Head - PMU (Project Management Unit) with Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Head PMU for ENACTS – Enabling Nutrition-Agriculture Convergence through Technical Support

Job Title:

Head - PMU


Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP)

Reports to position:

Executive Director


Delhi, Patna

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.


Job Purpose

  • 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.


Job Outline

  • 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.


Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

  • 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
  • 12+ years


Job Interface/Relationships:



  • ISB teams of 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 – Central Ministries/State Departments
  • 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 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

  • ISB is committed to diversity at the workplace, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Send your application through this link https://form.jotform.com/230771210707044
  • Upload your updated CV and a cover letter (no more than 500 words) discussing your motivation and why do you think you are a good fit for this position.
  • Please note: We will accept applications through the link above only. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted only if shortlisted for an interview. In case of any issues in uploading, please write to nitisha_jaiswal@isb.edu with the subject line “Application for Head-PMU-ENACTS”.