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Economists (Public Finance, International Trade, and Monetary)
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Economists (Public Finance, International Trade, and Monetary)

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking experts interested in long- and short-term positions for projects under the Public Financial Management (PFM) II IDIQ, which will provide public financial management services for USAID’s Office of Economic Policy.  

Prior USAID experience, and experience working overseas with country counterparts and institutions is highly desirable.  Individuals with significant relevant experience working on similar donor-funded international development projects are also encouraged to apply.

The Public Finance Economist shall have expertise in the following: a) fiscal policy, including public expenditure management, e.g., tax policy and administration, budget planning and expenditure management, tax and nontax revenue forecasting and projections for fiscal analysis, and intergovernmental fiscal relations; b) public debt operations and public debt management, internal and external government debt issuance and management, debt refinancing operations at all government levels, data collections and information systems to provide central monitoring and control over debts of public entities, forecasting governments’ cash flows and borrowing requirements/debt retirement possibilities and refinancing needs, and maintaining and improving government’s creditworthiness on international exchanges.

The International Trade Economist shall have expertise and experience in analysis, assessment, recommendations for policy changes, and training with respect to all policy aspects of trade and exchange rate regimes including the following: tariff policy and schedules, non-tariff barriers, exchange rate policy, balance of payments projections and forecasting of principal sources of foreign exchange, trends of trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Federation of Tax Administration (FTA), the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as well as antidumping measures, countervailing duties, safeguards; openness of trade regime; export incentive schemes, foreign investment, and international financial flows and management of foreign trade shocks, such as commodity price booms.

The Monetary Economist shall demonstrate theoretical expertise and experience in credit and interest rate issues, measurement, monitoring and control of key monetary aggregates, structure of a banking system and its regulatory framework, bank supervision, structure and operation of the payments system, and capital and financial market development, including creation of a government securities yield curve, a liquid secondary market for government securities, an effective regulatory environment for the government securities market, surveillance of government and nongovernment financial markets. 


Minimum Qualifications

Level

Academic Degree*

Approximate Years of Relevant** Work Experience

Senior

Ph.D.

JD/ABD

MS/MA/MB A

BS/BA

10

12

12

5

Mid-level

Ph.D.

JD/ABD

MS/MA/MB A

BS/BA

5

7

7

10

Junior

Ph.D.

JD/ABD

MS/MA/MB

A BS/BA

Less than a BA

0

0

0

2

5

 

In order to perform the statement of work set forth in Section C, the Contractor must provide personnel that meet the minimum education and experience requirements set forth below. These minimum qualifications for junior, mid, and senior-level personnel correspond to the Unburdened Ceiling Daily Rates above.

Language fluency, relevant regional experience, and international development experience requirements will be specified in individual task orders.

*Highest degree obtained must be related to work being performed.

** Experience must be related to the work being performed.

 

Application 

Interested candidates indicate the position for which they are applying, and should submit a brief cover letter, CV and salary history to info@developinnovations.com. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. DIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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