Senior Economic Consultant


Singapore
Application deadline: 01/08/2022

Oxford Economics, a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis, is expanding quickly its consulting operations in Asia and seeking to fill vacancies in its Singapore-based consulting team to enable that growth.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-growing, global economic consultancy; working closely with expert colleagues in Singapore, London, Sydney, Dubai and New York.

We are looking for a Senior Economic Consultant, with 8-10 years of relevant experience.

The role will be based in Singapore, reporting directly to the Singapore-based Director for Economic Consulting, Asia and with line management responsibilities. The individual will be part of a global ‘Economic Impact Consulting’ team, meaning that fluid and effective collaboration with colleagues in London, Sydney and New York, including our in-house econometrics and editorial teams, will be paramount.

The role will require working with autonomy on client-facing consulting projects – using a range of analytical and modelling techniques, producing proposals, drafting reports and communicating with clients.

Prior experience in an economic consulting role is highly preferred. Otherwise, other valid experience working in economics, managing quantitative and written research products and dealing with clients in public or private sector is valuable.

A performance related bonus is offered on top of the salary.

Job Description

Key elements of the role include:

  • Analytical and modelling responsibilities:
  • High quality data analysis, with excellent skills required in Excel, Stata, Eviews etc.
  • Economic modelling and analysis in a number of disciplines, which might include input-output modelling, labour market modelling, cost-benefit analysis and bespoke scenario projections.
  • Delivering consulting projects:
  • High quality, client-ready written input to project reports and presentations. This will require close collaboration with senior colleagues, in-house subject matter experts and the Oxford Economics editorial team.
  • Contributing creatively and constructively to new project proposals and ideas, as well as proactively seeking and developing new business opportunities.
  • Client and project management
  • Effective communication with clients on behalf of the company to understand their needs and, during a project, to communicate complex economic reasoning and explain our analytical findings.
  • Excellent project planning and time management, to structure one’s own work as well as wider project work, including adhering to Oxford Economics’ quality assurance processes.
  • Teamwork and management responsibilities
  • Line-management of a more junior economist and responsibility for supporting his or her technical skills and professional development.
  • Taking the initiative in suggesting ways to strengthen the quality of the team’s analysis, ways of working and or business opportunities in Singapore and globally.
Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8-10 years experience in economic consultancy. He or she will demonstrate core consultancy skills, including written and verbal

communication and project management. The candidate will also demonstrate high levels of confidence in conducting and defending a wide range of economic modelling techniques.

As a key member of a small team in Singapore and a much larger global team, the candidate will enjoy contributing to the company’s wider strategic objectives and supporting the training of more junior colleagues in developing their own skillsets. He or she will be rigorous, independent, collegiate, practical and creative.

Desirable qualities for the role include
  • Strong familiarity with analytical techniques such as Input-Output modelling, cost-benefit analysis, econometrics and forecasting. Strong candidates will be highly competent in MS Excel and able to use econometrics packages, such as eViews or Stata.
  • Expertise or experience of analysing detailed national statistics, such as labour market statistics and national accounts.
  • An optimistic, constructive and pragmatic approach to problem solving in a research-context.
  • Extensive experience of client-facing work and project management.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit to win projects and grow the business.
How to Apply

To apply for the role, or discuss opportunities at Oxford Economics, please email a CV and

cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected] In the subject title, please state: ‘Application: Singapore Senior Economic Consultant’. Your cover letter should clearly explain how you meet our requirements.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

We will review applications as they are received and we plan to begin interviewing in August 2022.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 280 industrial sectors and over 7,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 450 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal or local laws.

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