Vacancy – Fellow (Economics)

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) invites application from suitable candidates for a position of Fellow (Economics).

The position expects to help the CIRC team further the mandate of the Institute to provide research-based capacity building solutions in the areas of Competition Policy and Law and Economic Regulation. The Institute promotes understanding and learning in the interface between law and economics.

Fellow (Economics) will lead the team in research studies, conducting fieldwork and designing, developing and executing innovative training/academic programs and conferences in niche areas including regulation, competition law, procurement and intellectual property.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates holding a Ph.D. or post-graduate degree in Economics, with demonstrable experience in public policy and/or competition law for minimum five years are encouraged to apply.

Job Profile and Responsibilities

Fellow (Economics) at CIRC is expected to:
• Lead a team in conducting research (desk and field research) and other related activities to effectively deliver customized research and capacity building solutions to CIRC clients
• Supervising team during fieldwork for engaging with stakeholders, data collection and analysis, etc.
• Writing and ensuring high quality research publications from the team including course modules, research reports, briefing papers, monographs, articles, etc.
• Overall responsibility of developing and delivery of courses in the core areas
• Leading in organising research events and conferences; preparing outreach material for social media and print media
• Organise/attend events/workshops
• Liasioning with regulators and industry for research projects as well as capacity building events and training programmes
• Implementation of specific activities as assigned from time to time in the course of discharge of duties

Proficiency in both written and spoken English with excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of computer applications are essential. Familiarity with software like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel etc.

Compensation

CIRC recognises that the right candidate will have a significant impact on the success of the organisation and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package for the not for profit sector, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is INR 50,000 – 75,000 per month.

Location

The position is based in New Delhi. Travelling around India with potential for international travelling related to projects and conferences is expected.

To apply

Eligible candidates should send their email to hr@circ.inwith following documents, along with an appropriate covering letter:
a. CV
b. Writing samples (published/unpublished)
c. Expression of interest in joining CIRC (max. 500 words)
d. Contact details of two referees (email & mobile number)

Please mention the position you are applying in subject line of email. Women candidates are encouraged to apply, as CIRC believes in equal opportunities. Given the large volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and our responses are limited to those who are shortlisted.

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition

Second Floor, Flat No. 5, House No. 658, Khasra No. 258, Lane No. 4, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, New Delhi-110 030, India Ph: +91.11.46170236 Email:circ@circ.in Web: https://circ.in

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Full Time Internship

Internship (Sustainable Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership)

With the mission to be a Centre of Excellence on Regulatory and Competition issues,

CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition (CIRC) primarily focuses on competition policy & law, economic regulation in infrastructure sectors and PPPs, with an objective of reaching out to the target audience in India and other developing countries in Asia and Africa. CIRC has established Global Initiative for Sustainable Infrastructure (GISI), a think-tank platform to provide policy solutions to government, international organizations including the multilateral development banks to achieve equitable growth and shared prosperity through infrastructure development. CIRC has been working with various state governments and provide advisory services on the matters related to PPP modeling and innovative financing solutions.
About the internship
An internship program is offered by CIRC in sustainable infrastructure and PPP for students who are in their final year of masters or who have completed their masters within a year of applying for internship. A supervisor will be assigned to oversee the work of the researcher and will ensure a comprehensive research agenda for the intern for the time duration with specified outcome.
Current position- Research Intern (Sustainable Infrastructure)
Discipline-Infrastructure and PPP
Duration-Two months
Location– This is a full-time internship, and the interns are expected to work from our office in New Delhi five days a week.
Responsibilities
The interns will undertake the following responsibilities:
• Assisting in on-going research projects,
• Writing research papers on relevant issues on the CIRC website/blog
Note: All interns shall be required to submit a paper on a related subject of about ten thousand words. CIRC would retain the right to publish these in their publications with due acknowledgment of authorship.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
Skills/Experience/Qualifications Required
An ideal candidate should:
• have recently been awarded their master’s degree, or be in penultimate year of Masters in environmental studies, economics, commerce, or finance;
• Good writing and communication skills; fluency in English is desirable but not essential
• Working knowledge for MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
Application procedure
Interested candidates are required to email their updated resume, along with one written samples (published or unpublished) to the HR at hr@circ.in The application upon receipt will be scrutinised by CIRC. Upon shortlisting, the candidates shall be called for an in-person interview and if successful shall be offered the internship.
Please note that the organisation shall not provide any travel or accommodation assistance, the candidates shall be required to arrange the same personally.
Should you have any questions/queries, please write to hr@circ.in or reach us at +91.11.46170236

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Internship (Competition Law and Policy)

Job description :
The internship programme involves following:
• Have an opportunity to undertake research methodology training,
• Assist in developing research proposals and presentations for the research team,
• Assisting CIRC teams in on-going research projects,
• Writing research papers on relevant issues on the CIRC website/blog,
• Interactions with experts and academicians at government and independent organisations,
• Active participation in various initiatives and events at CIRC.

Current position-Research Intern
Discipline-Competition Law and Policy
Duration-Two to three months
Location: New Delhi, India

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Foreign Internship

Job description :
The internship programme involves following:
• Have an opportunity to undertake research methodology training,
• Assist in developing research proposals and presentations for the research team,
• Assisting CIRC teams in on-going research projects,
• Writing research papers on relevant issues on the CIRC website/blog,
• Interactions with experts and academicians at government and independent organisations,
• Active participation in various initiatives and events at CIRC.

Current position-International Research Intern
Discipline-Competition Law and Policy
Duration-Two to three months
Location: New Delhi, India

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