• Contract
  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Website International Monetary Fund Resident Representatives Office

International Organization



Duty station: Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Duration of commitment: one year initial contract, but renewable for up to three years.

Start date: to be agreed, but no later than May 10th, 2024.


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) advises its Members States, including Zambia, and supports the efforts of the authorities of the countries to implement policies aimed at strengthening their economic stability, reducing vulnerability to economic and financial crises, and improving the standard of living of their people.

The IMF is looking to hire for the office of its Resident Representation in Zambia, a local economist, who will be in charge of all tasks related to the functions and responsibilities described below:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the general authority and supervision of the Resident Representative, she/he will particularly:

– Undertake systematic monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of economic and related policy developments, particularly in the areas of production, prices, fiscal and monetary issues, and the balance of payments.

– Collect and analyze data and prepare a variety of written and statistical outputs. Develop and maintain comprehensive databases on different aspects of the economy.

– Assist visiting mission staff with respect to collecting and analyzing economic sector data. Participate in missions and exchange information with Government and Private Sector officials. ┬áPrepare program documents and background notes.

– Contribute to institutional capacity building and monitor technical assistance provided by the Fund.

– Develop and maintain effective relationships and contacts with national technical staff, donor institutions, IBRD, and other organizations.

– Perform other duties as required and assists in the smooth functioning of the office.

The successful candidate will be expected to consistently demonstrate the ability to work independently, and to anticipate, adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex, evolving tasks. He/she must be available (including when needed outside normal office hours), able to work under pressure in a multicultural environment, and demonstrate great organizational skills. He/she will be expected to develop effective relationships with colleagues, both inside and outside the organization; share knowledge and experience; mentor and offer guidance to colleagues; accept and give constructive feedback and take initiative to improve and pursue personal development and training programs.

Skills and qualifications required:

– Completed Master’s degree in Macroeconomics, or relevant fields e.g., international economics, monetary economics, public finance, econometrics, labour economics, or international trade and finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A PhD in Economics would be considered as an advantage.

– Five or more years of relevant work experience (Examples: in Public Administration, Public Finance, Statistics / Econometrics, Banking).

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel) and econometric software such as Stata and Eviews.

– Advanced knowledge of macroeconomic relationships and statistical and econometric techniques.

– Perfect command of English.

– Great team player with ability to interact with staff from diverse nationalities and cultures.

Composition of the application file:

Send the (i) candidate’s curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of motivation addressed to the Resident Representative of the IMF in Zambia accompanied by (ii) electronic copies of diplomas, (iii) identification documents (passport and/or national identity card) and (iv) two professional references with contact details.

Applications should be sent to the following address: [email protected]

Reference: Economist

Application deadline: April 5th, 2024.

Please mention your contact numbers and e-mail address on the CV and cover letter. Salary will be competitive and in line with UN scale. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Documents submitted to the Resident Representation will not be returned to the candidate.

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