The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is seeking candidates with strong quantitative and analytical skills in the area of climate change mitigation and/or adaptation for a position as Technical Assistance Advisor in the new and quickly growing Climate Policy Division, with the goal to shape and support the advice given to IMF member countries both directly and more broadly through the development of policy analysis and guidance.
Interested applicants are encouraged to email their resume to, FADHRMailbox@imf.org by February 1, 2023.
The successful candidate will help drive FAD’s climate agenda in one or more of the areas below:
- ‘Mitigation and energy pricing reform’: quantifying the environmental, fiscal, economic, and incidence impacts of carbon pricing and other mitigation policies to implement countries’ emissions objectives and analyzing fiscal measures to address the broader environmental impacts of fossil fuel use.
- ‘Transition/Mitigation’: assessing the macroeconomic impacts of energy transition in fossil-fuel exporters and developing guidance on adaptation strategies towards low-carbon economies, including policies in greening the post-COVID-19 recovery strategies.
- ‘Adaptation and natural disaster management’: core tasks would include contributing to cutting edge analysis to assess countries’ climate risks and adaptation options and developing guidance on fiscal aspects of the design and implementation of countries’ climate resilience plans and their place in wider macroeconomic strategies and prospects.
- ’Green public financial management (PFM)‘: core tasks would include providing advice and developing countries’ capacity to integrate climate-related concerns into the PFM framework, including public investment management and the budgetary process.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate extensively both within the IMF and with external stakeholders.
The positions are expected to require international travel.
Applicants should have an advanced university degree in economics or other relevant area, and a strong record of analytical and applied policy work in one or more of the areas above. S/he will have strong communication skills, an aptitude for innovation, working with others, and a strong drive for results. Experience in academia, an international institution or a ministry of finance would be an asset.