Senior Economist

  • 3rd Floor Rwenzori House, 1 Lumumba Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
  • Contract

Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success. 

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across four (4) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Uganda and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that’s how you make an impact.

Main Purpose of Job 

Deloitte (Uganda) Limited currently has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join our Tax, Legal & BPS team as a Senior Economist. You will ensure that all assignments are carried out to the highest standards in order to provide outstanding value to clients and the Firm.

Job Description

What you will do

  • Conduct economic analysis and provide technical and policy advice, delivery and leadership on economic policy on the Project;
  • Analyses global and country specific requirements as well as economic, social, environmental factors to provide critical input to the Project;
  • Reviewing and advising on the technical quality of economics research on the Project as required; and,
  • Take a lead role in the development of quantitative appraisal techniques, focusing on economic and financial modelling.

Key performance areas

  1. Strategic Impact
  2. Budgets / Profitability

Core Technical/Professional

  1. Tax laws and rules.
  2. Delivery excellence.
  3. Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Technology tools and solutions



  • Advanced degree in economics, public administration, business, or other relevant field;
  • Additional professional credentials preferred (such as, illustratively, a Ph.D. in a required field, CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CA, industrial or other professional certifications that denote specific technical, business, or industry qualifications relevant to the required area of work);
  • At least ten (10) years of professional experience in economic development, preferably with donor-funded projects in Uganda or other developing countries;
  • Experience managing and working on donor-funded capacity building projects, including working with senior level Government, private sector, and NGO counterparts;
  • Demonstrated leadership, decision-making, attention to detail, ability to work as part of a team, and management skills;
  • Strong analytical and communication capabilities; and,
  • Be a Ugandan Citizen.

Additional Information

Your role as a leader

 At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership / Behavioral Capabilities

 Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.

Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.

Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.

Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction.

Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

 Our purpose

 Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world.  #ImpactThatMatters

If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte East Africa Careers portal.  

Please note that candidates that do not attached their resumes and academic credentials will not be considered. 

Closing date: 26 September 2019. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process.


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