The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is seeking to hire up to 4 economists specialized in issues related to climate change, to shape and support the advice given to IMF member countries both directly and more broadly through the development of policy analysis and guidance.
The successful candidates will help drive FAD’s climate agenda in one or more of the areas below:
- Adaptation and natural disaster management: core tasks would include assessing, and developing guidance on, fiscal aspects of the design and implementation of countries’ climate resilience plans and their place in wider macroeconomic strategies and prospects.
- ‘Green investment’: including modeling, to sector level, to assess investment needs, alternative financing strategies, and the macroeconomic impacts of transition to low-carbon economies. Also assessing supporting policies in greening the post-COVID-19 recovery strategies.
- Mitigation and energy pricing reform: quantifying the environmental, fiscal, economic, and incidence impacts of carbon pricing and other mitigation policies to implement countries’ emissions objectives and analyzing fiscal measures to address the broader environmental impacts of fossil fuel use.
- ’Green budgeting’: core tasks would include providing advice and developing countries’ capacity to integrate climate-related concerns into the budget process, including public investment management.
The successful candidates will be expected to collaborate extensively both within the IMF and with external stakeholders. The positions are expected to require substantial international travel.
The initial appointment will be two years renewable up to four years subject to business needs and satisfactory performance.
Applicants should have an advanced degree in economics or other relevant area with at least 4 years of relevant experience, and a strong record of analytical and applied policy work in one or more of the areas above. S/he will have strong communication skills, an aptitude for innovation, working with others, and a strong drive for results. Experience in academia, an international institution or a ministry of finance would be an asset.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.