People & Culture

Sr Manager / Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Bengaluru, Karnataka   |   Full Time

the challenge:

India has become the 5th largest economy in the world, but ~360 million are “poor” (using Government metrics) and 145 million live below the poverty line. This inequity is unacceptable. About 3.4% of our annual budget or 0.28% of the income of the top 1% of our population would lift and could bring everybody above the poverty line, however this is complex and we need the best of human intellects to be focussed on solving it.

about us:

The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government, and the development sector, passionately working on ways to address poverty sustainably and at scale.

In the five years since our inception, we have worked on a range of initiatives including developing innovative programs that enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives, adapting evidence-based approaches to enable rural families to come out of extreme poverty, and incubating 60+ nonprofits focused on solving India’s biggest challenges. We have also used the knowledge and networks developed through our work to impact policy, address ecosystem barriers and launch scale programs.

We are now building on our capabilities and work to embark on an ambitious effort to nurture six to eight “social transformations” (i.e., using effective solutions to create pathways to scale that address the underlying problem; examples of such transformations include microfinance and the white revolution). These transformations (or “programs” as we call them) will be anchored in “centers” which will provide domain expertise, connection to the broader ecosystem and thought partnership.  The centers will also be thought leaders in their space and influence the broader ecosystem (including policy and practice). There will also be horizontal teams, e.g., Impact & Evaluation, Technology, and Data & Insights, that all the programs and centers will use. These teams will also be seen as exemplars in their space and will influence the broader ecosystem.


The Spirit of The/Nudge

Honesty towards our purpose | Empathy towards others | Continuous innovation | Focused on scale | Impatience towards our goals

your role at The/Nudge

  • work with the leaders to frame the requirements as they build their teams to scale impact

  • work towards reducing any org risks/gaps with a thorough understanding of our mid-long term plans

  • build the framework and execute the processes to bring the best nudgesters on-board

  • setup scalable processes with the use of tech to offer the best experience for candidates

  • build a future community of great talent interested in the development sector and the most loved employer brand in the country

some of the problems we expect you would be solving 

  • building a candidate experience with a measure of our hiring process

  • employer branding to attract the most deserving candidates

  • scaling of internal processes through the use of technology

  • building a focussed methodology to bring in leaders at The/Nudge

  • contributing in other areas of your choice :)

our promise to you 

  • a very passionate, committed team of nudgesters united by a common passion - poverty alleviation, sustainably and scalably

  • first principles approach to hiring in the development sector 

  • Unparalleled job satisfaction and purpose fulfillment (all your effort would directly result in poverty alleviation in the country)

attributes we are looking for in the ideal candidate

  • leader with hands-on ability to get to the basics and build on new concepts quickly

  • exposure to hiring for early stage startups or purpose based recruitment

  • exposure to recruitment tech and hustle to be able to partner/market without a large budget

  • creativity and a natural inclination towards building communities 

  • readiness for the sector both in terms of compensation and intent (all senior roles at The/Nudge come with a significant pay cut)

  • atleast 10+ years of work experience and no more than 15 years

  • enjoys chaos and fast paced startup environment 

the team you will work with:

recommended reading about The/Nudge: 

The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably, and our work is organized across three impact streams: 

  1. Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE): exists to enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives.

  2. Centre for Rural Development (CRD): exists to enable families to come out of extreme poverty.

  3. Centre for Social Innovation (CSI): exists to nudge and nurture top talent to solve for India’s biggest challenges.

our online presence: Linkedin, Youtube, Glassdoor, Forum, The/Nudge leadership 

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the following answers have a significant weightage in the application process

why are you interested to work in the development sector?

what's your curent designation and CTC (fixed) in lacs per annum?

how many years of relevant work experience do you have ?

compensation in NGOs, including The/Nudge, is unfortunately way lower than for-profits. Are you prepared for a material salary cut, with this transition?

The/Nudge Foundation is a high energy fast growing non-profit and will involve significant involvement and time commitment 6 day work schedule).