Bank Economist

Rwanda, Kigali
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Bank Economist
Rwanda, Kigali,
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Duties and Responsibilities:

- Take the lead on the Bank´s research and economic analysis activities; applied research policy development:
- Lead the monitoring and collation of key economic data covering the economy into suitably organized information to inform, guide and assure the relevance and technical quality of economic research in the bank´s operations
- Provides economic analysis needed for project design and appraisal in the priority sectors- thereby helping BRD management make informed decisions on economic viability of projects
- Provide timely advisory services to management, staff and the Board on a range of economic issues to facilitate decision making at strategy and operational levels;
- Provide strategic cross cutting support to BRD Management on lending operations and a broad range of analytical and advisory services;
- Provide vital economic information and projections into the Banks strategy development; provide intellectual leadership working with the CEO, CDO and BRD management to define, shape and continuously assess achievement of the banks strategic direction;
- Provides intellectual leadership, management oversight and quality assurance into the resource mobilization, conceptualization, development and execution of a pipeline of sector projects in coordination with the Bank´s Management team, and in alignment to the Bank´s strategy
- Oversees/directs the process of assessing and projecting the impact of proposed investments to socio economic development as well as quantifying the post-social economic impact of the Bank´s intervention in the economy;
- Provides strategic advice to the Banks Management team and leads the economic dialogue with the Government authorities, development partners and other stakeholders in Rwanda
- Provides intellectual leadership for the bank in national and regional meetings to understand and influence national and regional policy development that will facilitate the bank´s development initiatives;
- Monitor developments in the economy, research and analyze the country´s economic, financial and sector issues;

Job requirements:

- A Master´s degree or postgraduate qualification in Economics, Development economics, or any relevant qualification with a strong economics training.
Experience and Skills

- Sound experience of at least 5 years as a Research Economist, preferably in the Financial services industry and experience in Development economics.
- Knowledge of broad analytical techniques, such as statistics, econometrics, as well as; mathematical and operations research tools. In particular, the ability to analyse and draw reasonable inferences from the analyses of financial and economic data;
- Sound project analysis and appraisal skills, including experience using cost benefit analysis techniques, understanding of PPP methodologies etc
- Knowledge of economic modelling and statistical software necessary for analysing large volumes of statistical data (e.g. SPSS, STATA, MICROFIT etc.);
- Demonstrated effectiveness in conducting policy dialogue on economic issues with Senior government officials, the private sector, donor representatives and civil society;
-Strong analytical skills and proven capacity to produce and manage knowledge products in a multisector environment;
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage Human resources to attain goals;
- Proven ability to gain the trust and respect of country counterpart, while maintaining objectivity and clear focus on the Bank's mission;
- Ability to build partnerships and deliver results in a timely fashion that meet the needs and long- term interest of clients within and outside the institution;

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidate should apply online ( and upload an application letter accompanied by copies of relevant educational/professional certificates together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Email: [email protected]
Address all applications to the Chief Human Capital and Administrative Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.
Deadline for application: Friday, November 10th 2017 05:00 pm.
Details of the job descriptions are posted on the BRD website:
The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.
Only candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted for an interview.
Done in Kigali, the October 25th, 2017

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