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Senior Economist, Research Department



Suitably qualified citizens of member territories of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) are invited to apply to fill the post of Senior Economist, Research Department , at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, headquartered in Basseterre, St Kitts. The successful application will be based in St. Kitts, and will be hired initially on a two (2) year contractual engagement with the opportunity to renew or transfer to the permanent establishment based on performance


All applicants must complete the ECCB Employment application form which is available on the ECCB’s Website (www.eccb-centralbank.org) or at the ECCB’s Office in the respective territories.

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE

• Post graduate qualifications in Economics or Economics related field with course work in econometrics;
• At least 5 years of experience in the area of applied macroeconomics;
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
• Proficiency in the use of statistical packages – Eviews, Stata, SPSS, etc;
• Sound Knowledge of applications in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Advanced Excel and Word;
• Working knowledge of developing spreadsheet models and quantitative tools;
• A publication record.

THE FOLLOWING WOULD BE CONSIDERED ASSETS:
• An interest in public policy;
• A flexible and proactive approach to work;
• Strong problem solving and analytical thinking skills;
• A high level of motivation and the ability to work as part of a team and function independently;
• Leadership qualities and excellent interpersonal skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The following documents must be submitted:
 Employment application form
 Curriculum vitae
Two (2) recent original letters of reference
Certified copies of all certificates
 Official transcripts where applicable

The application form and supporting documents must be sent to:
Career Opportunities Application
Human Resource Department
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
P O Box 89, Bird Rock
BASSETERRE
St Kitts


DUTIES
The successful candidate will be directly responsible to the Director, RD, for the proper performance of his/her duties, which will include:
• Developing models for the ECCU and member countries for forecasting and policy analysis;
• Designing scenarios for stress testing of the financial sector;
• Designing early warning systems for the financial sector;
• Conducting research in areas consistent with the Bank’s strategic priorities and emerging issues;
• Guiding Bank staff in research methods;
• Any other related duties.


SALARY

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience



Human Resource Department
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
P O Box 89
Bird Rock
BASSETERRE
St Kitts and Nevis

Applications should reach no later than 10 February 2017

NB: 1. Only candidates short listed for the selection process will be contacted;
2. Applicants may enquire of the Human Resource Department to ascertain receipt
of applications.
3. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake various assessments.



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