Chief Economist at Deloitte Nigeria

Deloitte Nigeria - Our client is a development Finance institution positioned to empower more micro, small and medium enterprises across Nigeria. The institution is set up as a private sector driven wholesale financial institution aimed at increasing access to finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through eligible financial intermediaries In view of the foregoing, the client seeks to attract, motivate and retain qualified staff.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Chief EconomistReference Number: DFI009Location: Any City, NigeriaJob SummaryTo provide economic and business analyses/information to all levels of the organization to guide the Bank’s decisions and provide outlook for engaging with PFIs and other stakeholders.In doing this, he/she undertakes the monitoring and analysis of economic, business and banking developments/trends in both domestic and international economies/markets, forecasts macroeconomic and other environmental indicators, conducts reviews/scenario analyses and provides outlook/recommendation to management.The function contributes to the growth and optimization of the Bank’s balance sheet and bottom line, and shapes the loan portfolio and overall risk management outcomes in the Bank.Duties and ResponsibilitiesEvaluates and monitors the developmental impacts of the Bank’s activities in line with mandateResearches and provides intelligence on monetary developments, financial markets and capital flows and ensures the Bank is well informed to make monetary and policy decisionsAnalyzes and interprets current economic developments (local & international) for strategic positioning; contributes to strategy development and works closely with departmental heads to articulate/shape the growth potential for the Bank's businessModels and forecasts economic and financial indicators and provides clear and articulate advice on short turn-around time for variety of management issuesProduces short-term and long-term interest rate and general economic forecasts as well as periodic economic review and commentaries for publication and distribution to the Bank's customers, affiliates, media and other stakeholders as approved by the MD/CEO.Undertakes country risk analysis and rating for Nigeria and countries with which Nigeria conducts significant trade flows.Collaborates with economic thought leaders, regulators, analysts, rating agencies, and other key external stakeholders in understanding/shaping policiesProvides assistance and expert advisory services on economic issues that arise in areas of development policy operations and projectsProvides forward-looking analysis for capital planning to identify economic and other related trendsProvides analysis and assessment of economic research and economic arguments presented by stakeholdersDevelops and implements initiatives to embed a research/analytical culture within the Bank 

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