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State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Central Bank, regulates the monetary and credit system of country and fosters its growth in the best national interest with a view to securing monetary stability and optimum utilization of the country’s productive resources. Consistent strengthening of its regulatory and supervisory regime is reflected in the performance and resilience of the banking sector in the face of recent challenging macro financial environment.

SBP is looking for high caliber and dynamic professionals for the CONTRACTUAL position in Economic Policy Review Department, based at Karachi.


Senior/Lead Economist

Key responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not limited to, the following:
Contribution to SBP Annual and Quarterly Reports on the State of Pakistan Economy.
Act as Publication Manager for the SBP Annual and Quarterly Reports on the State of Pakistan Economy.
Conduct research on topical issues relating to Pakistan’s economy and produce notes/papers in a timely manner on the basis of this research.
Participate in discussions and engage in evidenced-based debates on outlook of the domestic and global economies.
Write research papers using strong writing skills to contribute to publications in SBP Research Bulletin, SBP working paper Series and SBP Staff Notes.
Provide intellectual and analytical support to the management in policy formulation.
Manage and develop young analysts.
Deal with references and queries raised by internal and external stakeholders.

 Eligibility Criteria:


Must have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with 16 years of education in Economics or Finance from HEC recognized university or from a reputable foreign university.

Candidates with PhD or MPhil and international exposure will be preferred.


Maximum 45 years, as of the date of submission of application (as per CNIC). Relaxation maybe allowed in case of additional relevant experience.

Minimum 8 years post qualification relevant experience for 16 years education.

Minimum 6 years post qualification relevant experience for M.Phil.

Minimum 4 years post qualification relevant experience for Ph.D.
Sound knowledge of macroeconomic theory.
Strong analytical skills and command of English language.
Knowledge of Pakistan’s economy particularly monetary, financial, and external sectors.
Familiarity with statistical datasets in Pakistan.
Sound knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and proficiency in the use of econometrics software packages.
Adaptability to fast-paced, dynamic, and competitive environment.
Integrity, excellence, and teamwork.
Exhibit leadership, team management, communication and interpersonal skills.


Competitive compensation package, as per State Bank rules.

 Application Procedure

Interested candidates, meeting the above mentioned eligibility criteria may send detailed CVs along with covering letter addressed to Joint Director, Resource Management, HRD, State Bank of Pakistan, 10th Floor, SBP Main Building, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, enclosing therewith their CVs, most recent photograph and attested copies of all relevant documents. Last date of application submission is March 30, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications with incomplete CVs, especially which are devoid of Photograph, Date of Birth, experience/qualification dates or any other important information will not be shortlisted. Selection process may also include written test.

SBP is an equal opportunity Employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Misinformation and any attempt to influence the selection process will be considered a definite disqualification at any stage of the process for current as well as for all future recruitments in the Bank, even if the candidate is otherwise qualified.

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