Economist – Sandton

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Summary

An opportunity exists in the Global Markets team of the Investment Bank for a junior economist who will be appointed to assist with data analysis, report writing and forecasts of macroeconomic variables for South Africa. This role is suited to a candidate with ideally a Master’s degree in Economics/Econometrics but strong candidates with a four-year economics degree may also be considered. The role is a stepping stone to learn more about the economic landscape of the South African economy and therefore ideal for someone with a keen interest in learning about the South African markets.

Job Description
The ideal candidate is likely to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in macroeconomic research coupled with the following key attributes:

Strong communication skills, including both verbal and written, with previous experience in a client-facing role advantageous
Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills, along with the ability to identify the “so what?” in their analysis
Meticulous attention to detail and conscientiousness
A self-starter that can work both within a team and independently, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Ability to operate with the highest level of ethics and integrity
Actively contribute to collecting and analyzing data, assist with presentations, conduct desk research while also contributing to reports on topical economic trends for South African markets.
Work with experienced macroeconomist within the team on various trends and research projects within the South African economy.
Support the research team with thought leadership and client interaction


Bachelor Honours Degree: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)