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Associate Economist, Structural Economic Analysis (Commodities) | Economics Department

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Full Time




Malaysia : WP - Kuala Lumpur


Job Scope


Perform as a subject matter expert of the primary sectors (agriculture & mining) of the Bank; by undertaking relevant in-depth economic surveillance and assessment of the sector, as well as conducting policy- oriented research relevant to the primary sectors, in order to principally support macroeconomic surveillance for monetary policy formulation and the Bank’s role as an economic advisor to the Government.

Job Requirement


  • To provide in depth surveillance of the primary sectors and continuously improving the monitoring process to ensure the delivery of rigorous, timely and relevant economic assessment and forecast of the sector to primarily support the Bank’s monetary policy decision-making process.
  • To undertake research and strategic studies on longer-term structural issues, particularly on the primary sector, as well as on other areas relevant to the sustainability of economic growth and concerns related to monetary, fiscal and financial policies.
  • To draft well-written research papers and other publications for dissemination of research findings internally as well as to the public and assist in drafting policy recommendations based on issues uncovered from research findings.
  • To participate in collaborations with internal as well as external stakeholders to improve overall surveillance and research capacity.
  • To participate in inter-agency Government meetings to provide the Bank’s views on sectoral trends and policy issues.
  • To assist in preparing speeches, comments and presentations on sector-specific areas, and on findings of research for the Management.


  • Keeping abreast with the latest developments and policies affecting their assigned sectors
  • Good grasp of sectoral issues
  • Able to produce quality research papers within the stipulated deadline
  • Strong networking with internal and external shareholders
  • Keeping abreast with the latest theoretical and empirical techniques that can enhance research capabilities.


  • Strong analytical and research capability
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good teamwork both within the section and in cross-functional projects
  • Analytical tools and access to up-to-date databases
  • Good relationship with commodities-related government agencies and key industry players
  • Inquisitive and self-motivated


  • Know-How
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Budget/Financial Management
  • Event Management
  • Audit/Internal Control
  • Knowledge Management
  • Manpower Planning/Resource Management
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management


  • Academic Qualifications:
  1. Degree or Masters in Economics
  2. SPM with credits in BM, English and Maths with 2 other subjects
  • Experience:
  1. 2-3 years working experience in Economics and Financial Sector would be an advantage

Minimum Year of Working Experience

2 Years

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Grade

Second Class Upper

Field Of Study

Not Specified


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