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The Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a vacancy in the Monetary and Macroprudential Policies (MP) Division for an HQTA-Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert with strong expertise in macroprudential policies. The incumbent will be based in the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The MP division is responsible for MCM’s work on monetary, macroprudential and exchange rate policies, and also covers central bank institutional frameworks for these policy fields. The division works closely with staff in MCM and other departments, and with country authorities, in delivering policy analysis, technical assistance, and surveillance products, including the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report and the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP).

The selected candidate will contribute to the work of the department by developing advice to member countries, with a focus on macroprudential policy, and conducting analytical work in this area. This will involve frequent interactions with country authorities, other IMF departments, and international organizations. He/she will also be requested to contribute to maintaining and developing the IMF’s new macroprudential database, which is based on an annual survey of member countries. The position may require travel on country- and other assignments, virtual engagement with country authorities, as well as responsibility for preparing reports and analytical studies.


An advanced university degree (Ph.D. preferred) in economics, finance, or a related field. At least five years of professional experience in a central bank, finance ministry, or regulatory agency preferred. A strong background in financial stability and macroprudential policies is required, gained preferably at a policy institution. Previous experience in conducting technical assistance on macroprudential policy issues with different countries would be a plus.

The ability to communicate clearly in spoken and written English is essential, along with the ability to work in a team and under tight deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills are important, as is the ability to establish credibility and influence with senior country officials.

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.

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.


MCMMP Monetary and Capital Markets Dept. Monetary & Macroprudential Policies

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

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Tags: capital markets, financial stability