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Senior Economist, Structural Analysis and Macroeconomic Modelling

Do work that makes a difference

As a Senior Economist, Structural Analysis and Macroeconomic Modelling, you will help oversee the direction of research and analysis within a section of the Economic Analysis Department (within Economic Group). You will also assist in leading a small team of passionate individuals to achieve goals and deliver quality outcomes in support of the Bank’s central banking functions and strategic objectives.

To be successful, you will have strengths in macroeconometric modelling, economic analysis and research or in a closely related field as well as a familiarity with theoretical and applied issues relevant to economics and finance. You will also have a proven capability as a leader to provide individual and team support, nurture and develop a small team of 3-5 and build continued collaboration across the team and the broader Group.

You main responsibilities will be:

  • Effectively plan, implement and monitor progress of an analytical agenda in line with priorities of the Department and the Group.  
  • Make use of macroeconometric models and other analytical techniques, provide economic and/or technical advice that supports the monetary policy decisions of the Board and contributes to the Bank and Economic Group meeting its strategic goals.  
  • Communicate effectively to relevant internal and external decision-makers, stakeholders and other audiences in support of the Bank’s functions and objectives.  
  • Manage internal and external relationships and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders in support of the Bank’s functions and objectives.  
  • Ensure people management and Bank policies and processes are followed.  
  • Lead, guide and develop individuals and teams to effectively achieve the objectives of the Department and the Group; support the development and career planning of staff within teams.    
  • Enable and recognise workforce performance in a way that encourages continuous improvement.

Your background 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in economics, finance or closely related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with theory, concepts and applied issues relevant to economics and finance.
  • Experience in economic analysis and research or in a closely related field.
  • Experience in macroeconometric modelling.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Your development & career

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the Australian people, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports people’s growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility.

Why RBA?

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts. 

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.

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