Economist/Senior Economist (Climate) -- STA
Company: International Monetary Fund
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Work for the IMF. Work for the World.
The Statistics Department (STA) of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) provides global leadership on macroeconomic statistical
methodologies and standards for the IMF, its member countries, and
the international statistical community at large. It supports IMF
surveillance and lending operations by strengthening member
countries' capabilities to produce and disseminate macroeconomic
and financial statistics for sound policy-making. STA collaborates
with other IMF departments, donors, and other external partners to
ensure that data needs for bilateral and multilateral surveillance
and lending operations are met. Recently, STA has launched a
program to develop climate change and related environmental
statistics for IMF and external stakeholders' use in monitoring the
inter-relationship between climate change, economic growth and
STA has an opening for an Economist/Senior Economist that will
contribute to the implementation of its emerging climate change
statistics work program and its integration into macroeconomic and
financial statistical frameworks. Based on her/his area of
expertise, the selected candidate will be based in one STA's
divisions-balance of payments division, monetary and financial
institutions division, government finance division, or real sector
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a
framework that integrates economic, financial and climate related
statistics to better inform climate related economic policies.
Potential areas of work include the development of:
Fiscal related indicators, e.g. the fiscal costs arising from
extreme climate events or taxes and subsidies to mitigate climate
Cross-border related indicators, such as trade in environmental
goods and services, CO2 emissions embodied in trade, and CO2
emissions from the production and investment of direct investment
Financial, Physical and Transition Risk Indicators, such as
sustainable finance indicators, insurance indicators, and climate
risk indicators that inform macro-financial stability
- Economic activity indicators, such as air emissions indicators,
mitigation and adaption expenditures and renewable energy
STA is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated economist with proven
ability to work independently as well as being effective in teams.
Specialization in the development of climate change indicators is a
strong asset. The successful candidate would have:
Expert knowledge in climate statistics, and in at least one of
the following macroeconomic statistics frameworks: national
accounts, balance of payments/international investment position
statistics, government finance statistics, or monetary and finance
Proven experience in the development of climate and
environmental statistics and the integration of these data into at
least one of the macroeconomic statistics frameworks.
An advanced degree (Masters' or PhD) in economics, statistics,
or related to environment and climate as well as a good grounding
in quantitative analysis.
Exposure to some of the various international initiatives
related to climate statistics such as the Network for the Greening
of the Financial System, Green Growth and Sustainable Finance
initiatives, or Environmental Accounting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A
working knowledge of French or Spanish would be an additional
Strong relationship management, negotiating and influencing
skills, as developing relations with national and international
authorities will be critical success factors for this role.
- Strong drive for results with the ability to work on various
projects under tight deadlines.
STAAI Statistics Department Immediate Office
A11, A12, A13, A14
The last day to apply to this job is
06/10/2021-11:59 p.m.-GMT-05:00 Eastern Time
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including
gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.
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