European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Office of the Chief Economist
Posting End Date
Purpose of Job
OCE consists of a team of approximately 15 economists, analysts and assistants. It contributes to the operational, policy and strategy work of the Bank by providing intellectual leadership on economic and financial aspects of transition in the region. OCE is responsible for research on critical economic issues relevant to the transition region and EBRD operations, macroeconomic analysis in support of country work, and relations with academia. It also leads the design and implementation of large-scale surveys (such as the Enterprise Surveys, Banking Environment and Performance Surveys and Life in Transition surveys); randomised impact studies; and the production of most major external publications produced by the OCE, including the annual Transition Report.
The Analyst, Research reports to the Associate Director, Lead Research Economist (or Director, Research). The Analyst provides research assistance to OCE economists by cleaning and preparing data sets; analysing large data sets using a variety of econometric techniques; and summarising and reporting on key research findings. The Analyst also contributes to the preparation, running and analysis of the core surveys conducted by OCE either independently or under the supervision of OCE economists.
This role will be offered as a two year fixed term contract.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Organise, clean, manage, and analyse on a day-to-day basis large-scale data sets in OCE
- Assist with the analysis of data for several long-term research projects as well as OCE publications such as the annual Transition Report
- Based on the above, contribute to the generation of key OCE products, including sections in the Transition Report, working papers, and journal publications
- Assist with developing new or updated survey instruments (questionnaires)
- Assist with organisational tasks, such as managing selection of consultants implementing field work, including for randomised controlled trials
- Performing ad hoc assignments, including presentations and briefing notes on specific topics
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- Master’s degree in economics or a related field
- Experience in managing large micro datasets
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including a strong knowledge of Stata and/or R
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Good interpersonal skills
- Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations and work or study experience in the region is helpful
- Knowledge of one or more languages of the region is an advantage.
What is it like to work at the EBRD?
Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.
The EBRD environment provides you with:
- Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
- A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
- An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.
Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.