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In October 2018, IDFC Institute received in-principle approval for a grant from philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network to set up a Data Governance Network for India. The idea is to develop a solid base of research that can inform data policy and practices. As the secretariat of the Network, IDFC Institute will convene stakeholders and organisations across research, practice/industry, government, standard setters (regulators) and users in various formats. We will also anchor a strong research agenda of our own. While the initial research is India-focussed, the goal is to use India as the staging ground to tie into the global conversation on data governance and provide an alternative to the approach of the United States, European Union, China and elsewhere.

The role for Data Governance Network will focus on the following broad areas:

  • Research:

    The Network will be conducting primary research as well as writing policy papers on aspects of data governance.

  • Outreach:

    The Network will regularly communicate with internal and external stakeholders across government, business, academia and citizens through various formats such as direct consultations, op-eds, videos, newsletters, annual reports and research compendiums.

  • Coordination:

    The Network led by IDFC Institute will organise quarterly roundtables for policy paper discussions, host global fellows, convene working groups and organise conference(s).

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About the Role

IDFC Institute is looking to hire an Associate / Senior Associate on a full-time basis to work on the Data Governance Network project.

Requirements & Qualifications:
  • A Masters degree in economics, public policy, journalism, or legal studies is required
  • At least 5-7 years working experience is desirable; prior experience of conducting large-scale surveys is a plus
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills are required
  • Data analytic skills are extremely desirable. Proficiency in using statistical software such as R, Stata, SQL and Python is a bonus.
  • Should be comfortable taking initiative and working in an entrepreneurial environment in a period of high growth

IDFC Institute offers competitive non-profit sector compensation and benefits.

How to apply

Interested candidates may send their CV with a cover letter to

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