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IMF Recruitment Outreach Mission to Middle East & North Africa (MENA+) 2022 for Experienced Economists

The IMF is inviting applications from Experienced Macroeconomists to join the Mid-Career Economist Pipeline – a competitive pool of ready-to-hire Macroeconomists for all internal economist positions at the Fund.

When is Application Deadline?


Tell Me About Award:

The IMF works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. Our work on the macroeconomic benefits of challenges such as empowering women, modernizing the global trading system, wage inequity, and climate change, provides new ideas to safeguard the stability of the international monetary and financial system and addresses the world’s most pressing macroeconomic and financial issues . Our 2,800 dedicated employees are leaders in their fields and collaborate to address the needs of our members and make a meaningful, positive difference to lives across the globe. 

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

We are seeking experienced macroeconomists who have:

  • An advanced degree (master’s/PhD) in macroeconomics or a related field such as monetary economics, financial economics, public finance, international trade, or econometrics;
  • Relevant professional experience at the national and regional levels in macroeconomic policy, quantitative techniques, and country surveillance, usually gained in a central bank, ministry of finance, or international financial institution. Experience in a research institute or academia is also acceptable if it is combined with some exposure to macroeconomic policy making. Specific credentials are:
    • PhD with three to ten years of relevant work experience;
    • Master’s with seven to fourteen years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative modeling and econometrics to support analysis and policy formulation;
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working proficiency in Arabic, French, Portuguese or Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with member country authorities.

As the Fund continues to fulfil its mandate, engagements are deepening on the macro-critical policy areas listed below, and we are keen to hear from macroeconomists with expertise in climate change, digital money, gender, inclusion and good governance. In addition, as the Fund strengthens our engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) and helping countries to exit from fragility, we welcome applications from macroeconomists passionate about working on Low Income Countries and Fragile States.

How are Applicants Selected?

We will conduct an initial screening based on your application form and supporting documentation. If you are successful in meeting our initial criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in a video interview. If selected following your HireVue interview, you will receive an invitation for a preliminary interview in one of the countries being used as a regional hub. The IMF will cover the travel, hotel and per diem costs for all shortlisted candidates invited for interview in the relevant hubs. Successful candidates will then be invited to participate in final assessments comprising of a panel interview, written test and technical presentation. 

Applications are welcome from candidates across the MENA+ region. We are keen to hear from adaptable, talented, and technically competent candidates who are intent on finding creative ways to address today’s global economic challenges. If you are interested in being part of a team that contributes to promoting economic stability on a global stage, we welcome your application.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Qualified candidates from across the region are encouraged to apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Which Countries are Eligible?

The recruitment outreach mission will conduct interviews using several countries within the region as hubs, namely – Dubai (UAE), Rabat (Morocco), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), and will also hold interviews in London (United Kingdom) for MENA+ nationals in Europe. Candidates will be interviewed at one of the hubs closest to them.

How Many Positions will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

As an IMF Economist, you will:

  • Join one of the largest teams of economist focused on macroeconomics anywhere in the world.
  • Contribute to a wide range of challenging policy issues that span different branches of economics by providing analysis, policy, and program design, and capacity development to help our member countries address their specific economic challenges.
  • Work from our headquarters in Washington DC to build collaborative relationships with colleagues across the IMF, as well as with key institutions, authorities, and leaders around the world to develop creative solutions to evolving global economic challenges.

How Long is the Program?

We will conduct Regional Recruitment Outreach Missions to MENA+ from November 28 – December 9, 2022 aimed at engaging with and interviewing experienced economists from across the region.

How to Apply for Program?

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