Experienced Macroeconomists – Climate Policy: Mid-Career Program for Experienced Economists

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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Experienced Macroeconomists – Climate Policy: Mid-Career Program for Experienced Economists

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.


The IMF is inviting applications from Experienced Economists with expertise in macro-critical climate policy work to join the Mid-Career Pipeline – an initiative to build a competitive pool of ready-to-hire Macroeconomists for positions across the Fund.


As the IMF expands its work on the macroeconomic implications of climate change, we welcome applications from experienced professionals with expertise in at the intersection of macroeconomics and climate science to join teams dedicated to working on climate change issues and contribute to strengthening the Fund’s work on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and transition strategies.


As a climate professional at the IMF, you will contribute to a wide range of macro-critical climate-related policy work. You will build collaborative relationships with colleagues across the IMF, as well as with key institutions, authorities, and other international partners while ensuring that the Fund continues to fulfil its mandate.


Minimum Qualifications


We are seeking experienced macroeconomists from around the world who have:

  • An advanced degree (Master’s/PhD) in macroeconomics or a related field. Specific credentials are:
    • PhD with three to ten years of relevant work experience
    • Master’s with seven to fourteen years of relevant work experience
  • Relevant professional experience at the national and regional levels in macro-critical climate-related policy work usually gained in a central bank, ministry of finance, or international financial institution. Experience in a research institute or academia is also acceptable if it is combined with some exposure to macroeconomic policy making. Specific areas of interest include:
    • Mitigation including energy pricing reform, energy transition for fossil-fuel exporters, carbon pricing, fuel subsidy reform, regulation, land use and related fields.
    • Adaptation including disaster management, implementation of climate resilience plans, green public financial management (PFM), and related fields.
    • Transition to a low-carbon economy including financial sector regulation to cover climate risks and exposure to “brown” assets, economic diversification away from carbon intensive industries, and social impact mitigation for affected communities.
    • CGE or DSGE economic modeling with a focus on climate change and/or environmental economics.
    • Climate risk analysis and stress testing.
  • Proven research interests in climate change issues as well as a strong track record of academic and policy-relevant publications on these issues. Comprehensive understanding of climate change policies, strategies, institutions, finance, governance, and regulations is a bonus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative modeling and econometrics to support analysis and policy formulation.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working proficiency in Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with member country authorities.


Selection Process:


We will conduct an initial screening based on your application form and supporting documentation. If you are successful in meeting our initial criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in a video interview. If selected following your HireVue interview, you will receive an invitation for a preliminary interview. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in final assessments comprising of a panel interview, written test and technical presentation.


We are keen to hear from adaptable, talented, and technically competent candidates who are curious and can find creative ways to address today’s global economic challenges. If you are interested in being part of a team that contributes to promoting economic stability on a global stage, we welcome your application.




Hiring For:

A12, A13 

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.

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