City, Province, Country:
234 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
August 8, 2013
September 29, 2013
Annual Salary: The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $109,968 and $177,226 CAD (job grade 19 to 21). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher cash compensation 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)
The Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) Department provides high-quality economic analysis, projections and research that contribute primarily to the Bank’s monetary policy function. The department also conducts longer-term research into issues relevant to monetary policy, including how to best design Canada’s monetary policy framework and linkages between real and financial variables. CEA plays an active role in the communication of monetary policy and acts as an external liaison with the academic community, other central banks, international organizations, Canadian businesses and the Canadian public. The department disseminates its research by presentations at seminars and conferences, as well as through publications in economic journals. Under the general direction of the Research Director, you conduct policy-relevant research and analysis, including preparing notes on current Canadian economic issues and topics pertaining to monetary policy and real-financial linkages. In addition, you help determine and guide the CEA research agenda, provide feedback on analysis and research studies prepared by others, and provide guidance and training to more junior staff.
• suggest, lead and conduct high-quality empirical and/or theoretical research/analysis on the relationship between the macroeconomy, monetary policy and financial markets, and assess the implications for the Bank’s policies• coordinate projects with other areas of the Bank (especially with the Financial Stability Department) in order to provide authoritative advice to Bank management and external contacts in the area of real-financial linkages and monetary policy• respond to requests, often in multiple/broad areas, from the Executive, senior management, other departments and external stakeholders• give presentations to a wide variety of internal and external audiences, and represent the Bank on matters of importance• build relationships with external parties (e.g., government and international agencies, other central banks, financial market participants and organizations, and outside academics) for the purpose of staying abreast of current economic and financial conditions, sharing intelligence, conducting joint research or integrating research agendas• promote creative and analytical thinking, and ensure high-quality research and analysis• help promote a co-operative policy and research environment by facilitating communication within the department • provide guidance and training to more junior staff in the development of their expertise• support staffing and recruitment activities to ensure a high-quality workforce• maintain in-depth knowledge of developments in the academic literature and research of other divisions/departments• help guide the department’s research agenda and work plan by anticipating issues that may not be currently topical but that are likely to become pertinent in the future
• master’s or PhD in economics or finance• a minimum of seven years of experience in economic analysis that resulted in completed analytical outputs• English and French essential• linguistic requirement: intermediate in second official language (training will be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level of functional)• ability to present and exchange information and ideas with others, using clear and compelling written and oral communication skills tailored to each audience, to advance the quality of decision making• anticipate areas where support or influence will be required and take steps to involve key individuals• foster relationships with clients and stakeholders to stimulate input and exchange of information for the purpose of staying abreast of current economic and financial conditions, sharing intelligence or conducting joint research• ability to quickly grasp the essence of complex macroeconomic issues and develop insightful concepts, models or frameworks to address them• excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills, including a high level of initiative• ability to conduct and monitor economic research and develop sound monetary policy advice• ability to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and take action to address current or future problems or opportunities• ability to think strategically to develop and plan long-range visions and long-term objectives and understand the context and capabilities of the department or the Bank and the potential impact of change• ability to be proactive in developing positive working relationships by supporting team decisions, addressing conflicts, and promoting co-operation and partnerships
• functional in second official language• demonstrated ability to publish in top-ranking journals• experience in research and analysis on real financial linkages• experience writing non-technical articles to provide policy advice to policy-makers
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for secret security clearance.• Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. • Key benefits offered include: health and dental care, sick leave, paid vacation, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, defined-benefit pension plan.• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.• We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are a qualified candidate, please submit your resumé and covering letter by 29 September 2013. However, applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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