Principal& Knowledge Lead&Livelihoods - Practice Area
Sattva Consulting
Bengaluru, India
5d ago

Position : Principal, Knowledge and Research lead, Livelihood - Practice Area

Location : Mumbai / Bangalore / Gurgaon and will involve travel to different parts of the country

Who are we - About Sattva

We are an organization driven by the mission to end poverty in our lifetime. Our work focuses on scalable solutions for sustainable social impact.

We work with our clients - corporations, philanthropists, foundations, and social organizations - to achieve social impact goals effectively and maximize the social return on their investment.

Deep understanding across sectors and collaboration with multiple stakeholders drive our work. This approach helps us, and our clients develop holistic solutions for solving critical societal problems.

We are driven by impact and powered by knowledge. We bring the right balance of the head-heart-hand to our work. Our work is powered by the passionate energy of our mission-driven young team, guided by the strong leadership and advisory board with multi-dimensional experience in business and social sectors.

Our team of 400 (and growing rapidly) across offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi comes with stellar professional credentials from diverse backgrounds and is bound together by our common commitment to social impact.

The Opportunity

We are hiring for a business leader to lead our Livelihoods Practice Area. The principal will be accountable for the overall success of the Livelihoods Practice across thought leadership, practitioner and influencer engagement, sales enablement and strategic advisory to Sattva’s clients.

Following are the key roles and responsibilities :

Thought Leadership and Ecosystem Engagements

Drive collaborations with Funders, thought leaders and experts, think tanks as well as implementing organisations to influence philanthropy, policy and business ecosystem

Strengthen Sattva’s brand in the broader ecosystem by representing the organization in online and offline public forums, evangelizing our points of view

Be a thought leader in Livelihoods, accountable for engaging with Government institutions, embody Sattva’s institutional position and further build upon our credibility and expertise

Create knowledge assets, drive engagements and partnerships with the experts in the Livelihoods field

Sales and Delivery Enablement

Oversee Practice Area advisory work, advise project teams and provide expert inputs to ensure high-quality project delivery

Support client teams in Business Development and in facilitating key client meetings and decision-making workshops to ensure project outcomes are achieved

Provide sound governance of all Livelihoods projects to ensure consistent predictability, profitability and quality

New Initiatives and Innovation

Examine the ecosystem and generate new ideas as well as initiatives

Capture trends, opportunities and come up with new projects relevant to the Livelihoods sector

Be a key member of the Sattva leadership team, institute innovation towards the long-term growth of both the Practice Area and larger institution

Build, structure and develop knowledge to share internally within the organization

Key qualifications and experiences

At Sattva, our goal is to realize the impact on the ground and drive a collective win by engaging with multiple stakeholders.

We are looking for passionate individuals who align with our vision and have the following profile :

12-15 years of relevant experience (spanning the social impact ecosystem and private sector) in the Livelihoods space in leading large scale system transformation initiatives

Strategic and Operational experience in Livelihoods and related industries

Strong understanding of business, policy and implementation aspects of Livelihoods

Experience in leading a business with P&L responsibilities, an entrepreneurial drive or leadership role in supply chain management interfacing Livelihoods-related stakeholders

Prior experience in either consulting, working with Livelihoods interfacing non-profit, foundations or corporate is preferred

Strong client engagement skills and working with senior leadership, the ability to influence decision making for high impact

Strong business and industry insights, problem-solving in an ambiguous environment, presentation, interpersonal and English communication (oral and written) skills

We cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment for all our employees and reinforce diversity in our workplace.

All applications regardless of race, religion, caste, color, place of origin, gender, sexuality, disability, and age will be welcome and will be fairly evaluated as per the requirements of the role.

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