City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
May 23, 2012
June 10, 2012
(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $89,345 and $111,681* (job grade 18). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
About International Economic AnalysisThe International Economic Analysis Department has three main responsibilities. First, it produces timely analysis of current and prospective economic developments in foreign countries. Second, it provides analysis and policy advice on global economic issues, including those addressed by international organizations such as the G-20 and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Third, it undertakes studies on topics related to the global economy, including exchange rates and commodity prices.The role of the Global Issues Division is to analyze and research global economic issues of relevance to Canadian monetary policy. The emphasis is on commodity prices, emerging-market economies, G-20 issues, monetary and exchange rate regimes, capital flows, international financial architecture, and matters pertaining to the IMF. The division also supports the Bank's participation in international forums.
As the Principal Researcher, you work under the general direction of the Assistant Chief of the Global Issues Division, while providing leadership to the division. You are also expected to take on the duties of the Assistant Chief in his/her absence and to share duties with the Assistant Chief during particularly busy periods. You are a knowledgeable resource to the division and the department, and you play a key role in ensuring that the output of the division is of high quality. You conduct research and undertake other analytical projects related to the global economic and financial system, emerging economies, commodity markets, and international financial institutions. You also coach others to carry out these tasks. These projects originate largely from the divisional work plan and from ad hoc requests from senior management. You contribute to the development and implementation of a work plan and other activities of the division and the department. In addition, you will be required to organize briefings for international meetings (G-7, G-20 and IMF), brief senior management on issues of relevance to the division, and represent the department in Bank-wide committees. You will also be required to provide and coordinate analytic support to the office of the Canadian Executive Director of the IMF.
conduct analysis and provide advice on international economic issues relevant to the Canadian economy and the Banks international commitments contribute to the divisions analysis and projection of major emerging-market economies monitor and advise on issues related to international financial institutions, particularly the IMF and the G-20 advise on the divisions commodity price projection and monitoring responsibilities support the Bank's participation in international forums the division is responsible for briefing senior management for G-7, G-20 and IMF meetings conduct in-depth, longer-term analytical projects and undertake joint research assignments designed to deepen our understanding of global economic issues, including external adjustment, international capital flows, emerging-market economies, commodity prices and international financial architecture provide constructive feedback to colleagues build relationships with external parties, e.g., government and international agencies, other central banks, and outside academics, for the purpose of sharing knowledge, research and analysis use interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively and effectively with counterparts inside and outside the Bank and to present to different audiences as necessary
PhD in economics or finance with at least two years of work experience in economic and policy analysis, macroeconomics, or in the international macro/financial field or masters degree (e.g., MA, MSc) in economics or finance with at least five years of work experience in economic and policy analysis, macroeconomics, or in the international macro/financial fieldin addition English and French essential linguistic requirement (minimum starting level): level 3 intermediate in second official language (training will be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level of functional) knowledge of international economic and financial issues relevant to the Canadian economy ability to conduct insightful economic analysis and develop sound policy advice good coaching skills for both current analysis and longer-term research ability and desire to undertake in-depth research projects to keep current in one's field of expertise ability to take initiative and work independently ability to communicate effectively with others by demonstrating active listening skills and conveying information clearly, both orally and in writing, particularly under tight deadlines capacity to make presentations to a wide variety of internal and external audiences proven ability to develop positive working relationships by supporting team decisions, addressing conflicts, and promoting co-operation and partnerships ability to manage time and priorities effectively to ensure that projects are completed according to deadlines
familiarity with economic projections, macroeconomic models and current analysis/monitoring familiarity with the international monetary system and related institutions understanding of global commodity markets level 4 functional in second official language working knowledge of TROLL, Matlab, EViews and FAME familiarity with emerging-market data sources and concepts ability to conduct research projects on relevant policy issues, and to publish them in Bank and external publications
If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 10 June 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process. Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance. Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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