Careers

The IGC seeks to employ highly qualified, committed and passionate individuals to join our teams in London and around the world.

The IGC is currently advertising for the following positions:


Database Officer/s

DEADLINE: 22 January 2016

The IGC will be implementing a new grants management system within the next 12 months, ensuring that the organisational processes are streamlined in order to support internal and external reporting requirements and day to day project/programmatic management.

An important element of this will be the migration of existing data into the new system. This will be crucial to ensuring the successful delivery of the Systems project and for achieving the IGC’s long-term objectives.
The IGC is therefore looking to recruit a database officer/s in order to carry out the following duties, requiring a minimum commitment of 3 days per week.

Role responsibilities: Input data and manage a programmatic database; Locate relevant data and files; Collate core project information, including contracts, outputs and records of approval; Check data accuracy according to guidelines; Ensure data consistency across projects; Transfer hardcoded data into the database and appropriate locations; Work with existing information and databases; Collaborate with different teams and individuals across the organisation to ensure accuracy of data.

To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

Key skills required: Excellent attention to detail; Demonstrate good judgement; Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral; Strong IT and clerical skills in the use of the MS Office suite (experience of working with Excel and/or Access); Excellent written English skills.

To find out more about the position please see the attached Job Description. This role will be hourly paid (£16.08 per hour), including holiday pay for a period of 3-6 months. 

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your CV and a brief supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the position to l.e.mcdonald@lse.ac.uk. In your cover letter please state the number of days per week you are able to commit to.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 6pm (GMT) on 22 of January 2017.


IGC Hub Administrator

DEADLINE: 19 January 2017

The IGC Hub Administrator plays a key role in maintaining an efficient and effective working environment in the IGC London office. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to London staff, logistical support for both London and internationally-based IGC colleagues, and facilitating meetings.

The successful applicant will have: Experience of working in an administrative role; Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels; Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; Ability to work with limited supervision and use own initiative; Evidence of attending to detail while producing timely work within deadlines; Demonstrated ability to plan and organise own workload in order to consistently meet deadlines, often under pressure.

This is a full-time position based in the IGC Head Office located within the LSE, in central London. The role will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018, with extension anticipated, subject to funding. Starting salary will be £24,760 with progression in role. Exceptional candidates may start further up the salary band.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the LSE careers page.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 19 January 2017.


Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor

DEADLINE: 7 FEBRUARY 2017

This is a unique opportunity to set up and develop VoxDev, working closely with the editor Tavneet Suri and the board, Robin Burgess, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Chris Woodruff. The successful candidate will make extensive use of their skills as an economist to help translate complex, technical material from frontier economics papers into short and longer formal pieces for general and policy audiences. S/he will source inspiring and relevant research, and commission and edit blog posts, and longer format content. The role combines editorial responsibility for both IGC and VoxDev websites.  S/he will edit a series of publications aimed at communicating IGC’s work to key audiences, and play a leading role in shaping IGC’s contribution to global debates on growth.

This role requires someone with exceptional development economics who is passionate about communicating academic research to a policy audience. The successful candidate will hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, public policy/administration or development economics, and proven track record in a relevant editorial function. The candidate should be able to draw out and identify policy implications from academic research and apply these. A dynamic and entrepreneurial approach is essential, as is the proven ability to build relationships and gain respect from top international researchers. Excellent written and verbal communications are essential.

The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC combines world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia to generate high quality research and policy advice for partner governments. IGC is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in partnership with the University of Oxford.

VoxDev is a new research into policy platform where economists and policy practitioners can share and debate emerging development policy challenges. Building on the success of both VoxEU and the IGC blog, the new website is a partnership between International Growth Centre (IGC), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Private Enterprise Development for Low-Income Countries (PEDL).

This is a full-time position based within LSE. The role will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018, with extension subject to funding.  Starting salary will be £34,156 with progression in role. Interviews will take place at LSE during February 2017.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply, please visit the LSE jobsite.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 7 February 2017.


IGC Country Economist – Myanmar

DEADLINE: 22 JANUARY 2017

Myanmar Country Economists work with the country leadership team in implementing the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis under the supervision of senior researchers, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and working on policy briefs and synthesis/research papers etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; manage country programme activities including country visits and events as well as regular reports on research and policy developments; contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; support the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and can potentially work on IGC research projects where opportunities arise and interests match. See Terms of Reference for more details.

Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP or PhD) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply, please visit  the LSE jobsite.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 22 January 2017.


IGC Country Country Economist – Sierra Leone

DEADLINE: 15 January 2017

Sierra Leone Country Economists work with the country leadership team in implementing the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis under the supervision of senior researchers, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and working on policy briefs and synthesis/research papers etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; manage country programme activities including country visits and events as well as regular reports on research and policy developments; contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; support the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and can potentially work on IGC research projects where opportunities arise and interests match. See Terms of Reference for more details.

Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP or PhD) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline. Knowledge and experience in the Sierra Leonean policy sector would be an advantage.

To find out more about the position please see the attached Terms of Reference and Person Specification.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position please submit your CV and covering letter to careers@theigc.org.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 15 January 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.


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