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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: Building Manager and Head, General Services Qualification: B. Tech/MBA/ or Post Graduate Diploma in relevant field
Job Location: New Delhi Experience: 8-15 years
Functional Area:    

Roles and Responsibilities

NCAER is India's oldest and largest national, non-profit, 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 for national surveys.

 

Job Description

The candidate is expected to carry out the following key responsibilities:

  • Manage and ensure 24x7 continuity of all NCAER facilities, physical plant, equipment and landscaping on the existing and the new world-class NCAER Centre campus under development. 
  • Manage all general services, including security and access control, fire-fighting, building management, environmental controls including HVAC, all utilities including water and power, catering and food, parking and garages, all routine and special maintenance and repairs, janitorial and hygiene, furniture, signage, conference centre, transport, emergency medical and staff travel.  
  • Ensure that the specific and systemic physical, human, and reputational risks NCAER faces in her/his area of responsibility remain manageable and are constantly being lowered, and to flag to NCAER Management when risks rise for whatever reason and to recommend relevant solutions.
  • Coordinate with other groups in (a) the Operations Wing, particularly Information & Communication Technology, Finance, and Human Resources, (b) the Communications and Development Wing, particularly the Library, Publications, and Events, and (c) the Research Wing to ensure that NCAER’s physical and general services remain fully supportive of such groups and NCAER’s overall mission and mandate as a public institution.
  • Handle statutory compliances related to municipal authorities, property tax, fire safety, electricity, water, sanitation, and insurance.
  • Set up standard operating procedures, update SOPs, scope of work, MIS and systems to enhance effectiveness of Facilities Management. Be responsible for planning and monitoring staff deployment for Technical, Security, Housekeeping, procurement needs as per institutional needs.
  • Manage inventory of materials and vendors. 
  • Manage new NCAER India Conference Centre when ready, including managing its use by permitted partners from time to time, and look after other conference related services for events. 
  • Work as an integral member of all teams with a strong emphasis on open communication, due diligence, full accountability, and a willingness to provide help and seek help from other team members in the interest of achieving NCAER’s common goals.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by Secretary and Head, Operations and Director-General or his designate as needed for the smooth functioning of NCAER.

 

Qualifications, Demonstrated Experience, and Skills

  • B. Tech/MBA/ or Post Graduate Diploma in relevant field
  • Preferably 8-15 years of working experience in General Services and Building Management
  • Complete familiarity with building management including security and access control, fire-fighting, environmental controls including HVAC, all utilities including water and power, and facilities, and physical and general services.
  • Be an enabler and facilitator and have excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Should be highly organized, self-motivated, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and ethical behavior in their past work. 

 

Compensation

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

 

Appointment Term

Appointment will be for a period of three years on contract with a first year of probation. Those interested should submit a letter describing their experience along with detailed CV indicating qualifications, experience, and names of three references to hr@ncaer.org with the subject line “Building Manager and Head, General Services”. For best consideration, please apply before November 15, 2017.

 

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

 

 

NCAER | Quality . Relevance . Impact

Position: Special Assistant to the Director-General Qualification: Masters degree or equivalent experience in law, economics, management, or public policy
Job Location: NCAER, New Delhi Experience:
Functional Area: Director-General Office    

Roles and Responsibilities

 

Job description

The Special Assistant 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 with other Director-General Office (DGO) staff, the Special Assistant will be  responsible for ensuring organisational effectiveness by working closely with other NCAER staff across all levels and functions.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate strategic, institutional initiatives and projects of a short-, medium- or long-term nature.
  • Manage and develop high-value  donor, client, and sponsor relationships and ensure well-documented, timely responses to all communications.
  • Support NCAER’s external outreach, fundraising, and communication efforts through the NCAER website, electronic and print publications, blogs, social media, seminar, conferences, and media events.
  • Research and prepare briefs, background papers, speeches, and high-impact presentations for the Director-General.
  • Anticipate issues and concerns at NCAER across functions including HR, legal, finance and operations.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with the Executive Assistant to the Director-General, and other team members in the Director-General’s office to ensure their high productivity, effective coordination, strong team morale, and a pleasant, enjoyable work environment.
  • Set and modify short- and long-term priorities, and monitor multiple, parallel tasks to ensure their successful completion.
  • Help  manage the Director General’s calendar, planning and preparing background materials for all important meetings, participating in meetings when needed, preparing minutes, and following up on meetings.  
  • Assist in planning the Director-General’s travel to ensure high productivity and low down-time, ensuring the soundness of all briefing materials, and join travel when needed.
  • Participate professionally in NCAER research and field data collection projects as agreed with the Director-General
  • Maintain complete confidentiality on all communications and information.
  • Any other functions assigned by the Director-General

 

Qualifications and demonstrated experience

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in law, economics, management, or public policy. Superbly trained lawyers with litigation and/or policy experience interested in public policy and economics and in broadening their horizons ar particularly encouraged to apply
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a rapid learner with a passion for achieving results
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to listen, think clearly, and write persuasively under pressure
  • Ability to challenge ideas and proposals and offer alternatives withour deference to rank or age while remaining fully respectful of others’ views and open to considering diverse viewpoints
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; deep ability to multitask; sound judgment in complex ethical, institutional and social situations; and attention to detail without missing the big picture
  • An obsession for excellence, the ability to measure and take risks, and make mistakes and constantly learn from them
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours to keep up with the Director-General’s work and travel schedule and deliverables

 

Compensation:

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

 

Appointment Term

Appointment will be for a period of three years on contract with a first year of probation. Those interested may send their CV indicating qualifications, experience, names of three references, and current compensation to hr@ncaer.org or by post at the following address latest with the subject line “Special Assistant to the Director-General”.