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Senior Economist

  • Job reference: 912573
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 18/07/2017

The role:
The Senior Economist is our client's expert on the economic outlook and development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, focusing on macroeconomic trends, collection and analysis of Kingdom-related data, drafting policy recommendations, economic research, and econometrics.

* Manage and support small teams to deliver required research and analytics
* Supervise internal socioeconomic research, and provide reporting on the same
* Analyze and assess economic data, research, policies, and arguments
* Assist management in responding to urgent economic questions and issues based on evidence and analysis
* Manage market and other assessments, and report relevant insights in the area of Saudi Arabian macroeconomics
* Present ad hoc and standard economic research, analysis, forecasts, and recommendations in formats effective for various internal and external stakeholders, including relevant Saudi Arabian ministries
* Provide training to enable non-economist stakeholders to participate as required
* Provide coaching and mentorship to junior staff

* Master's degree in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or closely related discipline; advanced degree is highly desirable
* Must have steadily advanced his/her professional competence in areas of expertise through personal study, relevant and expanding work experiences, seminars, professional contacts and extension courses
* Must have extensive and relevant experience in a global energy think tank, international consulting firm, and/or integrated energy and chemicals company
* Must have exceptional analytical abilities
* Must be recognized as a leading expert in the economics field
* Must have a deep understanding of oil and gas, chemicals and energy industry economics, trends, developments, and strategies
* Must have the demonstrated ability to advance economic theories and recommendations by developing strong business cases based upon sound economic analysis
* Must have a proven ability to quickly build and maintain positive, effective networks with internal and external stakeholders of all organizational levels
* Must have a proven ability to develop a positive, effective and collaborative rapport with corporate management, co-workers, and stakeholders using tact and diplomacy
* Must have demonstrative ability to effectively coach and mentor multinational junior staff

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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