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Position: Research/Senior Research Analyst to the Director General. Qualification: Masters degree in economics, alone or in combination with law, public policy, or engineering from a highly reputed overseas or Indian university
Job Location: NCAER, New Delhi Experience: Prior research experience in a high-quality organization; familiarity with analytical tools such as R, Stata, and Tableau.
Functional Area: Director General Office    

Roles and Responsibilities

Job description 

We seek a mature, Research or Senior Research Analyst (RA) who is excited by the analytical, evaluation and political economy challenges of evidence-based policymaking. NCAER is India’s oldest and largest, independent, economic think tank.

 

The selected candidate will assist the Director General with research, analysis, preparation of briefs, speeches, and Powerpoint presentations, monitoring of tasks, digital communication and social media, events, and process assistance. In this role, the RA will be required to work closely with NCAER staff across all levels and functions. In return, the RA will benefit from being a part of a high-energy, creative team that is innovative, perceptive, and thoughtful, has the ability to analyse and find high-quality solutions to complex research and institutional problems quickly, and has substantial access to internal and outside resources. NCAER also offers unparalleled opportunities to use NCAER’s unique data sets or collect new data, and contribute to policymaking at the highest levels of government. Previous incumbents have gone on to world-class graduate programs overseas or analyst positions with industry, government, or multilateral employers.

 

Applicants must have strong quantitative, writing, data visualization, and presentation skills. They must be self-starters requiring minimal guidance. Applicant must posses strong cognitive and problem solving skills, write in English clearly and fast, and be able to prepare high-quality presentations for both technical and non-technical audiences. 

 

Main responsibilities 

  1. Research and prepare briefs, background papers, speeches, and high-impact presentations
  2. Work seamlessly with all NCAER staff, consultants, and vendors at all levels to ensure excellent coordination, collaboration, and communication on matters of interest to the Director General’s Office
  3. Be prepared to multi-task at short notice to meet existing and new priorities and to prioritize assigned competing tasks
  4. When requested or needed, willingness to work after office hours, including on weekends, to ensure timely delivery of assigned tasks and to keep up with tight deadlines/schedules of the Director General’s Office
  5. Work closely with the Executive Assistant and other team assistants in the Director General’s office to ensure high productivity, strong morale, and a pleasant, enjoyable work environment
  6. Assist with event planning, management, execution, and post-event outreach on digital and other media
  7. Maintain complete confidentiality on all oral, digital, and written communications
  8. Any other functions assigned by the Director General. 

 

Qualifications and demonstrated experience 

  1. Masters degree in economics, alone or in combination with law, public policy, or engineering from a highly reputed overseas or Indian university
  2. Prior research experience in a high-quality organization; familiarity with analytical tools such as R, Stata, and Tableau
  3. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a quick learner with a focus on achieving results
  4. Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to think clearly and write well under pressure 
  5. Strong organizational and project management skills, ability to multitask, show sound judgment in complex situations and pay attention to detail without missing the big picture
  6. Strong IT skills and experience/interest in audio-visual media production

 

Compensation

A salary that is fully competitive and commensurate with the experience of the right candidate. 

 

Appointment term

The renewable appointment is for a period of three years with the first six months of probation. Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, with a covering letter highlighting their areas of primary interest and past work, three references, copies/links to published/working papers, and their current compensation to hr@ncaer.org latest by January 25, 2020 with the subject line “Research/Senior Research Analyst to the DG”. 

 

 Human  Resources
National Council of Applied Economic Research
11, I. P. Estate, New Delhi-110 002

Position: Senior Fellow Qualification: PhD
Job Location: New Delhi Experience: 6-8 Years
Functional Area: Research    

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Fellows provide intellectual leadership and mentoring, manage commissioned research projects and independent research programs and generally have at least six to eight years of post-PhD work experience, a strong record in research, publications, teaching, or project management. 

