IGC Country Economist

Tanzania (TZ)
30 Jun 2017
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23 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)

Contract Fee: from £26,700 net of taxes depending on experience and subject to local market conditions

(This contract will be Fixed term to 30 September 2018 with further extension anticipated, subject to funding)

The International Growth Centre 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 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.  See Terms of Reference for more details.

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) 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.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 23 July 2017. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.