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IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance - Kuwait

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Technical Assistance Officer (Macroeconomics)


Job Description

The IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) located in Kuwait is looking to hire a Capacity Development Advisor (Economist). The CEF is an office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a mission to strengthen the skills of officials from Arab League countries in economics, finance, and policy formulation, done mainly through the delivery of training courses and seminars. This is a full-time position with an initial appointment term of two-years (renewable) and carries a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. For non-residents of Kuwait, relocation and living allowances are provided.

Summary Description

We are seeking an experienced Capacity Development Advisor (Economist) to enhance our CEF-based economics and finance faculty. Primary tasks include teaching of selected courses delivered by the IMF, involvement in curriculum development, and conducting research in support of the CEF's training activities, and series of seminars and conferences.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Teach several advanced short courses in conjunction with the IMF and other international organizations. The audience will include public sector officials from Arab countries, especially officials from central banks, finance ministries and other government economic agencies. 
  • Course Development: Develop new courses on topics of relevance to the region, in collaboration with staff in IMF headquarters or other international organizations, as needed. Course development will include the preparation of pedagogical material such as lectures, and detailed quantitative case studies based on country experiences.
  • Outreach: coordinate events (seminars, webinars, and conferences) on cutting edge economic issues of relevance to the region in collaboration with staff in IMF headquarters or other international organizations. The Capacity Development Advisor will also be expected to spearhead efforts to produce quarterly newsletters.    
  • Research: Conduct original research on economic issues of relevance to the CEF's training mission and cooperate with universities, research institutes, and think tanks in the region.


Candidates should have strong analytical skills in macroeconomics or finance, at least five years of practical experience with analyzing economic issues especially in emerging and developing countries, as well as a substantial experience and interest in teaching.

Experience in providing advanced training to public sector officials in applied macroeconomic policy issues, finance and econometrics would be highly desirable. Applicants should hold an advanced degree in economics or finance. Excellent teaching and communication skills and fluency in Arabic and English are essential.

Closing date of the application is June 11, 2024. Interested applicants should visit for the full vacancy information and to apply to requisition # 24-R6743.