The role will have the following responsibilities:
- Project work delivered in collaboration with senior consultants (including designing research instruments, participating in fieldwork, cleaning and analyzing data, and participating in client-facing engagements in diverse settings);
- New business acquisition by supporting in the development of bid materials including technical methodologies, staffing etc.
- Project support to OPM teams in India and internationally
- Project management leading the delivery of projects in collaboration with other team members.
Successful applicants can expect to provide wide-ranging support to both project acquisition and implementation across a variety of subject areas:
- Social policy, including teams in poverty reduction and social protection, health, and education;
- Economic policy, including teams in private sector development, financial sector development, trade, aid, microfinance, macroeconomic policy, climate change, and natural resource policy;
- Statistics, evidence and accountability, including teams in social development, official statistics, and political economy analysis;
- Public sector finance and management, including team in public financial management, public management and accountability, debt management, and regional development and local government.
- Other areas of work (including food security, urban development, conflict and agricultural development) are growing.
More information on specific projects undertaken in the areas in which we work is available on our website.
Assistant consultants in OPM’s New Delhi office can expect to build:
- General consultancy and development skills;
- Primary and secondary quantitative research and analysis skills;
- Depth and breadth of knowledge and experience both across the policy cycle and the various policy areas in which OPM works;
- Effective writing, presentation and communication skills;
- Project and people management and leadership skills; and
- Specialization in the work of one or more of OPM’s sectoral portfolios.
This is a full-time role based in our New Delhi office, with regular travel for projects to other states in India.
OPM offers competitive salaries, benefits, and a generous holiday entitlement.
For this particular role, applicants must have a:
- Post graduate degree in Economics, Development Studies, Public Policy or a related field, with an excellent academic record ***
- Strong quantitative research skills typically demonstrated through a graduate thesis/dissertation
- Demonstrated ability and experience of working with quantitative (e.g. STATA, SPSS, R, Python etc.) analysis skills. Experience with qualitative packages (Nvivo, AtlasTi) will have added advantage
- Strong and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to international development, ideally evidenced by voluntary or other related work;
- Demonstrated interest in working in challenging and low-income environments;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of multicultural and diverse teams; and
- Ability to multi-task well and manage multiple commitments and deadlines.
- Ability to speak in English and Hindi.
Thank you for considering OPM and we wish you all the best for your application