Position Title:  Macro-Fiscal Adviser

Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia



Adam Smith International is currently building a database of macro-fiscal/ economist expert for a potential assignment.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The Macro-Fiscal Adviser’s main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Work with macro-fiscal units to improve fiscal analysis skills, roll out budget framework papers, align macro-fiscal assumptions, improve own-source revenue/IGFT forecasting
  • Support to the consolidation of assessments of the general performance indicators of economic outlook
  • Support to monitoring of progress, identification of potential challenges in the macro-economic field, underlying causes and remedial actions and their follow-up to ensure maximum performance;
  • Provide recommendations on areas of improvements including on coordination mechanisms within the ministry and with other institutions in relevant areas to accelerate PFM reform process
  • Facilitation of administrative reform dialogue through studies, on-demand analytical work and logistical support;
  • Contributing to macroeconomic model building, forecasting and scenario analysis.
  • Drafting macro-fiscal analysis and research documents as required
  • Provision of specific training of the macro fiscal team on reporting with focus on economic and fiscal outlook


Key Competences and Expertise

  • Degree qualification in economics or in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, including some experience in the public sector
  • Experience in fragile states, preferably in Somalia.
  • Fluency in the Somali Language
  • Political awareness, technical skills and ability to work in complex operating environments and Fragile and Conflict affected states
  • Ability to deliver technical advice and effectively work with government counterparts.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience and knowledge of using initiative and being client oriented
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and team-working skills.
  • Ability to develop/manage relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of working to the highest ethical standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills;
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Excel and/or any other spreadsheet software
  • Ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude to effectively transfer technical knowledge and maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities and donors, as well as capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.


Specific Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 2 years hands-on experience in PFM;
  • Minimum 2 years hands-on experience in Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy;
  • Proven experience in carrying out similar assignments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships government institutions, and development partners;
  • Computer proficiency (including word processing, spreadsheets);


All interested applicants are requested to send the cover letters and CVs to this email. associaterecruit.asi@adamsmithinternational.comon or before 06 November 2023.