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) and helping countries to exit from fragility, they welcome applications from macroeconomists passionate about working on Low-Income Countries and the Fragile States.
IMF will conduct an initial screening based on your application form and supporting documentation. If you are successful in meeting our initial criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in a video interview. If selected following your HireVue interview, you will receive an invitation for a preliminary interview. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in final assessments comprising of a panel interview, written test, and technical presentation.
IMF is keen to hear from adaptable, talented, and technically competent candidates who are curious and can find creative ways to address today’s global economic challenges. If you are interested in being part of a team that contributes to promoting economic stability on a global stage, we welcome your application.
Department: The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Qualified candidates across East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the MENA region, especially women, are encouraged to apply.
Hiring For: A12, A13
Opening Date: 30th September 2021
Closing on 17 October 2021