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:


IGC Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

DEADLINE: 27th September 2016

The IGC is currently seeking a motivated and initiative-taking individual to join the IGC as a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer, based in London. The role will support the continued development and implementation of suitable MEL systems within the IGC, and more broadly the IGC MEL strategy. The Senior MEL Officer will work closely with the Head of MEL and another Senior MEL Officer to monitor and evaluate the IGC’s activities, considering objectives central to the IGC model, including policy influence and academic influence. This relies on building and implementing robust systems across our 14 partner countries and understanding the nuances of the research-policy nexus. In particular, the MEL team is looking to expand its activities in the area of internal learning, and there will be scope in this role to develop and lead on new initiatives in this area.

The successful applicant will have: a demonstrated understanding of policy-relevant economic research and the complexities involved in understanding research-led policy influence; a graduate or undergraduate degree in economics, public policy/administration, development economics, or a related discipline; experience of programme management and understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and processes in the field of development economics or a related area; and the ability to produce clear analysis and write clearly for a non-technical audience.

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 27th September 2016.


IGC Policy and Operations Manager

DEADLINE: 2 OCTOBER 2016

The Policy and Operations Manager will be the policy and operational lead for the new IGC Commission on Growth in Fragile States. S/he will work closely with Commission co-Chairs Tim Besley (LSE) and Paul Collier (Oxford) and his/her primary responsibilities will be to deliver the project on time and on budget, to ensure good communication between the commissioners and the co-chairs, to lead on the organisation of all the Commission’s events, and to oversee delivery and participate in the writing of the Commission’s report.

The successful applicant will have: a Masters degree in economics, public policy or administration, development economics or a related discipline; a deep understanding of policy-relevant development economics research, and current policy debates; substantial experience in policy analysis within a development context, preferably in the area of fragile states; experience of conceiving and overseeing the delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder events; the ability to motivate and mobilise a range of people to a common goal; a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach; excellent communication and writing skills, including presenting complex research in an accessible way.

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 2 October 2016.


IGC Country Economist – Rwanda

Deadline: 25 September 2016

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwanda 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 and econometrics skills and demonstrable work experience as an economist, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, strong skills in STATA and 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.

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 25 September 2016.


IGC Research Communications Manager

DEADLINE: 7 OCTOBER 2016

The Research Communications Manager will play a crucial role in promoting IGC research findings and policy advice to IGC’s key audiences. Managing a team of two, s/he will work with researchers to produce a series of IGC publications and promote these research findings through both media and social media presence. S/he will work alongside country teams, enabling them to develop and implement local communications plans and be responsible for delivering UK-based IGC research dissemination events and advising on other IGC events.

The successful applicant will: have a Masters degree in economics or related discipline; have a proven track record of working with top academics in economic development to analyse and present research results to policy audiences and the media; have an entrepreneurial and dynamic approach; successful track record of developing and delivering impactful communications strategies, policy events and conferences; have excellent communication and writing skills, in particular articulating technical information to non-specialist audiences.

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 7 October 2016.


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