Senior Analyst, Political Economist

Cape Verde
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Senior Analyst, Political Economist

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Job Description

  • Location: Cabo Verde and Mongolia.
  • The Political Economist will work as a member of a project team comprised of both other economists and technical specialists to support the performance of economic analyses and performance evaluations for various donor-funded road projects.
  • The economic analyses are being performed to analyze whether proposed donor-funded programs are consistent with international evidence on drivers of economic growth
  • The project team will apply the HDM-4 or RED model to economic analyses, as determined by the characteristics of the road investment.
  • The Political Economist will provide input to analyses from a political economic perspective, relative to specific developing country environments. This may include countries’ elections, countries’ law and economics, countries’ political behavior and public opinion, and countries’ regulation
  • The Political Economist will assist in determining the possibilities of political viability and reasonably expected levels of ongoing maintenance/repair funding for the evaluated roads, and help determine how such ongoing roadway infrastructure support would be structured and applied.
  • Amount of Travel: Short-term travel to countries where project work will be performed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a field relevant to Political Economy.
  • Minimum 10-19 years of relevant experience in Political Economy.
  • Experience working as economist in various developing country environments on development-funded projects.
  • Experience in some or all of the following aspects of political economy in a developing country environment: elections, law and economics, political behavior and public opinion, regulation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • On-site work experience/knowledge of working in the following regions: Wset/Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America/Central America, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe.
  • Experience with government-sponsored/supported infrastructure development programs. 

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