Senior Economist


About the role

The Senior Economist role is part of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macro Consulting team, and specifically for the Middle East team. The role is to be based in either Oxford’s Dubai office or one of its three UK offices (London, Oxford, Belfast), reporting into and line managed by the Lead Economist in Dubai. The Dubai office consists of five other economists, including the Global Managing Director of Macro Consulting, and three sales team staff. The Director of EMEA Macro Consulting and other members of the Middle East Macro Consulting team are based in the UK.  

We are looking to expand the Middle East Macro Consulting team in the Dubai office and/or in the UK as we seek to capitalize on growth opportunities in the region and expand into new advisory service areas. The Middle East is a key market for Oxford’s growth objectives, where we already have significant consultancy projects and high-profile clients, and aim to rapidly grow revenues from subscriptions and consultancy. The position will focus on design, implementation and delivery of macroeconomic and advisory consultancy projects. In addition, the position involves supporting Oxford’s Middle East macro analysis and engaging with existing clients, as well as helping the sales team develop the subscription base.

Key responsibilities 
  • Supporting a wide range of macroeconomic consultancy projects for clients in the Middle East region. 
  • This will include leading and contributing to proposals, pitches and final presentations, as well as being a key member of the team working on different projects for Middle East-based clients.  
  • The position is likely to involve some travel to clients within the region and in addition if based in the UK, some travel to Oxford’s Dubai office. 
  • Managing/mentoring junior team members as the Middle East macro consulting team develops. 
  • Presenting the house macro view to clients through client conferences, webinars and meetings and delivering model demos and training to clients. 
  • Dealing with Middle East-related client queries and more general queries from clients in the region.  
  • Supporting sales and marketing by presenting Oxford’s view and products
Skills and experience 
  • Strong academic education in Economics (postgraduate level desired). 
  • Previous experience in building and using applied macroeconomics models for forecasting and/or scenario analysis desired. 
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices and to tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
How to apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. 

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, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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 more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. 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 in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 400 full-time staff, 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 2,000 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks. 

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