Project Lead

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Project Lead

Program & Project Management
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About DIU
The Development Intelligence Unit (DIU) is a data, research, and capacity-building platform aimed at using data and evidence to support policy and implementation stakeholders in rural India. Launched by Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF) and Sambodhi Research, DIU’s singular vision is to transform decision-making and narrative-building at the rural level using data and by building data capacity. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), DIU is a cutting-edge experiment to bring the conversation around data and advanced analytics to the rural development context in India. This is operationalized through a three-fold approach of building and compiling data repositories, delivering insights via advanced analytics and visualizations, and building data capacity at the rural grassroots. Serving as a clearinghouse of rural information under an accessible, usable, and equitable framework, DIU addresses the data needs of diverse rural stakeholders with the intent of furthering the field of rural analytics for policy, advocacy, and knowledge building.

About the position
DIU is seeking an accomplished and highly motivated Project Lead to anchor and operationalize its vision and activities. The Project Lead would work directly with TRIF and Sambodhi leadership on strategic, business operations, and development-related functions. This is a client-facing role with an opportunity to engage with influential development stakeholders, as well as play an instrumental role in the ecosystem and narrative building for data for development in the rural Indian context.

Job Responsibilities:
The candidate will perform the following key functions:

  • Working directly with both TRIF and Sambodhi leadership on strategic, business operations, and development related activities
  • Anchoring projects under DIU and operationalizing vision into effective project design
  • Engaging and maintaining open communication channel with external stakeholders and funders
  • Overseeing project management, activity workstream, and execution of activities
  • Maintaining documents, concept notes, and communication collateral
  • Contributing to outreach and narrative-building activities by authoring articles, blogs, etc.

The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.

Skills Required:
Project Management, Research, Stakeholder Engagement

Any graduation, and MBA/PGDM Other Management, MSW Other, M.A Other, or Ph.D/Doctorate Sociology, MPhil Sociology, MPhil Other Doctorate, Ph.D/Doctorate Other Doctorate

10 – 15 years

Candidate Attributes:

  • Doctorate/Advance Masters/Master’s in Social Sciences or related disciplines from premier University
  • Minimum 10-15 years of work experience in the social and development sector
  • Deep understanding of public systems, public intent data, and the policy landscape
  • Experience of working in the social and development research in the management of large-scale surveys is desired
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