Programme Manager - India

Centre for Public Impact

  • Team: CPI India
  • Grade: Programme Manager
  • Location: New Delhi, with a hybrid working model
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 27th May 2022 IST

Job Description

About the Centre for Public Impact (CPI)

CPI is a not-for-profit founded by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Believing that governments can and want to do better for people, we work side-by-side with governments — and all those who help them — to reimagine government, and turn ideas into action, to bring about better outcomes for everyone.

Our mission is to help governments achieve public impact, i.e., better outcomes for citizens. We are only four years old but already our global footprint is expansive and we partner with some of the biggest names in government, academia and public sector innovation in the world. 

Our values:

  • courageous - we have the courage to speak the truth, to challenge without fear and tackle the difficult questions

  • respectful - we respect differences, we seek to understand them and we look out for one another

  • optimistic - we are positive about what we and governments can do for our societies

  • inclusive - we are non-partisan, we work together and seek ideas and solutions across the divides

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. This includes candidates that have previously found it hard to be considered for other positions on the basis of their qualifications, disabilities, personal background or life events. If you would like to apply for the position but see a barrier to joining us, please do apply and we will work with you to find a solution.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Programme Manager in the CPI India team, you’ll be leading a diverse team and your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying, developing and expanding relationships with current and potential partners to support business development activities including developing presentations and proposals.

  • Developing and overseeing all aspects of programme delivery including preparation of project plan, chairing meetings, stakeholder engagements and troubleshooting.

  • Providing support to staff working on the programmes to ensure the project team is aligned on roles and responsibilities.

  • Overseeing the budget and financial management of the project to ensure spending remains on track.

  • Developing procedures and systems which support successful project delivery across multiple partners (shared workspaces, CRM system, privacy compliance etc.).

  • Producing reports, case studies and general communications for the programme.

The Programme Manager should have these skills and qualities:

  • Be passionate about CPI’s vision for reimagining government and have a solid understanding of how government works.

  • 7+ years’ experience in programme management in social impact consulting and public sector; experience in grassroots organisations and not-for-profit roles will be an added benefit. This must include 2+ years’ experience in leading teams.

  • Manage programme teams, including coordinate and delegate initiatives to ensure programme goals are met.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, comfortable working and influencing senior ecosystem stakeholders and build new relationships.

  • Have strong organisational skills, experience with balancing competing priorities, and be willing to take initiative.

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and managing work and timelines with limited supervision.

  • Be comfortable contributing to and leading research projects, running programmes, as well as projects which incorporate both research and programmatic elements (which most do!)

  • Superior analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills and experience monitoring impact of multi-stakeholder projects; competent in financial monitoring and budgeting.

  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and the complexity of our work, where anything is possible but not always known in advance.

  • High levels of digital literacy, particularly across Google and MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) applications.

If applying from outside India, you should ensure that you meet the necessary visa and work permit requirements. We are unable to act as a sponsor or provide visa support.

We are using Applied to debias our hiring process and ensure that we are shortlisting candidates based on their skills. Your application will be anonymised for review. Although we ask for your CV, it will not be looked at until further down the process.

If you have any questions about this position or for information, please contact

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application