Country Economist at International Growth Centre (IGC)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The International Growth Centre (IGC)

 IGC Country Economist – Uganda

Contract Salary: from £27,000 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.

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Kampala, Uganda. The country office has generously been hosted at the Bank of Uganda, since its inception in 2012.

IGC Country Economists are the in-country representatives of the IGC, reporting to the Country Director. They manage and expand our in-country research portfolio, including playing a leadership role in IGC activities related to trade, agriculture and firm capabilities. Our core thematic areas for research in Uganda focus on the determinants of economic growth including: (a) the mobilization and management of resources for growth; (b) leveraging trade and regional integration for increased growth; (c) raising productivity and rural incomes; (d) raising skill and education levels; (e) creating productive cities; and, (f) achieving reliable energy access.

IGC Country Economists are the bridge between senior policymakers and researchers, engage in research, and lead project management. The

y also undertake economic analysis, co-author policy research papers, and write policy briefs, often in conjunction with senior researchers. This requires a highly pro-active and organised approach, utilisation of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for informing policy. Applicants should have strong economics and quantitative analysis skills (using STATA or R), including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in Uganda and the East African Community, and excellent communications and organisational skills. Candidates must hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP or PhD) in economics, development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification.

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 Ani Bhagtiani on . To find out more about the position and International Growth Centre, please go to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 September 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

 On 18 September 2023, applicants will receive an email with details of a Quantitative Test which must be completed within 48 hours. This test will take 1 hour and can be completed at a convenient time for the applicant.