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The role
Prospera is seeking to recruit an Economist for the team of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA) Hub. The role will be to bring strong economic analytic and policy assessment to Prospera’s support of government agencies and work with stakeholders in the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs as well as across other engagement areas. The policy analysis will reflect expertise and knowledge of economic policymaking, particularly in the Indonesian context. It is envisaged that the Economist will focus on a broad policy based analytical agenda including major macro-economic developments (national and international) and inclusive growth, the financial sector, the private sector development, the trade and investment sector, as well as the revenue and spending policy issues.

Please click here to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you (Selection Criteria)
It is expected that the position will meet the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics or Public Policy and a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the area of economics and quantitative analysis.
  • Understanding of the Indonesian economy and available data on the Indonesian economy as well as understanding of Indonesia’s engagement in international fora (knowledge of Indonesia’s role in G20 would be a plus).
  • Experience in analysing the Indonesian economy and/or other economies.
  • Experience in Fiscal policy – at the macroeconomic level as well as the policy issues on the revenue and spending side of the budget.
  • Computing proficiency with competency in the use of Microsoft products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as one or more econometric software packages.
  • Excellent written communication skills with fluency in English (both written and oral), including advocacy, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to write a concise report in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

About the program
Prospera is a partnership facility between the Government of Australia (through Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the Government of Indonesia. It aims to foster strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. Commencing from 1 March 2018, Prospera is a planned five-year investment.

The remuneration will be set according to National Remuneration Framework (NRF) Discipline Group C, Job Level 2 open for Indonesia nationals. The remuneration level at which the Economist is engaged will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant skills and experience.

How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Prospera team. Apply by sending your resume and covering letter (which will include a response to the selection criteria, max 2 pages for cover letter), with the reference Economist (CMEA Hub). Applications must be received by 5pm (Jakarta time) on Sunday, 31 October 2021. Applications not containing a response to the selection criteria may not be considered.

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