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:


Country Economist (Uganda)

DEADLINE: 18 April 2018

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Uganda, to manage and expand our country research portfolio, including playing a leadership role in IGC activities related to trade, agriculture and firm capabilities.

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 postgraduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP or PhD) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply, please visit the LSE jobsite. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Valerie Mueller on v.mueller@lse.ac.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 18 April 2018.


Country Economist (Rwanda)

DEADLINE: 18 April 2018

Country Economists are the in-country representatives of the IGC, reporting to the Country Director. They form a bridge between senior policymakers and researchers, engage in research, and lead project management. This requires a highly pro-active and organised approach, utilisation of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for impacting policy.

Selected essential requirements: Masters degree in economics, development economics, public policy/administration, or a related discipline; Ability to independently conduct complex data cleaning and economic analysis using STATA; Understanding of economic research methodologies, macroeconomics, and development economics; Technical expertise in at least one the following thematic areas: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanisation; Excellent communication skills, including in written English and for developing strong professional relationships; Ability to work as a dynamic self-starter with minimal supervision, to effectively organise own workload under pressure.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply, please visit the LSE jobsite. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Valerie Mueller on v.mueller@lse.ac.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 18 April 2018.


‘Cities that Work’ Intern

DEADLINE: 7 May 2018

The Blavatnik School of Government and IGC are seeking to recruit an intern to join the Cities that Work team from May 2018. This is fixed-term for 12 weeks.

Working as part of a small team under the guidance of Professors Paul Collier, Ed Glaeser, and Tony Venables, the intern will be responsible for the development of a new policy initiative launched by the IGC, Cities that WorkCities that Work is a global initiative that brings together a committed network of policymakers, researchers, and urban practitioners to provide evidence based support for urban policy making in developing cities.

The intern will undertake policy analysis on specific cities, and/or produce case studies that reflect and inform the experiences of policymakers and practitioners. This content will form the basis of Cities that Work policy workshops and executive training courses, which will take place at the Blavatnik School of Government and across a number of developing cities.

The candidate will have an undergraduate degree in (ideally development) economics or a related discipline; the ability to undertake policy analysis; the ability to manage own research and associated activities; a collaborative working style and the ability to deliver projects to a deadline; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, write up findings for a policy audience, and represent the programme at meetings; and accuracy, attention to detail, and self-motivation.

Application details: 

For more details and how to apply, please see the job description. Submit your application to: citiesthatwork@theigc.org. 

Closing date for applications is 12:00 UK time on Monday 7 May 2018. 


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