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IGC Research Coordinator

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International Growth Centre


IGC Research Coordinator


Salary from £30,570 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £35,108 pa inclusive


 This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026, subject to funding and to review in 2023 and is based at the IGC Head Office located within LSE, in central London.


The Research Coordinator will play a central role in ensuring the smooth running of the International Growth Centre (IGC)’s research projects. Responsibilities will include coordinating calls for proposals and IGC Commissioning Boards, project management of funded projects and reporting on the impact and performance of research projects.


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, India, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. We also have flexible engagements in more fragile states, including Liberia, South Sudan and Afghanistan. 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 Department for International Development (DFID), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


The successful applicant will have

  • a good standard of education preferably to degree level or equivalent
  • experience of project management
  • excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • demonstrated ability to plan and organise own workload in order to consistently meet deadlines, often under pressure.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


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


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: igc.contracts@lse.ac.uk


To find out more about the position and the IGC, please go to www.theigc.org/about/careers.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th September 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.