Economist Program (EP) of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited applications for the 2022 Economist Program (EP), starting in September 2022, at its Washington D.C. headquarters, aimed at giving hands-on exposure to a cross-section of IMF work and an opportunity to apply one’s research and analytical skills directly to essential policy work which impacts 190 member countries of IMF.
Young economists who want to have influence on the global stage and who can bring the latest in economic thought and multidisciplinary approaches to help IMF address key global economic challenges, such as fostering global monetary cooperation, securing financial stability, boosting international trade, promoting employment and sustainable economic growth, and reducing poverty may apply for the positions.
During the three-year program, one will rotate through two departmental assignments, joining economic teams working in regional and country-specific surveillance as well as in fiscal, monetary, balance of payments, debt, or related issues. This is not a trainee position and from the start those selected will be given real work and real responsibilities as an IMF economist. This could include policy development, country or regional operational work, research, and capacity development and teaching. By the end of the program, it is expected that those selected will be excited by the work and will choose to remain and build a long-term career as an IMF economist.
Applicant should be a national of one of the IMF member countries and should have recently completed or should be expecting to complete a PhD within a year (or less) of joining, in fields including macroeconomics, finance, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, trade, poverty issues, political economy, econometrics or related areas. Applicant should be below the age of 34 when joining the IMF EP program on September 12, 2022. Applicant should possess an excellent academic record, have validated analytical, quantitative, and IT skills, show an interest in, and aptitude for, working in an international organization, and contributing to economic policy issues and have strong written and oral English skills.
There are 30 positions. Details of the potions are available at the Career Site link at https://www.imf.org/en/About/Recruitment (Working at IMF > Entry-Level-Recruitment Programs > Economist Program (EP) > How to Apply)
Applications are open and can be submitted at the link provided at the above link or directly at https://imf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/IMF
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by January, with offers made in early February. The selection process consists of multiple stages, which may run in parallel to one another. Details are available at the web link https://www.imf.org/en/About/Recruitment (Working at IMF > Entry-Level-Recruitment Programs > Economist Program (EP))