Economists/Financial Sector Experts

  • Competitive
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • International Monetary Fund
  • 14 Nov 18

Description The Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington, D.C., provides intellectual leadership and expertise in the IMF's work on financial sector surveillance, central bank operations, monetary and macroprudential policies, financial regulation and supervision, sovereign debt management, crisis preparedness and management, and capital markets analysis.

In its financial sector surveillance role, MCM carries out assessments of global financial stability risks and their implications for the IMF’s member countries; assessments of the soundness of individual countries' financial systems (including linkages to the macro economy and effectiveness of financial regulations and supervisory oversight); and early identification, prevention, and mitigation of financial crises. MCM also supports capacity development in member countries, particularly in emerging markets and low-income economies. To effectively deliver these services, MCM collaborates closely with regional and multilateral organizations, and financial sector standard-setters.

MCM is building a roster for Economists/Financial Sector Experts positions for future employment opportunities. Candidates should possess proven experience in one (or multiple) areas pertaining to MCM’s mandate, as follows:

  • Expertise in financial sector supervision and regulation. Experience at a national central bank, regulatory and supervisory agency, or international regulatory standard setter are highly desirable.
  • Experience in providing policy and technical advice on bank restructuring and resolution, financial safety nets, distressed asset management, and strategies to address systemic financial crises; knowledge of international standards (e.g., deposit insurance, distressed asset management, and resolution-related topics).
  • Experience in formulating and implementing policy regarding sovereign debt management, considering related costs and risks, and establishing related institutional arrangements; developing government securities markets; and advising in cases of debt reprofiling or debt restructuring;
  • Experience in Central bank operations and policy development in the following work streams: monetary and exchange rate operations and policies, financial inclusion, macroprudential policies, official reserves management, financial markets infrastructure, central bank institutional framework (e.g., organization, risk management, accounting, etc.), and Fintech.
  • Experience in monitoring, analyzing, and assessing risks in regional and global financial markets, systemically important banking systems, financial institutions and instruments; and implications of these risks and vulnerabilities on regional and global financial stability. Experience in the private sector, including in-depth knowledge of emerging and mature markets, would be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills to conduct policy-oriented research and analysis on macro-financial and financial sector issues.

 Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • An advanced university degree in economics, finance, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in one or more fields of expertise mentioned above.
  • Excellent diplomatic and partnership skills and ability to build/maintain relationships with private and public stakeholders. 
  • Excellent ability to communicate concise and persuasive economic analysis and policy advice in writing and orally.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Applications from Sub-Saharan nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV using this link (Requisition # 1800761). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted