Advanced degree and solid transcript, preferably in economics, public policy or international development, from a leading university.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in managerial or technical positions, with focus in project formulation, programme design, programme implementation, evaluation and monitoring, and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in India or other South Asian countries.
Strong M&E skills as demonstrated by professional and academic experience including completed evaluations and publications. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in impact evaluations including randomized control trails and evaluation capacity-building.
Keen understanding of the value of evidence for policy decisions demonstrated by professional or academic experience.
Attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills for communicating policy lessons from academic papers and evaluations, as well as M&E fundamentals and randomized evaluation methodology, in ways that policymakers understand. This requires clear, precise, non-technical writing, and creativity in presentation.
Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meets deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
Position requires travel throughout India and South Asia to meet with senior policymakers in governments, NGOs, foundations and international development organizations as well as follow-up work to promote research projects and other policy and capacity building initiatives. International travel for CLEAR events with other regional centres and the Global Hub is also required annually.
Someone who is familiar with social media and brand building activities for a new initiative.
Someone who has phenomenal people skills and actually love and enjoy working with people.