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Economist : Senior Analyst - International Financial Markets

More autonomy, fewer barriers

We have two opportunities for an Economist and/or Senior Analyst who have an understanding, experiences and passion for Financial Markets, Foreign Exchange Markets or international institutions. Your opportunity will be carrying out analysis to develop into a subject matter expert on policy issues that relate to foreign central banks and international financial markets. You will also conduct analysis across evolved economies, emerging economies especially in Asia, foreign exchange markets, or wide-ranging issues being considered in relevant international forums.

Your challenge will be to stay on top of a wide scope of evolving issues, conducting longer-term analysis of questions relating to your area of international expertise, and linking this to the policy context in Australia. You will also oversee developments and prepare briefing material, including papers for the senior executive and Reserve Bank Board and will also contribute to the Bank's Statement on Monetary Policy, helping to prepare speeches, and publishing analysis in the Reserve Bank Bulletin.

Your background

  • Understanding and/or skills and experience in research, analytical or policy work
  • Ability to prepare written reports and make verbal presentations with clarity and impact
  • An ability to present analysis and provide evidence-based advice while bringing your own perspective to important issues
  • An understanding of financial markets or international economies is highly desirable
  • Experience manipulating and analysing data using Excel, R or other data packages and/or motivated to develop your skills further
  • Positive relationship building and interpersonal skills, with a dedication to team goals
  • Qualification in economics, finance or a related subject area and/or post-graduate studies is desirable

Your team

The International Department is a thriving team that 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 team is 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.

Be More

You can become the expert in many areas in order to develop as a truly rounded professional. You will be motivated to serve the Australian public, eager to learn and further develop your skills to analyse sophisticated information, and keen to work closely with others to pursue team goals while learning from others’ perspectives.

Why RBA?

The RBA makes an important contribution to the Australian economy through the pursuit of national economic policy objectives and associated activities in financial markets and banking. We also issue Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contribute to the welfare of the Australian people.

Made up of specialists across a wide range of fields, our people have a meaningful role to play in achieving these objectives. 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, and we treat one another with respect while promoting the public interest through our efforts.

We know it is the growth and success of our people that drives the Bank forward. Come and make a bigger contribution while you build and develop your own skills too, because being more means you can do more, for yourself and for Australia.

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

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