Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

Portfolio Head, Land and Property Inclusivity

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 focused on solving it.

About The/Nudge:

The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government, and development sectors, and our work is organized across three impact streams:

  • Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE): exists to “enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives”

  • Centre for Rural Development (CRD): exists to “enable families to come out of extreme poverty”

  • Centre for Social Innovation (CSI): exists to “nudge top talent to solve for India’s biggest challenges”

The Spirit of The/Nudge:

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

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the strategy for category building work in land and property inclusivity - ideate, conceptualize and implement means to reduce the barriers for entrepreneurs to work in this field, and to nurture their early-stage journey with the right inputs

  • Lead the team of program managers, set the pace, and ensure delivery to commitments at high quality

  • Manage the program within budget and facilitate financial prudence for maximum impact

  • Lead cohort selection, face-to-face events such as kick-off week and final week for the cohorts as required

  • Effectively onboard,  engage with and retain donors that include foundations, corporates, and HNIs by building long term relationships and broaden the pool of philanthropists giving to this field


You need to come with:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great written and oral communication skills

  • Strong account management and relationship-building skills

  • An analytical mindset and comfort with numbers

  • An ability to be the key interface with HR/CSR heads at donor organizations

  • An ability to lead high-performing teams in a start-up environment 

  • Strong passion and desire to work in the non-profit sector






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