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26/11 Chaitra
Associate - TM at Dasra

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Dasra - Manager - Knowledge Creation & Dissemination (9-13 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 769019

- Dasra is India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation with an 18-year track record of advising leading philanthropists, foundations and high-impact NGOs - enabling them to create lasting and systemic impact across the country.

- With a team of 100+ professionals and a presence in Mumbai, New York, and San Francisco, Dasra has changed the face of Indian philanthropy by:

- Directing over INR 350 CR in funding commitments to the social sector

- Engaging 3,000 philanthropists, multi-lateral agencies and corporate foundations

- Partnering with organizations such as Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Bank of America, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nilekani Philanthropies, Omidyar Network, Tata Trusts, USAID

- Publishing 68 research reports and white papers across various causes and sectors

- Evaluating over 2,000 non-profit organizations and social businesses

- Advising and growing 730 non-profit organizations and social businesses

Role Synopsis :

- As part of the Knowledge Creation and Dissemination team, the person is expected to lead projects that provide insights on critical socio-economic issues in India, build Dasra's thought leadership within the sector and contribute to strategic and sustainable giving to non-profits in India.

- The candidate is also expected to mentor and lead a team of personnel to execute on strategy and project plans, as well as contribute to team and organization-level management activities such as staffing, reporting, and internal taskforces.

- Finally, the candidate will work with individuals and teams across the organization and bring insights on KCD's progress and needs, to ensure it maintains a cutting edge role at Dasra. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves role for a highly flexible, dynamic and energetic individual, with a passion for transformative social change.

Primary Responsibilities :

- Manage research, knowledge management and knowledge development processes for Dasra

- Oversee the end-to-end creation of knowledge products across areas of Adolescents, Sanitation and others, involving secondary research, expert interviews and synthesizing of data from multiple sources

- Create and present recommendations for philanthropic investment to donors

- Mentor and lead a team of personnel to execute on strategy and operational plans, with or without a formal reporting relationship

- Recruit, train, support and develop team members

- Manage cross-functional teams, as required, throughout the organization

- Contribute to team- and organization-level management activities such as staffing, reporting, internal taskforces

- Build and manage relationships with non-profits and knowledge partners

Desired Skills & Experience : 

- 9+ years of experience in the Indian and/or international development sector with a focus on research, consulting, writing, knowledge management and multi-stakeholder engagement.

- Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the development sector and policy landscape in India.

- Experience managing complex, long-term projects, with a wide range of stakeholders, while managing budgets and adhering to deadlines.

- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

- Strong commitment and ability to develop a team and nurture talent to deliver excellent results

- Strong ability to work collaboratively with different groups, including senior management, donors, non-profit partners, technical partners and various teams within and outside the organization - a relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"

- Entrepreneurial attitude with a willingness and ability to build systems and processes, work independently, bring structure, as well as think and act creatively in a resource constrained environment.

- Flexibility and open-mindedness to work in fast-moving and dynamic work environment

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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