Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Organization: Wadhwani Foundation

Apply By: 12 Jul 2022

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development by driving job creation in India and other emerging economies, and in the US, through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr Romesh Wadhwani, today, the Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the US, through technology, networks and partnerships.

Job Description

The Policy Analyst, Business Reforms will focus efforts on supporting reforms that unlock the job-creation potential of the private sector. This work will involve potential reforms from the central government, as well as Indian states. The role will be a mixture of research / writing, and direct engagement/ advocacy with government agencies and other relevant stakeholders. The role will support the Wadhwani Foundation policy function driven out of the U.S. think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), based in Washington, DC, reporting to the Director, Technology + Policy at the Wadhwani Foundation, based in New Delhi.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage Indian policymakers across multiple ministries, highlighting the importance of reforms to improve the business environment to allow for faster creation of “good jobs” in India- with a focus on start-ups and small business.
  • Organize events, public and private, to build public awareness around policy reform objectives and increase visibility of the Wadhwani Foundation.
  • Strengthen our existing “States Weekly”- improving coverage of state-level business reforms, and helping connect the updates to the primary source material (laws/ regulations).
  • Track related research reports from India and other key nations that relate to India’s business reforms.
  • Engage related groups that can help the Wadhwani Foundation achieve its reform mission, including business leaders, think tanks, trade associations, regulators, business/ technology journalists, and academics.
  • Prepare written briefs that bring up new or neglected reform ideas. These can include editorials in major publications or long-form reports released directly.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • The incumbent should have an undergraduate degree.
  • The incumbent should have at least 8 years work experience, in roles that focus on policy issues that impact business growth and job creation.
  • Critical competencies include:
  • An existing network of policymakers and policy influencers that can be inducted into this work;
  • A deep understanding of fundamental aspects of business growth- the types of reforms will have a real impact on a company’s ability to grow and hire more employees;
  • Experience in research and writing. In particular- assessing and prioritizing different views, to determine the highest-impact policy ideas on which to focus;
  • Experience in public speaking, both at events, as well as interactions with journalists.
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