Careers

Janaagraha is a not for profit organization working in the space of urban reforms and citizen participation. Over the years, Janaagraha’s work has spanned numerous disciplines of urban development. People from diverse backgrounds – urban planners, communication experts, content developers, GIS specialists, digital marketing specialist- have enabled Janaagraha’ s transition from a movement to a robust institution. While collaborating with citizens and governments, Janaagraha has proactively sought people who embody the spirit ‘ Be the change you want to see’. If this is you, please write to us at work@janaagraha.org

Careers

Unit: Civic Participation
Location: Mumbai
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Enable corporate citizens’ and neighbourhood communities to work together on neighbourhood civic issues with the objective of building active citizenship.
  • Build strong and effective engagement profiles with corporates which will include but is not limited to
    • Presenting the IChangeMyCity platform for citizen engagement
    • Working with the corporate partner to build an employee volunteer calendar in alignment with their CSR areas of focus
    • Anchor the implement of events/activities in the employee volunteer calendar
    • Build partnerships/collaborations with civil society organisations, community groups and societies to enhance the effectiveness of the events/activities in the employee volunteer calendar
    • Ensure regular and timely communication with corporate partners, employee volunteers
    • Create systems to track and manage corporate interventions and reporting
  • Promote positive and collaborative engagement with city governments through active citizenship events
  • Attend relevant community and civil society events/meetings to promote the platform and to explore areas of synergy for active citizenship events
  • Engage with print and social media on active citizenship events/campaigns
Experience & Qualifications
  • A graduate degree program in the social sciences (psychology, political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, geography) or public policy, or Bachelors in the same fields.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience
  • Excellent project and team management and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail to methodically plan, implement, and monitor activities of the highest quality in accordance with deadlines.
  • You are a highly energetic and self – motivated individual
  • You are creative and enjoy thinking out of the box.
  • You are highly skilled in the practice of active listening; enjoys the process of learning about clients/donors, their needs and feedback.
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate professionally, persuasively and confidently over phone, e-mail and in face-to-face appointments
What’s in it for you
  • Utilize your skills, abilities to be part of change that is working towards India’s greatest opportunity and its biggest challenge: Urbanisation
  • An opportunity to work for one of a kind organization undertaking innovative solutions on urban governance.
  • Work with a diverse, competent and professional workforce creating individual impact.
  • Immense scope for personal and professional transformation.
  • An opportunity to take risks , innovate and work with a wide network of urban experts and thinkers.
  • Building network by working with both Communities and Corporate to create large scale impact.
About Janaagraha
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s Cities and Towns.  It defines “Quality of Life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities.  Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges.
Janaagraha’s Accomplishments: move this section to the end
  • I Change My City: IChangeMycity.com is a hyper-local social change network that has created communities of citizens in Bengaluru, keen on solving civic issues in the city. For more details www.ichangemycity.com
    • Partnership with Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD): Janaagraha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Urban Development to develop a ‘Swachh Solutions’ application under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). This app will eventually be deployed in the 4041 towns and cities of India that come under the ambit of SBM.
    • Partnership with Bangalore Traffic Police: IChangeMyCity along with Bangalore Traffic Police, launched “Public Eye”, an app that encourages citizens to report traffic violations.
    • Delhi Government – The Swachh Delhi Campaign: Janaagraha received feelers from the Delhi Government to create the “Swachh Delhi App”. An initiative of the Delhi Government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, this initiative was launched by the Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on 16th November, 2015. In just 3 weeks, the app showed a resounding response with more than 84K users, 43K complaints and 7k resolutions.
  • MyCityMyBudget (MCMB): MyCityMyBudget is an initiative by Janaagraha, to gather budget requests from citizens for the City Budget 2017-18 on three tracks; 1) through workshops facilitated by the MCMB team at Resident Welfare Associations, schools, colleges, urban poor communities, workers groups and corporates. 2) Online at www.ichangemycity.com and 3) Through the Budget bus that will collect inputs from citizens on the streets. For more details http://www.ichangemycity.com/mycitymybudget.
  • Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS): ASICS is India’s only independent benchmarking of cities using a systemic framework. It evaluates India’s city-systems: the complex, mostly-invisible factors (such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms) that strongly influence the quality of life in India’s cities. For more details http://janaagraha.org/asics/
Unit: Development
Reports to: Deputy Head – Development
Location: Mumbai
Purpose of role:
The main purpose of this job is to forge intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Janaagraha.
Main duties:
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for Grant partnerships
  • Reach out and make presentations to key external stakeholders on this list on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to move relationships from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Be main point of contact with other revenue streams in Development within Janaagraha
  • Manage a team of Associates who would help in day to day operations of Development
  • Ensure organisational cash flow requirements by planning, managing and realizing annual fundraising targets
Decisions:
Within Janaagraha operating guidelines the job-holder has decision-making authority to:
  • Recruit, supervise and train associates referring to Deputy Head of Development on disciplinary matters
  • Sign off on list of potential partners for Grant Partnerships
  • Review and approve deliverables on MoU/Grant agreements with Donors
  • Approve travel plans for self and team
Contacts
Internal:
  • Weekly: Development Team Associates, Program Fund Raising Associates, Program Managers and Executive Committee
  • Monthly: Board of Trustees
  • Quarterly: Governing Board Subcommittee Members
External:
  • Weekly: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing grant partnerships to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Monthly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to grant partners
  • Quarterly: Reach out to CXO level staff at prospects and donors to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
Resources
  • People: line management responsibility for team of associates and occasional supervision of interns/volunteers on development tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral.
  • Financial: delegated budget for running of Development and provides input to Development budget planning.
Knowledge and experience
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 10 years of relevant work experience managing profit centres in large multinationals in the FMCG, Banking sectors
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com – must be able to advise less experienced users and do some basic trouble-shooting on simple user problems.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate basic management information reports on behalf of Deputy Head-Development
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
  • Must also have prior experience of managing teams
Organization Skills
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the annual revenue plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development and Program Teams to ensure partners specific engagement, communication and grant utilization plan and their realization
