Economist

Organisation
S&P Global
Locations

London, Cape Town, Paris

Application Deadline

We are providing macro-economic forecasting, modelling and country risk analysis that is used by senior executives within multinational corporations and political organizations, governments and NGOs to underpin critical strategic decisions. Specifically, within Government, our full suite of ECR solutions and capabilities address the needs of multiple ministries and multiple departments within supranational organisations. For example, we deliver our Economics data, analysis and research into Ministries of Finance and Central Banks, our industry data into Ministries of Trade and Innovation, our Country risk data, analytics and research into Ministries of Foreign Affairs and our pricing data and analytical tools into Ministries of Defence.

We are uniquely placed in this space as we have one of the most developed economics and country risk research and consulting teams in the market and our lead analysts frequently brief heads of state, ministers and supranational organisations.

Your Role:

You will be a key member of the S&P Global Market Intelligence forecasting team. Reporting into the head of the MENA team, you will analyse, forecast, and consult on key economies of the MENA region.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on economic and financial developments in several countries in the region
  • Forecast economic conditions for these countries using S&P Global Market Intelligence’s economic models
  • Interact and collaborate with other teams within S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Contribute to frequent outlook and risk publications (headline analysis, monthly and quarterly reports on the region and assigned countries)
  • Author insightful in-depth reports on topics of interest to customers
  • Support customer briefings at conferences, onsite presentations and via webcasts
  • Respond to internal and external client inquiries
  • Participate in regular calls with colleagues and customers during European & US business hours
  • Support the firm’s commercial expansion by accompanying sales representatives to client and prospect meetings in the region

Job Requirements:

Your key qualifications and skills include:

  • PhD or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field with rigorous economics coursework
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience, whether in a commercial or academic setting
  • Prior experience in monitoring and forecasting the economies of the region
  • Fluency in English, and other local languages such as Arabic or Farsi are considered a strong asset
  • Strong analytical proficiency and be comfortable with quantitative analysis and advanced forecasting tools, as well as proven competence in handling international economic data
  • Excellent communication skills (written as well as verbal), with a track record of producing in-depth written analysis on a range of macroeconomic topics
  • An interest in communicating cutting-edge economic ideas to a non-professional audience
  • Strong command of MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of EViews and prior experience with econometric forecasting models will be a plus
  • The candidate will be required to work independently and regularly collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights and leading data and technology solutions, partnering with customers to expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

Benefits:

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:

At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


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