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IGC Senior Programme Coordinator

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£34,736 to £42,019
Expiry Date
The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research

Job Description

The IGC works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. We also have a number of flexible engagements in more fragile states. The IGC is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and operates in partnership with the University of Oxford.


The IGC Senior Programme Coordinator will lead a team of Coordinators and Administrators in the delivery of all operational aspects of IGC programme delivery, across a range of activities focused on the management of research projects from initiation to completion and dissemination.  Responsible for managing the distribution of project portfolios across the coordinator team, the post holder will lead on grant management for the IGC, ensuring efficiency, consistency and value for money across all activities.  They will be responsible for documenting, maintaining and communicating IGC policies and procedures, and for acting as gate-keeper for data accuracy and record keeping.


The successful applicant will have:

  • experience in leading and managing others, including performance and career development
  • demonstrable project management skills, and the ability to effectively and efficiently manage the delivery of complex operational processes
  • the ability to organise their own workload and work independently as a dynamic self-starter with minimum supervision
  • experience of working effectively with, and securing high-level decisions from, senior colleagues and other stakeholders


This is a full-time position, subject to funding (currently to December 2018 with confirmation of extension expected prior to appointment), based in the IGC Head Office located within LSE. Starting salary will be £34,736 with progression in role. Exceptional candidates may start further up the salary band.  We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 24th June 2018. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.  Interviews are expected to take place on 5th July.