Vacancy for macroeconomist at The Treasury closes 30 Oct 2018


See Job Ad and Position Description at Central Agencies. Some detail copied below …

Do you want to undertake influential analysis on fiscal policy and macroeconomic issues?
  • Are you passionate about the economy & macroeconomics?
  • Interested in contributing to a wide-range of economic policy issues?
  • Do you hold a relevant post-graduate degree?

The Treasury is the New Zealand Government’s lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to be a world-leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.

We have an opportunity for an Analyst/Senior Analyst (Macroeconomics) to join our Forecasting, Modelling & Research Teams. This role would suit an Analyst with a few years of experience who is interested in applying their excellent quantitative skills to help shape policy and analytical work. For appointment at the senior level you will have proven macroeconomic analysis experience and evidence of excellent communication and influencing skills. You will be joining one of our three macroeconomic teams, which together represent one of the largest groupings of macroeconomic expertise in New Zealand.

Together, our teams are responsible for:

  • Monitoring and quantitative analysis on international and domestic economic developments
  • Advising the Government on monetary and fiscal policy frameworks, and on its fiscal strategy
  • Producing the economic and fiscal forecasts and projections published in the Budget and regular Economic and Fiscal Updates, and the Long-Term Fiscal Statement
  • Contributing to a wide range of economic policy issues and discussions both within the Treasury and externally, including through original research and modelling

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and contributing to the development of analysis on relevant macroeconomic and fiscal policy issues
  • Developing/maintaining/updating Treasury’s policy and forecasting models
  • Providing model based forecasts/policy advise
  • Conducting research and analysis to influence/inform policy
  • Working across teams to provide technical/modelling support and shaping debate

About You

  • A passion for macroeconomics, especially macroeconomic modelling
  • A strong post-graduate tertiary qualification in macroeconomics or related disciplines (economics, statistics or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering research projects and working collaboratively with others
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to engage with non-technical audiences to convey findings
  • Some experience working in a policy modelling environment
  • Experience working with time series econometrics, experience with VAR models or structural modelling would be an advantage
  • Programming experience would be an advantage

In return we can offer you:

  • Excellent mentoring support and work within a supportive, collaborative and high-performing team
  • Interesting and exciting work across a range of areas
  • The opportunity to bring new ideas and contribute evidence into policy
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit personal circumstances

At the Treasury, we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential.  The Treasury values diversity amongst its employees and encourages a positive work/non work balance.

Applications close – Tuesday 30 October, 2018. All applications must be made online.

Please see link at top of this page for further detail and for more information please contact, Peter Gardiner, Manager – Forecasting, Modelling & Research