Project Manager (Behavioural Design & Impact)
The Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC), Ashoka University – India’s leading liberal arts University – is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The vision of CSBC is to establish an institution, based out of India that is globally reputed for thought leadership and excellence in impactful behaviour change interventions for low-income and marginalised populations. The Centre is focused on bringing new capabilities such as behavioural science, design thinking, advanced data analytics, and responsive feedback to governments, practitioners, and donors to help better design and optimise behaviour change interventions. We work closely with Central and State Governments as well as other stakeholders in the areas of nutrition, sanitation, financial inclusion, maternal and newborn care, data privacy, and agriculture.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The Behavioural Design & Impact Lab of CSBC is responsible for the following 3 functions
Applied Behavioural Solutioning: Identify effective behavioural solutions for strengthening policy areas/indicators , through a rigorous behaviour change process of discover, design & evaluate
Rapid Diagnostic & Design: Delivering on specific diagnostic or design outputs, with light empirical approach
Building knowledge base on behavioural design: Undertake specific projects that contribute to the overall knowledge base & understanding around behavioural design.
The Associate/Senior Associate would be responsible for leading ‘empirical consulting’ projects, across sectors of health, nutrition, education, sanitation, financial inclusion, etc. to generate evidence on behavioural solutions for strengthening policy outcomes.
The role would provide an opportunity to interact with real world policy challenges, through an empirical approach of designing solutions using behavioral science & testing their efficacy using rigorous research methods; working closely with senior academics, high-level bureaucrats and various other developmental partners.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Programme Associate would be responsible for the day-to-day execution of all steps of the behaviour change process, which would include:
Define & Diagnose:
Conducting literature reviews to deepen understanding of the Behavioral Science evidence base for identified project areas
Lead formative research studies in the field – through a mix of qualitative & survey based methodologies
Prepare documentations to capture learnings from secondary & primary research to highlight key behavioural & system barriers
Applying core behavioural insights to design innovative interventions
Plan and organize design workshops with key domain experts, policy stakeholders, behavioural researchers
Work with designers, consultants, creative agencies to develop intervention models
Develop protocols, instruments, measures to prototype interventions to create high-fidelity intervention models
Designing & executing experimental design protocols for research projects
Drafting, piloting and programming measurement instruments & protocol documents for the lab, lab-in-the-field and field experiments
Planning and managing recruitment of subjects for different studies based on the research requirements
Ensuring smooth delivery of the data collection & intervention deployment processes in line with the protocols
Coordinating with enumerators and subjects
Conducting regular quality control checks and compliance to data management protocols
Preparing codebooks & other project documentation for external circulation
Supporting dissemination efforts of the findings through preparation of reports/
The Programme Associate would also be responsible for:
Ensure timely delivery of high-quality project outputs as per project requirements
Support with contracting, grant reporting and financial tracking of projects
Ensure strong knowledge management processes of the project
Provide Organizational Support:
Bringing innovation and creativity to project approach and processes
Ideating and innovating on application of behavioural insights for addressing policy challenges and for contributing to larger behavioural literature
Supporting with other organizational growth and needs as required
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, sociology, or related fields
A minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience in an analytical, research, consulting or design role
Experience with conducting primary research in peri-urban/rural India
Familiarity with behavioral science and/or design-thinking
Ability to manage and respond to varied tasks in a quick and efficient manner
Strong interpersonal and communications skills – to be able to develop strong project documents and briefs
Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
Willingness to travel and stay for elongated period in field settings (based on existing circumstances)
Fluency in English and Hindi (Required)
VENUE & DAYS OF WORK
This role is based in India. Hence, the candidate should have work authorization in India (preferably Indian citizenship or Overseas Citizenship of India).
However, due to the COVID-19 situation, CSBC has switched to a work-from-home model of operations. Given these circumstances, the role would be on-boarded and executed remotely. The person would need to have his or her own laptop and access to a functioning Internet connection. They would need to be available through regular working calls to virtually join team discussions and to support project requests.
Based on the evolving COVID-19 situation, candidates could be asked to relocate to Delhi for full-time in-person working days.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your application to email@example.com
Clearly mentioning the position title (Associate, Behavioural Design & Impact/AV) in the subject line of the email
Please include your resume & a cover letter highlighting your experience