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British Embassy External Vacancy Announcement
Job Position – Economist – Climate Economy Trade and Investment Team (04/24 ADD)
Required Qualification and Experience
Education:An undergraduate degree in Economics.
Experience: At least 1 year of experience working on economic and/or private sector development / trade issues in Ethiopia.
Enthusiasm for working in a team and interest in economic development issues and trade.
Main purpose of job:
The British Embassy’s Climate, Economy, Trade & Investment (CETI) team is responsible for the UK government’s work with Ethiopia in a wide range of economic issues, including supporting Ethiopia’s economic development, building economic ties between the UK and Ethiopia, and working with Ethiopia on the response to the climate crisis. The CETI team sits within a friendly British Embassy team, working across a wide range of priorities in Ethiopia.
The purpose of the role is to provide policy and technical advisory support on economic and private sector development issues and programming to the Climate, Economy, Trade and Investment (CETI) team and a range of teams across the British Embassy.
Roles and responsibilities:
Provide high quality economic analysis to advise the CETI team, other teams across the British Embassy and FCDO headquarters on policy and programmatic decisions.
Support delivery and management of UK development assistance programmes, particularly on private sector development and economic reform.
Support regular economic reporting to the British Embassy and teams in FCDO HQ, drawing on national macroeconomic data.
Build strong relationships within the CETI Team and the wider Embassy to actively shape and deliver UK objectives in Ethiopia across a range of climate, economic, trade and investment issues.
Develop and utilise strong networks within the Government of Ethiopia, the private sector and with other development partners to build effective partnerships for development, and to influence their activities in support of UK objectives.
Actively contribute to creating a positive, and inclusive working environment at the British Embassy that values and respects the skills, experiences and backgrounds of all our staff
Understanding how to apply technical economic skills:
1. Microeconomic theory
2. Macroeconomic theory
3. International economics (interactions between the national and global economy)
4. Using data to deliver evidence-based economic analysis
Level of language required: Fluent in written and spoken English
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Experience of working in an international organisation.
Experience of managing economic development programmes.
Experience of working with data, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other data tools.
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing
Learning and development opportunities:
British Embassy is committed to supporting all staff to reach their potential. A wide range of learning and development opportunities are available in Addis and in the UK, covering both technical and more general skills. Officers are encouraged to develop learning and development plans as part of the FCDO annual performance management process.
This is full time position of 36 hours per week. Current policy requires officers to work three days a week in the office.
The Climate Economy Trade and Investment Team at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa is a welcoming and friendly team. Our goal is to deliver long-term, green, inclusive and mutually beneficial economic development in Ethiopia. We work with the Government of Ethiopia, the private sector, international investors, international organisations and other donors to deliver this objective.
We aim to create a positive and inclusive working environment that values and respects the skills, experiences and backgrounds of all our staff.
Must be able to legally work in Ethiopia
Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening
Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted
The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia
All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
Obtain the relevant permit
Pay the fees for the permit
Make arrangements to relocate
Meet the costs to relocation
Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount
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Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a reserve list. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate
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