Chief Researcher at the Center for Development of Economic Modeling, NAC Analytica Corporate Fund


NAC Analytica Corporate Fund



Chief Researcher at the Center for Development of Economic Modeling


Key and functional objectives of the unit

·    Conduct research, provide information and advisory services in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as financial sector;

·    Prepare analytical materials, reports, references and public information and analytical bulletins as part of the Center’s tasks;

·    Establish interaction and cooperation with local and foreign research centers, as well as international organizations and public authorities in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as financial sector;

·    Participate in designing and delivering research programs of the Fund in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as in financial sector.



Key and functional objectives of the position

·    Collecting/structuring macroeconomic data by various countries;

·    Collecting/structuring financial time series;

·    Retrieving data from electronic databases and other public sourcs;

·    Building macroeconomic and empirical finance models in cooperation with academics;

·    Simulation of macroeconomic and financial models;

·    Projecting primary macroeconomic variables for a group of countires;

·    Projecting primary financial variables;

·    Creation of new ideas for research in macroeconomics and finance;

·    Updating and adapting existing models to more advanced analysis methods.


Educational background

·    Higher vocational education (additional higher education or master’s degree in economics, finance, management) from a western university or famous universities in Australia, Singapore, Russia;

·    With a master’s degree in mathematics, the bachelor’s degree in economics / finance is a must.

·    Preferable to have PHD.


Professional experience sought (duration, field, industry, etc.)

·    At least, 2 years of work experience in areas matching the functional areas of the Center for the Development of Economic Modeling;

·    Experience in project management is preferred.


Professional knowledge and personal qualities

·    Knowledge of one or more econometric packages is a must (Eviews, Stata, RATS, Matlab Econometrics toolbox);

·    Knowledge of LaTeX is an advantage;

·    Practical skills in Python, C ++, C #, SQL, VBA are an advantage;

·    Advanced knowledge in theory of finance and financial econometrics;

·    Excellent knowledge of econometrics, macroeconomics and mathematics (linear algebra, mathematical analysis, probability theory);

·    Good knowledge of derivatives and fixed income instruments;

·    Experience in working with financial data and time series (regular and non-regular);

·    Experience in collecting / structuring macroeconomic data;

·    Chief researcher must exhibit competence in analysis, management and communications


Command of languages including Kazakh (specify)

·    Russian (speaking/writing) – fluent (must);

·    English (speaking/writing) – fluent (must);

·    Kazakh (speaking/writing) – fluent (preferably).



PC skills (software, how good at using PC)

·    High command of PC (Microsoft Office);


CV submission deadline

·    Until an applicant meeting the above requirements is selected.