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Economist

Requisition ID:  209241

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Economist is responsible for:

  • drafting, improving and assisting in the application of economic and financial procedures related to civil infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • creating and delivering relevant training material for those procedures, to an audience of Saudi Arabian ministries and entities;
  • designing processes for the use of the procedures

The role will also involve supporting the Senior Economist in similar work.

This is a full-time position within the Mashroat Infrastructure Planning Department and is based in Riyadh.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Undertake economic appraisal, demand forecasting, cost benefit analysis, whole-life cost forecasting, and project portfolio management, which requires familiarity with:

  • cost and revenue estimation;
  • methodologies to include social and environmental aspects into the appraisal;
  • principles of project portfolio management and portfolio prioritization;
  • principles of benefits management and realization.

 

Provide economic analysis and advice on policy and operational matters, on an ad hoc basis, and contribute  to:

  • studies in macroeconomic, sectoral, regional, land use and transport topics;
  • socio-economic and environmental impact assessments.

 

Participate in discussions with other disciplines and credibly represent the department in discussions within Government, especially as regards the National Integrated Capex Program (NICP) and the production of National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP).

 

The candidate must demonstrate intellectual rigor and effective communication, explaining technical issues to a range of audiences. This will require excellent interpersonal skills and capability of working within a team and the ability to compose reports and presentations in English (knowledge of Arabic would be a strong advantage),

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience of working with governments and or international organizations on major development initiatives.
  • Numerate and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build sound relationships at various levels with government entities.
  • English speaking and preferably Arabic speaking.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in Economics or Finance from reputable university.
  • Preferably Masters in economics, finance or business studies.
  • Professional qualification or working towards a professional qualification (e.g. CFA).

 

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