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:

Policy Economist (Firms)

The IGC Policy Economist (Firms) supports on the managements of the portfolio of IGC activities under the Firms, Trade and Productivity theme the LSE Hub. The post holder supports the development of and implements the overall strategy for the IGC Firms initiative, which includes global influencing based on the stock of knowledge, organising the IGC community of practice and supporting country teams thematically, coordinating the commissioning of research for thematically focused programmes and delivering effective programme management of the portfolio of IGC projects under this theme. The post holder implements our engagement strategy for the Firms, Trade and Productivity, contributing to the writing and dissemination of high-quality policy and research outputs to promote innovative growth policy ideas.

The successful applicants will have:

  • a demonstrated understanding of policy-relevant economic research;
  • a Master’s degree in economics, public policy/administration, development economics, or a related discipline by date of application;
  • the ability to construct clear and concise arguments to facilitate the translation of research into policy recommendations and excellent written and oral 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;
  • the willingness to regularly travel to Africa, South Asia and Middle East, and engage with country teams and stakeholders in these regions;
  • the ability to organise their own workload and work independently as a dynamic self-starter with minimum supervision;
  • thematic expertise on the theme of Firms, Trade and Productivity.

This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE. We expect a starting date by 01/03/2023 or earlier.

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 The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 February 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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