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:


Country Economist (Uganda)

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Kampala, Uganda. The country office has generously been hosted at the Bank of Uganda, since its inception in 2012.

IGC Country Economists are the in-country representatives of the IGC, reporting to the Country Director. They manage and expand our in-country research portfolio, including playing a leadership role in IGC activities related to trade, agriculture and firm capabilities.

IGC Country Economists are the bridge between senior policymakers and researchers, engage in research, and lead project management. They also undertake economic analysis, co-author policy research papers, and write policy briefs, often in conjunction with senior researchers. This requires a highly pro-active and organised approach, utilisation of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for informing policy.

  • Applicants should have strong economics and quantitative analysis skills (using STATA or R), including knowledge of both macro and micro economics
  • Sophisticated understanding of policy issues in Uganda and the East African Community, and
  • Excellent communications and organisational skills
  • Candidates must hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP or PhD) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organisation, or a related discipline.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the LSE jobs site.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email Ani Bhagtiani at a.bhagtiani@lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 21 August 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Senior Communications and Events Officer (London)

The Senior Communications and Events Officer will play an important role in promoting the IGC, its ideas for growth, research findings, and policy advice to IGC’s key audiences. As part of the communications team, and under the guidance of the Head of Communications, the IGC Senior Communications and Events Officer will work with IGC colleagues to implement the IGC’s communication with key external audiences, including both in-country and globally, and support the organisation of online, in-person, and hybrid IGC events.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a successful track record of delivering effective communications and events (virtual and in-person)
  • Have experience in managing digital content for social media and websites
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills, in particular articulating academic, technical information to non-specialist audiences
  • Have initiative and drive
  • Work well in a team with a flexible approach

This is a full-time position based in the IGC Head Office located within LSE, in central London. Work can also be performed remotely for part of the week.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the LSE jobs site. For this position, applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 4 September 2022 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Salesforce Administrator/Developer (London)

We are seeking a Salesforce Administrator/Developer to support in delivering projects aimed at extending the functionality of our Salesforce CRM platform, SPEAR. SPEAR is used to cater for a wide range of business functions at the IGC but is principally centred around a core grant management function.

You will be working with a small in-house team to design and deliver new functionality from our development backlog (with no and low-code solutions strongly preferred), while also providing ongoing system maintenance and second-line support to end users. We offer flexibility in terms of remote working options and are also open to both part-time and full-time applicants for the role. The IGC is based at the LSE campus in central London, and you may be asked to travel to the office for workshops and meetings from time to time, if working remotely. You will be reporting to the IGC’s Head of Systems, Data and Knowledge Management.

You should be an experienced Salesforce Administrator/Developer, with prior experience of designing and implementing declarative solutions via the Salesforce platform (an understanding of the limitations of no code solutions will also be useful). You will have demonstrable experience building and maintaining applications within a Salesforce context, a good understanding of fundamental Salesforce architectural principles, and ideally hold at least one Salesforce certification.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the LSE jobs site.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 11 September 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Programme Coordinator (London)

IGC Programme Coordinators play a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of the IGC, managing project proposals from approval through to contract and then monitoring these against agreed work plans. Responsibilities include providing administrative support for both London hub and internationally based IGC colleagues, and proactively engaging to bring efficiencies to a range of processes in the hub.

Candidates should have:

  • Project management experience
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • Experience of implementing, monitoring, and improving processes

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the LSE jobs site.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 31 August 2022 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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