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 in a communications role in the development sector is a MUST.
  • 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.
  • Experience of developing communication outputs based on research data and evidence preferred such as policy briefs, newspaper articles, and online research publications.
  • 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 as well as website management.

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 by 30th of June 2022. Incomplete and delayed applications will not be considered. Queries can be directed to Mrinalika R Pandit at 080-2656 0735 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The job description can be viewed here.