Job Posting: Economic Researcher Position: Full-time Researcher, Economics and Energy Unit

Al Habtoor Research Centre (AHRC) is seeking a highly qualified economic researcher to join the Economics and Energy Unit on a full-time basis. The role involves contributing to ongoing projects and analyses at AHRC headquarters, as well as supporting the AHRC team in producing high-quality research outputs.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conduct thorough analyses and studies and prepare well-documented research papers and reports following scientific methodologies. Utilise modern quantitative research approaches and methods.
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends, patterns, and relationships between variables.
  • Compile research findings into reports or presentations easily understandable by policymakers or the general public.
  • Stay updated on regional and international economic policy developments, analysing their implications for the region and globally.
  • Conduct economic analyses of current issues, conclude, and make quantitative predictions. Provide actionable recommendations based on findings to decision makers in both public and private sectors.
  • Propose specific and creative recommendations to leverage political or economic opportunities or address challenges tailored to decision-makers in the public and private sectors.
  • Monitor, cover, and analyse emerging issues and transformations in the current economic landscape. Evaluate their current and future implications in a flexible and creative manner.
  • Represent AHRC at internal and external events and meetings.
  • Perform other research and administrative tasks assigned by the AHRC’s senior management.


The applicant must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field.
  • Have an average of five years of experience in the research field or related areas (such as think tanks, research, and academic institutions).
  • Possess research and analytical skills, including proficiency in basic mathematical, economic, and statistical analysis programs (e.g., Excel, STATA, EViews, SPSS).
  • Be proficient in Arabic and English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of economic theory, the relationships among key variables in macro and international economics, and key stakeholders in energy markets and regional/international finance.
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Be capable of multitasking and performing well under pressure.

If you are a dedicated researcher passionate about economic analysis and have a solid track record in scientific research, we invite you to apply and join our team. Contribute to shaping policies at the forefront of the Al Habtoor Research Centre’s initiatives.

Please email your CV to the following address: [email protected]


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