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: 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
Janaagraha is looking to on-board an Associate Manager for the Municipal Finance teamThe position will be based in Bangalore and will report to Head – Municipal Finance. Associate Manager – Municipal Finance, your role would comprise the following:
  • Liaise with variety of stakeholders and build relationships that augment the cause of the program and institution
  • Research pertaining to credit ratings & annual reports for ULBs, city and state budgets, annual financial statements, audits and financial reporting
  • Implementation of reforms in municipal finance, specifically on accounting, auditing, and reporting by urban local bodies
  • Preparation of reports and policy briefs as and when required, powered and backed by financial data
  • In depth research and analysis of ULBs in enhancement of revenues covering – profession tax, entertainment tax, license fees, parking fees, user charges, advertising etc.
  • Deepening research and advocacy on the various laws and policies in the space of Municipal Finance
  • Engagement with and persuasion of government functionaries to ensure collection of relevant information from municipalities and other government bodies
Qualifications and Experience
  • A CA or a MBA with 4 to 5 years of experience or a candidate with a graduate degree in the fields of accountancy, or economics.
What we look for in Associate – Municipal Finance
  • Domain knowledge of public finance, and accounting/law (theory and practice, principles, best practices, systems and processes, global best practices etc.)
  • Excellent MS Excel, Word, Power Point Skills
  • Ability and willingness to grasp quickly, the current status of urban governance in India, contemporary challenges and public discourse and Janaagraha’s approach and framework
  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good communication skills- both written and verbal
  • Ability to work across teams
  • Willingness to extend oneself to accomplish work objectives with tight deadlines, simultaneously pursuing excellence
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Persuasive skills to engage with government functionaries and deliver on programme objectives
What Janaagraha offers
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.
Please write into anil.nair@janaagraha.org