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:


Research Coordinator

DEADLINE: 8 September 2019

The Research Coordinator will play a central role in ensuring the smooth running of the International Growth Centre (IGC)’s research projects. Responsibilities will include coordinating calls for proposals and IGC Commissioning Boards, project management of funded projects and reporting on the impact and performance of research projects.

The successful applicant will have: A good standard of education preferably to degree level or equivalent; Experience of project management; Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels; Demonstrated ability to plan and organise own workload in order to consistently meet deadlines, often under pressure.

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 8 September 2019.


Project Manager (East Africa)

DEADLINE: 16 September 2019

International Growth Centre is working in partnership with Aceli Africa to evaluate the Aceli Africa Initiative. This initiative is a market-based platform that aims to address the constraints to agricultural SME lending in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. Aceli Africa will provide financial incentives to increase the risk appetite of 15+ financial institutions (both global lenders and local banks) while also facilitating technical assistance to expand the ability of high-potential SMEs to qualify for and manage financing.

The IGC is currently seeking a Project Manager to be based in East Africa. Although the exact location is to be determined, it will be either Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya. The Project Manager will supervise and coordinate a number of different research projects. The position involves a mix of engaging with financial institutions, stakeholders, and policy-makers as well as developing research opportunities.

Interested candidates should review the Job description and full Person Specification and the How To Apply document. Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and microeconomics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, including knowledge of both macro and microeconomics, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in East Africa, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  An interest and experience in macroeconomics, public finance and regional trade and integration would be an advantage.

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 16 September 2019.


Economics Editor and VoxDev Managing Editor

DEADLINE: 8 September 2019

This is a unique opportunity to develop and grow VoxDev, working closely with the editor Tavneet Suri. The successful candidate will make extensive use of their skills as an economist to translate complex, technical material from frontier economics into short and longer 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 practical knowledge of 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 role works with researchers to draw out policy implications from academic research and use these insights to present IGC research to policymakers, both nationally and to a global audience. 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.

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 8 September 2019.


Mozambique Country Economist (x2)

DEADLINE: 2 September 2019

Mozambique 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 policymakers 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.

Interested candidates should review the Terms of Reference and full Person Specification and the How To Apply document. Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and microeconomics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, including knowledge of both macro and microeconomics, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in Mozambique, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  An interest and experience in macroeconomics, public finance and regional trade and integration would be an advantage.

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 2 September 2019.


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