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Andhra Pradesh Priorities and Madhya Pradesh Priorities

Opportunity for skilled Project Managers to work with the top-ranked international think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center in collaboration with the Tata Trusts. Positions are currently available with a near term flexible start date and will last for approximately 18 months. Follow-on positions are also possible in the organization.

We believe successful candidates meets the following requirements:

  • Economics degree from reputable university, or experience relevant to project (journalism, public policy etc)
  • Project management experience, likely from management consulting, think tank or similar
  • Experience from engagement of civil society groups, sector experts and/or policy makers at state level (preferably in Andra Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh)
  • Self-motivated, ambitious
  • English essential (Hindi, Telugu or Marwari a bonus)
  • Years of experience 7 to 15
  • Flexible work hours and travel

Description

Copenhagen Consensus Center is an international think tank. We commission economic research from the world's top economists on the costs and benefits of pursuing different policy options. We focus on solutions to major problems in the developing and developed world, and the need to prioritize solutions based on evidence. The results are communicated in media throughout the world. For this the Center's leader Dr. Lomborg was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and repeatedly named Global Top 100 Thinker by Foreign Policy.

Please review our website www.copenhagenconsensus.com for more information.

These particular projects, Andhra Pradesh Priorities and Madhya Pradesh Priorities, take the Center's cost benefit methodology for identifying and prioritizing high-yielding policy solutions to the state level for maximum impact. We are inviting applications for several roles covering project management, research management, fundraising, outreach, advocacy, communications.

We are looking for candidates who are intelligent, ambitious and have a passion for economics and smart policy solutions. A high level of motivation and excellent communication skills are required to manage a Copenhagen Consensus project. All major domestic and international stakeholders will be engaged to include the highest levels of the government, domestic and international development organizations, the top private sector companies, civil society and the general populace. The Project will include commissioning research, coordinating top economists and sector experts, working with Nobel Laureates, and managing the research process to final publication, top media representatives and other high ranking people. In addition, there will be on-going fundraising, reporting to donors, fostering relationships, and establishing high level media engagement and partnerships. 

Flexibility to work on multiple work streams, a natural aptitude for organization, and deadline-driven deliverable creation are equally important in this fast-paced environment, as is the ability to handle the workload and stress implicit in projects with fixed deadlines. Please review our project in Bangladesh www.bangladesh-priorities.com to get a basic understanding of a similar project.

Copenhagen Consensus Center is a virtual organization working with high skilled people around the world. We are a flat organization with high degree of individual responsibility. Candidates must be able to keep pace and perform in an environment without constant direct supervision.

General requirements

  • Economics degree from reputable university, or experience relevant to project (journalism, public policy etc)
  • Project management experience, likely from management consulting, think tank or similar
  • Experience from engagement of civil society groups, sector experts and/or policy makers at state level (preferably in Andra Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh)
  • Self-motivated, ambitious
  • English essential (Hindi, Telugu or Marwari a bonus)
  • Years of experience 7 to 15
  • Flexible work hours and travel

Salary 

Commensurate with experience

We are anticipating appointing 2 to 4 people at a mix of career stages in for each state project, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Based in one of the two mentioned states or New Delhi, the state teams will work together with our international organization and Indian partners.

How to apply 

Please send your CV and a short email message (or cover letter) describing why you are a suitable candidate to Roland Mathiasson at projectmanager@copenhagenconsensus.com with "India Priorities Project Application” in the subject line.
 
We will interview candidates continuously, so we are looking forward to your application as soon as possible.
 
You are welcome to contact us on above email address if you have questions.