Careers

 

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore (www.cbps.in), a non-profit, independent organisation, is looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

Senior Research Adviser (Economist): We are looking for an economist with a Ph.D. and at least five years experience of post-doctoral research/faculty position with expertise in macro economics and public finance. The person will be associated with / leading exciting research projects dealing with public investments and related fiscal issues. The knowledge of econometrics with experience of working on Stata or similar packages such as R will be essential.

Research Adviser (Economics/Development Economics): We are looking for two economists/Development expert who have either completed their doctoral work successfully or have at least six-seven years experience of post-Masters research/faculty position with expertise in Macro economics/Public economics or finance/Development economics. The person will be associated with exciting research projects dealing with public investments and related fiscal issues. We would also like these candidates to have the knowledge of econometrics with experience of working on Stata or similar packages such as R.

Research Associate / Research Assistant: We are also looking for two candidates with Masters in Economics / Public Policy /Development Studies. Depending on the experience, they will be placed either as Research Assistant (just completed their Masters) or Research Associate (at least one year of relevant research experience). Knowledge of excel is essential. Knowledge of econometrics with experience of working on Stata or similar packages such as R will be an asset.

Our remuneration packages are competitive with academic positions in various Indian institutions and universities. We provide Provident Fund, Gratuity, Medical cover and a few allowances in addition to salary. We encourage and cherish diversity. 

Please share your resume with mrinalika@cbps.in with the following:

  • a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for and stating the reason for your interest in the vacancy,
  • a sample of research writing, and
  • two references including your current/most recent employer/superviser/teacher

People from related field could apply if they think they have relevant experience and skills.

The end date for submissions is 9 August 2018.

For any other query also you can write to Mrinalika R Pandit.

An indicative list of roles and responsibilities at various levels is attached.

CBPS: Indicative Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Project lead / Team lead : conceptualisation, monitoring, writing, reviewing, planning, decision-making, budget-planning, communication, assigning and allocating (work), reporting, proposal writing
  2. Project/ Team member: fulfilling the assigned roles, communication
  3. Project manager: planning, communication, budget-planning, reporting,

Research Adviser

  1. Should be a team lead / team member / project manager.
  2. Should at least lead one project
  3. Should manage at least one project
  4. Should write new research proposals
  5. Should mentor and train young researchers
  6. Representing the organisation
  7. Supervision of team you are leading and responsible for
  8. Review of assigned organisational function
  9. Should write at least one publication / newspaper article / high-impact blog
  10. Participation in recruitment process

Senior Research Adviser (Research Adviser + following)

  1. Organisational policies and development
  2. Organisational management responsibilities as assigned / agreed upon

Senior Research Associate

  1. Should be a team member / project manager.
  2. Could at least lead one project
  3. Should manage at least one project
  4. Contribute to new research proposals
  5. Mentor and train young researchers
  6. Representing the organisation
  7. Coordination of team you are leading and responsible for
  8. Review of assigned organisational function
  9. Should write at least one publication / newspaper article / high-impact blog
  10. Participation in recruitment process

Research Associate / Assistant

  1. Should be a team member
  2. Could manage project
  3. Contribute to proposals
  4. Representing the organisation
  5. Contribute or write at least one publication / newspaper article / high-impact blog
  6. Participation in identification / selection of interns
  7. Assisting in website and archiving management
  8. Participation in capacity building activities

 

Looking for a Media and Archiving Assistant

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore is hiring a Media and Archiving Assistant. This position is being offered for any person who has experience in and an understanding of media relations (especially social media) and archiving research material. The position is full-time for a period of one-year.

The person will assist the Communication and Information Manager in maintaining the websites of CBPS, managing the social media accounts, as well as archiving of research material of the organisation. The archival responsibilities will pertain to both primary data and secondary data collected for various projects in the organisation. The person will also assist the organisation in looking for relevant call for proposals.

For more information please view the job description here.

Candidates who are interested please mail your applications to mrinalika@cbps.in with your resume in Microsoft Word format and two sample writings. The end date for submissions is 10 August 2018.

 

Internships 2018

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.

 

Some of our past employees:

 

Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma worked with CBPS from July 2012 to December 2013 in various public health related projects. After CBPS, he pursued his Post-Doctorate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Currently, he is working with Oxford Policy Management in New Delhi.

 

 

Shobha Veigas

Shobha has been a Consultant with CBPS since July 2009. She has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Mangalore University and in Kannada Literature from Mysore University. Currently, she is freelance trainer, working with CBPS on specific projects.

 

 

Shubhashansha Bakshi

Shubhashansha worked at CBPS from March 2009 to March 2013, focusing on education related projects. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and also working with Ernst & Young.

 

 

 

Anaka Aiyar

During her stint at CBPS (from April 2009 to June 2011), Anaka worked on public health related projects. Currently she is pursuing her PhD at the University of California, Riverside.

 

 

 

Sandeep MS

Sandeep was largely focused on empirical work in the drinking water sector during his tenure (March 2009 and August 2011). He is currently at University of Loughborough and has submitted his PhD thesis.

 

 

Some of our past interns:

Dr. Praveen Nidagundi
Institution: SRM University, Tamil Nadu
Duration: January to August 2016

Nikita D’cruz
Institution: SRM University, Tamil Nadu
Duration: February to August 2016

Manoj C
Institution: Central University of Rajasthan
Duration: June – Mid-July 2015

Siddharth Sarbapriya
Institution: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Duration: April – June 2015

Franklin R. Dolo
Institution: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Duration: June – July 2014

Lipi Goyal
Institution: Delhi School of Economics
Duration: June – July 2014

Saurabh Kulkarni
Institution: Delhi School of Economics
Duration: June – July 2014