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Recruitment for two research positions at CBPS

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) is an independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Bangalore, India. Our vision is creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. We work towards our vision through: (a) Research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance, and public service delivery; (b) Evidence based policy advocacy and (c) Dissemination of research findings through a variety of approaches.

We have openings for research assistants / associates who will work on research activities being undertaken by the organization. The research activities can include both qualitative, quantitative analysis. The selected candidates can work on various research projects in different domains / sectors.

The following are the required qualifications:

  • Preferred educational qualifications are – Masters in Economics / Statistics / Development Economics/ Public Policy/ Social Work/ Sociology and other social science disciplines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of qualitative / quantitative research methods/ techniques
  • Proficiency in analytical packages such as STATA, R, SAS for quantitative researchers and Atlas.Ti for qualitative researchers
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Must be good at handling large data sets in MS Excel
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.

Those with at least two-three years of experience of work (or a relevant research degree) in economic and/ or social sciences will be considered for the post of Research Associate.

The remuneration will be comparable with the academic/ civil-society based research organisations, and commensurate with the individual’s qualification / experience. Interested individuals should submit their latest resume (MS Word format only) with two references and two samples of academic research writing to mrinalika@cbps.in with the subject line: Research Assistant / Associate – Economics or Research Assistant / Associate – General. Queries can be directed to Mrinalika R Pandit at 080-26560735 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The job description can be viewed here.

 

CBPS is looking for a Communications Officer

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) is an independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Bangalore, India. Our vision is creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. We work towards our vision through: (a) Research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance, and public service delivery; (b) Evidence based policy advocacy and (c) Dissemination of research findings through a variety of approaches.

We are currently looking for a Communications Officer who can help us develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that can support our organisational goals with respect to research and advocacy.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Working with the organisation to assess needs, set goals, and develop strategies for communicating research and advocacy outputs
  • Coordinate with the policy and research teams to develop communication channels and materials for different stakeholders
  • Develop media outputs such as policy briefs, success stories, field stories, videos, photos and other media content for greater awareness
  • Work closely with the research team to develop and implement an editorial calendar for regular content that can communicate research findings and policy recommendations
  • Planning and creating social media messaging, press invites, press statements or articles to support current research activities, and securing coverage in regional, national or international media.
  • Help in managing online content, including organisation’s website, social media and third-party website listings.
  • Manage the publication and promotion of research and advocacy outputs of the organisation
  • Maintaining day-today internal and external communication channels including social media channels

Requirements and preferred qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with at least 3 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in mass communications, marketing, development, public policy, or journalism or any other relevant field.
  • A basic understanding of the policy landscape of the country; and a basic knowledge and understanding of social data, both in qualitative and quantitative terms.
  • Some prior experience in non-profit research sector; experience of developing communication outputs based on research data and evidence preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, able to express complex technical issues in plain language
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, and audiences for research and policy
  • Familiarity with design and editing software.

The remuneration will be comparable with the academic/ civil society based research organisations, and commensurate with the individual’s qualification / experience. Interested individuals should submit their latest resume (MS Word format) with two references and two samples of their work to mrinalika@cbps.in. Queries can be directed to Mrinalika R Pandit at 080-26560735 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The job description can be viewed here.

 

CBPS needs a Visual Designer

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) is an independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Bangalore, India. Our vision is creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. We work towards our vision through: (a) Research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance, and public service delivery; (b) Evidence based policy advocacy and (c) Dissemination of research findings through a variety of approaches.

We have an opening for an in-house (part-time or full-time) visual designer who will work on visual content for both the digital and print medium. The in-house visual designer is expected to be able to draw out narratives from different projects and represent it in the visual medium. The designer must also be able to use visualisations to make sense of data, elucidate processes and represent systems. The primary job of the in-house designer will be to dependence on written form for better accessibility, considering the Indian context. Some of the work might include producing specific visual content such as infographics, visualisations, web interfaces, dashboards, presentations, booklets, posters, brochures, and more. So, knowledge of web page interface and front-end development will also be immensely useful.

The following are the desired qualifications:

  • Preferred educational qualifications are – Degree in Design or associated fields.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic social data, both in quantitative and qualitative terms.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent management and organisational skills.

The remuneration will be comparable with the academic/ civil society based research organisations, and commensurate with the individual’s qualification / experience. Interested individuals should submit their latest resume (MS Word format) with two references and two samples of visual design, data visualisation or any other associated work to mrinalika@cbps.in. Queries can be directed to Mrinalika R Pandit at 080-26560735 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

Internships

Students entering the final year of their Masters Degree programme in economics, policy studies, public health, development studies, sociology, finance, rural management, design and allied disciplines can apply for short-term internship positions when they are called for, usually for two months between May-July each year.

We accept interns for summer and winter breaks, usually for 8 – 12 weeks. Please send in your applications to mrinalika@cbps.in along with your resume (MS Word format), a brief statement of purpose and an academic writing sample in Microsoft Word format. We do not take undergraduate students at our Centre.

This year we are looking for interns in the broad areas of:

  1. Budget Work
  2. Grant Management (Looking for call for proposals, funding opportunities, etc…)
  3. Public and Private Governance
  4. Data Visualisation

Interns will receive a monthly stipend and a certificate of internship upon successful completion of the assignment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills.