Economic Analyst

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Requirements

About the Role

The Economic Analyst for Senegal is part of the Africa team and plays a crucial role in achieving the objectives of the Senegal program. They will actively contribute to advancing analytical work on economic issues related to resource governance in Senegal. This involves taking a lead role and making substantial contributions to economic analysis and data that will inform capacity development, policy reform, and advocacy efforts in the areas of energy transition and revenue management in Senegal.

The ideal candidate should possess understanding and experience in economic policy issues and analysis specific to Senegal. The Economic Analyst is expected to bring technical expertise in extractives governance, economics, energy transition and revenue management. This expertise will be pivotal in generating expert analysis, conducting research, and providing essential policy advice to support NRGI’s initiatives in driving reform in Senegal.

Working closely with the rest of the Senegal team, particularly the Senior Program Officer, the Africa team, the Legal and Economics team, and other relevant teams across NRGI, the jobholder will contribute to advancing research, data analysis, knowledge, and advocacy. They will play a key role in shaping and influencing government policy by providing technical assistance, offer expert opinions, policy analysis on critical program issues from the Senegal program. Building strategic and productive relationships with national institutions, government leaders, development partners, civil society, including media, women, and youth groups, as well as the private sector, is also a crucial aspect of the role.

The successful candidate is expected to possess strong analytical skills, and experience in public speaking and presentations. With a background in economics and the extractives industry, they will contribute to advocacy, capacity building and technical assistance efforts by providing expertise, strategies, and interventions, and incorporating global learnings, experiences, and programs into the local context in Senegal.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advance the learning, expertise, and body of evidence-based knowledge to drive impact in natural resource governance and sustainable, inclusive development.
  • Manage and run a portfolio of projects, engaging NRGI and partner capabilities to maximize impact and capacity for good governance.
  • Build strong donor relations that deliver mutual value and generate sustainable funding.
  • Strengthen NRGI presence in country, help shape country norms and deliver gains in the transformation of practices in natural resource governance through effective influencing, advocacy, and communication strategies.

This role might be for you if have…

  • Minimum 5 years ‘ experience working as an economic analyst within the field of international development broadly.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working on extractive industry governance in Senegal or at least one of the following fields: public financial management, taxation, micro-economic issues, state owned enterprise management, energy transition and transition minerals or related fields.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills, including experience synthesizing data sets from multiple sources, and guiding strategic analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience working with governmental and non-state actors on development policy issues in Senegal.
  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically with a 2–3-year horizon.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, as a team player.
  • Experience working in a complex or pioneering environment, including supporting and developing opportunities for systemic change.
  • Experience providing pragmatic technical assistance on policy or research issues to decision-makers.
  • Ability to deliver training and other capacity development interventions to a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Work experience in Senegal is a requirement.
  • Excellent French language skills, both written and spoken; professional proficiency in English.

Education and Qualifications

University master’s degree in economics or other related field required.

Learn more about the role:Economic Analyst Senegal Full Job Description.pdf

Summary

NRGI Background:

NRGI exists because decisions about how natural resources are governed determine the wellbeing of people in resource-rich countries, and of the planet. We partner with reformers in civil society and government to design and implement just policies based on evidence and the priorities of citizens in resource-rich developing countries.

In resource-rich developing countries NRGI has succeeded in supporting policy reform and implementation, ensuring that resource revenues benefit extraction-affected communities. We have also directly contributed to the growth and strength of engaged civil society organizations, accompanying them in their advocacy for transparency and monitoring of the extractives sector.

Internationally, NRGI is a leading player in the evolution of global extractive industry governance standards and their adaptation to drive the energy transition.

Benefits

  • Medical coverage (including dental, health and vision): the premiums are fully paid for employees and dependents.
  • Generous pension contribution: 10% of the gross salary payable after the first 6 months retroactively.
  • 20 days annual leave and 13 days personal leave (country bank holidays included).
  • End of year shutdown: 10 days of leave when the organization closes.
  • Access to any other leave allowances and/or entitlements as applicable and in line with NRGI’s processes, such as sick leave.
  • Hybrid working: NRGI has a flexible working policy that includes an average of 2-3 days per week in the office.

What’s great about us

  • An inclusive, diverse global organization with a mission to create an impact in the world with staff in various locations such as Mongolia, Cameroon, Mexico, Germany, and Colombia.
  • Training workshops to support professional development.
  • Flexible, hardworking, and professional environment.
  • Friendly, supportive, and collaborative teams.

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