Deadlines/Event Dates November 30, 2020
The International Monetary Fund’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) in Tokyo is looking for a locally recruited Research Assistant to support OAP’s economic and financial monitoring, outreach, and seminar activities in Japan and other Asian countries.
Main tasks will be monitoring economic news, collecting and analyzing economic data, maintaining databases, and creating presentations on the International Monetary Fund’s analytical work. Opportunities to participate in economic research may also arise.
Necessary qualifications include the following: familiarity with macroeconomic and statistical concepts and indicators; knowledge of economic data sources and databases; a strong affinity for working with data; proficiency in Excel, data management, and presentation software; excellent written and spoken English skills; accuracy and attention to details; ability to work in a team as well as independently and to multi-task under pressure. Exposure to significant and current or recent training in macro- and international economics and finance at graduate level or as a PhD candidate, knowledge of econometrics and related software packages, and some knowledge of Japanese would be strong additional assets.
The position would be part-time and would initially be for six months. After successful completion of the initial period, a longer-term and renewable contract could be offered. The salary would be commensurate with background and experience.
Interested candidates are invited to apply through the following online registration form and upload application/motivation letter, resume, and certificates/transcripts by November 30, 2020.
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