Job ID: 101267
Job Title: Economist
Closing Date: 24-Jun-2010
The World Bank office in Jakarta (WBOJ) intends to hire an economist in the Macro and Public Expenditure Analysis cluster of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. The Public Finance Economist will provide analytical and advisory services to the Government of Indonesia under the Initiative for Public Expenditure Analysis umbrella, a joint initiative to analyze public expenditure in Indonesia by the Government of Indonesia (in particular Ministry of Finance and BAPPENAS), the World Bank and participating donors (Dutch Embassy, Swiss Embassy and the European Union). In particular, the economist will (i) lead PREM’s inputs to the Infrastructure Public Expenditure Review for Indonesia and (ii) provide technical assistance to the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) in the Ministry of Finance on monitoring of public expenditure and analysis of macroeconomic impact.
The economist will be an integral part of the MPEA cluster and will support the activities of the Initiative for Public Expenditure Analysis (IPEA). Specific responsibilities will include:
Initiative for Public Expenditure Analysis
- Lead the economic analysis of the Infrastructure Public Expenditure Review, being led by the Infrastructure unit of the World Bank office Jakarta;
- Provide technical assistance to the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) in the analysis of public expenditure and disbursements, in particular their macroeconomic impact;
- Engage in high level discussions with key counterparts in the Ministry of Finance and Bappenas in public spending in Indonesia;
- Respond to rapid requests by BAPPENAS and the FPO on the impact of fiscal policy (e.g. on growth, poverty, inequality), liaising with other teams in the World Bank Office Jakarta and HQ as necessary;
- Supervise consultants working for IPEA in his/her main areas of responsibility.
The economist will report to the Senior Economist at the World Bank Office Jakarta.
- Minimum of Master’s Degree in Economics or related discipline
- Minimum five years of relevant working experience
- Excellent quantitative analytical skills and familiarity with statistical methods and standard econometric software packages (STATA)
- Excellent knowledge of fiscal policy, public finance, and decentralization in Indonesia
- Working experience in an international organization and extensive interaction/working experience with the government
- Fluency in English and good writing skills
- Good team worker, able to work independently, and self-motivated