JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024


Integration and Trade Sector Economics Lead Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473992
Date Posted: 05/30/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Integration and Trade Sector Economics Lead Specialist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F1 -- Trade
F2 -- International Factor Movements and International Business
Latin America
Salary Range: 150,000 (net of income taxes)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment. 

About this position:

The Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Vice Presidency for Sectors and Knowledge (VPS) seeks an outstanding and experienced Economist to lead its policy research projects. INT has a long tradition and a strong record of policy research, whose main motivation has been to consolidate, expand, and better distribute the welfare and growth gains of integration and trade.

What you’ll do:

Working independently with minimal oversight, you will:

Lead the preparation and execution of policy research projects on trade, investment, productive development policies, and regional integration, ensuring the production of knowledge outputs abides by the highest scientific standards.
Contribute to the thorough evaluation of trade, investment, productive development, and regional integration policies and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean and provide evidence-based policy recommendations to IDB’s member countries.
Write working papers and policy research flagships on the topics described above, as well as disseminate them through publications in professional journals, presentations in internal and external scientific and policy workshops and conferences, and pieces for general audiences such as blogs.
Contribute to the effective integration of technical knowledge and analysis into the design, monitoring, and evaluation of INT’s operations, technical cooperations, and initiatives, including with the private sector (platforms, fora, events).
Participate in and co-lead joint research projects, data gathering initiatives, and dialogue with other areas of the IDB Group; multilateral, regional, international, and national institutions; and leading universities.
Contribute to IDB’s country programming exercises and policy dialogues.
Make technical recommendations to relevant IDB Group-wide initiatives and activities.
Build and maintain internal networks, including the Sector Economic Advisor and other INT organizational areas, to access and expand knowledge.
Coach and mentor junior staff to build technical expertise.
What you’ll need:

Education: A Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Experience: You have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience with policy research and data analysis in international trade, investment, productive development, and regional integration, with a proven record of publications, particularly in leading scientific journals.
Languages: Proficiency in English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese is a plus.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 06/12/2024