IGC Policy Economist (Energy & Environment)

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)


IGC Policy Economist (Energy and Environment)


Salary: from £37,197 to £44,802 per annum with the potential to progress to £48,168 per annum including London allowance


The International Growth Centre works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. The IGC is a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams and initiatives working across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, we are majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office with support from other global funders. We work to improve the productivity of people and firms as the key driver of sustainable economic development.


The IGC Policy Economist (Energy and Environment) coordinates and contributes to the portfolio of IGC activities – which includes pathbreaking new research, synthesis framing papers, stakeholder engagement, network building, fundraising and events - under the Energy and Environment theme at the LSE Hub. The role also supports the growing strategic priority of climate change and sustainable growth and how it cuts across IGC’s four research themes: state effectiveness, firms and trade, cities, and energy and environment. The role offers an exciting opportunity to shape the organisational focus on sustainable growth at the IGC, working directly with senior leadership to develop strategic priorities.


The successful applicants will have:

  • a demonstrated understanding of policy-relevant economic research in energy access and supply, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and environmental degradation, pollution, and regulation
  • a proven track record of working with policymakers on energy and environment issues in Africa, South Asia or the Middle East;
  • a Master’s degree in economics 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;
  • the willingness to regularly travel to Africa, South Asia and Middle East, and engage with country teams and stakeholders in these regions;
  • a proven track record of working independently as a dynamic self-starter;


This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026, subject to funding and to review in 2023. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE.  We expect a starting date by 01/07/2022 at the latest; an earlier start date is preferred.  

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. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Victoria.delbridge@theigc.org.  


The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on Sunday, 8th May, 2022. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.