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Country Economist Job at International Growth Centre ( IGC ) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 18 April 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 26-03-2018
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-03-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-03-2060
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Country Economist

Jobs at:
International Growth Centre ( IGC )

Deadline of this Job:
18 April 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

The IGC is seeking to hire a Country Economist for its office in Rwanda.
The International Growth Centre (IGC) promotes sustainable growth through demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Our core thematic areas in Rwanda are: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanisation; and 4. Agriculture, Mining, and Energy. 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.
  • dvanced understanding of economic research methodologies, macroeconomics, and development economics.
  •  Technical expertise in at least one the following thematic areas: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports;


  • Excellent communication skills, including in written English and for developing strong professional relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent planning skills.

Job application procedure
Interested Rwandan candidates should visit  for more information about the role and instructions on how to apply.
This role will be offered on a fixed term contract until at least December 2018 with anticipated extension.
Please note that this is an extension to the previously advertised deadline of 18 February 2018, and previous applicants need not apply again.
The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (GMT) on 18 April 2018.
Thank you for your interest in the IGC. We look forward to receiving your application.
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