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Macroeconomic Advisor Job in Kenya - Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030

Government of Kenya

Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030

Terms of Reference
Macroeconomic Advisor

Preamble

The Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 with the Assistance of UNDP under it’s Support to Kenya Vision 2030 Project wishes to recruit a Macroeconomic Advisor to be located in the Ministry’s headquarters.

Terms of Reference

The Advisor’s main responsibilities will be to provide advice, support and build local capacity in the formulation and implementation of macroeconomic policies, research and the development and maintenance of macro modelling in the ministry.

Specifically, the Advisor shall:
  • Provide expert advice as required by the Ministry on macroeconomic issues and their implications on national development and planning policies.
  • Liaise with the Macro Working group institutions including Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya National Bureau Statistics, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Kenya Revenue Authority and other local stakeholders to provide regular briefs on economic issues, prospects and risks.
  • Work closely with relevant government institutions and development partners to produce regular policy briefs and reports, policy background papers and other topical issues.
  • Provide technical expertise in the overall development and application of macroeconomic models in the ministry including the T21.
  • Provide expert oversight to the production of quarterly, annual and medium term projections and reports for use in policy formulation and national planning process.
  • Provide technical leadership to Ministry’s research on key macroeconomic issues and their sectoral linkages.
  • Provide expert and leadership in the analysis of regional and international/global economic and social issues on their impact on the Kenyan Economy.
  • Assist in identification of policies aimed at integration of climate change, adaptation and mitigation of its effects on national development planning.
  • Build capacity of Macro planning Directorate staff on macroeconomic analysis, economic forecasting and modelling.
  • Advice the Minister on a regular basis.
Deliverables
  • Capacity of Macro Planning Directorate staff built in the areas of macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting.
  • A revised macroeconomic framework by the first year of the contract.
  • Quarterly, annual and medium term projections and reports on key macroeconomic issues.
  • Regular policy briefs, issue papers, policy background papers and reports produced.
  • Research papers on key macroeconomic issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of T 21 Model for Long Term Planning in Key sectors.
Reporting Obligations
  • The advisor shall report to the Permanent Secretary through the Economic Planning Secretary in the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.
  • The advisor shall on a day to day basis work with the Macro Planning Directorate.
  • The Advisor shall prepare a concept paper, including work plan within four (4) weeks of commencement of assignment.
  • The advisor will prepare monthly progress reports as well as quarterly reports outlining progress, constraints and recommendations.
  • The advisor shall provide an end of assignment report outlining achievements shortcomings, and proposals for the way forward.
Qualification and Experience
  • PHD in Economics, from a recognized university with a strong bias in the area of macroeconomics.
  • Minimum of 15 years professional experience, specializing in macroeconomic analysis, research, modelling and forecasting as evidenced by publications in referred journal.
  • Experience in working with government and development partners
  • A thorough understanding of government statistics, national accounts, balance of payments and monetary statistics.
  • Vast knowledge of data compilation.
  • Have a clear understanding of the system of national Accounts (SNA) and its linkages to input – output tables and Social Accounting Matrix (SAM).
  • Knowledgeable in econometrics packages e.g. E-views, STATA e.t.c.
  • Ability to conceptualize problems and to identify and implement solutions expeditiously.
  • Ability to proactively seek and recommend sound policy initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer skills and knowledge to others.
  • Good communication, negotiation and diplomatic skills.
Terms and Conditions
  • The successful applicant for this job will serve on a three year initial contract renewable upon satisfactory performance.
  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the professional experience of the post will be offered to the suitable candidate.
Salary

The salary is negotiable.

Applicants to submit the following documents
  • Application letter with copies of certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names of three referees and their contacts.
  • Day time telephone number.
All applications should reach the undersigned before 18th February, 2011

To be addressed to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
P.O Box 30005 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

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