Partnerships Associate

Partnerships · New Delhi, Delhi
Department Partnerships
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Good Business Lab is an independent, non-profit labor innovation lab. We use rigorous academic research to prove that worker wellbeing programs have business impacts. We develop market-ready, scalable interventions capable of providing dual benefits to workers and businesses. Our goal is to disrupt the traditional notion of business and show that worker wellbeing can be a part of core business strategy, or in other words, a good business practice.

The founders of the lab are Ach Adhvaryu - assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan (www.achadhvaryu.com/), Anant Ahuja – head of Organization Development at Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Anant Nyshadham – also assistant professor assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan (www.anantnyshadham.com/).

We've been incubated at Shahi Exports - India's biggest apparel export house, and have conducted several studies in their sixty plus factories in the past six years. In one study we found that the net return to the firm from training women workers in life skills (such as financial literacy, communication, and problem solving) is 250%, 8 months after program completion. This program called P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement), co-created by Gap Inc., Shahi, ICRW, and Swasthi has been scaled at a global level to reach over 45,000 female garment workers in 12 countries. Some of our other partners include, the Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and Humanity United.

Going forward, projects include looking at the migration experience and mental health of workers and how this is affected by pairing them with experienced workers from their region (through a novel ‘buddy system’), unlocking female labor through rural training centers, and how an effective grievance redressal system for workers affects their job outcomes. 

We are actively building external partnerships to disseminate our learnings, fund and scale the research, and making our presence felt at various stakeholder discussions. To help us in our efforts to explore new avenues for partnerships that can support and take forward the research we are conducting, we are looking for a Partnerships Associate, details of which are given below.

Location: Delhi, India

Length of Commitment: at least one year

Remuneration: 6-7 lacs p.a.

Start Date: ASAP (applications being accepted on a rolling basis)

Who are you?

Ideally you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, journalism, international relations, sociology, history, English, communications, or related field required.
  • Excellent writing, communications, and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • (Bonus) Understanding of how economic research works/experience of doing economic research.

What will you do?

  • Conduct background research on organizations we can potentially partner with (for projects and otherwise).
  • Coordinate with other divisions/team members to execute partnerships work.
  • Develop strong relationships with new and existing funders and other partners.
  • Maintain records and logs for ongoing and upcoming partnerships, and following up with current and potential partners.
  • Create content for existing projects to get the word out.
  • Build knowledge of the organization, processes and current/prospective partners.
  • Interface with government officials, business executives, and media personnel.
  • Maintain relations with partner organizations.
  • Perform other related work as needed.

What will be your benefits?

  • No fixed number of leaves.
  • Weekly opportunities to be on calls and discuss ideas and questions directly with our Research Directors and CEO.
  • Autonomy and flexible working culture (work from home, flexible hours, and occasional remote work).
  • Opportunity to work with smart people who want to make an impact.
  • Personal development: we support the development of our team through mentorship and regular access to external training programs.

What should you be comfortable with?

  •  A dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Working in a team with shared responsibilities.
  • Independently coordinating with coworkers to accomplish goals.
  • Being resourceful in new environments and scenarios.
  • Problem-solve in hi-pressure environments.

GBL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We offer traditional monetary workplace benefits such as insurance and travel allowance. We also offer several other non-monetary workplace benefits like flexible work hours, the ability to work remotely, and no rigid limit on annual paid leave. We are a young and growing start up making us the ideal ground for team members to experiment, take on dynamic roles, and grow with us. We focus on happiness, output and quality of work.

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  • Location
    New Delhi, Delhi
  • Department
    Partnerships
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level