Policy Manager with Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP)

Job Title:

Policy Manager


Bharti Institute of Public Policy – BIPP

Reports to position:

Executive Director


Patna and Bhubaneswar

Reportees to Position:

Research, Communication & Project Specialists (Indicative list)




About the TA Facility - Overview

The needle on nutrition in India has proven hard to move. Three factors have risen to the top for consideration. One, a focus on production and consumption of cereals is insufficient to meet the challenge; the focus must move to nutrient-dense foods (NDFs), such as fruits, vegetables, and animal-source foods. Two, in the context where most food is purchased from markets, government support towards market-based approaches should be enhanced. Three, digital technology, which has transformed lives across the country, must be brought to bear on the problem.

ISB is setting up a Technical Assistance Facility to support agriculture-nutrition policy convergence at the Government of India, where government stakeholders of both agriculture and nutrition identify synergies, collaborate and work together, at the level of both policy design and programmes, towards improving nutrition outcomes amongst low income populations in underserved geographies by building improving accessibility, availability and affordability of NDFs amongst this target segment, with a focus on Nutrient-dense foods, and emphasis on market-based approaches.


Job Purpose

  • The vision for the ‘Technical Assistance Facility to Advance India's Ag-Nutrition Convergence Agenda’ is to support GoI & State Governments to improve nutrition outcomes through ag-nutrition convergence, with a focus on Nutrient Dense Foods (NDFs) and the use of markets, technology and policy for improving availability, accessibility and affordability of NDFs to low income consumers in underserved geographies.
  • The Policy Manager – State will play a key role in enabling the objectives for the TA Facility in the State  and will work closely with the State Government, implementation partners and their teams towards supporting agriculture-nutrition convergence in the State. He/She will work closely with the Delhi PMU for the TA Facility and with the Central TA Facility team at Hyderabad.  


Job  Outline

  • The Policy Manager will set up and lead the Project Management Unit (PMU) for the TA Facility in the State. The incumbent be responsible for the functioning of this PMU of the TA Facility and, will work closely with ISB’s implementation partner organizations in the State.
  • The incumbent will enable, facilitate and undertake the implementation design, operationalizing, measurement & monitoring of the key activities and interventions of the TA Facility, with a focus on creating lasting pathways at the government for agriculture-nutrition convergence. He/She will liaison with the key stakeholders in the State Government, across departments and, institutions and organizations in enabling the operations of the TA Facility.
  • The Policy Manager will work closely with ISB-BIPP’s Delhi & Central (Hyderabad) teams and the teams of the implementation partners in the State for the key activities of the TA Facility; covering agriculture-nutrition policy convergence, interventions, rapid responsive research, knowledge management, communications and outreach for the TA Facility.
  • The incumbent will also correspond and coordinate with the research facility (Policy Support Research Facility-PSRF) as one of the key ISB-BIPP’s representatives towards the objective of ag-nutrition convergence in the State. (PSRF & TAF are facilities aimed at agriculture-nutrition convergence at the GoI, PSRF through research and TAF through technical assistance, interventions & activities).
  • In addition, the incumbent will work closely with the Policy Director at ISB-BIPP and will be responsible towards furthering BIPP’s policy initiatives and interventions in the State.


Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

  • Postgraduate/ Graduate in any field


  • Experience in working with State/Central Governments on policy – in design, planning and research or execution of government schemes/programmes
  • Demonstrated ability in cross-functional working to navigate between multiple departments/ministries/institutions in design and/or execution
  • Experience in agriculture/nutrition/gender/climate will be an added advantage
  • 10-12 years


Job Interface/Relationships:



  • Delhi PMU for the TA Facility
  • Central TA Facility team at ISB Hyderabad
  • Policy Director, BIPP
  • BIPP personnel
  • Departments within ISB for facilitation of the TA Facility and its activities
  • Government Stakeholders – State
  • State TA Facility’s implementation partners
  • Companies and Institutions



Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent


Setting up of the PMU, enabling hiring of key resources for the PMU and their management



Networking with and working closely with the State government leadership, and organizations & institutions towards enabling the activities and outcomes for the PMU



Lead the PMU team for design & operationalization of the TA Facility’s State interventions, in close consultation with the government stakeholders and, through ISB-BIPP’s implementation partners



Facilitate project monitoring and measurement



Enable and facilitate effective Knowledge Management, Communications & Outreach and enabling feedback to and from other PMU teams and Central(Hyderabad) team.



Ensuring and enabling expansion of BIPP’s policy agenda at the State



Total time spent on all responsibilities



How to apply

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