Manager - Research with Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Job Title:

Manager – Research


Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Reports to position:

Associate Director



Reportees to Position:

Associate, Interns




Job Purpose

Bharti Institute of Public Policy is a leading policy research centre and carries out research, both as an institutional mandate as well as funded projects. The Manager – Research at the Bharti Institute will be responsible for Managing the Research Work at the institute. The Manager will be responsible for assisting the Research Director in executing the research agenda of BIPP. She/He will be working with BIPP-aligned faculty and team members for translating knowledge products for a policy audience. The Manager- Research will be responsible for drafting issue briefs from academic publications and reports of BIPP, write-ups for media briefings, outreach content, etc.  The manager will ensure that the ethical research and publishing guidelines are followed at BIPP, ISB. Organizing research-related outreach events will be the responsibility of the Manager along with the writing of Grant Proposals. The Manager will be the designated point of contact for the publication of books under the Public Policy Book Series, including coordination with series editors, authors, reviewers, and publisher.


Job Outline

Bharti Institute of Public Policy (ISB BIPP) aims to lead education and research in the domain of public policy. The institute stands tall as one of India’s eminent public policy think tanks engaging with eminent policy makers and providing them with critical, data-driven evidence, research, and analysis on relevant and critical concerns. As ISB BIPP continues to broaden its public policy research, we seek a Manager – Research to join our team to support the institute’s research initiatives.

The successful candidate will carry out the below activities:

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of internal and external research.
  • Managing research outputs at the institute which include working papers, blog posts, white papers, policy briefs and memos, proposals, and presentations, in coordination with the BIPP team and various Grants teams.
  • Assist with the organization of research seminars, roundtables, and related events that lead to the production of research outputs.


Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

  • Master’s in social science / Public Policy / MBA
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to coordinate and organize activities
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented with a strong commitment towards work
  • Exceptional knowledge of the MS office suite  
  • Experience in producing research outputs and project reports
  • Experience in research administration
  • Working knowledge of (some) statistical software and/or programming languages like R, Stata, Python, Matlab etc. might be an added advantage


Job Interface/Relationships:



Within BIPP and with other departments at ISB

Various external stakeholders



Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent


Coordinate production of working papers from capstone projects and other research reports



Managing research in coordination with BIPP team and various Grants team



Convenor for Public Policy Book Series



Assist in organizing research and grant related events




Total Time Spent on All Responsibilities



How to apply

Send your application through an email to with subject line “Application for Manager (Research) 2022”. Attach your updated CV and a cover letter (500 words) discussing your motivation and why do you think you are the best fit for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted only in case they are shortlisted for an interview.