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Position: Senior RA Qualification: Masters degree in economics, statistics (2 years program)
Job Location: New Delhi Experience:
Functional Area: Director-General's Office    

Roles and Responsibilities

We seek researchers excited by the analytical, evaluation and political challenges of evidence-based policymaking. NCAER provides unparalleled opportunities to work on complex policy problems, use NCAER’s unique data sets or collect new data, contribute to policymaking at the highest levels of government, publish professionally, and engage with the print, digital, and social media. Applicants must have strong quantitative and writing skills and must be independent self-starters. Applicant must have completed a  Masters in economics, statistics and possess expert knowledge of standard econometric tools, and ability to manipulate large and ecomplete data bases. Applicant must posses strong conceptual skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with technical and non-teaching audiences. Candiates with world-class MPAs/MBAs and a srong interest in public policy may also apply. 

 

The RA assists the Director-General (or any other NCAER staff designated by the Director-General) on a day-to-day basis with analytical, planning, communication, monitoring, and process assistance on all NCAER activities. Working in the Director-General’s Office (DGO), the RA will be  responsible for ensuring organisational effectiveness by working closely with NCAER staff across all levels and functions and particularly with DGO staff. 

 

b. Main responsibilities 

  1. Research and prepare briefs, background papers, speeches, and high-impact presentations for the Director-General.
  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.
  3. Work closely with the Executive Assistant, Special Assistant and other team members in the Director-General’s office to ensure high productivity, effective coordination, strong team morale, and a pleasant, enjoyable work environment.
  4. Set and modify short- and long-term priorities, and monitor multiple, parallel tasks to ensure their successful completion.
  5. Participate professionally in NCAER research and field data collection projects as agreed with the Director-General
  6. Maintain complete confidentiality on all sensitive communications and matters.
  7. Any other functions assigned by the Director-General

 c. Qualifications and Demonstrated Experience 

  1. Masters degree in economics, statistics (2 years program) from a top ranking Indian or International University.
  2. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a quick learner with a focus on achieving results.
  3. Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to think clearly and write superbly under pressure 
  4. Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to multitask; sound judgment in complex situations; and attention to detail without missing the big picture.  

 

d. Compensation

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

 

e. Appointment Term

Appointment will be for a period of three years on contract with a first year 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 curren

Position: Fellow/ Associate Fellow/ Consultant Qualification: PhD
Job Location: New Delhi Experience:
Functional Area: Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) Payments and Financial Inclusion    

Roles and Responsibilities

NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research seeks one or two Fellows, Associate Fellows or Consultants with expertise and interest in Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) Payments and Financial Inclusion for a new, three-year research project it is launching on preparing a DBT Readiness Index for Indian states. DBT is rapidly emerging as a possible platform for the Indian Government at the Centre and in the Indian states to replace a number of different subsidy and social protection schemes with direct electronic cash payments using Aadhar authentication and a variety of last-mile payment mechanisms. This NCAER research is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

NCAER is India's oldest and largest, non-profit, national economic research institute. Established in 1956 and led by an independent Governing Body and its Director-General, NCAER’s goal is high-quality empirical economic research that is relevant and has policy impact. NCAER undertakes independent, grant-funded research and commissioned studies for central and state governments and industry.  NCAER is among the few think tanks globally that have strong field data collection capabilities.  NCAER puts out India’s only national household panel data set.  
 
NCAER provides its faculty with unparalleled opportunities to work on complex policy problems, use NCAER’s unique data sets or collect new data, contribute to national policymaking at the highest levels of government, publish professionally, and proactively reach out to the print, digital, and social media.
 
FELLOWS are mid-career faculty professionals with a strong, post-degree record of applied research, project management, teaching, or publications demonstrated over one or more previous positions and the clear potential to become thematic leaders and Senior Fellows. ASSOCIATE FELLOWS have typically completed a graduate degree or are about to complete one and can show cutting-edge empirical skills and demonstrate considerable research potential.
 
CONSULTANTS can be senior or junior and full-time or part-time and have contracts of varying durations, typically in line with the project for which they are hired. 
 
NCAER offers highly competitive remuneration packages on contracts of varying duration, typically three years for full-time faculty..
 
Applicants must possess and demonstrate the following:
 
  • A PhD in Economics/Finance/Banking/Information Technology or an MBA/MPA with a focus on Finance/Banking/IT with a strong policy research potential 
     
  • Strong conceptual skills and domain knowledge of electronic payments/payment bridges/financial inclusion/rural banking
     
  • Solid  econometric and statistical skills, with ability to deploy these skills  in imaginative ways
     
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with technical and non-technical audiences 
     
  • Relevant post degree experience, particularly in banking and digital payments mechanisms, a plus
 
The positions cover the following JEL classifications:
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:

  

Senior Research Counsellor 

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:

  

Senior Research Counsellor 

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:

  

Senior Research Counsellor 

National Council of Applied Economic Research 

11, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 

Email: hr@ncaer.org