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.
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
We are looking for a highly results-oriented leader with high ownership, to lead IAF in Karnataka.
The IAF program is committed to supporting India’s governance ecosystem through the fellowship targeting senior leaders (VPs, GMs, CXOs) from diverse sectors. The position is based out of Bangalore.
You will flourish in the role if you are: extroverted, have good networking skills, collaborative, results-driven, love to continuously improve, and have fun while working hard.
Apply if you …
Are a professional with 6-10 years of overall work experience, prior exposure to leading government partnerships shall be a distinct advantage.
Are a high-performer with a successful track record in taking ownership of tasks end-to-end
Can stretch beyond the call of duty, fully own your work and be responsible for outcomes
Understanding of and experience in working within the administrative ecosystem will be a distinct advantage.
At The/Nudge IAF, you will be:
owning the overall health of the state by coordinating between the principal secretaries in state departments and the fellows to ensure all projects are on track from setting up of objectives, stakeholder alignment, performance measurement, and delivery
building and scaling relationships across the administrative cadre to ensure smooth operations
ensuring the development and regular update on project linked data dashboards to ensure performance tracking and timely course correction
working closely with the product team for improving the program experience and deliverables/impact
establishing and fostering partnerships with key stakeholders including knowledge partners and program/project expert panel
You need to come with
Ability to work and problem solve under great uncertainty
Excellent networking and multitasking skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and great written and oral communication skills
Strong passion for poverty alleviation
It would have a distinct advantage if you
Have prior experience in government relations & project management.