R3 is hiring a
Web3 Economic and Policy Analyst, CBDC

Compensation: $44k - $53k *

Location: Abu Dhabi

Economic and Policy Analyst, CBDC

Abu Dhabi /
Revenue /
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R3 is seeking a highly skilled and dynamic individual to join our Abu Dhabi-based team as a CBDC Economic and Policy Analyst. In this role, you will engage with monetary and financial stability teams in central banks throughout the region. Your main role will be to contribute to macroeconomic analysis for CBDC projects. You will also represent the r3 economic team in the Gulf region. As a trusted policy expert in digital currencies, you will play a crucial part in advancing our mission to revolutionize the financial industry and drive the adoption of digital currencies on a global scale. If you are passionate about the intersection of finance, technology, and policy, and possess a track record of success in engaging with government stakeholders or with macroeconomic analysis, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of digital finance. 

The role sits in the office of the Chief Economist but works closely with colleagues in the Digital Currency team, including Policy and Government Relations leaders based in New York and London, respectively. This means that in addition to economic analysis, you will lead the discussion on Digital Currency policy and regulation for most in-person meetings in the Gulf region. 

Your Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a subject matter expert on the macroeconomic impacts of digital currency, providing insights and guidance across the company and supporting sales activities.
    • Support R3’s engagement in the Gulf with central banks, governments and regulators concerning digital currency policy; establishing and nurturing strong relationships.
    • Contribute to the definition and execution of a central bank engagement strategy focused on business generating CBDC opportunities, pulling on internal and external resources as necessary.
    • Help define and rollout original thought leadership content in collaboration with the rest of the broader CBDC team.
    • Establish and maintain R3’s strong external presence by proactively developing and maintaining a prominent profile and thought leadership in the digital currency industry.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to support Corda’s design and roadmap, ensuring its alignment with the evolving demands of central banks and private institutions seeking digital currency solutions.
    • Collaborate with various teams at R3 to develop and maintain consistent messaging and positioning of Corda in relation to CBDCs and stablecoins.
    • Contribute to middle-east based, and where needed, global, RFIs, RFPs and other such requests for collaboration and participation with respect to regulation and government related concerns.

Required Qualifications:

    • Professional demonstrated experience working with diverse regulatory environments and an understanding of the international landscape of digital currency regulations.
    • A masters degree in a relevant field such as economics, finance, business, law, or public policy.
    • Extensive experience in digital currency research and experience with public sector engagements.

In-depth Knowledge of Digital Currency:

    • A comprehensive understanding of digital currencies, including major cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and related blockchain technologies.
    • Familiarity with global regulatory frameworks governing digital currencies, including AML (Anti-Money Laundering), KYC (Know Your Customer), data privacy, and financial regulations.

Government Relations Expertise:

    • Experience in building relationships with government agencies, regulators, and policymakers across multiple jurisdictions.
    • Understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes at national, regional, and international levels.
    • Ability to help navigate complex political landscapes and engage effectively with stakeholders to influence policy outcomes.

Macroeconomic Analysis and Strategy:

    • Exceptional analytical and research skills to evaluate proposed policies, regulations, and legislation that impact digital currencies globally.
    • Ability to analyse and interpret the potential implications of policy changes across various jurisdictions and provide strategic guidance to the organization.
    • Experience in developing and executing global advocacy strategies to shape regulatory policies and promote the company’s interests.

Communication and Collaboration:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner across different cultures and languages.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal teams, external stakeholders, industry associations, and government representatives worldwide.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including legal, compliance, technology, and finance, to ensure alignment on digital currency policy matters in various jurisdictions.
About R3
R3 is leading the future of digital finance by powering multi-party solutions that deliver digital trust and unlocking greater potential for regulated businesses everywhere. R3ers center around our core values – Collaborative, Ownership, Bold and Customer First – as a result our flagship DLT platform, Corda, is trusted by the world’s leading financial market infrastructures (FMIs), exchanges, central banks and commercial banks.

Corda is an open and permissioned distributed application platform that empowers regulated institutions to realize the full potential of direct digital collaboration to solve complex multi-party workflows.

R3 is is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace that supports all ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, origins, disability and veteran status and cultures. At R3, we’re committed to fostering an environment where individuality–not conformity–is embraced and valued because we believe our collective differences are what make us better together. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV/resume. We’re always interested in meeting bold, collaborative people who are excited to work with us.

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