Overview

Role

Manager / Senior Associate – Economist/Public Finance Management – E&S – Riyadh

 

Why PwC

Established in the region for over 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 7,000 people across 12 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market, and beyond.

 

Economics & Sustainability Team

You will be working within the Economics and Sustainability team (E&S). We are an analysis-driven team that uses economic principles and techniques to formulate policies and strategies to create genuine impacts. We help governments and private sector organisations navigate complex issues and make better-informed decisions, grounded in robust and compelling evidence. We provide the necessary foresight that helps make and deliver critical business decisions and investments. We work across the Middle East for clients in a range of sectors, including but not limited to central government, real estate, energy and utilities, finance,  tourism, transport and health.

We have a mission to drive the Middle East’s transformation to a sustainable future and we are interested in passionate, technically-skilled and commercially-minded individuals that can contribute to this objective.

The work we typically undertake includes:

  • Economic and fiscal policy analysis and development

  • Socio-economic impact assessment 

  • Economic and financial modelling / forecasting

 

Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced consultant with a background in

  • One of the following areas: economic impact assessment, macroeconomic analysis or forecasting, public finance management, economic policy development 

  • Experience working as an Economist in a consulting environment OR for a center of government (e.g. Ministry of Finance, Executive Council etc) is preferred

  • Designing and delivering training programmes and workshops

  • Preparing clear, concise and presentable reports for different audiences, e.g. technical staff as well as executive-level reports

  • Translating complex fiscal data into actionable strategies and implementation roadmaps

  • Building and maintaining positive, productive and professional relationships with clients and colleagues. You will be expected to have significant interactions with senior government officials and senior advisors, including presenting to ministerial-level staff 

  • Coaching and developing the more junior members in the team

  • Driving business development activities, including identifying new opportunities through client and internal relationships and research; developing high quality and commercially viable project proposals; and managing risk and quality processes

  • You will be expected to have a global mindset and ability to connect with other colleagues across the consulting line of services and other Line of services within PwC, which requires a high-level understanding of the wider PwC offering and trends outside your core area of expertise, so we can bring to our clients high value multidisciplinary solutions

 

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications

  • Experience working with or for the centre of government (e.g. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy etc.)

  • Experience leading projects in the following areas: designing and implementing PFM frameworks, reforms and best practices, designing and implementing fiscal policies (revenue, expenditure, debt) and assessing the impact of these policies

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the public sector financial lifecycle including budgeting, procurement, expenditure control, revenue management, and reporting, as well as familiarity with international PFM standards and best practices

  • Proven ability to structure issues and use analytical skills to solve complex problems.

  • Experience in economic impact analysis or related modelling techniques to assess the impacts of policies

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience through written and oral communication essential

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and visually-appealing reports essential

  • Strong interest and passion for developing, growing and leading a team through coaching and mentoring, as well as proactive knowledge sharing

  • The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East or where project requirements dictate 

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Suite essential 

  • Experience in working with Stata, R, EViews, PowerBI, Tableau, or ThinkCell ideal 

  • Professional proficiency of Arabic (oral and written) ideal

 

Years of experience

  • 5 years of experience in public financial management, preferably in a consulting environment

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy, or any related field

  • Professional qualifications in public financial management preferred

Job ID: 6585

About PwC Middle East

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.