Strategy Consultant, Growth and Innovation

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

Role Brief:

The role sits within Samhita’s Growth and Innovation team, the apex team responsible for developing and scaling new initiatives as well as orchestrating programs/ initiatives within the organization. The role requires collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to create pitch decks, track existing programs and develop a broader strategy for the organization. The role is integral for the organization’s REVIVE Alliance, through which we aim to impact 10 million lives in the next 5 years.

The Team touches on all key aspects of the Samhita Social Impact work lifecycle, including conceptualization and design of new solutions and aid models, forging partnerships with funders and partners for their execution plan creation and program incubation, as well as creating client pitches to engage with newer funding and strategic partners.

This role is for you, if you are someone who loves problem solving is a self-starter and is looking to work in a fluid, dynamic environment with evolving challenges and opportunities for constant learning.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the strategy vertical, including working in close collaboration with the CEO and senior management
  2. Support in building strategic partnerships with corporate and institutional donors through pitchbooks, concept notes, presentations and client engagement
  3. Design newer solutions across livelihood, gender equality, financial inclusion, digital transformation and related social impact themes including developing the theory of change, storyboarding the narrative in MS Office, and working with Implementation, Research & MEL Teams to customize the solution per client needs
  4. Support the leadership in internal firm strategy, innovation and growth planning
  5. Work cross-teams in preparing responses to grants & tenders (RFPs) per emerging needs

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  1. 8+ years of experience in a consulting/ strategy role
  2. MBA, MPA/MPP from reputed university/institute
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Very strong MS Office and written Business English skills
  5. Strong Interpersonal, client management and presentation skills
  6. High interest working in Social Impact Space, and ability to work flexibly to meet deadlines
  • Ability to contribute beyond the defined scope of work

Work Location: Remote / preferably based in Mumbai

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 [email protected], you can also apply on our careers page.