Research Economist

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1004849
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 4 Years
  • Industry Finance
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Job Purpose Statement

To provide analytical support to the Bank to inform timely decision-making. The occupant of this role will work closely with various internal parties to provide up to date, industry leading research on economic developments including country-specific economic developments, monetary, fiscal, exchange rate policies among other issues. The role will entail conducting regional macro-economic research with specific recommendations to the Bank’s Global Markets, Assets and Liability Committee, NCBA Investment Bank, Finance, Corporate and Retail department, Credit committees and NCBA clients.

Job Dimensions

Reporting Relationships: jobs that report to this position directly and indirectly

Direct Reports           None

Indirect Reports        None

Stakeholder Management:

key stakeholders that the position holder will need to liaise/work with to be successful in this role.


  • Global Markets
  • Finance
  • Executive
  • Business Units Heads – Corporate, Retail, Business Banking
  • Business Units Relationship Managers
  • Branches
  • Financial Market Operations
  • Legal
  • Market Risk
  • NCBA Investment Bank External
  • Existing and Prospective Clients
  • Competitors
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Fund Managers
  • Business and Research partners

Decision Making Authority /Mandates/Constraints:

The decisions the position holder is empowered to make

  • Macroeconomic modelling and subsequent forecasts.
  • Content and direction of reports and presentations, where relevant.

Work cycle and impacttime horizon and nature of impact (Planning)

(e.g. Less than 1 week, 2 weeks, 2 weeks – 1 month, 1month – 3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, above 1 year)

3-12 months


Job Specifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or equivalent. Master’s degree in Economics preferred.


  • Practical experience in use of MS Office applications.
  • Practical experience in use of Statistical software.
  • Practical experience in use of Econometric software.
  • Practical experience in financial modelling.

Desired work experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Statistical and Predictive analysis.
  • Strong quantitative background with experience in equities, fixed income and economic modelling.

Job competencies

Technical Competencies  

Technical Skills

  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Excellent understanding of Markets and Policy.

  • Be able to know and monitor the key economic indicators that will impact on the fore business and be in a position to explain that to customers.
  • Proven experience in report writing.
  • Public relation skills.

Behavioral Competencies

Interpersonal skills

  • Personable and confident with the ability to converse professionally with clients
  • Ability to market and establish lasting client relationships
  • Positive attitude and work ethic
  • Enthusiasm to learn about the wide range of products and roles within the bank. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Possess resiliency to work in a challenging and changing, high- volume, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to think globally, creatively, and to be innovative.
  • Maintain a sense of urgency and ability to execute quickly and efficiently.
  • Effective written/verbal communication skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Required skills

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