Organisation Overview (Samhita.org)

  • 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 centre 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, pro- t 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, as part of Samhita’s REVIVE Alliance. 

  • The incumbent shall focus on designing composite blended finance programs under REVIVE, consisting of suitable financial and non-financial services to MSMEs operating in the informal sector; administering and testing the pre-credit score (PCS) for the new-to-credit (NTC) informal MSMEs; analysing the repayment trends for various debt products through dashboards; and, conducting impact evaluation on MSMEs. 
  • The incumbent will develop analysis plans and conduct actual 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.  
  • The person is expected to support creating dashboards, collateral, pitch decks, proposals and other necessary documentation with respect to developing insights on informal sector MSMEs. 
  • The person 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. 
  • In order to perform the above-mentioned functions, the person will need to closely liaise with internal stakeholders such as the Implementation team, Technology team etc. and also with external stakeholders like funders, lenders, implementation partners and other alliance partners.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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. 
  • Research to find the optimal solution for a given use case, keeping in mind operationalisation requirements
  • Support with documentation, proposals, collateral and other content creation related to Samhita’s REVIVE Alliance. 
  • Collaboration with internal Samhita-CGF stakeholders and clients/partners along with partnerships and implementation teams 
  • Critical thinking to challenge norms, and strive for continuous improvements in processes
  • Troubleshooting any blockages and liaising with internal/external stakeholders to deliver outcomes as planned

Skills Required

  • Post-graduation mandatory. Preferably in disciplines like statistics, economics, data science, econometrics, etc. 
  • Up to 5 years of relevant experience in a role in financial services, MSMEs, livelihoods, M&E, etc. 
  • Proficiency in writing data-backed knowledge products for external audiences 
  • Experience with statistical software packages like STATA and R. 
  • Experience with basic data analysis and dashboarding; Knowledge of Microsoft BI and Tableau will be an advantage but not essential
  • Problem solving mindset and being open to working in an agile environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel 
  • Effective communicator and collaborator in a matrix/network organisational setting
  • Problem solving, time management, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Team player and self-starter

Work Location: Mumbai/Delhi

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, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges.

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