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 Economic Adviser
 DFID India

 Location: Delhi, India
 Last Date: July 8, 2011

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DFID India - Economic Adviser

Reference: DFIDJOB-0075

Closing date: 08 July 2011

Interview date: Not Specified

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary: - Please refer to the job description

Location: Delhi, India

Appointment Terms: Three years, with an option to extend subject to agreed business need.

Working Arrangements: Full time

Specific requirements:

Brief description: As Economic Adviser, you will play a critical role in helping DFID India deliver its programme and influence policy. You will have responsibility for leading on a range of strategic economics tasks. You will lead some economics projects, and provide high quality inputs to other programmes – such as private sector development, health, climate change, education and livelihoods – depending upon your area of expertise.
The role of Economic Adviser is both challenging and rewarding. It involves technical leadership, team working, and provides experience across a range of programme and policy issues.

This Economic Adviser will provide economic advisory inputs into programmes and policy in specific thematic or geographical areas. The Economic Adviser will also help DFID India to analyse economic issues, develop policy positions, manage related research, and engage with and influence stakeholders. The Economic Adviser will also contribute to policy development in DFID through links to the DFID headquarters in London.

Major responsibilities are:

Contribute high quality economic expertise to the formulation of DFID policy and strategy.

Contribute to multi disciplinary teams that are designing and implementing projects. Promote a clear focus on development results and achieving high Value for Money. Conduct cost benefit economic appraisals as integral components of programme design.

Assist sector teams in collecting and analysing data, particularly to help with project monitoring and evaluation.

Track economic developments and prepare briefings and analysis on various micro and macro economic issues in the Indian context - ranging from state-level issues to India as a global player.

Develop and maintain networks with government, non-government and external support agencies through high level policy dialogue, regular and systematic networking, practical programme collaboration and information sharing, and sound analysis.

Advise on the how the latest policy developments and research findings may have implications for DFID projects.

Undertake personal and skill development to maintain high quality competencies and knowledge.

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