Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow – Gender and Macroeconomics

Current Openings:

Roles and Responsibilities

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is seeking to hire highly skilled and motivated economists for its macroeconomics and gender research programme. The candidates would work as part of a fast-growing gender and macroeconomics team at NCAER. They will conduct policy-relevant in-depth research in areas at the intersection of gender with macroeconomics, financial sector, digital economy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The jobs provide an opportunity to grow professionally by working closely with international experts and agencies partnering with NCAER for its gender-related work.

Under the leadership of Ratna Sahay, the former Senior Advisor on Gender at the International Monetary Fund, NCAER is aiming to build a Centre of Excellence for the Economic Empowerment of Women in India. Three streams of work are planned: Research and Policy, Leadership Training, and Advocacy.

Last Date:  The positions will remain open until filled.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct and publish high-quality research on gender economics, independently, and/or as part of teams.
  • Serve as a lead/co-author and/or contributor on reports and working papers for NCAER.
  • Contribute to research, dissemination, and capacity building workshops. Contribute to senior faculty’s interaction on gender issues with policymakers at state and central government levels independently, and/or as part of teams. Contribute to development of required documentation (Concept Notes, Terms of Reference, etc.) for advancing research work.
  • Provide operational leadership/or support in strengthening the Centre of Excellence and mentor junior colleagues and research associates.
  • Advance the conceptualization, design and building of methodology and gender-disaggregated data collection for gender, finance, macroeconomics, and digitalization to facilitate economic policy analysis at NCAER.

Job Qualifications

  • An advanced university degree in economics or related field (Ph.D. preferred) for an Associate Fellow; supplemented by a minimum of 3 to 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience for a Fellow; and 6 to 8 years of experience for a Senior Fellow.
  • Excellent general skills in economic analysis (including economic policy modeling and policy analysis) with preference for expertise in the areas of gender, macroeconomics, finance, economic growth, and inequality,
  • Excellent communication skills—written and oral.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a flexible and cooperative attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels. Ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Superior time/project management skills are essential.


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

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send the following to with the subject line Associate Fellow/Fellow/Senior Fellow – Gender and Macroeconomics. Please state clearly in your cover letter the position (Senior Fellow/Fellow/Associate Fellow) that you want to be considered for. We will start reviewing applications three weeks after the publication of this advertisement and continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

  • A detailed CV, including the names and contact details of three references.
  • Copies of or links to the published papers/reports.
  • A cover letter on the interest and suitability of the candidate for this position.
  • A one-page research philosophy

About NCAER and Research Programme in Gender and Macroeconomics

NCAER is India’s oldest and largest national, non-profit, independent economic research institute. NCAER has over its 65+ years of existence contributed to high-quality economic research that has a policy impact. It is among the few think tanks globally that have strong field data collection capabilities for national surveys. Its research covers almost the entire horizon of policy-focused applied research in economics, from macroeconomics to poverty and consumer behaviour. NCAER offers a wonderful place to grow and groom yourself into a policy economist. A vibrant, dynamic academic environment with both world-class faculty and physical infrastructure. If you run into a writer’s block, there are lovely views of Delhi. If you want to unwind, play a game of table tennis or badminton. Or just a lovely walk around the campus with a colleague to spur your creativity.

NCAER is expanding its research programme in gender. It’s a key focus of G-20 under India’s leadership and will continue to remain front and centre in the coming years. It has decided to grow the programme further in response to the increasing urgency and demand for policy solutions to challenges posed by gender inequality. There is increasing evidence that closing gender gaps benefits everyone—it raises economic growth, lowers inequality, and enhances financial stability. It is in discussions with multilateral institutions, international and domestic donors for technical partnerships and financial resources.

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