Research Manager – MEL Revive

We are Samhita

Business responsibility and brand purpose in a better normal.

The better normal re-imagines 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 individual to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To achieve this, we are guiding companies in evolving from compliance-driven CSR to strategic and catalytic CSR that incorporates scale, sustainability and a stakeholder focus into business strategies. We enable companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge of social issues, first-hand experience and the networks to execute substantive impact initiatives and by utilising catalytic finance tools to promote a longer-term, outcome-oriented approach for initiatives.

This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, creating strategies that balance people, profit and planet, helping you elevate your business responsibility, and creating a better normal for the communities and environments that interact with your business.


To alleviate the livelihood crisis and support economic recovery post-COVID-19, the REVIVE platform, set up by Samhita and funded by international donors like USAID, Dell Foundation and Omidyar network; aims to provide access to timely and affordable capital and technical assistance (e.g., skilling) through returnable grants (RG) and other financial instruments to disadvantaged men and women whose livelihood and income has been adversely affected in this pandemic. The platform is guided by the theoretically founded premise that access to affordable capital is vital to engage in productive economic activity. This in turns increases overall well-being of recipients and their households, by improving livelihoods and reducing mental stress caused by income precarity.


Samhita is looking for a Research Manager, within the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team at REVIVE to support the following responsibilities –

● Managing relationships with stakeholders including coordination with REVIVE implementation teams, NGO partners, financial partners, data collection agencies for smooth execution of REVIVE’s M&E plan.
● Designing and managing monitoring of beneficiaries/cohorts under REVIVE and tracking their progress through the grant period.
● Training enumerators to conduct quantitative and qualitative interviews with beneficiaries.
● Develop survey tools based on research design as part of impact evaluation
● Supporting the execution of other research projects as and when required
● Reporting to and working with the Research lead/Senior Manager for Research design and execution

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  1. Masters in the social sciences particularly sociology, economics or other related subjects (Mandatory)
  2. Passionate about the development sector and interested in learning on the job about research techniques and the field of financial inclusion. (Mandatory)
  3. Experience with conducting desk review and particularly literature review as part of
    under-graduate studies. (Mandatory)
  4. 4+ years experience with field research, project execution and data analysis.
  5. Theoretical knowledge around different research methodologies both quantitative and qualitative (Preferable)
  6. Fluency in English and Hindi (Speaking, Reading, Writing); Fluency in other languages will be an advantage
  7. Strong skills wrt MS Word, Excel and PPT
  8. Experience and skills in data analysis using Advanced Excel/STATA/R is not required but an advantage

Work Location: Mumbai

Why Samhita:

Mission driven Organisation with the most inspired people around!

  1. Make a big difference: Take, Own and implement.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Learning
    Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges.

At Samhita, we believe that great companies are built by great teams. This philosophy is at the heart of our vision for the Samhita we want to scale over the next decade. A company with people at its core, where people are the biggest moat. A 75 people strong team of 26-year-olds that is based out of seven cities in India. If you are looking for an organization that truly cares about people and a CEO who is looking to bring the best of class innovation into CSR – Samhita is the place for you. We solve problems through collective action.

How to apply:

Forward your Linkedin page or CV to [email protected]