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Programme Manager for M&E and policy sector at ADRI


IGC Programme Manager for M&E and policy sector

The LSE-Oxford International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), is currently establishing a new programme of work at the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) that seeks to (a) help build a stronger monitoring and evaluation ecosystem in Bihar;(b)catalyse transformational ideas and generate evaluation knowledge; and (c) enhance skills of policymakers, researchers and practitioners to build greater institutional capacity to facilitate local adaptation of M&E knowledge.

To lead the delivery of this programme, ADRI seeks to appoint a Programme Manager who will be part of the strategic leadership team and have executive responsibility for the management of the programme. The key responsibilities of the role will include — (a) managing a small team of Economists working for the programme, ensuring teamwork and motivation, (b) managing the implementation of the IGC/BMGF programme, ensuring high quality, timely and cost-effective preparation of major deliverables, and (c) leading local stakeholder engagement with local research and policy institutions. To deliver the services effectively, some flexibility is needed and the Programme Manager may be required to perform work not necessarily mentioned above.

The successful candidate will have a  MSc/MA or PhD in economics or public policy and have  demonstrated work experience in a policy environment with policymakers. They will have experience with doing and/or managing policy relevant research and have familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. It is essential that they have experience of programme strategy and management with an understanding of monitoring and evaluation of projects. They will need to evidence excellent written and oral communication skills, in particular evidence of explaining technical information to non-specialist audiences. It is essential that they have experience of producing written documents and papers to a high standard. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, policy-focused manager with experience in evaluation and a track record in successful delivery of academic research projects and as well as policy engagement. The annual remuneration will be circa £ 41,000. For further information about the role and programme, please click on the link below for a copy of the job description and person specification.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to, by September 3, 2017.

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