Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant for Training on Designing a Monitoring and Evaluation System and 4 Trainings on Computable General Equilibrium Modelling
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 28 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-171590-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Syria
5 trainings
1. Introductory CGE training
2. Advanced workshop for a Monitoring and Evaluation System for public policy
3. CGE training with introduction of the government in the model
4. CGE training regarding modelling an open economy with government
5. Training on the construction of the Syrian CGE model

The consultant should submit monthly progress reports that describe the status and work being completed.

Work Location

Beirut-Lebanon

Expected duration

6 months starting the signature of the contract

Duties and Responsibilities

• Training 1
January 24th - 28th , 2022, Beirut Lebanon
The topics to be covered are the following:
1. Structure and main utilization of the Input output table and SAM
2. Build and perform simulations using the IO and SAM multiplier models
3. Theoretical Development of a basic CGE model
4. Presentation and use of the CGE through the UNESCWA interface
5. Get used to the GAMS software
6. How to construct a CGE model
7. Social Accounting Matrix and calibration of the model
8. Functional forms in CGE models
9. Constructing a closed economy 2 sectors CGE model using GAMS
10. Implementation of the model developed during the last sessions in GAMS.
11. Calibration and Simulation of the model.

• Training 2
January 31st - February 4th, 2022, Damascus Syria
Workshop to define the terms of reference of the Monitoring and Evaluation System

• Training 3
Dates and location to be determined with Syrian Government between March and June
The topics and exercises to be covered are the following:
1. Introduction of the government in the model: Definition of government equations
2. Implementation of the model developed in GAMS
3. Calibration and Simulation of the model

• Training 4
Dates and location to be determined with Syrian Government between March and June
The topics and exercises to be covered are the following:
1. Modeling an open economy with government: Definition of external trade equations
2. Implementation of the model developed in GAMS.
3. Calibration and Simulation of the model

• Training 5
Dates and location to be determined with Syrian Government between March and June
Construction of the CGE model for Syria

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Previous experience in working with international organizations is an advantage.
Academic Qualifications: Master's degree in mathematics, economics, or related field is required. A PHD in mathematics, economics or related field is desirable.
Experience: - A minimum of 15 years of experience in economic research is required.
- Experience in quantitative analysis and applying CGE modelling in economics is required.
- An expertise in GAMS software is required.
- Monitoring and Evaluation System for public policy is desirable notably for Arab Countries.
Language: Fluency in English and Arabic is required

No Fee

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