Research Analyst

The World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th November, 2015

Job Description

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Trade and Competitiveness Analyst will report to the South Asia Practice Manager on Trade and Competitiveness. The Analyst will help deliver the Pakistan T&C program, in particular the Pakistan Trade and Investment Policy Program (PTIPP), working under the supervision of the PTIPP Task Team Leader. She/he will focus on the following activities:

- Project management (project preparation and project supervision): support  necessary project preparation and supervision activities, this includes technical inputs on trade and competitiveness (T&C) issues, as well as close attention to financial management, procurement and safeguards (social and environmental).  
- Support the management of Trade and Competitiveness Trust Funds, in particular the Pakistan Trade and Investment Policy Program Trust Fund. This includes technical inputs as well as financial management and procurement aspects.
- Advisory and Analytical Activities: Contribute to advisory and analytical work undertaken by WBG T&C, such as: competitiveness diagnostics, firm surveys, value chain analysis, stakeholder and other technical analyses as required, and dissemination activities.
- General technical support to the World Bank Group offices in Pakistan: Contribute technical T&C inputs to the country level strategic policy dialogue (including Systematic Country Diagnostic, Country Partnership Framework, and policy memos).
- Other tasks as requested by the Practice Manager, T&C Coordinator and Senior Economist, T&C Program Leader, and/or Task Team Leaders.

The successful candidate will have:

- Masters’ degree in Economics, Business, Public Policy or closely related field, from an internationally reputed university.
- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience on trade and competitiveness issues (trade, investment climate, competitive industries, innovation and entrepreneurship), in the public or private sector (government, international organization, private company, non-government organization, etc.).
- Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to understand and analyze complex problems and to identify solutions. Good command of microeconomics. Good econometric skills are strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of issues affecting trade and competitiveness in Pakistan.
- Project management skills.
- Motivated, driven and committed to World Bank Group’s development goals.
- Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
- Excellent oral and written English skills are essential. Prior experience in authoring or making substantive contributions to policy publications/reports is preferred.
- Ability and willingness to support the preparation and supervision of projects across the country.

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