Job Opportunity For AVP – Private Sector Programs At The Convergence Foundation

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Website The Convergence Foundation

Position Summary:

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to anchor Udaitis private sector engagement and advocacy initiatives. This position will report to the CEO.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about accelerating gender equity in corporate India, and will have prior experience leading, coordinating and managing diversity initiatives or partnerships within companies or industry bodies. They should thrive in building and nurturing partnerships and be comfortable with managing multiple high stakes and high profile relationships. They should be able to lead and inspire the team to remain focused on goals and impact while being a hands-on leader.

We are looking for a dynamic candidate to join the team during an exciting time of organisational growth. This is a high-energy role and a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a start-up environment and care deeply about womens empowerment and the impact sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with the private sector on gender equality, womens representation, and DEI initiatives
  • Create and facilitate multi-stakeholder platforms for gender champions and early adopters to ensure the effective exchange of ideas, shaping of narratives, and building of discourse on gender equality
  • Design and develop communications and outreach strategies and initiatives (e.g. campaigns)
  • Work with senior team members to assist in the broader Private Sector vertical planning and goals of the Udaiti Foundation
  • Build capacity/ be able to guide team as needed
  • Contribute to determining the areas of solution testing and operationalize plans
  • Build, fortify, and nurture relationships and networks in the private sector, including corporates, and industry bodies
  • Lead the Private Sector team in setting up and achieving goals, along with monitoring the progress towards them
  • Undertake primary and secondary research, including fieldwork, interviews, and experiments, with respect to ongoing projects
  • Take on diverse operational tasks to ensure organisational success

    Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has actively engaged on gender equality, womens representation, DEI initiatives w/ private sector
  • Educational background in business, organisational development &/or marketing.
  • Specialisations with exposure to diversity, inclusion or related fields.
  • 15+ years of work experience in a challenging/high-growth environment, leading efforts in either an organisational or ecosystem context to build diversity and equity strategies
  • Proven experience in leading, coordinating and managing diversity initiatives with companies, industry bodies, and driving change in the larger ecosystem
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with companies, industry on gender and diversity with innovative ideas, programs and advocacy initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy efforts targeting the private sector including/ such as engaging / bringing together, influencing Champions for gender equality from the sector; creating early adopters; facilitating exchange of ideas; shaping narratives, and creating multi-stakeholder platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging networks in pvt sector, industry, chamber of commerce- can leverage and bring those in for TUF
  • Ability to design and lead campaigns around gender equality aimed at private sector
  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Must have the ability to envision and enable flagship communications and events
  • Must enjoy building and nurturing relationships and be committed to managing
  • sustained and productive multiple high stakes and high profile relationships
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder-facing skills
  • High level of flexibility and responsiveness with the ability to shift priorities quickly
    and as organisational demands require ability and willingness to travel

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidates experience
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