IGC Country Economist Rwanda

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International Growth Centre (IGC) – Rwanda


Country Economist Rwanda


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


The International Growth Centre (IGC) promotes sustainable growth through 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 working closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. 

Our core thematic areas in Rwanda are: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanisation; and 4. Agriculture, Mining, and Energy. Country Economists are the in-country representatives of the IGC, reporting to the Country Director. They form a bridge between senior policymakers and researchers, engage in research, and lead project management. This requires a highly pro-active and organised approach, utilisation of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for impacting policy.

Selected Essential Requirements

  • Masters degree in economics, development economics, public policy/administration, or a related discipline.
  • Ability to independently conduct complex data cleaning and economic analysis using STATA.
  • Understanding of economic research methodologies, macroeconomics, and development economics.
  • Technical expertise in at least one the following thematic areas: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanisation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including in written English and for developing strong professional relationships.
  • Ability to work as a dynamic self-starter with minimal supervision, to effectively organise own workload under pressure.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification and to find out more about the IGC 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 Ani Bhagtiani a.bhagtiani@lse.ac.uk.


The day after the closing date, if you have applied, you will receive an email with details of a Quantitative Test which you will be requested to complete within 2 days. This test will take 1 hour to complete at a convenient time.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 May 2022 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.