Careers

The IGC seeks to employ highly qualified, committed, and passionate individuals to join our teams in London and around the world. We are currently hiring for:


IGC Country Economist - Zambia

Salary from £28,400 net of taxes, depending on experience and subject to local market conditions, plus 10% of net salary retirement contribution supplement

The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. We are a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams and initiatives working across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, we are majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). We work to improve the productivity of people and firms as the key driver of sustainable economic development. 

IGC’s engagement in Zambia produces data, actionable research, strategy, and economic policy advice focusing on natural resource governance, public-sector effectiveness, agriculture and firm productivity, with a cross-cutting focus on climate adaptation and poverty reduction. IGC Zambia is the knowledge partner of the Presidential Delivery Unit and has deep ties with the Ministry of Finance and National Planning and other key government departments, enabling us to develop long-term research-based learning partnerships with a government that deliver both policy and academic impact. IGC also plays an important role in supporting the economic development dialogue in Zambia, such as through co-hosting the Economic Growth Forum.

Reporting to the Country Manager, the Country Economists work to implement the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policymakers and working on policy briefs and synthesis/research papers, etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; track and report on the portfolio of 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. For this hire, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can help grow our work on energy and environment.

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 developing countries, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP/MA or PhD) in economics, development economics, public policy/administration finance, trade and industrial organisation, or a related discipline.  Knowledge and experience of Zambian policy issues would be an advantage.

Interested candidates should review the job description and full person specification and the how to apply document.

To apply for this post, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. To find out more please go to www.theigc.org and if you have any queries about the role, please email Shahrukh Wani at [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 August 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
 


IGC Research Coordinator

Salary from £33,558 to £38,541 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £41,404 pa inclusive of London allowance (Pay award pending). This is a fixed term appointment for 8 months for a Shared Parental Leave Cover.

The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. We are a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams and initiatives working across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, we are majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). We work to improve the productivity of people and firms as the key driver of sustainable economic development.

The Research Coordinator will play a central role in commissioning research, managing research projects, organizing events, and reporting to funders. S/he will provide support to the IGC Research Programme to help organize the annual call for proposals, manage ongoing research projects from approval through to contract and then monitor progress against work plans, help coordinate online events, and report on impact and performance.

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good standard of education in economics preferably to degree level or equivalent
  • experience of project management
  • good technical skills with MS Office, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
  • experience with organising online events
  • excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • demonstrated ability to plan and organise own workload to consistently meet deadlines, often under pressure

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.jobs.lse.ac.uk.If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email: [email protected].

To find out more about the IGC, please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 August 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

We value diversity and wish to promote equal opportunities at all levels.