Country economist job at The International Growth Centre

Vacancy title:
Country economist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

The International Growth Centre

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, June 26 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 18 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Country Economist Rwanda
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 path breaking 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 Rwanda are: 1. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanization; 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 organized approach, utilization of advanced economic research skills and policy knowledge, and a passion and skill for impacting policy.

Selected Essential Requirements
• Master’s 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. Public Finance and Taxation; 2. Firm Productivity and Exports; 3. Urbanization.
• 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 organize own workload under pressure.
For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification and to find out more about the IGC go to

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure

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 

On 27 June 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.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 26 June 2023. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, June 26 2023
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 18-05-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 18-05-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-05-2065
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