Are you a soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor's or master's programme in economics, statistics, finance or a related field - or a recent graduate with less than 12 months' work experience? The graduate programme of the Bank for International Settlement it's what's right for you!
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Organization/Company: Established in 1930, the BIS (Bank for International Settlement) is owned by 60 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City. The Bank is the oldest international financial institution. From its inception to the present day, the BIS has played a number of key roles in the global economy, from settling reparation payments imposed on Germany following the First World War, to serving central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability. During the period of the Second World War, the BIS was instrumental in shipping gold from Europe to the safety of New York, mostly on behalf of European central banks. In the aftermath of World War II, Europe's priority was stabilising the different national currencies; for this reason in September 1950, 18 European countries set up a European Payments Union (EPU) and appointed the BIS as its agent. The goal of the EPU was to restore the free convertibility of European currencies in line with the Bretton Woods agreements. Today the BIS aims to remain true to its historical and present mission, which is to serve the global central bank community, to foster cooperation between central banks and to promote monetary and financial stability
Duty Station: Basel
Open To: Graduated students of a bachelor's or master's programme in economics, statistics, finance or a related field or recent graduated students with less than 12 months' work experience
Timeframe: September/October 2018
Job description: The Bank for International Settlement offers a graduate programme in the Monetary and Economic Department. This programme offers the unique opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy, working alongside experienced economists and research analysts. The programme will give to the students practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities, working with leading professionals from around the world. The main responsibilities are:
- Support BIS economic research and analysis by collecting, processing and conducting statistical and econometric analysis of data from a range of sources
- Create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings on global financial topics
- Maintain databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data
- Conduct data quality control and help test and implement new statistical applications
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the graduate programme must have the following requirements:
- Completed bachelor’s or master’s degree (by September 2018)
- Less than 12 months of work experience
- Strong analytical skills
- Knowledge of standard econometric packages (Eviews, Stata)
- Programming skills (Matlab, SQL)
- Some exposure to different data sources (Datastream, Bloomberg, etc).
Wage/Fees: The candidate will receive a salary net of tax, health insurance and return travel and relocation assistance to Basel
Application process: To apply it is necessary to submit a CV and a cover letter setting out the motivation for joining the programme and specific areas of interest of relevance to the programme
Telephone (+41 61) 280 8080
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