Centre for Rural Development (CRD)

Consultant, Project Management Unit, ultra-poor program

Delhi, Delhi   |   Full Time

About The/Nudge:

The/Nudge Foundation is a collective of some of India’s brightest entrepreneurs, leaders, and change-makers, tackling the greatest human development challenge of our times - poverty. Our work is organized across three impact streams:

  • Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE): enables underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives

  • Centre for Rural Development (CRD): enables rural families to come out of extreme poverty

  • Centre for Social Innovation (CSI): nudges top talent to solve India’s biggest challenges

About Project Management Unit:

The/Nudge is working to help scale the graduation approach targeting the poorest of the poor through community institutions. In this effort, a project management unit is being set up to draft a national strategy and design as well as to support the implementation of an action research project. The project management unit will report to the Head of Program, Centre for Rural Development.

At The/Nudge you will:

  • support on the use of data and technology to ensure a continuous flow of data from the field implementation of action research programs

  • help review the progress of the action research periodically in order to iterate and scale

  • specifically, track if the women enrolled in the graduation approach program are benefiting from the community institutions they are part of and ensure that appropriate initiatives are designed to address challenges

  • monitor and evaluate the convergence of various state initiatives (social security, livelihood promotion, financial inclusion, social empowerment) and programs towards the end goal of graduating women and their households living in ultra-poverty, out of it

  • support the state in the implementation of action research of the graduation approach

  • support the project management unit with the required data and insights to drive decision-making

  • travel intensively in state and designated districts/blocks/panchayats and as per the needs of the program’s goals

Apply if you have:

  • experience in using data and data-driven insights to drive decisions (sector agnostic)

  • experience in using tools and technology to analyze, interpret, and draw insights from data

  • experience in designing, building, and/or implementing data collection, MIS, CRM tools

  • a graduate and/or post-graduate degree

  • 5-8 years of work experience

  • fluency in written and spoken Hindi and English

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • demonstrated ability and willingness to learn continuously, collaborate, and be open-minded

  • demonstrated the ability to keep aside personal bias and do what is right for the community

  • openness to staying and traveling in deep rural areas

We aspire to be an inclusive and diverse organization and encourage qualified individuals irrespective of their religion, caste, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or any other dimension of identity, to apply.

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

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