IGC Country Economist – London School of Economics and Political Science

Salary: Depending on experience and subject to local market conditions
(Fixed term to 31st March 2017 subject to annual performance review, with possibility of further extension subject to funding)
The International Growth Centre (IGC) directs a global network of world-class researchers and policy experts in economics, political economy and related disciplines, and works closely with developing country governments to provide demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Its mission is to promote sustainable growth in IGC partner countries in Africa and Asia. Based at LSE, and run in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is initiated and funded by DFID.
The IGC is seeking Country Economists to be based in a number of its 15 partner country offices, and has current or upcoming vacancies in several IGC Africa countries including Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia, though applications will be considered for a pool pending further opportunities arising. 
Country Economists i) represent their respective IGC country team in connecting researchers and policy specialists engaged in a programme of research and policy analysis, ii) work on IGC research projects, iii) support researchers in facilitating research projects, iv) manage country programme activities including regular reports on research/policy development in the country, and v) assist in the development of key IGC dissemination outputs.
Good economics and policy analysis skills, written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently. Applicants should hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, public policy/administration, development economics, or a related discipline.
To find out more about the position and to apply please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers
Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter which IGC partner country or countries they are interested in working in.
Closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT).
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