Internship in the EBRD’s Office of the Chief Economist

Posting Date: 05-Jan-2018
Location: London, GB
Company: EBRD
Requisition ID: 12724
Office Country: United Kingdom
Office City: London
Division: Office of the Chief Economist
Dept./Bus. Group: Office of the Chief Economist
Business Unit: OCE-Research
Contract Type: Intern
Contract Length: 03 months
Posting End Date: 25/01/2018

Role Overview

The Office of the Chief Economist (“OCE”) consists of a team of around 15 economists, economic analysts, and support staff. It contributes to the operational, policy and strategy work of the Bank and provides intellectual leadership on the development of well-functioning market economies in the EBRD’s region of operation, which comprises all countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, Mongolia, as well as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. OCE also supports the Bank’s operations by monitoring macroeconomic developments and risks. In addition, OCE undertakes economic research, and publishes the EBRD’s Transition Report and other research-based papers and reports.

The Office of the Chief Economist is looking for a full-time summer intern to support the OCE team working on the Transition Report 2018-19.

The duties of the intern will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Downloading, cleaning, preparing and documenting a variety of datasets on macroeconomic and microeconomic issues pertaining to recent developments in the transition region.
  • Conducting statistical analyses based on these data and create graphs and charts to be used in the Transition Report.
  • Preparing presentations based on the abovementioned data and graphs.
  • Contribute to drafting of a working paper or a chapter of the Report.

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in economics or a related field from a leading university; perhaps a Ph.D candidate. Candidates with a strong, quantitatively oriented economics degree at the Bachelor’s level will be considered in exceptional cases;
  • Strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet and econometric or statistical software (in particular STATA);
  • Good command of statistics and data analysis in general. Ability to work with large microeconomic and macroeconomic datasets.
  • Competencies and Personal Attributes
  • Ability to perform under pressure and under tight deadlines as well as excellent organisational and communications skills, in particular working in a team
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to assess and monitor economic developments rapidly and succinctly.

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

The contract will be for a minimum of three months during the period of April – September 2018.

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.

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