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Senior Analyst – International Department

  • Leverage your experience to truly make a difference to the Australian people
  • Develop your career in a collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to broaden your experience over time by moving between the Reserve Bank’s functions, including to overseas offices
  • Access to a wide range of benefits

There are currently opportunities in the Reserve Bank’s International Department, part of the Financial Markets Group. The International Department provides regular advice to the Governors and the Reserve Bank Board on monetary policy at foreign central banks and developments in international financial markets. The Department is also responsible for the Bank’s involvement with a number of major international institutions and forums, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Group of 20 (G20). In addition, the Department conducts the Bank's operations in foreign exchange markets and invests its holdings of international reserves, in conjunction with offices in New York and London.

Major responsibilities

As a Senior Analyst, you will carry out analysis and develop subject matter expertise on issues that relate to foreign central banks, international financial markets and/or international institutions. This work may span advanced economies, emerging economies especially in Asia, foreign exchange markets, and/or wide-ranging issues being considered in relevant international forums.

Regular work includes:

  • Monitoring developments and preparing briefing material on a regular basis, including papers for the senior executive and Reserve Bank Board. You will be challenged to stay on top of a wide scope of rapidly evolving issues
  • Conducting longer-term analysis of questions relating to your area of international expertise, and linking this to the policy context in Australia
  • Presenting analysis and participating in discussions at department meetings, providing evidence-based advice while bringing your own perspective to important issues
  • Contributing to the Bank's Statement on Monetary Policy, helping to prepare speeches, and publishing analysis in the Reserve Bank Bulletin

Successful candidates would be expected to rotate to other roles within or outside of the Department over time. Some travel may be required in future.

Skills and experience we value

To be successful in this role you will be motivated to serve the Australian public, eager to learn and further your ability to analyse complex information, and keen to work closely with others to pursue team goals while learning from others’ perspectives.

Experience that would be valued includes:

  • Relevant analytical experience with previous involvement in, or proven aptitude for, research, analytical or policy work
  • An ability to prepare written reports and make verbal presentations with clarity and impact
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, with a commitment to team goals
  • An ability to work towards tight deadlines
  • A working knowledge of financial markets or international economies will be highly regarded
  • An honor's or post-graduate degree in economics, finance or a related discipline will be highly regarded
  • Experience manipulating and analysing data using Excel or other statistical packages, and/or motivated to develop your skills further in this area

About the RBA

The RBA is Australia's central bank. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. It does this by conducting monetary policy to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target, working to maintain a strong financial system and efficient payments system, and issuing the nation's banknotes.

The RBA provides certain banking services as required to the Australian Government and its agencies, and to a number of overseas central banks and official institutions. Additionally, it manages Australia's gold and foreign exchange reserves.

How to Apply

Your application should include a resume detailing your experience and qualifications. A supporting statement addressing the selection criteria would also be welcomed.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.

Applications close AUS Eastern Standard Time