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:

Economist (Reducing Fragilities Initative)

DEADLINE: 23 October 2019

Reducing State Fragilities will involve synthesising evidence in key areas to inform policy decision making and commissioning research to fill gaps in the understanding of state fragility, as well as direct engagement with policy actors. Areas of focus include limited state capacity, weak state legitimacy, fragmented social identity and deep societal fractures, conflict, security and violence, weak resilience and a particular emphasis on private sector development. The initiative will participate in global policy debates and engage at the national level with governments and other policy actors during pivotal moments.

You will need a master’s degree in economics or a related discipline, with an understanding of policy-relevant economic research. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills, experience of programme management and understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and processes in the field of development economics or a related area. You will also have the ability to construct clear and concise arguments to facilitate the translation of research into policy recommendations, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Other responsibilities involve managing and coordinating Reducing State Fragilities activities from London or Oxford, with an expectation of frequent travel and extended visits in-country; undertaking comprehensive and systematic policy analysis; and writing up findings for a policy audience, in the form of growth briefs, policy papers, policy toolkits and for presentations at conferences or public meetings. You will support the Reducing State Fragilities Manager and Global Engagement Lead on the following tasks: programme management of country and global engagements, including keeping work plans updated; drafting terms of reference documents; securing project approvals; budget management; forecasting; ensuring value for money; and reporting on impact. You will also support the thought leadership of the policy initiative by becoming an expert in the research findings and typical policy issues faced by countries in this area.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Blavatanik School of Government jobsite.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

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