Experienced Economists -- Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Switzerland

Office location: Basel
Department: Monetary & Economic Department
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 13/03/2016


The BIS has a number of openings for experienced economists in its Monetary and Economic Department (MED). The positions are in a variety of units, including financial markets, financial systems and regulation, monetary policy, macroeconomic analysis and the secretariat of the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS).
Purpose of the job:
With a balance depending on the specific unit in MED and the level of seniority:
  • Define and carry out high-quality policy analysis and research in the areas of competence, to be included in BIS publications and professional journals
  • Provide analytical and secretariat support to meetings of senior central bank officials, committees and BIS management, including the preparation of background documents and reports
  • Contribute to the regular BIS publications, such as the Annual Report and Quarterly Review
  • Establish, maintain and develop contacts with central banks, academics, market participants and other relevant institutions (eg supervisory authorities)
  • Coach and supervise more junior staff; lead and coordinate project teams
  • Represent the Bank externally at international meetings and conferences; establish and maintain professional contacts with the central banking and academic communities as well as with the private sector
Qualification and work experience required:
  • PhD in economics or finance from a university of international standing (or equivalent experience)
  • At least six years’ relevant experience, preferably including several years in a senior position at a central bank or international financial institution
  • Track record in high-quality, policy-relevant research
  • Close exposure to policy issues of interest to central banks
Skills required:
  • Very good knowledge of financial economics and experience in analysing topics in this field at a central bank, international institution, university of international standing or a major financial firm
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Self-starter, curious, team player; able to work independently as well as in small teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.



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