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Trade Model Development Associate

Job title: Trade Model Development Associate

Company: Adam Smith International

Job description: The Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade (REMIT) is a 39-months (2021 – 2025) programme funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and is implemented by Adam Smith International (ASI). The programme provides technical assistance (TA) to Pakistan with a broader objective to implement reforms for strengthening macroeconomic stability and improving conditions for high and sustained growth, mutual prosperity, job creation and poverty reduction. The Programme works towards supporting the Government of Pakistan, its relevant ministries, institutions, and departments to strengthen revenue mobilisation reforms/initiatives, address investment environment challenges, facilitate trade and drive competitiveness by reducing trade barriers, and improve the macroeconomic policy and its management.

REMIT is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Trade Model Development – Associate to contribute to the development of comprehensive forecasting models for Pakistan’s foreign trade dynamics. Working closely with senior analysts, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in understanding and predicting import and export trends, supporting the creation of impactful forecasting tools. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to gain hands-on experience in economic modeling and forecasting within the international trade domain.

Job Summary

As an Trade Model Development – Associate will be supporting senior analysts, and play a vital role in developing and refining forecasting models, gaining hands-on experience in economic modeling within the international trade landscape. Responsibilities will span collaborative model development, documentation assistance, data analysis support, and active participation in the team’s efforts to understand and predict trade trends.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the senior team in the development of international trade forecasting models, contributing to the analysis of factors influencing import and export trends.
  • Assist in implementing and refining impact evaluation models, particularly utilizing CGE modelling techniques.
  • Support the creation of comprehensive manuals and guidelines for utilizing forecasting models, ensuring clarity and user-friendliness.
  • Participate in the preparation of training materials to facilitate effective model implementation.
  • Assist in the analysis of historical trade data and economic policy indicators to inform the model development process.
  • Contribute to identifying emerging global trends and incorporating them into the forecasting models.
  • Collaborate with team members, government agencies, and external stakeholders to gather and share insights relevant to model development.
  • Communicate effectively within the team, providing input and feedback to enhance model accuracy.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field such an Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in trade forecasting models, tariffs, and international trade economics.
  • Familiarity with statistical modeling, machine learning, and data analysis techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills to convey complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment


The Trade Model Development – Associate will report to REMIT Team Lead, REMIT Trade Advisor and the Senior Trade Model Development Expert.

Expected salary:

Location: Pakistan

Job date: Sat, 27 Jan 2024 23:52:42 GMT

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