The IMF Recruitment Outreach Mission to Sub-Saharan Africa 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.

The IMF will conduct Regional Recruitment Outreach Missions to Sub-Saharan Africa from November 7-18, 2022, aimed at engaging with and interviewing experienced economists from across the continent. The recruitment outreach mission will conduct interviews using several countries within the region as hubs, namely – Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Kenya.


As an IMF Economist, the Candidate will:

  • Join one of the largest teams of economists 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, 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.


  • The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € 3,974 to € 5,43;
  • 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance;
  • excellent possibilities for further professional development and education, including participation in a dedicated Research Training group;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring, and professional academic team;
  • the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that – partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach – are world-renowned.

Job Requirements

They 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.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative modeling and econometrics to support analysis and policy formulation;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, 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.
  • Experience in a research institute or academia is also acceptable if it is combined with some exposure to macroeconomic policymaking. Specific credentials are:
  • Masters with seven to fourteen years of relevant work experience;
  • PhD with three to ten years of relevant work experience;
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Application Process

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one pdf):

  • A full academic CV, including a list of publications.
  • A letter of motivation.
  • The names and contact details of two references who may be approached by the selection committee.
  • A research proposal of 800-1000 words.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: October 07, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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