Project and Research Manager

The Legatum Institute Foundation
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Legatum Institute Foundation: Project and Research Manager

Title: Project and Research Manager

Job Description:

  • Acts as Project Manager for the Economics of Prosperity programme including developing, implementing and driving a detailed strategic plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Responsible for providing oversight of projects from inception to completion; independently planning, developing and communicating routinely to keep the Director of Economic Policy apprised of project status and advancement.
  • Project management, logistics, scheduling and budgeting for high level government officials, investors and media.
  • Analyses regulatory, legal, and governance aspects of economic policy proposals; independently developing governance mechanisms and ideas on governance frameworks.
  • Provides oversight, project management and logistical expertise to the Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission.
  • Advises in relation to government negotiations of trade policy regulatory frameworks in relation to the UK’s exit from the European Union and in light of research findings.
  • Directs/undertakes preparation, publication and dissemination of reports (on topics such as anti-competitive market distortions, diagnostics of economic activity constraints for key target markets, prescriptions for removal of constraints), policy briefings and marketing material.

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • Proven project management track record and research skills.
  • Prior research experience (legal, economic and government relations research with respect to trade, competition and property rights protection).
  • Proven experience working on issues of trade policy especially related to the European Union and/or the UK.
  • Significant independent judgement and strategic decision making skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work productively under time pressure.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact strategically with senior leaders of government, the media, business and academia.
  • Demonstrable understanding of foreign and domestic affairs.
  • Familiar with general economic theory and trade/development economics.


£40,000 p.a.

Location: London

Applications should be emailed through this website or posted to:

Recruitment Officer
The Legatum Institute Foundation
11 Charles Street
London W1J 5DW

Closing date for applications: 15 April 2017