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The Role: Senior Economist, Middle East and North Africa, Global Intelligence and Analytics - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Team:

We are a team of subject matter experts developing the forward-looking insights and analysis underpinning the Global Intelligence and Analytics (GIA) products and advisory, supporting clients to anticipate and manage critical business risks as well as leverage strategic opportunities. Our structure is evolving in line with our client's needs and to deliver on our business vision – which is to enrich our output through more integrated and holistic analysis within and across regional markets and industry sectors. 

The Impact:

You will be part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economics team, which provides macro-economic forecasting, modelling and analysis that underpins critical strategic decisions. Reporting to the head of the MENA economics team, you will analyze, forecast and consult on key economies of the region. You will participate in cross-capability collaboration and partner within GIA to deliver timely, actionable and unique insights to our clients from across the public and private sector.

What’s in it for you:

Do you want to be part of a dynamic, innovative team? Do you want to deepen and broaden your regional expertise? Do you want to advise clients in need of making critical business decisions? Join us and you will have the opportunity to work with global experts in macro-economic, geopolitical and industry forecasting and analysis. You will have the chance to expand further your regional expertise and research and analytical skills as part of a fast-growing division.   

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on economic and financial developments in several countries in the region
  • Forecast economic conditions for these countries using S&P Global Market Intelligence’s economic models
  • Interact and collaborate with other teams within S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Contribute to frequent outlook and risk publications (headline analysis, monthly and quarterly reports on the region and assigned countries)
  • Author insightful in-depth reports on topics of interest to customers
  • Support customer briefings at conferences, onsite presentations and via webcasts
  • Respond to internal and external client inquiries
  • Participate in regular calls with colleagues and customers during European & US business hours
  • Support the firm’s commercial expansion by accompanying sales representatives to client and prospect meetings in the region

Job Requirements:

  • Saudi Nationals Only
  • A post-graduate degree in a closely related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and forecasting economies of the region
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Highly effective organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to stay on task, meet deadlines and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Knowledge of EViews and advanced forecasting tools, comfort with quantitative analysis and proven competence in handling international economic data
  • Strong analytical proficiency and excellent communication skills (written as well as verbal), with a track record of producing in-depth written analysis on a range of macroeconomic topics
  • Ability to work independently and regularly collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones.
  • Strong self-awareness, interpersonal skills and cultural intelligence 
  • Strong command of MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working or living in-region desired

About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI).  S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://www.spglobal.com/en/careers/our-culture/

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (“the Policy”) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy’s requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.  


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfdescribes discrimination protections under federal law. 


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Job ID: 295117
Posted On: 2024-02-16
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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