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Position: Deputy Director, NCAER National Data Innovation Centre, and Senior Fellow/Fellow NCAER Qualification: Ph.D. in economics
Job Location: New Delhi Experience: 5-15 years of research experience
Functional Area:    

Roles and Responsibilities

 

NCAER is India's oldest and largest independent, non-profit, economic research institute. It does grant-funded research, studies for governments and industry, and is one of the few think tanks globally that also collect primary data. NCAER is in the process of setting up a National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) that will serve as a laboratory for experiments in data collection, interfacing with partners in think tanks, Indian and international universities, and government. NDIC will form an important core of NCAER’s long-standing data collection activities. NCAER is partnering with the Universities of Maryland and Michigan for the NDIC. The NDIC will be led by a Director, who will report to the Director-General of NCAER.

 

Job Description

The Deputy Director will form a part of the management of the NDIC and of NCAER, and will work closely with the NDIC Director to:

  • Develop cutting-edge, technology focused, data collection innovations
  • Work effectively with partners in universities, think tanks and government to enhance the scalability and impact of these innovations
  • Engage in proposal development, expenditure oversight and reporting to funders
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to junior researchers in the Centre
  • Engage in high quality research and dissemination
  • Ensure coordination of NDIC activities with other NCAER activities and objectives
  • Carry out such other tasks or duties as may be assigned by the NDIC Director or the Director-General of NCAER or his designate from time to time

 

The Deputy Director will be appointed at NCAER as either a Fellow (Associate Professor equivalent) or as a Senior Fellow (Professor equivalent), with his/her core responsibilities located within NDIC and supplementary responsibilities more broadly within NCAER. 

 

 

Qualifications, Demonstrated Experience and Skills

Requirements for the position include a 1) Ph.D. in economics, survey methodology, statistics, public policy, sociology or demography with strong quantitative skills; 2) 5-15 years of research experience in areas germane to the mission of NDIC; 3) program or product management experience dealing with large-scale data collection. Candidates with a world class master’s degree and exceptional survey research experience may apply if they meet other criteria.

 

The candidate should have the ability to 1) conduct research of high quality; 2) work with minimal supervision; 3) work effectively in leadership and collaborative roles within NDIC, within NCAER, and with NDIC’s partners in India and overseas; 4) work effectively with government ministries and private industry; 5) be comfortable with advanced, technology-based data collection and analytic solutions; 6) supervise staff and manage expenditures. Experience with large-scale datasets or managing large-scale survey operations is essential. Experience with establishing and leading large-scale scientific data collection efforts, with survey audit and forensic systems, with panel data operations, data anonymization protocols, adaptive survey design, and with para-data based interview monitoring systems is highly desirable. 

 

Compensation

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

 

Appointment Term

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and scholarly activities and interests in NDIC and NCAER, and include a detailed CV, three references, and copies/links to published/working papers. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For fullest consideration please apply by December 1, 2017.   

 

Please send your application by email, noting “Deputy Director, NCAER NDIC” in the subject line, to:

 

Human Resources
National Council of Applied Economic Research 
11 Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 
Email: hr@ncaer.org

 

Position: Program Manager NCAER National Data Innovation Centre Qualification: MA/MBA/MPA
Job Location: New Delhi Experience: 5 Years
Functional Area:    

Roles and Responsibilities

NCAER is India's oldest and largest independent, non-profit, economic research institute. It does grant-funded research, studies for governments and industry, and is one of the few think tanks globally that also collect primary data. NCAER is in the process of setting up a National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) that will serve as a laboratory for experiments in data collection, interfacing with partners in think tanks, Indian and international universities, and government. NDIC will form an important core of NCAER’s long-standing data collection activities. NCAER is partnering with the Universities of Maryland and Michigan for the NDIC. The NDIC will be led by a Director and Deputy Director reporting to the Director-General of NCAER. NDIC will form an important core of NCAER’s long-standing data collection activities. NCAER expects to set up further such centres in other areas of its applied research.

 

Job Description

The Project Manager will work closely with the NDIC Director and Deputy Director to support NDIC operations by:

  • Developing grant and contract agreements
  • Managing expenditures, procurement and reimbursements
  • Preparing budget and administrative documents for grant proposals and corresponding periodic reports to donors 
  • Supporting Centre management in ensuring that the scope and direction of NDIC projects are consistent with expected outcomes
  • Managing travel, events and outreach
  • Working effectively with NCAER Finance, Human Resources, and General Services Departments to ensure administrative coordination of all NDIC activities with NCAER’s institutional activities and procedures
  • Managing a dotted-line reporting relationship to the NCAER Head of Operations
  • Carrying out such other tasks or duties as may be assigned by the NDIC Director and Deputy Director or the Director-General of NCAER or his designate from time to time

 

Qualifications, Demonstrated Experience and Skills

Requirements for the position include a 1) an MA/MBA/MPA degree; 2) Experience of at least 5 years in a social science research support position; 3) Experience with grant administration and donor and contract management; 4) Familiarity with good accounting and procurement practices; 5) proven record of working with multi-disciplinary academic or research teams as an enabler and facilitator.

 

The candidate should be 1) Highly organized and self-motivated, 2) have excellent written and oral English communication skills, 3) be comfortable with a variety of computer programs and able to work within an on-line, networked collaborative environment; and 4) can demonstrate a high degree of integrity and ethical behavior in their past work.  Experience with project management and monitoring tools, on-line collaboration tools, and of working with international donors and partners is highly desirable.

 

Compensation

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

 

Appointment Term

Applicants should send a letter describing their past experience and their interest in NDIC and NCAER, a detailed CV, and the names of three references. The appointment will be on a renewable, 3-year contract with a probationary period of one year. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For fullest consideration, please apply by November 15, 2017.   

 

Please send your application by email, noting “Program Manager, NCAER NDIC” in the subject line, to:

 

Human Resources 
National Council of Applied Economic Research 
11 Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110 002 
Email: hr@ncaer.org

 

 

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:
 
  • G2-Financial Institutions and Services
     
  • H2-Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
     
  • H7-State and Local Government, Intergovernmental Relations
     
  • I3-Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
 
Applicants should send a detailed CV with a cover letter highlighting their experience, qualifications, and areas of primary interest, three references, and digital copies/links to published/working research or policy papers. 
 
Please apply by email to NCAER’s human Resource team at hr@ncaer.org
 

 

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