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IGC Country Economist

Organisation
London School of Economics
Reference
VAC-15415
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education
Location
Mozambique
Salary
from £26,700
Expiry Date
21/11/2018
The International Growth Centre aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy analysis based on frontier research.

Job Description

The IGC is co-directed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Oxford, and is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Mozambique. The local Mozambique office currently consists of one Country Economist, a Country Programme Officer, and an office manager.

Mozambique 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; 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. 

Interested candidates should review the Terms of Reference and full Person Specification (available online from: https://www.theigc.org/about/careers/) and the How To Apply document. 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, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in Mozambique, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  An interest and experience in macroeconomics, public finance and regional trade and integration would be an advantage.