 

We offer a range of opportunities at all levels in the following JEL classifications:

 

C- Mathematical and Qualitative Methods 

C1- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

C3- Multiple or simultaneous Equation Models, Multiple Variables

C5- Econometric Modeling

C8- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology, Computer Programs

D- Microeconomics

E- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

F- International Economics

H- Public Economics

11. Health

12- Education and Research Institutions

13- Welfare and Poverty

J- Labor and Demographic Economics

L- Industrial Organization

O- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Q- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

R- Urban, Rural and Regional Economics

 

All applicants must possess strong empirical skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with technical and non-technical audiences. PhDs and Masters in Demography, Statistics, Survey Research, Sociology and other related social sciences with strong quantitative experience or demonstrated potential are welcome to apply. Candidates with world-class MPA or MBAs and a strong interest in public policy may apply if they meet other relevant criteria. Appointments are on renewable, 3-year contracts. Shorter-term arrangements as consultants will also be considered. Applicants should send a detailed CV, with a covering letter highlighting their areas of primary interest and past work, three references, copies/links to published/working papers, and the position they are applying for. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until our current requirements are filled after which promising applications will be kept on file.  

 

Please send applications by post or by email, to:

  

Research Director

National Council of Applied Economic Research 

11, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 

Email: hr@ncaer.org

 

 

Position: Fellow Qualification: PhD/MPA/MBA
Job Location: Delhi Experience: 5 Years
Functional Area: Research    

Roles and Responsibilities

Fellows are usually mid-career researchers with proven skills in applied economic research, usually with a PhD, at least five years of post-PhD research experience, and the clear potential to become thematic leaders and Senior Fellows.

 

We offer a range of opportunities at all levels in the following JEL classifications:

 

C- Mathematical and Qualitative Methods 

C1- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

C3- Multiple or simultaneous Equation Models, Multiple Variables

C5- Econometric Modeling

C8- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology, Computer Programs

D- Microeconomics

E- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

F- International Economics

H- Public Economics

11. Health

12- Education and Research Institutions

13- Welfare and Poverty

J- Labor and Demographic Economics

L- Industrial Organization

O- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Q- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

R- Urban, Rural and Regional Economics

 

All applicants must possess strong empirical skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with technical and non-technical audiences. PhDs and Masters in Demography, Statistics, Survey Research, Sociology and other related social sciences with strong quantitative experience or demonstrated potential are welcome to apply. Candidates with world-class MPA or MBAs and a strong interest in public policy may apply if they meet other relevant criteria. Appointments are on renewable, 3-year contracts. Shorter-term arrangements as consultants will also be considered. Applicants should send a detailed CV, with a covering letter highlighting their areas of primary interest and past work, three references, copies/links to published/working papers, and the position they are applying for. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until our current requirements are filled after which promising applications will be kept on file.  

 

Please send applications by post or by email, to:

  

Research Director

National Council of Applied Economic Research 

11, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 

Email: hr@ncaer.org

 

 

Position: Associate Fellow Qualification: PhD
Job Location: New Delhi Experience: 2 years
Functional Area: Research    

Roles and Responsibilities

Associate Fellows have usually completed or are close to completing PhDs with specialization in one or more areas Exceptional MAs may be considered. 

We offer a range of opportunities at all levels in the following JEL classifications:

 

C- Mathematical and Qualitative Methods 

C1- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

C3- Multiple or simultaneous Equation Models, Multiple Variables

C5- Econometric Modeling

C8- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology, Computer Programs

D- Microeconomics

E- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

F- International Economics

H- Public Economics

11. Health

12- Education and Research Institutions

13- Welfare and Poverty

J- Labor and Demographic Economics

L- Industrial Organization

O- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Q- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

R- Urban, Rural and Regional Economics

 

All applicants must possess strong empirical skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with technical and non-technical audiences. PhDs and Masters in Demography, Statistics, Survey Research, Sociology and other related social sciences with strong quantitative experience or demonstrated potential are welcome to apply. Candidates with world-class MPA or MBAs and a strong interest in public policy may apply if they meet other relevant criteria. Appointments are on renewable, 3-year contracts. Shorter-term arrangements as consultants will also be considered. Applicants should send a detailed CV, with a covering letter highlighting their areas of primary interest and past work, three references, copies/links to published/working papers, and the position they are applying for. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until our current requirements are filled after which promising applications will be kept on file.  

 

Please send applications by post or by email, to:

  

Research Director 

National Council of Applied Economic Research 

11, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 

Email: hr@ncaer.org