JOE - February 2014

International Monetary Fund
Expenditure Policy
Fiscal Affairs Department
Fiscal Economist (Headquarters-Based Consultant)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Fiscal Economist (Headquarters-Based Consultant)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: H -- Public Economics
Keywords: fiscal policy, public economics, government expenditure, macroeconomics, spending projections
Deadline Date: 02/15/2014

JOE ID Number: 201402_400175

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund seeks applicants with proven expertise on macroeconomic and fiscal issues to fill a vacancy in the Expenditure Policy Division (EPD) as a headquarters-based consultant in Washington D.C. for an initial period of two years.

FAD's EPD undertakes policy development and research and provides technical assistance to member countries on various public expenditure policy issues and their fiscal and macroeconomic implications. Topics covered by the division include public expenditure efficiency and productivity; the distributional impact of spending; subsidies and subsidy reform; pension reform; fiscal risks from public-private partnerships and public investment; macro-fiscal aspects of public health expenditure; and the impact of fiscal policies on employment.

The selected candidate is expected to perform the following tasks: (i) participate in FAD/EPD's policy development work, which includes the preparation of Executive Board papers and of various divisional research projects; (ii) serve as fiscal economist on an area department country team; and (iii) participate in technical assistance missions.

The candidate should have a Master's or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in economics, with at least 2 years of relevant experience. The successful candidate is also expected to have a solid research or operational background on fiscal issues. A proven track record of written publications, papers, reports, or other documents on fiscal issues is required. Expertise on the issue of managing fiscal risks from public-private partnerships and/or expertise on public investment would be especially helpful. The selected candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; ability to work in Spanish and/or French would be desirable. A willingness to travel is also required.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.
Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted through, position #1301076.

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