SENIOR ECONOMIST: SOCIOECONOMIC POLICY
Remuneration Package R 826, 053.00. per annum (All-incl.)
Reference: (Ref. S086/2018)
The incumbent will be required to: Conduct research on macroeconomic trends impacting the South African
economy including socio-economic issues, growth, the current account and balance of payments, exchange rates and
policies for capital account management to inform sound policy advice and as inputs into the economic framework for
the MTBPS and the Budget.
Qualifications and experience requirements: A Degree in Economics or Development Economics as recognised by
SAQA • Minimum 4 years relevant working experience • Experience in policy analysis, research and analysis of
economic trends and principles • Knowledge of South African economic trends and sources of data and information •
Sound and broad economic knowledge • Understanding of principles of research methodology and policy analysis.
Some key outputs include: Conduct research on macroeconomic issues: Draft an overview on developments in
the South African economy disseminated to relevant units in National Treasury, with specific focus on macroeconomic
issues and comment on high frequency economic indicators • Provide inputs into memoranda to the Minister and DG
on recent macroeconomic trends and developments in South Africa • Contribute to relevant sections of Chapter 2 of
the Budget Review and MTBPS on recent developments in the economy • Conduct research on macroeconomic issues,
including the current account and balance of payments, for the use of the National Treasury, with particular emphasis
on understanding economic trends and policy analysis Develop and maintain a database: Update an extensive
The National Treasury is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and the persons with
disabilities in particular. Our buildings are accessible to people with disabilities.
Applications should be accompanied by a fully completed Z83 (non-negotiable) comprehensive CV and originally certified
copies of qualifications and ID. Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the
publication in which you saw this advertisement, to the Recruitment Administrator: National Treasury, Private Bag X115,
Pretoria 0001 or to the e-mail address mentioned. Kindly note: applications that are not accompanied by a fully completed
Z83 will not be considered including late applications. The Department reserves the right not to fill the post.
Please note: All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Successful candidates will be
appointed on probation for the period of twelve (12) months ito the prescribed rules
All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will undergo security
vetting. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA). If you have not received feedback from the National Treasury within 3 month of the closing date, please regard your
application as unsuccessful.
database to inform research and respond to requests from other divisions in National Treasury and other departments
• Provide data in user-friendly format to users in National Treasury upon request • Develop and maintain a database
of information relevant to the research subject area e.g. Exports, imports, current account, capital flows and
international comparisons Contribute to qualitative assessments of research: Comment on IMF Article IV reports
and policy papers, reports by ratings agencies, OECD economic assessments and relevant academic research •
Accompany IMF and OECD to meetings during annual missions • Contribute to qualitative comment and assessment
of research on relevant SA economic issues conducted outside of the Treasury Socio-economic Policy
Development: Provide inputs and advice on various policy proposals and debates • Communicate the views of
Economic Policy and National Treasury to external and internal stakeholders • Present research findings and analysis
at staff policy seminars • Assist in the development of inputs & responses for speeches, presentations, briefing notes,
parliamentary questions & letters.
Applications may be sent via e-mail to