Job Opportunity for Program Associate (Knowledge, Networks and Partnerships) at AIP in New Delhi

Website Accelerate Indian Philanthropy


Program Associate (PA)

About Accelerate Indian Philanthropy

AIP aims to be India’s leading organization for spurring private philanthropy to meet India’s  development challenges. India has seen a rapid rise in average wealth over the last decade. In  fact, we are going through a transition similar to the United States in the late 19th/early 20thcentury which saw tremendous wealth creation. But individual philanthropic giving lags far  behind in comparison. The majority of philanthropists still face significant headwinds when  giving strategically, such as giving towards the end of their life, giving being a small portion of  their total wealth, and difficulty in finding trusted philanthropic advisors to help them navigate  sectors and organizations. AIP will work with philanthropists in India and with Indian diaspora  to give more, give sooner, and give better. We aim to build an organization that fundamentally  transforms the individual giving landscape in India and contributes to socio-economic  development at a large scale.

Position Summary

We are looking to hire an exceptional Program Associate to join the team to work on building  the organization’s overall research in key sectors (health & nutrition, education, environment  etc.), sharing insights and supporting in development, implementation and evaluation

This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a start-up environment, enjoy  building and scaling organizations, and care deeply about the impact sector. This role includes  working with senior stakeholders and engaging with them on strategic projects that have the  potential to solve key development challenges.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with CEOs/ Managing Directors (and top leadership including Associate  Directors/ Directors) across the organization, execute against the targets, goals in line  with budget
  • Support the leadership team with research and insight, recommending an appropriate  approach
  • Oversee the creation of knowledge products across the priority areas, including engaging  in secondary research, speaking with experts and synthesizing data from multiple data  points
  • Take on diverse operational tasks to ensure organizational success
  • Assist the leadership team with creating and maintaining deep engagement with top  leaders, funders and experts
  • Maintain and grow the existing influencer/ advisor network and initiate/participate in  wide range of interventions, not limited to one-to-one meetings, proposals, events,  intermediary networks and personal networking
  • Create and manage deep engagement with top leaders, funders, experts and key  government officials for a continued support in line with our key work areas/ goals
  • Develop the activities and programs as needed, so as to build coalitions and collaborations with the intention to build high-performing and execution focused  organizations in the development sector

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Undergraduate degree from a top tier institution; while there is no preference for a  particular major or specialization, we expect to see a high degree of intellectual curiosity  and sophistication
  • 0-2 years of work experience in a challenging/ high growth environment1.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Solid planning and organizational skills with high attention to detail, accuracy, protocol  and deadline
  • Excellent writing ability that is clear, concise and analytic in style
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder-facing skills including solid  presentation and facilitation skills
  • High level of flexibility and responsiveness with the ability to shift priorities quickly and  as organizational demands require

Desired Qualities

  • High level of discretion in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials and issues  ● Ability to take initiative and develop solutions quickly and effectively
  • Ability to understand and consider organizational culture and change
  • Ability to function and interact in a professional level capacity to sustain the mission,  culture and best interests of the respective organizations
  • Ability to adapt and exhibit confidence in a highly evolving, agile, and fast paced work  environment
  • Ability to do research and distill important concepts in a structured, concise, yet  comprehensive manner
  • Broad and strategic mindset, creative aptitude and effective use of independent  judgment
  • Operating style suited to working in a small-organization setting, where teamwork and  resourcefulness are highly valued


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the  candidate’s experience.



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