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Resource Manager - Delhi/ Hyderbad/ Bengaluru/ Chennai

 

About CEGIS 

The Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS Foundation – pronounced See-Jis) ) was co-founded by private equity investor turned philanthropist Ashish Dhawan and economist Karthik Muralidharan in 2019 to improve millions of lives by helping Indian state governments work better. CEGIS aims to enable a transformative improvement in the functioning of the Indian state in the coming decade. Informed by cutting-edge research and evidence as well as a practical orientation toward implementable ideas, CEGIS aims to provide Indian states with both an analytical roadmap for governance and expenditure reforms as well as strategic implementation support to deliver on this vision. 

 

The organization has a sharp focus on improving the quality of public expenditure, and through it, develops templates for achieving a step-function improvement in development outcomes across India. We strive to produce high-quality economic analysis to inform state-level policy-making and work closely with the Chief Secretary, and Principal Secretaries of Finance/Planning, with guidance from and close coordination with the Chief Minister and Finance Minister. Based on consultations with top officials in several states, we believe that there is a very high demand for such support – especially when backed by world-leading technical expertise and a deep understanding of service delivery in India.

 

CEGIS believes that states are the most important unit for addressing these issues. Therefore, we work with state governments to generate actionable insights, formulate effective solutions and facilitate measurable impact in terms of developmental outcomes. Currently, CEGIS is working with the governments of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bodoland Territorial Council, NCT of Delhi and a few Government of India entities. At the state level, CEGIS identifies sectoral priorities jointly with the state government, and then aims to integrate its four verticals (Outcome Measurement, Personnel Management, Public Finance, State(s) and Market into specific projects to improve governance, service delivery, and development outcomes.

CEGIS Approach and Model of Functioning 

Four key characteristics of high-performing organizations are (a) measuring outcomes for goal setting and monitoring progress towards these goals, (b) strategic use of personnel policy – including competency based hiring and training, skilling, and performance appraisals to determine job assignments, pay, and promotions – to achieve the goals above, (c) strategic budgeting where resource allocation is based on evidence and cost-effectiveness; (d) and creating efficient systems to leverage external actors (including for-profit and nonprofit organizations). The Indian state performs weakly on all four fronts above. CEGIS helps to improve the functioning of the Indian state by focusing on the four principles above.

 

CEGIS works with state governments through a dedicated state office that is co-created with the state and integrated with their Finance and Planning Departments. The staffing model includes CEGIS personnel as well as staff seconded by the state and fellows, if any. Thus, instead of being another Delhi-based ‘policy think tank’, we are building the organization in a “state-led” way, where we focus on deep partnerships with states with an iterative cycle of “thinking” and “doing”. We support states in implementing evidence-based ideas for improving state effectiveness while also continuously learning from state-level experiences of implementing these ideas. Each state-level CEGIS engagement features some core themes that are common to all state-level engagements, and others that vary by state. State-level delivery teams are supported by central technical teams that curate ideas based on both evidence and experience, support state-level experimentation, and accelerate adoption of successful practices across states.

Job Summary 

Centre for Effective Governance of India States (CEGIS) is seeking an experienced Resource Manager to join our team urgently. The ideal candidate will bring 7-8 years of professional experience, operating at a managerial level, and possessing a track record of instituting robust systems for monitoring skills, staffing, and resource allocation. This role requires a proactive individual with expertise in optimising resources to align with project requirements, ensuring the efficient utilisation of personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement institutionalised systems for tracking skills and staffing resources.

  • Create streamlined mechanisms for monitoring projects and resource utilisation to optimise individuals' abilities according to project demands.

  • Collaborate with project managers and team leads to facilitate resource roll-on and roll-off, allocating resources based on project priority and needs.

  • Utilise time and material management skills to maintain data on excel to identify resourcing needs and forecast manpower requirements aligned with employee staffing and project pipeline.

  • Engage with employees to understand their career aspirations, mapping or suggesting projects that align with their strengths, fostering growth opportunities.

  • Manage and maintain an organisational database of available skills and expertise, facilitating informed decisions on resource allocation.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in HR or equivalent field from an institute of repute.

  • 7-8 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a project-driven environment.

  • Proven experience in implementing systems for skills tracking and resource allocation.

  • Proficiency in advanced excel to forecast and manage resourcing needs.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with employees and project stakeholders effectively.

  • Ability to strategize and align resources with project demands to optimize team performance.

Compensation

​Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy and social sector pay scales and will depend on the candidate’s experience levels.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application here

Pre-reads for the application process

Please go through the following materials before sending in your application:

Concept note on CEGIS

 

Podcast episodes with Prof. Karthik Muralidharan – one each on education and healthcare in India.

You are also encouraged to read more of Prof. Karthik Muralidharan’s work here.

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