Job Opportunity for Program Manger- Outcome Measurement at CEGIS in New Delhi

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The Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS pronounced See-Jis) aims to improve lives by helping Indian state governments deliver better development outcomes. Informed by cutting-edge research and evidence as well as a practical orientation toward implementable ideas, CEGIS aims to provide Indian states with both an analytical roadmap for governance and expenditure reforms and strategic implementation support to deliver on this vision. The organisation has a sharp focus on improving the quality of public expenditure, personnel, and data. Through it, it creates templates for achieving a step-function improvement in development outcomes across India.

The Outcome Measurement (OM) team plays a vital role in institutionalising data-driven decision-making within government departments. The work involves setting up the required infrastructure and technical capacity for (i) collection and reporting of better quality administrative data; (ii) meaningful analysis and visualisation of data; and (iii) effective use of data for localised prioritisation and decision-making.

About the position

This position is being sought for the planning and execution of a data-driven governance program of a highly prestigious central government agency. The Program Manager (PM) – Outcome Measurement will be instrumental in realising CEGIS’s vision for the same. The key responsibilities of the Program Manager include:

  • Oversee the data system processes, and collaborate with government stakeholders to improve the same (in terms of making them efficient and seamless) by proposing feasible solutions in line with the CEGIS theory of change.
  • Guide any data collection and analysis as may be required on the project.
  • Lead the development of high-quality outputs (presentations, reports, briefs) summarizing project progress, data analyses, and insights for both technical and non-technical audiences and for dissemination at various forums.
  • Facilitate access to administrative data from relevant government line departments, review them using a prescribed template, and conduct analysis as required.
  • Manage all the primary, secondary, and administrative data by strictly following data management and security protocols
  • Guide the technical and professional development of reportees
  • Lead the standardisation of measurement and analysis protocols for the project
  • Keep track of global best practices in measurement and assist in strengthening the teams capacity to adopt those

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience

  • Masters degree or equivalent in economics, statistics, public policy, engineering, social science, or related fields from a reputed institution
  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in India with a research organization (research agency/ think-tank (government or private sector) preferred
  • Experience with data cleaning and analysis of large and complex data sets and econometric analysis
  • Knowledge of STATA or R (strongly preferred) or any other data analysis software preferred

Personal Characteristics and Desired Qualities

  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, strong research aptitude ability to analyse complex quantitative and qualitative data and formulate solutions
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing and communication skills (ability to communicate complex ideas in a meaningful way and across different audiences) within and outside the organization.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, and an ability to be able to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively, willing to take risks to experiment with new ideas, and the ability to turn ideas into action
  • High ability to collaborate and actively listen to others, understanding and valuing others views
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Operating style suited to working independently and in a small-organization setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued

Location and Compensation

This role will be based out of New Delhi with the possibility of regular travel to states where CEGIS has a presence.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy and social sector pay scales and will depend on the candidates experience levels.

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