The Country Director works closely with TCD faculty director Michael Greenstone to develop and execute a strategy for the continued growth and success of the Centre. In support of the TCD's mission, the Country Director leads a core group of professionals in India, tasked with managing operations, research support, communications, policy outreach and partner collaborations for the Centre. In addition to full-time staff in India, the Country Director will also engage as needed with TCD funded researchers at the University to Chicago, to provide research and policy support. The Country Director will play a critical role in building the TCD into a leader for innovative, impact-oriented research.ResponsibilitiesOrganizational Development: Work closely with the Faculty Director to build a portfolio of successful research projects in India led by UChicago faculty over the next two years. Develop and staff the necessary team structure in India for supporting research, communications, and overall operations.Support to Research Operations: Provide support and oversight for research teams in project design, staffing, budgeting, reporting, compliance, etc. to ensure research meets international standards.Partnership Development: Build relationships with key partners in governments, non-profits, foundations, multilateral aid agencies, and the private sector in India and globally. Give presentations on TCD's work and lead the dissemination of research findings to policymakers and the media. Core Management and Oversight: Design and direct administrative systems and operational policies in consultation with the faculty director. Oversee all financial and grant administration and human resource issues. Be a resource on funding, staffing, research management, and administration to affiliated faculty. Hire, mentor and supervise staff. Prioritize, delegate, and manage effectively.Funder Engagement: Develop a supportive, collaborative relationship with key TCD funders and broader institutions to ensure that TCD is leveraging all assets in India and providing measurable deliverables.
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