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IMF Economist Program: What are the stages for a position at the IMF?

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IMF Economist Program: What are the stages for a position at the IMF?

May 13, 2021

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IMF Economist Program

When you become a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, in a collaborative and supportive environment, you will work on a wide range of challenging issues that the global economy runs into, as well as make a direct, measurable impact on the well-being of people all around the world.

The IMF attracts professionals who are driven to work in a truly multicultural environment and are passionate about the mission of achieving global economic stability, whether as an economist, or part of a highly qualified professional administrative team.

If you are someone who wishes to start an international career at the International Monetary Fund, first of all, it is essential that you know about all the different job possibilities and careers that the organization offers, as well as its organizational chart, payment and benefits policies, recruitment platform, and the professional and academic profile they look for.

The central objective of this article is to present to you the stages that separate you from achieving an entry-level economist position at the IMF.

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What is the IMF Economist Program?

This program offers a complete IMF work experience, and is a base for a stimulating career as an economist.

During the program, the candidate will have two department assignments, joining the economic teams that work on the specific regional supervision of a particular country, and on fiscal, monetary, balance of payments, debt issues, and related matters.

This is not a trainee position and, from the start, the candidate will have practical work to do, as well as objective responsibilities as an IMF economist, and may include policy development, national or regional operational work, research, and capacity and teaching development.

Program length: three years.

Application requirements

  1. Recently attained a Ph.D., or completed a Ph.D. in the last year, in a relevant field of study;
  2. Citizen from an IMF member country;
  3. Under the age of 34 on entering the IMF program.

How to apply for the IMF Economist Program?

The application process opens annually at the end of September, with a notification on the IMF JobLink site.

Pre-selected candidates are interviewed between October and January, and offers are made in early February. The selection process is made up of several stages, which may take place in parallel.

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What are the main stages of the program?

IMF ECONOMIST PROGRAM: 4 Key Stages

1) Preliminary Interview30-40 minute preliminary interview;
You will respond to questions on economic topics related to the IMF`s work, and on your interpersonal and communication skills.
2) Document SubmissionYou will send your most recent university transcript from your Ph.D. program;
You will provide three academic references;
You will submit a research paper, or one or two chapters of your dissertation.
3) Virtual Panel InterviewYou will be invited for a 60-minute virtual panel interview, comprised of two or three senior IMF economists, and a Human Resources officer;
The interview will follow a format similar to the preliminary interview;
You will also be asked to take a 40-minute online psychometric assessment designed to identify preferred behavioral skills and approaches.
4)  Final SelectionAll candidates who reached the panel interview stage will be referred to an internal committee of senior staff for review, and it will make the final selection.

 

The IMF offers different opportunities to professionals looking to kick-start their careers with the organization, through which they select highly qualified and motivated people to work in its various areas of activity. There are internship programs, consultant vacancies, young professional programs, administrative jobs, among others.

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has prepared a comprehensive eBook and special services to help candidates navigate through the IMF job opportunities. In this article, we are going to present each one of these services. You will understand why each of them is worth every cent, you will have access to our clients’ reviews and satisfaction rate. Our team has already helped dozens of candidates to land a job at expressive international organizations such as the IMF.

If you want to know more about it, access:

IMF Jobs and Careers: Products & Services

Also, check out our overview of IMF Job Opportunities:

IMF Jobs: Overview


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