Macroeconomist – Djibouti

UN Volunteers (UNV)

Macroeconomist – Djibouti

Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 July 2021



National Specialist

Host entity UNDP

Country Djibouti

Duty station Djibouti (DJI)

Language skills

French, English

Start date Immediate

Duration 6 months with possibility of extension

Application deadline 06 April 2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall supervision of Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of Inclusive Livelihood and Resilience Portfolio of UNDP Djibouti Country Office, the UN Volunteer will develop an analysis of socio and economic recovery interventions planned and those that are implemented in Djibouti.

The UNV will support with quantitative and qualitative macroeconomic data collection and analysis, developing criteria for performance-based grants and loan guarantee schemes and supporting the management of the knowledge products developed based on the results of household survey and socio-economic impact assessment conducted in 2020 by UNDP/

Under the supervision of the CTA, the UNV will:

  • Provide support with quantitative and qualitative macroeconomic data collection (primary and secondary disaggregated data on impact of COVID-19 on the micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Provide support in developing criteria and disbursement model for performance-based grant for MSMEs and civil society organizations
  • Provide support in developing criteria for loan guarantee schemes
  • Provide support in developing knowledge products based on the Socio-economic Impact Assessment and the two COVID-19 impact surveys that were conducted – household survey and SME survey.


Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments: Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or closely relevant subject.

Required experience: 36 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least 3 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative macroeconomic data and economic analysis;
  • Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert, including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.
  • Experience of running econometric analysis and developing socio-economic analysis reports

Experience of preparing a report with a detailed approach assessing the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on labour markets, SMEs and household welfare in the region based on micro surveys would be an added advantage; Prepare notes, briefs, presentations and project proposals, when requested: Strong communication skills; Familiarity with processes of UN agencies and/or IFIs an asset; Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals; Fluency in French and English required Djiboutian national

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Macroeconomics and public finance

Driving license: No

Application procedure: * Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site :

Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

* Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site :

Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Djibouti et les résidents légaux de Djibouti ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce.

Les candidats ayant une longue expérience sont encouragés à poser leur candidature. Sous réserve que les exigences respectives soient remplies, l’affectation peut être envisagée en tant qu’expert VNU, y compris 40 % de VLA supplémentaires, ou en tant qu’expert senior VNU (15 ans d’expérience, y compris une expérience internationale), y compris 100 % de VLA supplémentaires.

Date limite pour postuler : 6 avril 2021

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