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The International Growth Centre (IGC)


IGC Country Economist – Pakistan



Contract Fee: from £26,400 net of taxes depending on experience and subject to local market conditions 


The International Growth Centre aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The local office consists of one Country Economist and the Lahore office consists of two Country Economists and one Office Administrator.


Pakistan Country Economists work with the country leadership team in implementing the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis under the supervision of senior researchers, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and working on policy briefs and synthesis/research papers etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; track and report on the portfolio of research projects, manage country programme activities including country visits and events as well as regular reports on research and policy developments; contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; support the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and can potentially work on IGC research projects where opportunities arise and interests match. 


Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP/MA or PhD) in economics, development economics, public policy / administration finance, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  Knowledge and experience of Pakistan policy issues would be an advantage.


Interested candidates who already have the right to work in Pakistan should review the  Job Description and full Person Specification (available online from: https://www.theigc.org/about/careers/) and the How To Apply document.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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.


To find out more about the International Growth Centre, please go to www.theigc.org

The closing date for receipt of applications is 01 April 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.