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Position: Senior Macroeconomist

Country: United StatesCity: Arlington
Posted Date: 3/12/2018
Brief Description:

Nathan Associates seeks qualified candidates for a Senior Macroeconomist position within the company’s Economic Policy and Governance (EP&G) line of business based in our headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The successful candidate will serve four primary functions: (1) provide thought leadership to EP&G; (2) identify new business development opportunities and help generate new business; (3) provide analytical or technical assistance support on existing economic development projects; and (4) supervise and mentor staff from the EP&G team. The successful candidate will collaborate with all Nathan staff across the different international development practices, including our offices in London, Delhi, and Chennai. This position requires intermittent international travel.

Function Note:

Primary Responsibilities

Thought Leadership  

  • Lead preparation of white papers, policy briefs, or thought pieces in an area pertinent to EP&G’s line of business.
  • Serve as a panelist or presenter in external expert panels, seminars, or conferences.
  • Liaise with current and potential clients and other stakeholders and showcase Nathan’s work in economic policy and governance.  

Business Development  

  • In collaboration with the EP&G Vice President and Nathan’s Business Development team, lead Nathan’s pursuit of specific opportunities with international development organizations, such as USAID, MCC, World Bank, DFID, and others.
  • Conduct information and data gathering trips to formulate appropriate technical approach for anticipated Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Lead preparation of technical methodology for program implementation in response to RFPs.
  • Serve as peer reviewer to ensure quality of technical proposals prepared by other staff.
  • Develop/review marketing materials produced by EP&G staff.

 Technical Assistance  

  • Conduct specific research or technical assistance activities in economic policy and analysis on existing Nathan projects on a short- or medium-term basis.
  • Provide intermittent capacity building support to government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, as well as client organizations.
  • Serve as an in-house resource for brainstorming ideas and interventions with Nathan’s Chiefs of Party on existing projects.
  • Respond to clients’ requests for concept proposals, methodological notes, or policy briefs on existing or potential projects.
  • Demonstrate consistent, balanced project delegation, supervision and leadership skills across all areas of engagement.

 Team Development  

  • Supervise the work of and mentor junior and mid-level EP&G staff.
  • Successfully work in a team environment, collaborate with Nathan experts, professionals from other firms, and client personnel to achieve engagement objectives.
  • Exhibit the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, quality, and integrity.

Requirement Note:
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy, or related field, with at least 17 years of experience.
  • Technical assistance and training experience in macroeconomic policy analysis, in areas such as macroeconomic policy, fiscal policy, and economic growth models.
  • Strong analytic skills, ability to conceptualize research methodology or program design.
  • Experience working in developing countries, with senior levels of government, private sector, or civil society organizations.
  • Experience working on projects funded by international development organizations, such as USAID, MCC, World Bank, and DFID.
  • Experience with business development in a consulting environment highly preferred.
  • Desire and ability to manage processes and other staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Team leader/Chief of Party role on large development projects preferred.
  • Proficiency in Arabic, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, or another pertinent foreign language a plus.