Closing date: 30 June 2022
Chief Government Economist


St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

SHG is looking for a Chief Government Economist to join our Sustainable Development Team in St Helena. 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.

Providing cross-cutting economic policy advice to St Helena Government, you will ensure those applied are well targeted, efficient and consistent with established policies and strategies. You must manage the production of macroeconomic forecasts to inform the medium term expenditure framework, offer input into economic development considerations, and focus on developing policy measures that incentivise private sector investment in key strategic sectors. You will be responsible for working closely with members of the Sustainable Development Team to deliver key strategic economic development projects.

You will also contribute economic input into regulatory issues, plus manage socio-economic assessments of key policies and projects as well as provide economic evaluation of projects, programmes, and policies where necessary.  You will support public consultations and help the Statistics Office in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data relating to economic indicators.

Holding a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area (with a significant economics component), you have a Project or Programme Management qualification (Prince2, MSP, Agile) or equivalent level of demonstrable attainment or experience. This should be supported by experience of managing a function/service area or diverse group of staff and a substantial background in economic analysis and economic development. Having worked in business and financial planning in a financially constrained context and involving some hard-to-predict budgets, you have sound financial management skills. You have delivered effective performance management at organisational and individual staffing level and been involved in strategic planning and effective project management, with experience of high level policy development in a strongly political environment.

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: £55k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement of at least £15,900 per annum, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • 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. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: [email protected]

Applications must be sent to [email protected] and received by 30 June 2022

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.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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