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March 21, 2018

Applications invited for the post of Policy Manager at DFID

Organization: Department for International Development (DFID)

Position: Policy Manager, Governance and Economic Development
Reporting To: Inclusive Growth and Investment Team Leader

Type of Job: Contractual
Duration of Contract: The successful candidate will be awarded  Specialist / Advisory / Governance / Programme Management.an open ended contract which includes a 6–month probation period.

Functional area: DFID India (DFIDI) Inclusive Growth and Investment Team (IGI)
Grade: A2/A2L (depending on the skills and experience of applicants)
HCS/SAIC/either: Staff Appointed In Country (SAIC)
Technical Quality Assurance: Senior Governance Adviser
Security Clearance Required: Baseline Personal Security Standard

Location: Delhi

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: The successful candidate will be expected to hold a graduate degree in a relevant subject including political science, management, economics, development studies, sociology, law and accounting and a Master’s degree or equivalent work experience that demonstrates a similar level of management and technical expertise.
Experience: Minimum of 8 years of work experience including in programme delivery and/or public policy covering at least some of the following areas: project /programme management, political analysis and institutional development, managing economic policy and governance reforms, public-private partnerships, financial management and anti-corruption/counter fraud

Skills required:
— Able to demonstrate an ability to learn new areas of work quickly and possess a strong track record in managing programmes and teams
— The ability to provide high quality advice and programme delivery and be confident in setting direction for future policy based on available evidence and understanding of the political economy.
— Applied knowledge of risk management is desirable.
— Strong writing and oral communication skills in English are essential.
— The ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders is critical.
— Strong IT and data analysis skills are a pre-requisite

Job Description:

Why India?
— The scale of India and its development challenges remain large. India is home to one in six of the world’s population, and one in three of the world’s poorest people. While India’s cumulative growth is cementing its Middle-Income    status, DFID’s focal states, were they countries, would rank amongst the least developed in the world. India will be vital to achieving the Global Development Goals (SDGs) – just as China’s growth drove global poverty reduction in the last decade, India’s must do the same in the next.
— Why join DFID India and the Economic Development team?
— DFID India begins a new phase of the UK-India development relationship focusing on Technical Assistance to support India’s development investments. DFID will be helping India to use its own resources to drive growth and create jobs, particularly in the poorest states such as Bihar, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. As with all our work ensuring that the needs of girls and women are prioritized will be a key.
— We are focusing on technical assistance, sharing skills and expertise; and on investing in the private sector to benefit poor people. This will see us use a relatively modest investment to generate transformational returns worth billions and support the poorest states, which will be the markets of the future, to develop the skills and systems they need to access increased funding from India’s central government.

The Economic Development portfolio focuses on themes, aimed at helping India and the UK achieve their priorities:
— Macro level economics for stability; economic, fiscal and financial market reform
— Improving ease of business & revenue mobilization that leads to growth, innovation and improved inclusive service delivery, esp. at state level
— Promoting financial instruments that improve investment, including productive and service sectors, infrastructure, housing and energy
— Facilitating poverty reduction and inclusion of low income households and women

The post will be based at the British High Commission in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The High Commission provides a high quality and diverse working environment with sport and leisure facilities open to members of staff. The UK government is committed to equality and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds to enhance the ability of the UK mission in India to deliver its mission.

Roles and Responsibilities:
— To lead and manage DFID India Technical Assistance (TA) progammes such as ‘Economic Policy and Prosperity Programme’ (EPPP) that includes work on fiscal policy and management. This will include planning and delivery of work including organising resources, financial and contract management.
— To commission, manage and quality assure work of technical consultants in the IGI team.
— To lead and manage institutional and governance components of projects such as, Bihar Growth (BGROW) and Bihar Agriculture (BAGRI). This will include providing analytical advice as well as managing various components of the programme related to institutional change, organisational restructuring, policy and regulatory reforms, financial and strategic management.
— To ensure that governance and political economy issues are effectively integrated into the technical assistance and investment programmes of DFID India.
— To review and update the Economic Social and Governance (ESG) framework for the Private Sector Portfolio, ensuring that ESG linked incentives are paid out appropriately to fund managers; leading on the relationship with Commonwealth Development Corporation’s (CDC) ESG team and ensuring cross learning with other Development Financial Institution (DFI)s.
— To manage the implementation of DFID India’s Anti-Corruption and Counter Fraud Strategy (ACCF) strategy working closely with the Senior Governance Adviser.
— To ensure DFID India’s Risk Management Systems (RMS) complies with the latest DFIDI guidance and best practice; build the capacity of SROs and Team leaders to effectively manage risks.
— To lead and engage with national level governance institutions, representing DFID with key stakeholders in Government of India, state governments and other bilateral and multilateral partners, civil society and business.

Application Process:
— Interested candidate should send completed DFID Job Application Form and up to date CV (not more than 3 sides) to AsiaHRHubRecruit@DFID.gov.uk.
— While applying for the position the Subject header should read as – A2 / A2L Policy Manager, Governance and Economic Development (Reference ID: PMA2SI-JB116IN). All applications need to have Reference ID in subject line of their email.
— To access DFID Job Application form and Competency Framework, please visit the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-india/about/recruitment
— The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional and medical clearance.
— No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.
— You must have or be able to obtain work authorization for India in order to apply.

Last date to apply: 30 December 2016, 23:59 hours

— Applications without the DFID Job Application form and CV will not be considered.
— Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
— Shortlisted candidates should be available in January/February for next stage of the recruitment process.
— The selection method will comprise of Paper Application Review, Written Assessment, Presentation and Interview.
— Late applications will not be accepted.