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Westbourne Partners

Senior Economist

Westbourne Partners
Doha, Qatar
Mise en ligne il y a 16 jours CDI ر.قQAR Excellent - ر.قQ
Mise en ligne par
Abbas Mahmoud
You will manage the entire research, analysis, market intelligence, co-ordination and finalisation of Economic Insight reports, along with other monthly reports and other ad hoc reports. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting of economic developments in key international markets, competitive information, and strategic opportunities.

Job Title: Senior Economist

Department: Group Strategy - Economics

Location: Qatar, Doha

About Us: We are one of the largest Banks in the MENA region

Position Overview:

You will manage the entire research, analysis, market intelligence, co-ordination and finalisation of Economic Insight reports, along with other monthly reports and other ad hoc reports. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting of economic developments in key international markets, competitive information, and strategic opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in working closely with Corporate Communications and Agency in order to produce publications of the highest standard in terms of look and feel
  • Produce internal reports for Senior Management to assist them in Strategic Planning, Competitive Analysis, Market Developments and entry into new markets. This is done through publications, economic updates and ‘Economic Insight Reports’ for all countries in which the Group operates
  • Manage the process of producing customised research to assist other Departments within the bank
  • Meet requests for studies/reports of other Departments, especially international Departments in order to meet business objective or overseas locations by providing needed economic data
  • Managing, maintaining and identifying opportunities to generate and develop new business gathering info/ data from pertinent sources including external research and valuation agencies and also develop relationship management for flow of information
  • Implement macroeconomic workload based on input received from the Head of Economics or the AGM Economics
  • Assist in working with Group Communications Department in order to coordinate various activities including Publications, Conferences & Events, Press Releases and other publications.
  • Manage the research, compilation, analyses, interpretation, and preparation of data on economic conditions.
  • Develop macroeconomic stress tests for the purposes of the ICAAP under the Qatar Central Bank Basel III Regulations
  • Manage the development of economic forecasts using economic theory and econometric techniques.
  • Identify economic indicators in respect to trends of the national and local economies.
  • Analyse complex financial data and extracts and define relevant information
  • Manage the entire research, analysis, market intelligence, relationship management, co-ordination and finalisation of the Economic Insight Reports, produce the monthly Economic Section for the Alco Report, manage the process of producing the weekly Global Markets Update
  • Assist in building and maintaining key relationships with government ministries and various other institutions in Qatar and other relevant countries to gather and keep a steady flow of vital economic, financial, regulatory and other information for use in publications, for use by Senior Management, departments within the Bank, and for clients, and also for a mutually benefiting working relationship
  • Assist the Head of Economics in the preparation of the global investment outlook
  • Assist in the production and compilation of macroeconomic stress tests for the banks Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP).
  • Prepare market intelligence reports on banks activities/strategies in Qatar, GCC and MENA region that would be useful in strategic decision making and benchmarking for Senior Management and business units.
  • Provide a wide range of information assistance on a near daily basis covering economic, banking, financial, Doha Securities Market, and other sectoral information to foreign embassies, customers, business establishments, financial institutions, educational institutions, local and international media, credit rating agencies, and various other external organizations and business federations.
  • Devise methods and procedures for collecting and processing data, utilizing knowledge of available sources of data and various econometric and sampling techniques.
  • Prepare Country Presentations which include economic briefs and highlights for Senior Management and Country GM’s in jurisdictions where the Group operates
  • Prepare key highlights that will enable international businesses in their expansion plans based on the collected research data.
  • Develop a model for economic forecasting using econometric techniques.
  • Regularly update the Head of Economics of regulatory and macroeconomic changes in different International markets
  • Engage and provide coaching to research analysts in all aspects of the generation of internal and external reports.
  • Identify related areas for professional self-development as well as for direct reports
  • Ensure high standards of confidentiality to safeguard commercially sensitive information

Experience Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Finance, Economics, Market Research, or equivalent.
  • - Ph.D. in Economics from a top global university of advantage
  • - At least 8 years of work experience within the economic department of a global financial institution with proven managerial oversight of small teams, with at least five years as an economist
  • - High degree of methodological-conceptual skills including data analysis and forecasting
  • - Demonstrated career development, progress, and excellent team leadership skills and potential
  • - Experience in writing Macro Economic and Research reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (Arabic is an asset)
  • - Relationship Building and Managing skills
  • - Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with a sense of creativity and practicality
  • - Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively and conduct research studies
  • - Capacity and drive to work and to communicate effectively
  • - Ability to handle tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • - Personal qualities such as being a team worker and an independent thinker
  • - Ability to work in a relatively unstructured, project-based and multi-cultural environment
  • - Demonstrated career development, progress, and leadership potential
  • - Well developed strategic perspective and forward planning ability
  • - Computer literate with a good knowledge of business and statistics software applications.
  • - In-depth knowledge of the principles of economics, including econometrics and forecasting
  • - In-depth knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel/ Powerpoint/ Word)
  • - Proficiency and in-depth knowledge of statistical forecasting tools such as EViews and MatLab as well as of data sources and tools such as Bloomberg and Haver Analytics


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