Chief Economist

Job Purpose

Our Client, a Government Entity based in Abu Dhabi, is currently looking for a Chief Economist who will be responsible for ongoing economic research regionally and globally with relation to macro and monetary economic analysis, econometric analysis, and other economic subjects as deemed necessary to ensure that the senior management has access to the relevant economic insights to make significant strategic and tactical decisions.

Daily Operations

  • Follow the day-to-day operations related to own job to ensure continuity of work
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement
  • Assist in the preparation of timely and accurate reports of the Operations Department to meet company requirements, policies and standards
Job Responsibilities
  • Review and Analyse economic data and research to assess the implications on countries benefiting from the client’s contributions
  • Oversee research and statistical analysis on relevant topics and develop informed analysis for the economic outlook
  • Evaluate feasibility studies of projects submitted to the client
  • Develop ad-hoc reports at the request of the client’s management to ensure that the client’s senior management has access to top quality economic research insights for decision making
  • Direct and conduct economic research with regards to competitive environment and market analysis and provide input in the preparation of annual and quarterly reports and other publications, in order to ensure that reports and publications are factually correct and reflect the economic environment accurately
  • Coordinate with Engineers to participate on survey and assessment missions in countries globally
  • Track economic developments in major developed & emerging economies around the world and study the impact of the client’s contributions on those countries
  • Develop reports on projects in place at the client

Technical Competencies

  • Industry and Business Environment Knowledge
  • Portfolio Knowledge
  • Knowledge of PEST Analysis and application
  • Knowledge of Macroeconomic Theory
  • Skills in Econometric and Forecasting techniques
  • Knowledge of Project Evaluation and feasibility studies
  • Knowledge of Cost Benefits analysis and Cost structure