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International Growth Centre (IGC) – Sierra Leone
Country Economist Sierra Leone
Salary from £31,000 net of taxes depending on experience and local market conditions plus an annual retirement contribution supplement of 10% net salary.
The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. We are a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams and initiatives working across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, we are majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). We work to improve the productivity of people and firms as the key driver of sustainable economic development.
Our core thematic areas in Sierra Leone are: 1. Inclusive, sustainable growth and climate change; 2. Domestic revenue mobilization (including decentralized to cities); 3. Firm/market system productivity; 4. Clean energy for productive use; 5. State institutions and performance, democracy, resilience, and national cohesion in a fragile region. Country Economists are the in-country representatives of the IGC, reporting to the Country Director. They form a bridge between senior policymakers and researchers, engage in research, and lead project management. This requires a highly pro-active and organised approach, utilisation of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for impacting policy.
Selected Essential Requirements
- Masters degree in economics, development economics, public policy/administration, or a related discipline.
- Ability to independently conduct complex data cleaning and economic analysis using STATA.
- Understanding of economic research methodologies, macroeconomics, and development economics.
- Technical expertise in at least one the following thematic areas: 1. Sustainable Growth; 2. Private Sector Development, Firm Productivity, and Exports; 3. Urbanisation.
- Excellent communication skills, including in written English and for developing strong professional relationships.
- Ability to work as a dynamic self-starter with minimal supervision, to effectively organise own workload under pressure.
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The closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm UK time on 24th September 2023. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews are expected to take place on w/c October 9th.