Senior Associate – Skills

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.

Role Context:
The incumbent would be joining a team working on a Pan-India skilling project with the purpose of empowering the rural youth with employment-ready skills as well as connecting them to employment opportunities in the fields they are skilled in around the Skilling Centers in West Bengal. The role would be of a State Coordinator wherein the incumbent is expected to oversee the operations across all centers and monitor activities undertaken.

Responsibilities:
● Oversee everyday operations across all centers
● Travel between the centers through the month
● Coordinate with training partners staff through the project lifecycle
● Share regular updates about the work on-ground
● Highlight issues and challenges on-ground
● Ensure timeline and batch plan is adhered to
● Verify supporting documents at centers on sample basis
● Monitor the maintenance of equipment and center
● Support training partner with capturing beneficiary testimonials, photos/ videos

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  1. 3+ years of experience in in skilling, preferably in West Bengal
  2. Knows fluent Bengali in addition to working proficiency of Hindi/ English
  3. Has an existing network of connections, vendor management, partner management
  4. Bachelors/Masters degree, preferably in Business, Social impact or related field of study.
  5. Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes.
  6. Good interpersonal, facilitating and influencing skills to engage a wide spectrum of external and internal stakeholders
  7. A balance of creative and analytical thinking
  8. Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change. Structured and analytical approach to solving problems.
  9. You are someone who loves taking initiative, you do not hesitate before taking on new responsibilities and can juggle between multiple projects.
    Work Location: West Bengal
    Why Samhita: Mission driven Organisation with the most inspired people around!
  10. Make a big difference: Take, Own and implement.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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]