We are looking for a number of experienced Political - Economic Advisor to join a high profile Home office project.
Project overview: Decision Support for Operations (DSO) is the lead analytical unit in the Home Office supporting operational and strategic decision making across the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship system. We provide objective and high quality modelling, analysis and operational decision support to senior leaders, enabling the Department to understand and tackle complex problems, increase operational effectiveness, ensure value for money in decision making, and develop organisational strategy. Border Force is a professional law enforcement command within the Home Office. It is responsible for securing the UK border and controlling migration at maritime ports and airports across the UK and overseas. This is an unprecedented period for Border Force as it seeks to cope with the implications of the EU exit process whilst pressing ahead with a significant transformation programme intended to secure its ambition of being the ‘best border force in the world’. We are seeking a talented individuals with experience of delivering complex analysis to join our Border Force Economics team : a team of GES badged Economists that are co-located within Border Force, to work on the EU Exit Programme (EUXP).
Essential experience: Strong understanding of econometric methods with experience of using core econometrics software. Experience of building new data visualisation capabilities, and producing high quality analytical products using a range of analytical skills relevant for qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Proficient in spreadsheet modelling using Excel. Experience in application of Quality Assurance methods, including knowledge of the principles that underpin the AQuA Book. Strong understanding of Econometric methods, and experience using core econometrics software (R, Stata). Ability to communicate technical knowledge to non-analysts and policy makers.
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring, analysing and reporting regularly on UK and Global economic developments; Briefing senior Government and departmental stakeholders on economic trends and changes; Leading the economic and financial sector policy collaboration, including overseeing some projects and some lobbying work; Providing analytical input into broader efforts to boost trade and investment links; Building and maintaining an extensive network of contacts in government, academia and the private sector to help inform reporting and promote UK policy and departmental objectives; Contributing to (and on some occasions, leading) regional reports and project work; Actively contributing to discussions on our economic priorities in the region; Commissioning and overseeing economic forecasting models.