The IGC seeks to employ highly qualified, committed and passionate individuals to join our teams in London and around the world. We are currently hiring for:

IGC Country Economist and Senior Country Economist – Jordan

Salaries will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Centre. Salary is no less than £50,000 gross per annum plus 10% of net retirement contribution supplement and inclusive of allowances.

The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. We generate new evidence and innovative new ideas to improve the productivity of people and firms, as the key driver of sustainable economic development, and to support our government partners in transitioning to low-carbon growth pathways and protecting vulnerable populations. The IGC is 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).

The IGC is currently seeking two Country Economists (including at least one Senior Country Economist) to be based in Amman.

Country Economists work with the country leadership team in developing and implementing the country strategy, identifying opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and supporting the generation of research projects, and undertaking economic analysis and writing policy briefs. Senior Country Economists lead on establishing relationships with key stakeholders and work closely with the leadership team to shape and implement the country strategy. Additional responsibilities include leading on project generation, facilitating cross-country learning and conducting research. The team supports researchers in implementing research projects and identifying opportunities for policy engagement; manages country programme activities and generates reports on research and policy developments; contributes to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; supports the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and works on IGC research projects where opportunities arise. The country leadership team includes a Country Director and Lead Academic and the team also includes a Junior Programme Officer.

Applicants should have strong economics skills, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, a sophisticated understanding of economic policy, and hold a post-graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related discipline. Successful applicants will be dynamic self-starters with excellent written and oral communication skills. They will also demonstrate a team-oriented, respectful and collaborative approach to working with others. We expect to hire at least one fluent Arabic speaker. If not fluent, postholders should be learning Arabic.

For further information about the post, including the person specification, job description, and to apply, click here.

The closing date for applications is 18 May 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept late applications. Interviews will be held on 25th and 30th May.

IGC Events Assistant (London)

Hourly Paid, part-time, hours to be agreed (would be compatible with studies)
Term: 12 June 2023 – 31 May 2024
Salary: Hourly Paid at £19.24 per hour

The Communications Team at the International Growth Centre (IGC) is currently looking for an Events Assistant to provide logistical support for online and hybrid events and conferences for a 12-month period.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in issuing invitations and visa support letters to delegates;
  • Arrange flight bookings for participants and speakers;
  • Liaise with delegates and hotels regarding accommodation;
  • Track RSVPs and assist with the management of event registration (in-person and online);
  • Prepare and assemble delegate packs with information on the event or conference;
  • Support IGC personnel in the general coordination of logistics (catering, AV requirements, Zoom setup, etc);
  • Handle any general attendee queries and provide information in a prompt and efficient manner, or field enquires to other colleagues as appropriate;
  • Help support the day-to-day conference/event on-site operations (registration, room set-up, and other miscellaneous tasks);
  • Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event materials and clear the venue efficiently.

To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

Key required skills for the role are:

  • Strong IT and clerical skills in the use of the MS Office suite, Zoom, and Mailchimp.
  • Previous experience and/or personal interest in online or hybrid events/conference organisation;
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in team administrative/support role;
  • Experience of supporting webinars and public facing events;
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work on one project for an extended period;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines on several tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work in close cooperation with several teams at once, including those in the IGC’s country offices;
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • An interest in the work of the IGC and development economics in general.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your CV and a brief supporting statement with evidence of your suitability for the position to by 22 May 2022.

We value diversity and wish to promote equal opportunities at all levels.


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