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Advertisement: Selection of President and Chief Executive

May 31, 2017

31 May 2017

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

CPR’s community of distinguished academics and practitioners are drawn from different disciplines and professional backgrounds. The institution nurtures and supports scholarly excellence. However, the institution as such does not take a collective position on issues. CPR’s scholars have complete autonomy to express their individual views. Senior faculty collaborate with more than 50 young professionals and academics at CPR and with partners around the globe to investigate topics critical to India’s future.

These include economic policy, environmental law and governance, international relations and security, law, regulation and the state, and urbanisation. CPR interacts significantly with government, academic and non-official institutions in India, South Asia and at the international level. More details about the organisation and its work can be found at this website.

CPR invites applications/nominations for the position of “President and Chief Executive”. This is a challenging post, which is expected to provide intellectual leadership among the policy-making community. The President and Chief Executive will be expected to provide leadership in all facets of the institution. The responsibilities include managing the research agenda at CPR; taking initiatives to develop policy; inducting suitable personnel; organizing programmes conferences, and seminars; ensuring liaison with the like-minded institutions in India and abroad; overseeing financial and administrative matters; and maintaining the autonomy of CPR by raising funds. The President and Chief Executive will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Governing Board of CPR Society.

The candidate should be below 60 years AND must have a proven track record of leadership skills and must have demonstrated excellence in research and preferably should hold a Ph.D OR have a proven track record of publications and leading research projects. The current emoluments are the same as those of a Vice Chancellor of a Central University. For a suitable candidate these could be negotiated. The contract could be for 3-5 years extendable up-to the age of 65, and subject to 3 month’s notice of termination of service on either side. If a candidate is requested to meet the Search-cum-Selection Committee, CPR will meet the travel cost as per Rules. Nominations and applications should be sent to CPR on or before 20 June 2017 either by email at selectionofpresident@cprindia.org attaching a cover letter together with a brief CV OR in a sealed envelope addressed to the “Chairman, Search-cum-Selection Committee” enclosing a cover letter together with a brief CV. This sealed envelope must be placed in another sealed envelope superscribed “CONFIDENTIAL – TO BE OPENED ONLY BY THE ADDRESSEE” and addressed to “The Chief, Administrative Services, Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021”. The Committee reserves the right to request for additional information from the candidates, if necessary. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.