Deputy Division Chief – STARE, Washington DC, United States

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF Washington

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The Statistics Department (STA) provides global leadership on macroeconomic statistical methodologies and standards for the Fund, its member countries, and the international statistical community at large. This aims at supporting Fund surveillance and lending operations, including through the strengthening of member countries’ capacity to produce and disseminate macroeconomic and financial statistics for sound policymaking. STA collaborates with other Fund departments and external partners to ensure that data needs for bilateral and multilateral surveillance are met.

STA’s Real Sector Division (STARE) plays a leading role in the development and implementation of international macroeconomic methodological standards for national accounts and price statistics, representing the IMF in relevant international fora and working groups. RE undertakes research on various macroeconomic statistics topics including the use of non-survey data in the production of national accounts and prices statistics. The division manages an extensive capacity development (CD) program, with a large part of the technical assistance and training delivered through the IMF’s Regional Capacity Development Centers (RCDCs). The Division supports the IMF surveillance and lending work and is responsible for managing—along with other STA divisions—key IMF flagship data publications, including the International Finance Statistics and the Direction of Trade Statistics, Real Effective Exchange Rate Database, and the Climate Change Indicators Dashboard (CID).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be part of STARE’s management team together with the Division Chief and the other Deputy Division Chief. The management team is collectively responsible for: (i) designing and implementing the overall strategy of the Division in line with STA’s Accountability Framework and the IMF Management’s Key Goals; (ii) initiating innovation and change; and (iii) managing day-to-day operations and resources of the Division. S/he will also be responsible for managing, coaching, and developing staff.
  • Contribute to the development of international standards and methodology on national accounts and price statistics and promote their implementation and use in policy analyses.
  • Represent the IMF in international fora and working groups developing international standards for national accounts and price statistics.
  • Manage conceptual work aimed at furthering the development of measurement frameworks, including to integrate economic, financial, and climate related statistics.
  • Plan, oversee, and manage (jointly with the other Deputy Division Chief) STARE’s CD program on national accounts and prices, including the real sector statistics work programs of RCDCs.
  • Promote and participate in analytical and research work in the division’s areas of responsibility, including in emerging areas such as climate change indicators, income distribution and wealth, real estate prices, and high frequency indicators.

  • Collaborate with IMF departments and support the Fund’s surveillance work, including through RE staff participation in Article IV work, where national accounts and price statistics issues intersect with the operational work of IMF country teams.

Qualifications:

STA is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual with demonstrated strong intellectual leadership and a proven track record of people management skills, and good interpersonal skills. S/He should have also demonstrated the ability to work in teams and to organize and delegate work effectively.

In addition to the qualifications set forth in the job standards, the candidate should possess:

  • An advanced degree in economics, statistics, or related fields, supplemented by a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience, with supervisory/managerial experience.
  • A good grounding/experience in quantitative analysis; and measurement-oriented research.
  • Extensive experience in the compilation of real sector statistics, and deep knowledge of statistical macroeconomic methodology on national accounts and prices.
  • Demonstrated capacity in strategic and analytical thinking, as well as sound judgement, with managerial experience leading innovation.
  • Diplomatic and partnership skills; and ability to build/maintain relationships internally and externally, and to drive results.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Assets that include (i) an international publication record in economics, statistics and/or statistical methodology; and/or (ii) demonstrated analytical and/or policy experience.

All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.

This position requires Review Committee/Senior Review Committee approval.

Department:

STARE Statistics Department Real Sector

Hiring For:

A15

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