Job Opportunity for Consultant (Talent Acquisition) at The Convergence Foundation in New Delhi

Website The Convergence Foundation

About The Convergence Foundation

Ashish Dhawan is one of India’s leading philanthropists. He founded and ran one of India’s first private equity funds, ChrysCapital, and in the last decade has helped build successful institutions (for e.g., Ashoka University) and strategic foundations (for e.g., Central Square Foundation, which works on school education reform). More recently, these include organisations that are working on building a better understanding between India and East Asia, improving the performance of the public sector, solving the air pollution crisis, and improving the pipeline of leadership and talent in the social sector.

We have set up The Convergence Foundation to do this in an institutionalised manner – identify critical voids in the social sector and build strong, long-lasting organisations to solve complex problems.

In order to ensure that our organisations reach their maximum potential, The Convergence Foundation will work closely with each of the organisations and provide strategic support in a variety of ways: developing deep connections with the broader ecosystem (including the government, donors, and others influencers), recruiting best-in-class talent, building a strong brand and network of champions, initiating cross-learning between organisations, and building fundraising capacity.

We aim to build 20+ new foundations in the next 15 years that will create impact at scale in the sectors they operate in. We are looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and mission driven people to join us on this journey.

Our Current Portfolio

  • Ashoka University (est. 2010)
  • Central Square Foundation (est. 2012)
  • Air Pollution Action Group (est. 2019)
  • Asian Century Foundation (est. 2019)
  • India Leaders for Social Sector (est. 2017)
  • Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (est. 2019)
  • ACT EdTech Ambition Fund (est. 2020)
  • Accelerate Indian Philanthropy (est. 2021)
  • Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (est. 2021)
  • Circle In (est. 2022)
  • Foundation for Economic Development (est. 2022)
  • ChangeINKK (est. 2022)

Position Summary

The portfolio organisations are run by senior leaders who have previously held key leadership positions at established institutions across sectors, such as Airtel, Whirlpool, Bharti Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka University, and Dasra. We are looking for a committed, motivated, and intellectually curious individual who will work with the Talent Acquisition team to map and identify the best in class active and passive candidates in the sector and make our organisations the best place to work. At The Convergence Foundation, we strongly believe that people are critical to the success of an organisation. When it comes to people, we believe in Jim Collins’s theory of “getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats”.

Role Mission

The Talent Acquisition Consultant will be responsible for talent acquisition across the portfolio organisations. This will involve candidate and sector research, mapping, building and maintaining a database, and implementing the talent acquisition strategy for TCF and all portfolio organisations. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a start-up environment, are keen on building and scaling organisations, and care deeply about the impact sector.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Map job profiles to relevant talent pools in nonprofits, for-profit organisations and academic institutions
  • Understand the role and skills requirements across organisations and build relevant job specifications
  • Identify high quality active and passive candidates interested in the impact sector and proactively engage via founders’ and senior leaders’ networks, talent partner relationships, alumni programs, consulting organisations, campus placement drives and other innovative sources
  • Conduct extensive outbound candidate outreach via internal team and external search partners and gradually build the internal database to reduce partner dependency
  • Understand resource requirements for thematic areas and verticals, design appropriate job profiles, and identify the appropriate talent acquisition strategy
  • Create and maintain an accurate and updated database with appropriate metrics to track and monitor resource requirements in a timely manner
  • Create and maintain an up to date database of active and passive candidates and be able to convert the passive ones into potential active candidates as per the organisations’ needs
  • Create and implement strong candidate selection processes including interview protocols, psychometrics, and reference checks
  • Manage the entire recruitment life cycle from sourcing to successfully onboarding

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and skills that are required for this role:

  • An undergraduate and masters degrees from top tier institutions in a relevant field, including business, industrial/ organisational psychology, human resources, communications, or a related field
  • 2-6 years of work experience in a talent acquisition role
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to recognise, inspire, and connect with the best-in-class talent
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with external and internal audiences
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, and the ability to set priorities, plan timelines, and meet deadlines

Personal Characteristics and Desired Qualities

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, with a strong sales mindset and go-getter attitude
  • Thrives on building strong networks, nurturing relationships with high-quality talent in the corporate and social sector, and wants to work with top leaders in system-change organisations to help build them from the ground up
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently to agreed goals and targets and take ownership of the overall recruitment strategy and process for the portfolio organisations
  • High ability to collaborate and actively listen to others, understanding and valuing others’ views
  • Ability to learn about new sectors quickly and to run a thorough and high-quality search process, including leadership candidate search, outreach, engagement, and evaluation
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances and needs of the role, including flexibility in working hours to ensure coordination with key candidates in different locations and time zones
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, confidentiality and discretion in their interactions and engagement with prospective and active candidates, beyond the recruitment process


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


New Delhi, India

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