Closing date: 3 Jul 2024
Senior Economist

SENIOR ECONOMIST

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

We are looking for a Senior Economist to join St Helena Treasury. St Helena Island is an aid dependent self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the sub-tropics in the South Atlantic between South America and South Africa.

Offering sound analysis and support, your role will be varied and require a range of quantitative, technical, and non-technical skills, with potential to learn and expand on many working areas of economics. You will provide macroeconomic and quantitative analysis to the Treasury including inflation and revenue forecasts, which feed into the government’ annual budgeting process.  You will identify and implement international best practice in areas such as fiscal transparency and competition policy.

You should be capable of providing analytical support to develop of the financial services sector on St Helena and develop business cases for the Capital Programme projects to UK Treasury Green Book (or equivalent) standard.  You will be expected to provide analytical support to other portfolios across a range of policy issues.

You should be comfortable providing written and oral briefings on the St Helena economy to a range of audiences including ministers and the public service, international delegations and bodies, and the community generally (including via the media).

Holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, or related field, you have experience undertaking economic analysis, policy development or implementation in one or more of the following areas: macroeconomic forecasting; developing project appraisals; financial economics, banking and prudential regulation, or tax. You should be adept at good quality report writing and have experience analysing and interpreting information, with the ability to define and use analytics to support decision-making.  Experience in a treasury or ministry of finance context would highly value in this role.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £40k per annum, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement of at least £15,800 per annum, full details can be found in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum, plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below, where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 3 Jul 2024.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

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