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Deputy Principal Economist

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary £14.50 - £18.94 per hour
Published 9 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Laura Hagan
Job Ref CHS0915_1505488338

Job Description

Our Client, A Large Public Sector Organisation require a Deputy Principal Economist to start ASAP for duration of approx. 3 months

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £14.50p/h

13+ week's £18.94p/h

Location: Belfast

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday



Be in possession of at least a second-class honours degree (2:2) with Economics as a major component* ;


Have at least a total of 2 year's postgraduate experience, gained within the last 5 years, in economic research and analysis.

*major component is defined as: at least 50% of the course covers micro, macro and quantitative economics.

Applications will also be considered from applicants with relevant formal qualifications considered by the selection panel to be of an equivalent or higher standard to those stated.

Relevant or equivalent qualifications: give the type of qualification and date awarded (the date awarded is the date on which you were notified of your result by the official awarding body). If you believe your qualification is equivalent to the one required, the onus is on you to provide the panel with details of all modules studied etc. so that a well-informed decision can be made.


The work of Deputy Economists depends on where they are posted. While the precise duties and responsibilities of individual posts will vary, all posts may involve varying degrees of the following activities:

  • Quality Assurance of economic appraisals, business cases and evaluations against the requirements of the Northern Ireland Guide to Expenditure Appraisal and Evaluation;
  • Working with others to develop economic appraisals, business cases and evaluations against the requirements of the Northern Ireland Guide to Expenditure Appraisal and Evaluation;
  • Delivery of training in the use of economic appraisal, the development of business cases and post-project evaluation;
  • Data gathering and analysis;
  • The provision of high quality, reliable, accurate and timely economic briefing to others, both in departments and externally;
  • Undertaking and/or managing research and evaluation on a broad range of economic topics;
  • Contributing to a broad range of policy analysis and evaluation;
  • Responding to Questions and ad-hoc queries;
  • Establishing and maintaining close and effective working relationships with a broad range of other organisations, including other government departments and external stakeholders;
  • Maintaining an up to date understanding of current economic issues and topics;
  • Managing the resources of your own section, both staffing and financial, to work to tight deadlines and produce high quality, reliable and timely output.

Please note that successful candidate's will be required to complete a Standard Access NI Clearance at the cost of £26.00. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Laura Hagan will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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