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Head - PMU (Project Management Unit) with Bharti Institute of Public Policy
Head PMU for ENACTS – Enabling Nutrition-Agriculture Convergence through Technical Support
Head - PMU
Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP)
Reports to position:
Delhi, Patna, Bhubaneswar
Reportees to Position:
Sr. Research Fellow, Communications & Project Specialists (indicative list)
About the TA Facility/ENACTS at ISB-BIPP - 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 & the State Governments (Odisha & Bihar), 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.
The Technical Assistance Facility is referred to as ENACTS -Enabling Nutrition-Agriculture Convergence through Technical Support.
The vision for ENACTS is to support GoI 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 Head - PMU will play a key role in enabling ENACTS to realize its outcomes. She/He will be based within the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare (MoA) in Delhi or in the Departments of Agriculture in Odisha/Bihar at Bhubaneswar/Patna, and will anchor the work of ENACTS in the ministries & departments and facilitate coordination of the key interventions and activities of the TA Facility/ENACTS.
The Head-PMU will set up and lead the Project Management Unit (PMU) within the MoA/DoA/DAFE for the TA Facility. The incumbent will be responsible for the functioning of this PMU of the TA Facility.
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 GoI for agriculture-nutrition convergence. She/He will liaison with the key stakeholders in the Central/State Government, across ministries/departments and, institutions and organizations in enabling the operations of the TA Facility.
She/He will work in conjunction with ISB-BIPP’s central PMU (based in ISB, Hyderabad) and with the other PMU teams in the country (i.e., 1 at Delhi, 2 in States) 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 at the GoI. (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 at the GoI/State Government.
Knowledge / Education
Postgraduate/ Graduate in any field
Experience in working with State/Central Governments – 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
ISB teams of the TA Facility
Central TA Facility team at ISB Hyderabad
Policy Director, BIPP
Departments within ISB for facilitation of the TA Facility and its activities
Government Stakeholders – Central Ministries/State Departments
TA Facility’s implementation partners
Companies and Institutions
% Time Spent
Setting up of the PMU, enabling hiring of key resources for the PMU and their management
Networking with and working closely with government leadership, and organizations and institutions towards enabling the activities and outcomes for the PMU
Lead the PMU team for design & operationalization of the key activities of the TA Facility, in close consultation with the government stakeholders
Facilitate project monitoring and measurement
Enable and facilitate effective Knowledge Management, Communications & Outreach along with enabling feedback between all PMU teams of ENACTS
Ensuring and enabling expansion of BIPP’s policy agenda at the GoI
Total time spent on all responsibilities
How to apply
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