Chief Finance & Administrative Officer

Ref: 4266

IGC

London, United Kingdom, with some travel.

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Role Managed by:

Laura Stuart

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6229

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: laura.stuart@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive, commensurate with experience. The salary range is £62,740 to £80,509 (pay award pending) per annum. In addition to the salary, this post may attract significant pay supplements.

Closing Date: 11/09/2019

Formal Interview Date: Late October/Early November

Changing thinking and changing policy

The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Economic growth is the only route to achieving prosperity and sustained reductions in poverty. Yet as countries face new and distinctive growth challenges, there is an increasing realisation that new thinking and fresh approaches are needed to driving growth. 

The IGC’s world leading network of researchers works in partnership with developing country governments to undertake high quality research and provides policy advice on economic growth. Based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC has offices in 12 countries in Africa and South Asia and is principally funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).  

We are now seeking an exceptional Chief Finance and Administration Officer to provide strategic leadership for the newly combined remits of finance and operations.  Working as part of the senior management team, the role will lead the financial management of IGC together with a set of high performing functions covering ; contract, grant and funder relationship management; project management; HR: and overseas compliance.  You will work in a dynamic and collaborative international environment of the IGC, while also leveraging the expertise, systems and processes of the LSE. You will bring a hunger for new challenges, a dynamic approach to problem solving and a track record of delivering high performing finance and operations functions. Robust core financial management skills are essential and experience in international organisations that draw on multiple funding streams is highly desirable. 

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4266. Applications will close at 17:00 BST on 11th September.  

Equal Opportunities: LSE is an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this is expected from all staff.  

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