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mercredi 5 août 2020

Job offer: Directory of economic affairs

Job offer: Directory of economic affairs

The Nkafu Policy Institute is a Cameroonian think tank at the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation that provides independent, in-depth and insightful policy recommendations that advance the Cameroonian economy and that of other sub-Saharan African countries. Its reputation is founded on its independence, high quality research and innovative policy prescriptions.

The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation seeks to recruit an experienced Director of Economic Affairs to oversee the Economic Affairs unit of the Nkafu policy Institute. This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde.

Key Responsibilities:
The task, duties and responsibilities of the Director of f Economic Affairs is to contribute substantially to the economic policy section of the Nkafu Policy Institute and to help develop the capacity and competence (academic and technical) required to achieve NKAFU’s strategic objectives. This includes:
  • Provide strategic vision, delivery and leadership on economic policy and research;
  • Enhance and develop NKAFU’s external profile, its influence and impact.
  • Work in helping shape and inform project proposals and project implementation with sound economic thinking;
  • Represent NKAFU in public forums, including the media, events and with policymakers and opinion leaders;
  • Interact with and build relationships with senior politicians and civil servants, opinion leaders, business and civil society leaders;
  • Review and advise on the technical quality of economics research in NKAFU projects;
  • Interact with and build relationships and joint initiatives with leading economists and other key players in academia;
  • Lead on the conceptualization, development and funding of certain priority project
Key Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in economic policy, broadly understood, both in Cameroon and sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Strong technical economics skills, specifically in relation to quantitative, statistical analysis;
  • Experience of macroeconomic model-building (or a demonstrable aptitude for this work)
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing and executing your own research in economics
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing, implementing and managing policy-oriented research, action- research and/or development projects
  • Good IT skills and a publication record
  • Must be bilingual (English and French);
Education, and Experience:
  • Advanced university degree (Ph.D degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A Master’s in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a Ph.D degree
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant and demonstrable experience acquired in the area of development economics, academia or multilateral institutions.
  • High-level creative and critical research and analysis in the field of economics
  • Record of success of effective engagement with high-level decision makers
  • Excellent writer and communicator
  • Ability to lead and motivate a small team would be an advantage
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31st August, 2020. All applications must be submitted using the Online Portal below

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