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Full-time Economic Modeling and Forecasting Director

at Department of National Treasury in Pretoria

Job Title: Directors: Economic Modeling and Forecasting

(Ref: S023/2013) Pretoria

Remuneration Package: R771, 306 per annum

Key Output:

• Maintain and develop the National treasury quarterly forecasting model (QMOD)
• Maintain and develop various econometric models to complement the outputs from QMOD.
• Produce economic forecast and conduct policy analysis using economic model.
• Communicate economic forecasts and policy analysis through presentations, policy papers and memos to various stakeholders.
• Engage with investors, IMF, World Bank and other stakeholders on national treasury projections and policy analysis work.
• Jointly with the director, data management and analysis engage with other stakeholders on improving national statistics data.
• Provide training on economic modeling and forecasting to government staff in South Africa and other African Countries.
• Manage a small staff of economists.
• Develop and update a policy relevant work programme jointly with the chief director: Economic modeling and forecasting.

Requirements for the above positions:

• A masters degree in economics, development and mathematical economics
• At least 5-10 years of work experience in a policy research environment
• Extensive relevant experience in economic analysis.
• Proven track record in research and analysis of economic trends and principles.
• Thorough understanding of South African economic trends and sources of data and information.
• Ability to work in team and manage a small team of economists.
• Ability to think strategically and identify proactively policy questions.
• In addition for the economic modeling and forecasting positions, proven track record of model building and maintenance as well as use of large models for forecasting and policy analysis.

How to Apply:

Applications for the above positions may be sent via email to recruit.ep@treasury.gov.za.

Deadline: 05/08/2013


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