Job Opportunity for Lead – Learning, Knowledge and Communications (Social Innovation for Entrepreneurship Domain) at Development Alternatives in New Delhi

Website Development Alternatives

Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

Position: Lead – Learning, Knowledge and Communications (Social Innovation for Entrepreneurship Domain)   

Qualification: Post Graduate – Developmental Studies / Rural Management / Social Science / Development Communication/Economics

Domain: SED

Location: New Delhi (HQ)

No. of Positions: 01

Experience: 7 – 12 years

Job description:

Development Alternatives Group has been promoting ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ a phenomenon that is characterized by systemic change that enables under-represented groups such as youth and women to access entrepreneurship opportunities, thereby leading to social inclusion, quality employment, and sustainable economic growth. In the pursuit of the above, our programs leverage social innovation tools to unleash entrepreneurial energies in women & youth and build positive ecosystems.

Our approaches in flagship projects such as Work 4 Progress have been recognised as best practices by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank for entrepreneurship led job creation. It has also been featured as a UN SDG good practice.

In order to understand such deep and systemic changes, we have developed a learning system that is based on the principles and techniques of dialogue, analysis and reflection. The learning system in essence is geared to reiterate social innovation and ground-up action for enterprise development and job creation in rural India.

We are currently looking for a Lead for Learning, Knowledge & Communications who will be able lead the identification of significant changes (positive and negative; expected and unexpected) that are occurring and develop strategies with the team to adapt to new challenges in the innovation system.

The Learning, Knowledge & Communications Lead will be responsible for the following:

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Manage sense-making in entrepreneurship initiatives through methods such as developmental evaluation and embedded research.
  • Define and execute the management strategy for learning and maintain high quality, up-to-date content based on internal learning (including management notes) and external knowledge.
  • Build a framework to document processes, consolidate best practices and develop program narratives through an iterative process.

Knowledge Development and Transference

  • Package the processes, knowledge and learning in forms of process manuals, toolkits, technical reports and narratives for external transference.
  • Be responsible for secondary and field research, developing new social innovation methods and incorporate learning into knowledge products and Communication.
  • Monitor and evaluate program outcomes against other entrepreneurship/livelihood development programs.


  • Help in Influencing knowledge at the national and global scale, by developing perspective papers, articles, monographs, reports, workshops, and webinars on social innovation driven entrepreneurship at the grassroots.
  • Design communication strategy and disseminate learning knowledge through different media including social media.


  • Strategic thinker with problem solving skills to help drive the social Innovation based activities and objectives.
  • Excellent Communication skills required (both written and verbal).
  • Experience in high quality research and working in the Livelihoods/enterprise and development field.

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