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.
The role sits within the Financial Innovation team, which is responsible for all financial products like returnable grants, credit guarantee backed loans, pre credit scores and other behavioural scores that Samhita will create/manage in collaboration with its partners, to help micro, nano and solo entrepreneurs get access to capital and increase their incomes.
The incumbent will help build, develop and maintain financial innovation products like the Pre-Credit Score by contributing to the design, development, testing, validations and on-going monitoring.
The person is expected to support with creating collateral, pitch decks, proposals and other necessary documentation with respect to the financial innovation products.
This role will involve performing standard and ad-hoc analyses of the customer and partner data for insights with regards to operational efficiency and effectiveness of programs and interventions. Storytelling in the form of dashboarding will be necessary to present insights.
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 lenders, implementation partners and other alliance partners.
Roles & Responsibilities
Ownership of product across its lifecycle spanning through ideation, design, development, testing, validations and ongoing monitoring
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 financial innovation products
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 products and processes
Troubleshooting any blockages and liaising with internal/external stakeholders to deliver outcomes as planned
Graduate in any field, MBA preferred
2-4 years of relevant experience in a product role in financial services
Experience with financial modelling, financial analysis, stress testing, validation of hypotheses frameworks etc. would be advantageous
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, Access, Excel
Basic knowledge and understanding of information collection, analysis, distribution systems and modern database systems or ability to adapt
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
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.