Job Opportunity for Grants Manager – Elderly Poor at Azim Premji Foundation in Bengaluru

Website Azim Premji Foundation

About the role

Under the ‘Elderly Poor’ theme, we aim to support organisations that provide basic community-based interventions for the elderly and enable them to lead dignified lives. The interventions we support include daycare shelters (short – and long-term), access to healthcare, provisions of comprehensive geriatric care, palliative care, access to social security benefits/entitlements, community awareness programmes, and legal aid.


  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and effective knowledge management within the team to ensure smooth program delivery
  • Manage the disbursal of large and high-impact grants within the organisation in an individual capacity
  • Supplement the research and development of frameworks, models, and theories around the operating area
  • Ensure compliance with specific grant proposals to ensure that it meets the organisation’s guidelines and requirements, and are a well drafted request, complete in all aspects
  • Review all completed proposals to ensure that required information has been provided. Ensure that the story of the grantee organisation comes through clearly.
  • Lead the efforts on the due diligence process and partner engagement
  • Help the partner develop results frameworks and ensure that the thinking around the results framework is in keeping with the operating plan
  • Post approval, provide leadership to working with the finance team and the grantees to ensure that the financial resources reach them in time
  • Ensure compliance with the grant making system through the entire lifecycle of a grant
  • Initiate relationships with think tanks and civil society organisations in order to further the organisation’s understanding of an area

What we are looking for

  • Candidates who have a good understanding of the issues of the elderly in urban and rural areas
  • Experience in organisations that provide support to the elderly from low-income communities
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desirable
  • High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
  • Willingness to travel extensively for work
  • Substantial knowledge of organisational and project management
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and solve problems independently or collaboratively a needed

Skills Required:

Excellent understanding of elderly in urban and rural areas, Grants Management, Program Management

Desirable Skills:

Excellent understanding of elderly in urban and rural areas, Grants Management, Program Management




Team Member


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desirable

Years Of Exp.:

4 to 10 Years


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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