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Job Title: Assistant Manager, Partnerships
Reports to: Partnership Lead
Position: Full-time
Location: Mumbai (On-Site)
About Sahayog Foundation:
Sahayog Foundation is a non-profit that is focused on collaboration and collective impact.
Our priority is to facilitate collaborative effort so that various actors can work in unison
to achieve common goals and generate a ‘multiplier effect’ for successful programmes. We
work with People, Partners and create Platforms as a foundation to aggregate learning,
increase accountability and to improve their organisational and programmatic
effectiveness for scalable and sustainable development.
Job Summary:
All team members at Sahayog must play a crucial role in building institutional knowledge,
culture and live by collaborative values. A partnership mindset is a cornerstone for Sahayog
Foundation. This role is pivotal for the organisation. The expectation from this role is to
build strong and long-term relationships with all non-profits. They should bring
knowledge and understanding of programme delivery, M&E systems, reporting
processes and the sector to champion the culture of collaboration both internally and
Essential Functions:
Management of Partnership Projects
• Brings an informed knowledge and perspective of the non-profit sector
• Ability to conduct assessments of potential NPO partners based on the protocols
established by Sahayog Foundation
• Conduct in-depth research of existing NPOs who can be considered as potential
• Assist in due-diligence and compliance process of all potential NPO partners
for formal engagement
• Supports the Partnership Lead in conducting quality deep dives, delivery of
capacity building and future readiness initiatives for NPO partners
• Coordinate with the NPO partners to get the necessary details for the reports
• Support the Partnership Lead in ensuring execution of fundraising support for NPOs
(if any)
• Ensure usage of relevant Sahayog Foundation tools
• Collects key performance data from partnerships
• Prepares and maintains accurate and detailed project impact reports of
all activities undertaken under NPO partnerships
• Ensures all partnership related initiatives are well-documented and captured in
the relevant reporting templates.
• Building relevant partnership related tools and surveys to understand mindsets
• Driving knowledge through capability building initiatives – masterclasses,
publications and papers
• Maintains relationships with all non-profit partners of Sahayog
• Coordinates with all non-profit partners
• Champions Sahayog and its philosophy of collaboration with all external
• Shares relevant project information with the Sahayog Communications Team
Additional Responsibilities:
• Stay updated on current industry trends and policy changes being proposed
and/or implemented by the Government, collaboration work undertaken by NPOs
and donors.
• Provide support to the founding team at Sahayog in donor-management and fundraising
What you need?
• Master’s Degree in Social Work/ Development Studies/ Social Entrepreneurships/
Demography or comparable degree in Social Science
• Prior experience in programme implementation is a requirement and/or partner
management is a bonus
• 4 to 5 years’ experience in a non-profit entity with similar role
• Skills:
o Strong working knowledge and understanding of the development sector
o Knowledge of Due Diligence
o Excellent understanding of the program irrespective of domain
o Skills related to institution building or organisation development
o Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Hindi
• Mindset:
o Believes in the power of collaboration (Ability to build, nurture and
sustain relationships with a diverse set of partners)
o Problem Solver
o Critical thinker
o Self-starter
o Team player
o Attention to detail
o Ability to work under pressure
What’s the opportunity?
• Opportunity to spark collective movements in India
• Open culture where there is no stupid idea and encouragement to share your
collaborative ideas
• Engagement with any member of the team, board and partners
• A work environment that fosters growth, creative solutions and challenge the norm
• Compensation: Commensurate with skill and experience
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