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of Managers and Associates, who provide support to the Development Team. This can involve reconciling conflicting work-load priorities between team members.
Analysis:
  • Monitors and report on fund raising budgets.
  • The job holder supports the Head of Development in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Development
Initiative and innovation:
  • Is expected to find ways of improving processes for the development unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
  • Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve.  The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
  • While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
Other essential requirements
  • The job involves significant travel to major metros of India ranging from 7 to 10 working days in a month and also contributing towards organisation building activities by participating in cross functional team led projects
Unit: Development
Reports to: Head – Development
Location: Bangalore
Purpose of role:
The main purpose of this job is to forge intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Janaagraha. In addition the job holder would provide strategic advice and support to the Executive Committee
Main duties
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for Grant partnerships
  • Reach out and make presentations to key external stakeholders on this list on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to move relationships from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Be main point of contact with other revenue streams in Development within Janaagraha
  • Manage a team of Associates who would help in day to day operations of Development
  • Ensure organisational cash flow requirements by planning, managing and realizing annual fundraising targets
Decisions
Within Janaagraha operating guidelines the job-holder has decision-making authority to:
  • Recruit, supervise and train associates referring to Head of Development on disciplinary matters
  • Sign off on list of potential partners for Grant Partnerships
  • Review and approve deliverables on MoU/Grant agreements with Donors
  • Approve travel plans for self and team
Contacts
Internal:
  • Weekly: Development Team Associates, Program Fund Raising Associates, Program Managers and Executive Committee
  • Monthly: Board of Trustees
  • Quarterly: Governing Board Subcommittee Members
External:
  • Weekly: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing grant partnerships to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Monthly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to grant partners
  • Quarterly: Reach out to CXO level staff at prospects and donors to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
Resources
  • People: line management responsibility for team of associates and occasional supervision of interns/volunteers on development tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral
  • Financial: delegated budget for running of Development and provides input to Development budget planning.
Knowledge and experience
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 15 years of relevant work experience managing profit centres in large multinationals in the FMCG, Banking sectors
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com – must be able to advise less experienced users and do some basic trouble-shooting on simple user problems.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate basic management information reports on behalf of Head of Development
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
  • Must also have prior experience of managing teams
Organization Skills
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the annual revenue plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development and Program Teams to ensure partners specific engagement, communication and grant utilization plan and their realization
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of Managers and Associates, who provide support to the Development Team. This can involve reconciling conflicting work-load priorities between team members.
Analysis:
  • Monitors and report on fund raising budgets.
  • The job holder supports the Head of Development in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Development
Initiative and innovation:
  • Is expected to find ways of improving processes for the development unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
  • Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve.  The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
  • While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
Other essential requirements
  • The job involves significant travel to major metros of India ranging from 7 to 10 working days in a month and also contributing towards organisation building activities by participating in cross functional team led projects
Unit: Civic Learning
Reports to: Deputy Head – Civic Learning
Location: Bangalore
Purpose of role
The main purpose of this job is to provide support to the Deputy Head – Civic Learning towards forging intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Civic Learning Programs of Janaagraha.
Main duties
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for strategic partnerships
  • Collate and coordinate data required from Program and Finance Teams and prepare presentations and proposals for grant requests to prospects and also grant utilization reports for donors
  • Support the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in reaching out and making presentations to key external stakeholders on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to record data pertaining to “prospects” and “donors”
  • Provide support to the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in day to day management of Civic Learning Grants.
  • Ensure organisational cash flow expectations by planning and managing Civic Learning fundraising targets
Contacts
Internal:
  • Daily: Development Team, Civic Learning Team, Communications Team and Donor Engagement Team
  • Weekly: Deputy Head – Development
  • Monthly: Executive Committee
External:
  • Daily: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing donor partnerships on a daily basis to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Weekly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to and managing strategic partners
  • Monthly: Reach out to senior level staff at strategic partners to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
Resources
  • People: Line Management responsibility of interns/volunteers on Civic Learning Fund Raising Tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral
  • Financial: Delegated Budget for running of Civic Learning Fund Raising partnerships and provides input to Civic Learning Budget Planning.
Knowledge and experience
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in FMCG, Banking in large multinationals
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate management information reports for Civic Learning Fund Raising Partnerships
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
Organization Skills
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the Civic Learning Revenue Plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development, Civic Learning, Communications, Operations and Engagement Team to ensure donor specific engagement, communications and utilization plan and their realization
  • Organize necessary information from program and finance teams to write grant proposals and utilization reports
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of interns/volunteers, who provide support to the Civic Learning Fund raising Team.
Analysis:
  • Prepare and monitor progress reports on Civic Learning Donor Partnerships
  • The job holder supports the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Prepare, monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Civic Learning Donor Partnerships
Initiative and innovation:
  • Is expected to find ways of improving processes for Civic Learning Fund Raising Unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
  • Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve.  The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
  • While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
Other essential requirements
  • The job involves significant travel to major metros of India ranging from 5 to 7 working days in a month and also contributing towards organisation building activities by participating in cross functional team led projects