Job Opportunity for Manager – WGO Impact at Wadhwani Foundation in Bengaluru

Website Wadhwani Foundation

Position: Manager-WGO Impact
Role Type: Individual Contributor
Work Location: Bangalore/ Delhi

About Wadhwani Foundation (

Mission: Accelerating economic development in emerging economies through high-value job creation Objectives: Enabling the creation of 10M jobs and placement of 25M by 2030 across 20-25 emerging economies

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies by driving large-scale job creation through entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Foundation is scaling impact in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America through various Initiatives.  More details on the various programs at the end of the document.

Job Description:

The Role Context: 

As a Manager – WGO, Impact & Insights will be responsible for Impact tracking & reporting for the WGO program at Wadhwani Foundation. You will also be responsible for driving the learnings into our products and program, thereby improving the program and scaling the impact of our work.

Key Responsibilities:

Setting Vision & Strategy

  • Create robust, scalable frameworks for tracking and monitoring key process indicators and impact of WGO program
  • Develop and improve upon WGO programs data and learning strategy, including data dashboards, in consultation with key stakeholders in the organization. This would include identifying strategic learning questions and evidence needed to answer them, as well as defining systems, processes and routines, required to understand progress and drive continuous improvement
  • Ensure that data collected by Impact meets the reporting requirements of key stakeholders, including Senior Leadership and supports organization-wide data strategy and monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts

Lead the Execution of the Strategy

  • Partner with Global Director, Impact & Insights and colleagues in the Impact team to ensure efficient and effective collection and management of data in organizational data storage systems in accordance with the articulated data strategy
  • Ensure that members of the WGO program are able to easily access and use data to understand progress and drive continuous improvement. This includes, but is not limited to building and refining dashboards, providing analysis around key function-level strategic questions, and fostering a data-driven learning culture within the function
  • Partner with members of the WGO team to develop short- and longer-term impact measurement plans, including identifying how best to assess the impact of a given type of learning experience
  • Manage the function-level process and key stakeholders to engage in reflection and learning activities, and, at times, contribute to the execution of team-level reflection and learning processes Collaborate with members of WGO team to develop and disseminate data-driven insights and stories which illustrate progress and impact
  • Ensure that the WGO program’s data and learning is captured and contributing to organizational and network level conversations and can be leveraged for reporting on progress and impact
  • Coach Members of Global Impact around execution of the data strategy


Experience Required:

  • First and foremost, you bring passion and dedication to this work, because it matters to you.
  • 8-10 years of experience in consulting, startup, social enterprise, impact investing or corporate environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build systems, processes and rituals that serve the need of diverse set of stakeholders, and promote a data-driven culture
  • A natural affinity towards data, and a high proficiency with analysis
  • An orientation towards and passion for “Quality at Scale”, you are always asking yourself “how will it improve our beneficiaries lives”?
  • Excellent presentation and data analysis skills. High Levels of comfort with technology and software
  • Experience in skill Development or livelihoods space and having worked with organizations in the ecosystem
  • Experience working across geographies and cultural contexts

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