24th April 2024 - (Wednesday) (IST)
Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS)

Advertisement for the post of Project Research Associate/Junior Consultant

Empanelment for Two positions at the level of Project Research Associate / Junior Consultant with (Economics and Statistics/ Commerce background) for performing the following roles in CIPS:

S. No.
1Key Roles and Responsibilities / Job Profile
  • To design methods and procedures for obtaining statistical data by adopting relevant sampling techniques.
  • To carry out background research, literature reviews and peer discussion for initiating data collection and survey.
  • To design surveys, questionnaires, FGD’s, statistical evaluation designs, pre-analysis plans, sample size calculations and data collection instruments.
  • To design study methodology for impact evaluation, process evaluation, monitoring system, diagnostic assessments and scale-up plans using the Statistical and Econometric tools.
  • To undertake collection and compilation of data from various sources including primary and secondary sources, sift through the data in detail and data assembly in a structured format.
  • To have a sharp aptitude for detecting the data patterns, trends, anomalies (if any) in the data and initiate corrective measures.
  • To analyse and interpret the collected data and test its effectiveness on random and structured basis, assess its suitability vis-a vis the allocation of resources through statistical, econometric models, empirical testing and latest software.
  • To prepare draft reports, presentations, coordination with stake holders and get the final approval from the higher authority. Submit the final technical and analytical reports.
  • To write technical and non-technical reports and policy briefs on economic trends and forecasts
  • To explain the research methodology adopted and justify the conclusions drawn from statistical data
  • To provide economic and development advice based on the statistical inferences to a wide range of stakeholders i.e: Govt, Private, NGO, Corporate, Social and Community based enterprises.
  • To document, disseminate, replicate Innovative Practices in Education, Health, Urban Governance, E-Governance, Environment, Climate change, Disaster Management, Biodiversity, land Management, Rural Development and other emerging fields based on the requirement.
  • To coordinate the work relating to the conduct of workshops, seminars, webinars, meetings, Video conferences and all related activities.
  • To prepare minutes of meeting, letters, reports & concept notes etc.
2Desired Profile
  • Age – Preferably not more than 45 years (However, this may be relaxed if candidate has exceptional skills sets & Knowledge)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good command over English Language
  • Good drafting capacity
  • Strong data analysis skill is preferred
  • Must be a good team player as well individual contributor with excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to organize work with proper tracking, closing out tasks and attention to details
  • A Self-starter with Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies
  • Sound knowledge of Statistical / Economic software’s with ability to use necessary databases
  • Ability to think critically to maximize methodological rigor, operational and administrative efficiency, strictly adhere to budget and time limits.
  • Passion for Innovation, social transformation and social impact activities would be helpful.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to Work at odd hours especially on holidays as and when required
  • Willingness to undertake tours all over India to carry out official work.
  • Working experience in Administration/Accounts.
3Essential QualificationsA Master’s Degree in Economics / Commerce / Statistics /Mathematical Statistics / Mathematical Economics / Econometrics/ Statistics & Informatics with a minimum of 65% marks or equivalent grade.
MBA / PG Diploma in Financial Management / PG in Rural Development (PGDRM)/ Chartered Accountancy
4Desirable Experience
  • Experience of working in Public/Private/Reputed organisations/NGOs in the capacity of Manager – Administration /Accounts.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills will be desirable.
  • A Two years’ professional experience working on economic issues and Statistical analysis
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis on difficult, but well-defined tasks; articulate issues and recommend solutions.
  • Leveraging software’s, algorithms and other technologies related to statistics and economic analysis
  • Research in the fields of healthcare, education, environment, rural development, Policy advocacy etc. would be an added advantage.
  • Having worked with the managers of private or public organization and government agencies and understanding their needs and preference would be helpful
5Selection Process
  • Minimum of 2 Rounds:
    1. 1st Round will be Written Test
    2. 2nd Round will be Personal Interview
  • CIPS may conduct more rounds of interview at its discretion
6Nature of Appointment if empanelled
  • Contractual for a period of 6 months (initially)
  • Performance would be evaluated and in case work is found to be satisfactory, may be engaged again afresh for a certain period.
  • Remuneration is negotiable after Six months if engaged a fresh
  • No automatic extension would be given
  • Further engagement depends on various other factors like projects to be undertaken and availability of funds etc.
  • Rs. 35,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- (consolidated all-inclusive monthly remuneration, inclusive of taxes)
  • Based on the proficiency qualification and relevant experience it may be negotiated within the above range.

*The Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the prescribed format (Annexure-1) along with the covering letter will be accepted on or before 21-11-2022 till 05:15 PM in sealed cover addressed to:

The Manager (Finance & Administration)
Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS)
College Park Campus (CPC) of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)
Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034, India
Phone: +91 40 66720720
Email: ao@cips.org.in

PS: Both online applications & offline (Hard Copy through the post) applications will be accepted

  • The CIPS reserves the right to cancel the advertisement without assigning any reason thereof
  • The CIPS also reserves the right not to select anyone without assigning any reason.
  • The number of positions may increase or decrease depending on the requirements of the organisation.