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Project Manager

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Project Manager


Salary from £30,570 to £35,108 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £37,717 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 9-month


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. The IGC works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges, focusing on four themes: state effectiveness, firms, cities and energy. IGC’s current partner countries include Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. We also have flexible engagements in more fragile states, including Liberia, Sudan and Yemen. Based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded primarily by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) with support from other global funders.


The International Growth Centre is seeking motivated, independent, and highly skilled Project Manager for 9-months. The job will include a variety of tasks, such as data analysis, writing and creating presentations, editing research papers, managing data collection and relationships with stakeholders. We envision this role as a bridge for recent graduates interested in developing practical research skills before applying to doctoral programs. 


The successful candidates should have a completed Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics or other closely related discipline, strong quantitative and data analysis skills, and be able to manage their own areas of responsibility independently without constant direct supervision. Experience in Stata is essential and experience with R and/or Python and/or Matlab is desirable. We are looking for someone with fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to communicate effectively to different audiences, conveying complex technical information in a clear and accurate manner. This position would be suited to candidates with a long-term interest in progression to a doctoral program and conducting research in economics.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment until 31 July 2022. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE. We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For this post, we may be able to offer visa sponsorship to the successful candidate.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification and go to www.theigc.org/about/careers. To apply for this post, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk. 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. Please note: We will reach out to the referees provided at the final stage of recruitment for the shortlisted candidates before finalising the selection for this role.


The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 28 November, 2021. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Should you have any queries about the role, please email r.nasir1@lse.ac.uk.


The applications will be reviewed till the position is filled and, in any case, before 28 November 2021 (23.59 UK time).