Capacity Building Manager - Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University

Organization:
Location:
  • India
Education:
  • Master's
Start Date (Earliest):
Language Requirement:
  • Hindi
Length of Commitment:
None

Who We Are:

Inclusion Economics India Centre is an initiative affiliated with Inclusion Economics at Yale University, founded and based out of the Yale Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center. Inclusion Economics India Centre is based at, and accountable to, the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Society, with strategic oversight from Krea University. Inclusion Economics India Centre collaborates with the Inclusion Economics at Yale University team to enable inclusive economies and societies through research and policy engagement. 

Drawing upon economics, political science, and related fields, we conduct cutting-edge research to understand how policy can promote inclusive, accountable economies and societies. Our core research focuses on gender as it relates to labor economics and broader economic empowerment; political economy and governance; and environmental economics. We also aim to build a culture of evidence and increase data literacy in the public sector, strengthening leaders’ ability to identify and implement evidence-informed policies. Throughout the research life cycle, we engage closely with policy counterparts to ensure we address questions of immediate relevance, and we regularly communicate data-driven insights with policy counterparts and the general public.

Enhancing policymakers’ capacity to use data and evidence can help them improve government programs and policies, especially for the poor and vulnerable. Inclusion Economics India Centre (IEIC) helps policymakers collect better data and leverage evidence – both their own and from external research – to design, implement, and evaluate more effective strategies for increasing economic and social opportunity and inclusion. IEIC has engaged on capacity building projects to train officials from all levels of government, from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to state Rural Development Fellows. Through in-person and online training based on content created by Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School, IEIC engages and equips participants to apply principles to real-world situations – translating research into policy impact in order to improve the lives of the marginalised.

The Role:

The Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of capacity-building/training programmes with government partners as well as other development agencies. The Capacity Building Manager will work closely with the IEIC research teams, instructors and policy counterparts in designing and delivering high-quality training programmes to participants. The person will contribute to organisational strategic planning to translate research outputs to effective trainings. 

Responsibilities:

  • In the first year, the person will be primarily responsible to execute our capacity building initiative with Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), Government of Punjab.
  • Propose and develop content for policymaker trainings, including case studies and in-class exercises. This includes identifying, sourcing, cleaning and analysing administrative and survey data to use in in-class materials for trainees, and incorporating relevant information from the policy and research landscape. 
  • Coordinate logistics and trainings to ensure virtual and in-person training sessions proceed smoothly and as planned
  • Oversee grants and finances for training-related work; draft reports and deliverables for submission to donors
  • Develop communications materials as needed and relevant to the Inclusion Economics network’s training portfolio
  • Develop methodologies and processes to evaluate effectiveness of trainings in pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Engage with policymakers and partner institutions to strengthen existing collaborations and explore new training and policy-research engagement opportunities
  • Update and maintain a training stakeholder spreadsheet to help identify synergies across IEIC studies and engagements 
  • Develop guidance documentation and train staff to effectively communicate with stakeholders and identify capacity building opportunities 
  • Develop and execute approved strategy for trainings led or coordinated by IEIC to build capacities of policymakers to use evidence in decision-making.
  • Grow our training portfolio and team by identifying and pursuing high-impact, aligned opportunities and successfully raising funds to support these opportunities. 
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications and Key Skills:

  • Master Degree in Economics, Public Policy or related areas.
  • 5-7+ years of progressively responsible experience in managerial capacity, strong policy-oriented sectoral knowledge/experience in working directly with policymakers and practitioners.
  • Programmatic experience in grant management, and people management.
  • Ability and experience to handle high-level government stakeholders and other partners in the development sector
  • Prior experience in training, capacity building, skill building, M&E preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills in English – oral and written

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out our Screening Questionnaire; you will be asked to upload a single PDF containing your CV, cover letter, writing sample, and academic transcripts. Label your file “Last name, First name – Capacity Building Manager”. 

To view other open positions, visit the Inclusion Economics Opportunities page. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, people of color and other marginalized communities which have historically been underrepresented in the field of economics.