Economists

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek an Economist Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on economic analysis, policy development, and impact assessment.

Objectives:
The Economist Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that economic considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

 

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on economic theory, modeling, data analysis, and policy formulation.
  • Conducting economic research, impact assessments, and cost-benefit analyses to inform decision-making and policy development.
  • Developing economic models and forecasts to analyze market trends, evaluate policy options, and predict economic outcomes.
  • Providing economic advice and support to governments, international organizations, and private sector entities.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate economic findings and recommendations.

Scope of Work:
The Economics Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting economic research and analysis on a wide range of topics, such as market analysis, macroeconomic forecasting, and policy evaluation.
  • Developing economic models and forecasts to analyze economic trends, assess policy impacts, and predict future outcomes.
  • Collecting and analyzing economic data from various sources, including surveys, administrative records, and financial statements.
  • Preparing economic reports, policy briefs, and presentations that clearly communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Providing technical advice and support to project teams on economic issues.
  • Contributing to the development of knowledge products and publications on economic topics.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Econometrics, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Econometrics, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in economic research, analysis, modeling, and policy formulation.
  • Strong understanding of economic theory and its application to real-world problems.
  • Proficiency in statistical and econometric software packages such as Stata, R, or EViews.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous economic research papers, policy briefs, or reports that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Economist Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.