Country Economist – Uganda At The International Growth Centre, Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2023-12-07
Expires 2024-01-07
ID #1811157949
Country Economist – Uganda At The International Growth Centre, Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified August 22, 2023


Job Description 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.Based in more than 10 country teams across Africa and Asia the IGC has embedded Country Economists and Office Managers based in its partner countries which currently include Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia. Country Economists represent the IGC locally and work under the leadership of the Country Director and Lead Academic (the “country leadership team”). They form the link between key local policy makers in government, civil society and the private sector and global researchers. Their core responsibilities include:• Implementing the Country ‘s strategy under the direction of the country leadership team;• Developing and maintaining the interaction with policy makers, and other key stakeholders;• Write analytical policy research papers (often with senior co-PIs), policy briefs, and blogs under the supervision of the country leadership team, contributing analysis of climate change and growth, including policies toward energy, cities and agriculture.• Supporting researchers in facilitating research projects and managing these projects, with potential opportunities to be involved as a researcher;• Identifying opportunities for policy influence and managing the dissemination of research to policy makers, NGOs, donors and the private sector through policy briefs, synthesis/ research papers, meetings and events;• Taking joint responsibility with the IGC Hub in London for programme management and meet the reporting requirements for all country activities to support the ongoing evaluation of the country programme.Job title: Country Economist Uganda Department/Division: International Growth Centre Accountable to: Country Director for Uganda1. Work with the country leadership team to implement the Country Programme strategy. This will involve monitoring that programme activities are in line with the overall country strategy and periodically review progress against the overall country strategy.2. Build and support relationships with local stakeholders, including government authorities, multilateral and bilateral partners including DFID, private sector stakeholders, civil society, universities, think tanks and media, with the aim, ex ante, of identifying policy demands of concern to policy makers and research gaps and, ex post, of maximising the impact of IGC research.3. Write analytical policy research papers (often with senior co-PIs), policy briefs, and blogs under the supervision of the country leadership team. These typically involve economic analysis using local data and advanced econometric techniques, embedded in a global literature framework and respond to policy maker demand. Contributing analysis of climate change and growth, including policies toward energy, cities and agriculture.4. Proactively develop new research projects to respond to demand for policy analysis and to fill knowledge and research gaps in line with the country strategy and to identify opportunities and5. vehicles for supporting policy formation by providing evidence and analysis. This will involve reviewing projects at entry as part of the country team review, identifying and contacting appropriate researchers and developing sources of relevant data, as well as working with the IGC Hub to ensure that research proposals are developed according to IGC Guidelines. There are opportunities for Country Economists to work on research projects alongside other researchers should interests and skills match.6. Facilitate research projects by establishing connections between researchers and policy makers and other key stakeholders, if necessary, carrying out economic analysis, providing assistance in mobilising requisite data, and engaging key policy interlocutors. It may also involve providing logistical support for visiting researchers.7. Engage in the management of research projects by ensuring, for example, that outputs are received on time and satisfy our quality expectations. This will involve reviewing outputs and working with the researchers to prepare these for sign-off by the country leadership team and IGC Hub. It will also require the country economist to provide the IGC Hub with regular updates on country/research projects.8. Identify opportunities for analytical support to policy and coordinate the dissemination of research outcomes, working with both the country leadership team and the IGC Hub. This implies contributing to high quality policy briefs, research papers, synthesis papers, newspaper articles and blogs for targeted groups of stakeholders. Further, this will involve the organisation of dissemination events, locally or regionally and the online dissemination of research outputs on the IGC website, both with support from the IGC Hub. Some country economists assume specific responsibilities as communications leads.9. Facilitate communication between Country Directors, Lead Academics and IGC Hub colleagues to ensure the integration of the country-relevant policy and the IGC research agenda, in the context of the evolving country situation.10. Produce regular reports on research and policy developments in the country programme to the country leadership team and the IGC Hub. This is an important part of contributing to the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the country programme and may involve activities such as tracking the impact from engagements on particular research projects and producing in-depth case studies in collaboration with the IGC Hub.11. Take joint responsibility with the IGC Hub for programme management, including drafting work plans, terms of reference documents, budget management, forecasting and ensuring value for money. Play a key role in facilitating other country programme activities, working in conjunction with IGC Hub counterparts to ensure efficient implementation.12. Make regular use of the IGC Salesforce CRM system, SPEAR, for project management and impact reporting. Oversight of data quality for assigned areas

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Country economist – uganda at the international growth centre

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