Job Opportunity for Senior Manager, Tech Product; End Ultra Poverty at The Nudge Institute in Bengaluru

Website The Nudge Institute

About The/Nudge

The/Nudge is an action institute working towards a poverty-free India, within our lifetime. We partner with governments, markets, and civil society to build resilient livelihoods for all.  We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across the industry, academia, government, and development sectors.

Who are we solving for in End Ultra Poverty program?

We are solving for bottom ~6% of population in India which is tucked away and invisible to the outside world on the edges of remote villages, geographically isolated, social and financially excluded, and economically excluded. Both markets and government are unable to meaningfully support this segment.

A typical ultra poor household in India may have following indicators:

  • annual household income of less than INR ~34000
  • tied to unpredictable wage labour
  • living on less than 2 meals a day
  • ownership of little or no land or productive asset (like livestock, bicycles)
  • no savings (spend 80% of income on food)
  • little or no access to social entitlements
  • Women in ultra-poor households are especially vulnerable but are also a vehicle for change.

How are we solving Ultra-Poverty In India?

End Ultra Poverty (EUP) program is solving for households in ultra-poverty through a targeted, multi-faceted and sequenced model called the graduation approach which has demonstrated that ultra-poverty can be conquered.

At The/Nudge we have been piloting this program for the past 2.5 years and are now scaling the program with government and NGOs. EUP project focus areas area:

  • continue to implement on its own to iterate the design for impact at scale
  • enable more NGOs to adopt through technical and capacity-building support from The/Nudge
  • enable govt to adopt by providing research, design and implementation support
  • continue to generate data on ultra-poverty and evidence on graduation approach to nudge governments to adopt at scale
  • build technology solutions for NGOs and governments to adopt and implement at scale & with quality.

What are some of the principles/approaches we use to solve problems?

  • First principles thinking
  • Human-centered design (thoughtful, action-oriented, experimental & iterative process) with a gender lens (unbiased and reflective approach)
  • Systems thinking (analytical, stakeholder-oriented and holistic)Strategic planning (result oriented, logical and coherent with clearly defined outcomes, grounded on the current realities)

What will you do in this role?

  • single point of accountability for tech product to enable implementation and monitoring of program
  • understand user needs deeply and translate them into product requirements & specs
    be enthusiastic about travel to remote rural areas, meet with stakeholders and gather insights first hand
  • identify opportunities to build tech-first solutions as well as tech solutions that are enablers to rural development programs
  • build and execute tech product roadmap for our End Ultra-Poverty
  • support operations in adoption, take feedback and iterate products to improve performance of overall program
  • build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to build the products
  • conduct market research to identify solutions, gaps in current solution and proactively iterate designs and product roadmaps

Apply if you have:

  • 10-12 years of experience preferably in tech product development
  • a comfort with non-profit sector salaries
  • passion to build technology products for India’s poorest to help them out of poverty
  • a positive & can-do attitude, hunger to learn and a growth mindset
  • a comfort with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups in a fast-paced environment
  • willingness to stay and travel in deep rural areas in multiple states and designated districts/block/panchayat
  • written and spoken fluency in Hindi and English
  • meaningful research or product skillset

We aspire to be an inclusive and diverse organization and encourage qualified individuals irrespective of their religion, caste, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or any other dimension of identity, to apply.

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