IGC Programme Economist – India (Bihar)

IGC, ADRI, Bihar, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th March, 2020

Job Description

IGC Programme Economist, India (Bihar)

Salary is competitive and £30,000 pa inclusive

The International Growth Centre (IGC), based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.

In collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in India and the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), the IGC is currently implementing a programme of work focussed on building a strong, sustainable ecosystem of monitoring and evaluation in Bihar, India. This includes:

  • Increasing the demand, use, and integration of evidence, based on rigorous frontier research, in policymaking and programme design;
  • Generating transformational ideas and strong policy impact in desired focus areas in Bihar, such as health, nutrition sanitation and financial inclusion;
  • Enhancing skills of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to build greater institutional capacity to facilitate and increase innovation and local adaptation of monitoring and evaluation knowledge.

The successful candidate will have:

  • MSc/MA degree in development economics, economics, public policy, or related discipline, with an evident command of a sub-discipline relevant to programme’s focus areas.
  • Demonstrated understanding of policy-relevant economic research and expertise with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability with engaging policy makers, including the ability to build relationships and engage in policy dialogue. Bihar or India specific experience would be an advantage.
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently as a dynamic, self-starter with minimal supervision in challenging environments.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please send your CV and cover letter to S.Vaziralli@lse.ac.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 th March, 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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