Assistant Manager / Manager – Research, Insights and Knowledge

Organisation Overview  ( 

  • Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal reimagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the center of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market
  • To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders, with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives
  • This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses

Role Overview 

The role sits within the Measurement, Analytics and Products (MAP) team at Samhita 

  • The incumbent will manage the impact evaluation of programs under REVIVE Alliance, including research design, sampling plan, survey administration, data analysis and report writing
  • The incumbent is expected to take ownership of analysis across its lifecycle spanning through design of data collection templates, monitoring of quality of data collection, impact evaluation through regression and other techniques, and knowledge sharing through reports, blogs, etc.
  • The incumbent will develop analysis plans and conduct analysis using statistical software packages to draw insights on the informal sector MSMEs on-boarded by Samhita as part of its different blended finance programs under REVIVE Alliance  
  • The incumbent is expected to support creating dashboards, collateral, pitch decks, proposals and other necessary documentation with respect to developing insights on informal sector MSMEs 
  • The incumbent will take ownership of the full stack of knowledge production, from getting the raw data in place for conduct of analysis up to the creation and dissemination of compelling knowledge products in different formats 
  • The incumbent shall also assist in administering and testing the pre-credit score (PCS) for the new-to-credit (NTC) informal MSMEs and analysing the repayment trends for various debt products through dashboards 
  • The incumbent is expected to undertake critical thinking to challenge norms, and strive for continuous improvements in processes 
  • In order to perform the above-mentioned roles, the person will need to closely liaise with internal stakeholders such as the Implementation team, Technology team, Growth and Innovation Team, etc. and also with external stakeholders like funders, lenders, implementation partners and other alliance partners. The incumbent is expected to troubleshooting any blockages and liaising with internal/external stakeholders to deliver outcomes as planned


Skills Required

  • Post-graduation is mandatory, preferably in disciplines like economics, econometrics, statistics, data science, etc. 
  • Up to 5 years of functional experience in impact evaluation, M&E, etc.; domain experience in India’s financial inclusion, MSMEs, livelihoods, etc. landscape is an advantage but not essential
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages like STATA and/or R 
  • Proven experience in writing data-backed knowledge products for external audiences 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft BI and/or Tableau will be an advantage but not essential
  • Problem solving mindset and being open to working in an agile, fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Effective communicator and collaborator in a matrix/network organizational setting
  • Team player and self-starter

Work Location: Delhi (preferable)/Mumbai/Bangalore

Why Samhita?

  • Make a big difference: Take, own and implement.
  • Leadership: This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge management and research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  • Impact: Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  • Work Culture: Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation and UNDP
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges


How to apply: Forward your LinkedIn page or CV to, you can also apply on our careers page.