Senior Manager – Funder Engagement

About Samhita

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, profit and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses.

Role Overview

Sr. Manager Funder Engagement will be part of the REVIVE team. REVIVE created by Samhita-CGF, in partnership with USAID, MSDF, Omidyar Network India, British High Commission New Delhi and UNDP is a USD $15million blended finance facility, the first of its kind being tested in India. In collaboration with companies, foundations and social organisations, REVIVE identifies deserving informal sector workers and micro-entrepreneurs who have been affected by the pandemic, and provides holistic support to aid their recovery, build their resilience and invest in their long-term growth.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director – Finance & Operations on managing donor relations and big philanthropy relationships strategic and task level.
  • Acts as liaison between the company and the donors / funders on project related matters.
  • Maintains and develops a positive public image for the organization including compliances
  • Analyzes corporate activities for investors, identifying networking and other opportunities to build and create new initiatives.
  • Co-creating proposals for submission to donors and other stakeholders
  • Co-developing articles and publications for knowledge generated from REVIVE program
  • Facilitates financial analyst meetings, which may include creating and reviewing the agenda, suggesting and setting the format and dates of the meetings, and fielding questions that may arise before, during, and after the meeting.
  • Facilitates the donors’ meetings, which may include creating and reviewing the agenda, coordinating the   meeting space, arranging press coverage, and other related tasks.
  • Produces quarterly and annual shareholder / donors’ reports.
  • Managing MIS for projects related to donors
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge critical- Donor relationships

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in Funder engagement and management.
  • MBA or a Master’s degree, preferably in Business management, Finance or related field of study.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes.
  • Good interpersonal, facilitating and influencing skills to engage a wide spectrum of external and internal stakeholders
  • A balance of creative and analytical thinking 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change. Structured and analytical approach to solving problems. 
  • You are someone who loves taking initiative, you do not hesitate before taking on new responsibilities and can juggle between multiple projects.
  • Stellar planning with the ability to prioritize amidst various / sometimes conflicting priorities.  Adept at scoping out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and an ability to break down process steps.

Work Location: Mumbai/Delhi

Why Samhita?

We believe that great companies are built by great teams. So we value and nurture our people, and recruit those who share our passion for impact and excellence. 

We are young and dynamic, and believe in creating opportunity for individuals and ideas to grow. At Samhita, we invite initiative and innovation, and solve problems through collaborative action. You can make a difference in this mission-driven organisation, by using your skills to solve some of the toughest challenges facing modern India. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas.

How to apply:

Send us your resume with a one-page cover letter telling us what excites you about joining Samhita to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 11th February 2022