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IGC Country Economist - Tanzania

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Dar es Salaam,
Expiry Date
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 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The local Tanzania office currently consists of two Country Economists, an office manager and a Senior Country Research and Policy Fellow.

Tanzania 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: 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 Tanzania, 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.

To apply for this post, please go to 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 Valerie Mueller on


To find out more about the International Growth Centre, please go to

This is a full-time position, subject to funding (currently to December 2018 with confirmation of extension expected prior to appointment),


The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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