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IGC Country Manager – Bangladesh

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)


IGC Country Manager – Bangladesh


Fixed term contract until June 2023 (with possibility of extension subject to funding)


Salary from £46,792 to £54,094 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £60,244 inclusive of London allowance


The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through path breaking research. The IGC is a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and a set of country teams across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).


The IGC is currently seeking a Country Manager for our Bangladesh programme to be based in London, travelling to Bangladesh for 6 months of the year. For this post, we may be able to offer visa sponsorship to the successful candidate.


The Country Manager will lead the IGC Bangladesh country team, reporting to the IGC’s Executive Director and managing two resident economists. Working closely with the team, they will develop and implement our country strategy, lead engagement with government and non-government stakeholders and manage and expand the research portfolio. The portfolio will include the core IGC themes with a particular focus on: (a) inclusive and resilient job creation; (b) sustainable and green growth; and (c) domestic revenue mobilisation.


This new role will lead the strategy for the country team and be the bridge between senior policymakers and researchers. They will work with the team to build a portfolio of policy-relevant research designed to inform policy in Bangladesh and oversee project and risk management, while also engaging in research themselves. Working with the wider IGC Bangladesh leadership team, they will continue building out a roster of international and nationally-based researchers with whom the IGC works to inform policy. 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 microeconomics, and sophisticated understanding of policy issues in Bangladesh and the wider region. Candidates must hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) and a PhD is preferred, in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To find out more about the position and International Growth Centre, please go to https://www.theigc.org/about/careers/

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Anum Anis on A.Anis@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.