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Vacancy Posting: External Sector Statistics Adviser
The Statistics Department (STA) of the IMF and the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) are looking for a qualified candidate to fill an External Sector Statistics Resident Advisor position based in Barbados. The Resident Advisor will provide technical assistance, undertake missions, and manage statistical capacity building programs in the twenty member countries covered by the CARTAC. The Resident Advisor’s initial appointment will be a one-year contract (beginning approximately in December 2015) with the possibility for extension.
The Resident Advisor will provide and oversee technical assistance in external sector statistics to the twenty CARTAC member countries. These areas of work include: (1) managing technical assistance on statistical capacity building in balance of payments, international investment position (IIP), external debt, international reserves, remittances, and other external sector statistics; (2) facilitating activities carried out by, and promoting interaction of, government agencies in the development of such macroeconomic statistics; and (3) coordinating technical assistance activities with the relevant IMF Departments and, where appropriate, with other international institutions and bilateral agencies involved in technical assistance in external sector statistics. The Resident Advisor will work under the general direction of the Center’s Coordinator and the technical direction of STA at IMF headquarters, and should expect to travel extensively within the region. The advisor will undertake technical assistance missions and provide training in external sector statistics.
The Resident Advisor will help CARTAC member countries to achieve the objectives of their work program on external sector statistics, including the recommendations made by previous IMF technical assistance missions. These activities will be complemented with short-term technical assistance missions to beneficiary countries of CARTAC. The Resident Advisor will also be responsible for managing and backstopping missions by short-term experts, ensuring that the appropriate mission documentation is produced following STA’s guidelines.
The successful candidate must have a university degree in a relevant discipline, and should demonstrate strong expertise in external sector statistics and statistical methodology, and have familiarity with the compilation of balance of payments, international investment position, and external debt statistics following internationally accepted statistical standards. The candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of practical experience. Exposure to work on capacity building activities in other regions would be an asset. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be fluent in English. Ability to coordinate technical assistance with the relevant IMF Departments and with other international and bilateral agencies is essential.
The deadline for applications is Friday August 7, 2015
IMPORTANT: All applications for this position should be submitted directly to the International Monetary Fund via the IMF JOB LINK website. Please search for Job Number 1500720