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Vacancy of Analyst 3 (Economic Research and Analysis) Regulatory Development Unit

Vacancy of Analyst 3 (Economic Research and Analysis) Regulatory Development Unit

Through this recruitment, the MFSA is looking for applicants with a strong academic and career background to maintain its pool of technical expertise in applied economics and finance. The eventual appointee will be appointed at a middle-management level and will form part of a multidisciplinary team of analysts within the Regulatory Development Unit. 

Qualifications Required 

o A University Honours Degree in Economics or a comparable recognised qualification at MQF level 6 or better duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)*. 

o A related Post-Graduate Degree. 

Eligibility 

o Applicants are expected to have proven work experience in risk and/or quantitative analysis, including econometric modelling related to financial services, with a required minimum of five (5) years and preferably with eight (8) years. 

o Experience in financial stability or macro-related work will be considered an asset 

Duties 

The selected candidate will undertake duties of an analytical and managerial nature in line with the Unit’s responsibilities as follows: 

  •     Prepare analytical reports, briefings and policy-related documents on financial, economic and regulatory issues related to the Unit’s areas of responsibility;
  •     Contribute to specific work streams for the development of effective regulatory frameworks and systems to meet MFSA objectives;
  •     Contribute to the MFSA’s capacity to process and analyse qualitative and quantitative information;
  •     Contribute to the MFSA’s capacity to develop specialisation in specific areas of financial services activity;
  •     Conduct quantitative projects including econometric and financial modelling;
  •     Provide analytical input in relation to various regulatory issues and initiatives related
    to the Unit’s areas of responsibility based on the relevant expertise;
  •     Research and monitor financial market innovation and/or financial stability risk
    and/or other supervisory trends and developments falling within the assigned areas of
    responsibility;
  •     Prepare technical papers;
  •     Advise and act as a point of reference to other members of staff in his/her area of
    expertise;
  •     Contribute actively to the formulation and execution of the Unit’s research
    programme;
  •     Review and provide technical feedback on working documents;
  •     Participate in and/or lead working groups responsible for particular projects; and
  •     Attend technical meetings at EU, National and inter-Unit level. 


Soft Skills Required

  1. demonstrates analytical acumen and an ability to develop solutions to address issues in hand;
  2. establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with staff and management at all levels;
  3. ability to advise and share information with team members and lead specific working groups as delegated by senior management;
  4. comfortable working in a numerical/quantitative environment;
  5. disposition to tackle technology-related issues and/or tasks;
  6. prioritises tasks and pays attention to detail, even when under time pressure;
  7. is aware of the impact that his/her actions have on others;
  8. feels at ease working in a multidisciplinary environment;
  9. shows commitment to the achievement of organisational goals;
  10. ability to listen actively and to work on one’s initiative when required;
  11. ability to trace the next steps as well as new strands of research related to the units’ strategic objective on his/her own initiative;
  12. well-developed written and verbal communication skills. 
*Dear Candidate, kindly note that this role is not managed by Castille. The client, in this case, is responsible to manage the application process. In case of any difficulties, feel free to contact brand@castilleresources.com, and we will direct your query to the relevant contact at this company.