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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 (IGC) 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 Lahore, Pakistan. The local 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. As the successful applicant will be based in Pakistan, local statutory regulations will apply and therefore applicants will need to demonstrate Pakistani nationality and right to work.  

 

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 Ella Spencer on e.g.spencer@lse.ac.uk

 

To find out more about the position and International Growth Centre, please go to https://www.theigc.org/about/careers/

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 June 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.