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Sr. Manager - Strategy

Mumbai, MH
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Responsibilities includeStrategyCollaborate with initiative teams (e.g., education, financial inclusion) in shaping their sector-level strategies, investment theses and researchAssist India s senior leadership in identifying strategic priorities for ONIA (e.g. India-specific experimental bets that ONIA might pursue)Conduct or commission research and analysis to support decision-making on topics of importance to ONs Board and leadershipIdentify key adjacencies to ON initiative areas with relevance to potential activities in India and beyond (e.g., digital identity, India stack).Research Assist the India teams and strategy team s leadership with priority projects in ONs focus areas. Examples include Research to refine investment theses and strategies (e.g., assessment of enabling environment and consumer attitudes to digital connectivity in India; understanding barriers to delivering urban property rights)Cutting-edge primary research for ON published reports (e.g., Big Data, Small Credit )Research design, contracting, and management of consultants, consumer survey research firms, think tanks, academics, etc. (e.g., Drones and Aerial Observation New Technologies for Property Rights )Research using digital big data and crowdsourced tools on trends in emerging markets and key ON areas of interest (e.g. how MSMEs in India are using social media to enhance business functions).AnalysisAssist firm and India leadership in conducting key analyses of cross-cutting issues, results, and trends to inform ON / ONIA operations Track key macro trends in India that matter for ONs investing and theories of change (e.g. in political economy, in venture and impact investing, etc.)Refine and distill overall firm-wide analyses (e.g., social impact, financial returns, initiative strategies, etc.) to yield India-specific insights and lessons, for external (e.g. publications) and internal (e.g. ON teams) audiences. Learning & ImpactIn parallel to articulating strategy, assist initiative teams to develop impact measurement frameworkand metrics to assess effectiveness of their work in empowering individuals. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEAdeep passion for Omidyar Networks mission and approach to social change, and preferably some professional exposure to our focus areasA minimum of 8 years of work experiencewith the following credentials Experience with a top tier consultancy, serving private sector clients, having reached engagement manager level within the consultancyrequiredExperience in-market in India requiredExperience having worked in private sector Applicants with no private sector experience will not be considered.Experience in mission-oriented workin addition to private sector experience a strong plus, e.g., donor agency, NGO, foundation.Excellentresearch, analysis and communication skillsAbility to switch between strategic and practical thinking, with top-class project management skillsAbility to independently frame problems and the resulting analyses required to answer the questions, across both business and mission-oriented situations and questionsAbility to work on multiple projects simultaneouslyClear written and oral communication skills requiredFluency in various formats (e.g. Powerpoint, Excel, Word)High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to work with limited directionAuthorization to work in IndiaMBAstrongly preferred but not required.
Degree: MBA/ PGDM

Additional Degree: BA (Arts) | B.Com. (Commerce) | B.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | B.Plan. (Planning) | B.Sc. (Science) | BBA/ BBM/ BBS | BCA (Computer Application) | Diploma-Other Diploma | B.Ed. (Education) | BHM (Hotel Management)

Experience: 8-13


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