Deadline: December 4, 2022
Applications are open for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Economist Programme 2023. Joining the IMF as part of their Economist Programme (EP), will jump-start your career by giving you hands-on exposure to a cross-section of IMF work and an opportunity to apply your research and analytical skills directly to essential policy work which impacts our 190 member countries.
They are looking for young economists who want to have influence on the global stage and who can bring the latest in economic thought and multidisciplinary approaches to help address key global economic challenges, such as fostering global monetary cooperation, securing financial stability, boosting international trade, promoting employment and sustainable economic growth, and reducing poverty.
The EP offers you a well-rounded experience of the IMF’s work and provides a unique foundation for a thought-provoking and fulfilling career as an economist. During the three-year programme, you will rotate through two departmental assignments, joining economic teams working in regional and country-specific surveillance as well as in fiscal, monetary, balance of payments, debt, or related issues.
This is not a trainee position and from the start you will be given real work and real responsibilities as an IMF economist. This could include policy development, country or regional operational work, research, and capacity development and teaching. By the end of the programme, they hope you will be as excited by the IMF work as they are and will choose to remain and build a long-term career as an IMF economist.
They are seeking 30 top economists from around the world who:
- Have recently completed or are expected to complete a PhD within a year (or less) of joining in fields including macroeconomics, finance, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, trade, poverty issues, political economy, econometrics or related areas.
- Possess an excellent academic record.
- Have validated analytical, quantitative, and IT skills.
- Show an interest in, and aptitude for, working in an international organization, and contributing to economic policy issues.
- Be a national of one IMF member countries.
- Be below age 34 at entry to the programme on September 11, 2023.
- Have strong written and oral English skills.
Ideally, you will also be:
- Motivated by making significant contributions to the economic well-being of IMF members.
- Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of macroeconomics (even if specialized in other areas during graduate school), able to utilize conceptual frameworks to commutate complex ideas, and be comfortable in navigating around the different sectors of an economy and the linkages between these sectors.
- Able to undertake a combination of operational, analytical, and research work.
- Versatile and flexible in learning about different areas while also possessing a strong field of relevant expertise.
- A natural collaborator motivated by exchanging information and ideas with others to reach common goals and making a substantial contribution to the team’s work.
- Cultural agility and emotional intelligence to engage effectively internally and externally, develop relationships, and build strong networks.
- Willingness to travel (can vary based on assignment but typically one-two missions per 18-month EP rotation)
- Proficient in, or be willing to learn, foreign languages. (Languages other than English are useful but not a requirement.)
If you are interested in being part of a team that contributes to promoting economic stability on a global stage, go ahead and apply.
For more information, visit IMF Economist Programme.