Director of Economics and Statistics

Location
Dublin
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 July 2017
Closes
14 August 2017
Position / level
Director
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Hours
Full Time

The Central Bank of Ireland is a dynamic, multifaceted organisation at the heart of Ireland’s financial system. We have responsibility for the safeguarding of Irish financial stability and the regulation of the Irish financial
services industry.

The Bank is seeking to appoint a Director of Economics and Statistics on a five year fixed term contract. Reporting to the Deputy Governor – Central Banking, the Director of Economics and Statistics is responsible for the continued development, shaping and leadership of the Economics and Statistics Directorate. They will ensure the preparation and provision of analytical research and policy advice in the fields of macroeconomics and monetary policy, and in the collection and analysis of financial statistics.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Develop and lead a central team of Economists, Statisticians and Analysts to provide evidence and advice to support policy development and decision-making for the Commission, Governor, Deputy Governors and
Senior Management team.
• Oversee the preparation of the Bank’s economics output and publications, in line with the Bank’s mandate for the provision of analysis and comment to support national economic policy development. Lead by example by undertaking relevant economic analysis and research for presentation and publication internally and externally to the Central Bank.
• Ensure the provision of advice and assistance to the Central Statistics Office regarding the collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation of statistics relating to the balance of payments, national accounts and other financial statistics, in line with our mandate.
• Represent the Bank in Ireland, at European level, and internationally, presenting the Bank’s views to government agencies, the ECB (including on the Monetary Policy Committee), the IMF, the OECD etc. In doing this, influence stakeholders and other agencies to help ensure that policies best contribute to the financial stability in Ireland.
• Create a broad network of relationships with other economists, senior officials, think tanks, academics and government departments supporting the Bank’s role.
• Contribute, as a Senior Leader in the Central Bank and a member of the Senior Leadership Committee, by participating fully in the development and execution of the strategy of the Bank and becoming a role model for our Principles and Behaviours.
• Lead and coach direct reports to ensure a high performing, well-motivated and developed team, which delivers the required outcomes. Promote a culture of continuous improvement; seek to identify and act on
opportunities to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Directorate and the overall Bank.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate should demonstrate at least some or all of the following:
• The roles require significant experience in developing and leading a high quality research/analysis/economics team.
• 8-10 years at Senior Management/ Executive level, having a demonstrable track record in the development and motivation of results-focused teams.
• A track record of publications in a relevant area and an associated professional reputation.
• Extensive knowledge of macroeconomics with the ability and experience to design, manage and conduct complex policy or research projects, including significant quantitative analysis.
• The ability to provide a senior management perspective and draw on an economics perspective in providing advice and advocating solutions at senior level.

Application Details:

Interested candidates seeking further information on the role may wish to contact the Deputy Governor at depgovcb@centralbank.ie or telephone +353 1 2245251.

To apply for this role, please click APPLY.
Closing date: 14 August 2017

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The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.