Lead: Partnerships and Strategy

Position: Lead: Partnerships and Strategy

“Learning is like rowing upstream…. Not to advance is to drop back” – Chinese Proverb


EdIndia Foundation (EIF: www.edindia.org ) is a not for profit focused on leveraging technology and data analytics to create innovative solutions to impact education at scale. Edindia believes that Technology has a huge potential to impact government schools at scale. Acknowledging the fact that there are existing barriers to integrate technology within the government system, EdIndia was set up with a mission to “create tech-based solutions to impact the quality of education at scale”. It has incubation support from Sterlite Power and its Group Companies. EdIndia is also member to Global Collective for Digital Learning and SEL anchored by UNESCO.

EIF views its role as system integrator, keen on designing and rolling out large scale, Pan-India programs. As part of its aggressive scale-up plans EIF is expanding its senior management team and is seeking to recruit a Lead: Strategy and Partnership. The proposed role will work centrally in the Foundation with the Head of the Foundation. The role is envisaged keeping in mind the vision to expand strategic partnerships with external stakeholders. This role will also contribute, in substantial measure to the new strategy of creating an independent entity, supplementing the Foundation’s financial resources as well as presenting its impact in the eco-system.


  • Responsible for the development and oversight of all external partnerships for EIF initiatives.
  • In addition to strategy development, the position will be responsible for implementation of the strategy, negotiation and on boarding of partners.
  • Shape the long term financial strategy and its implementation to ensure financial sustainability of the Foundation through a combination of internal resources and external funders. This would involve identifying and developing relationships for external sources of funding.
  • Develop and implement an external relations strategy, responsible for creating a network with other corporate foundations and government programs for joint implementation where there is a geographic and strategic synergy in implementation approaches. The strategy will also include public relations and create greater visibility to EIF initiatives.
  • In developing new relationships, this position would closely work with senior managers from each initiative in ensuring a holistic pitch (of all initiatives) to potential partners.
  • The Lead: Strategy and Partnership would be part of senior leadership group of EIF and as such would be mentoring interns from leading management institutes as well as program heads. Consequently, the role would also require flexibility to take on new initiatives and opportunities.

You could be a good match if you have:

  • Excellent communication (written, oral and presentation) and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to practicing Innovation and Change. Develop new and innovative ways to improve delivery, optimize costs, improve strategy and engagement.
  • A drive to building Collaborative Relationships: Work cooperatively and effectively with others in a non-hierarchical setting to establish goals, resolves problems and makes decisions that enhance Project Delivery. Manages complexity and drive for results.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • The potential applicant should have demonstrated skills for engaging government and foundation leaders in strategic partnerships.
  • Proven experience in building and managing strong relationships with senior government officials and/or corporate and foundation leadership, nongovernmental organization leadership and/or donors.
  • Successful track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing national/International partnerships is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 5 – 8 years of relevant management experience is required.
  • Masters in relevant field of Management/Social Development/Technology for premier management school.

Remuneration: Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend
upon the candidate’s experience levels.

Position will be based at Thane (Mumbai)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may share their CV at jobs.shortlisting@gmail.com with the Subject line ” Position Name” latest by 25th October 2021.

EdIndia Foundation (EIF) is a section 8 not for profit company focussed on leveraging technology and data analytics to create innovative solutions to impact education at scale. EIF has been provided incubation support by Sterlite Power and its group companies. About Sterlite Power: Operating out of India and Brazil, Sterlite Power (https://www.sterlitepower.com/ )is a leading integrated power transmission developer and solutions provider globally. It is focused on addressing complex challenges in the sector by tackling the key constraints of time, space and capital.

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