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, and our work is organized across three Centres.

Who are we solving for in the End Ultra Poverty (EUP) program?

We are solving for the bottom ~5-10% segment of the population in India. This segment typically resides at the periphery of remote villages. Their geographical isolation makes it hard for markets and governments to meaningfully support this segment and hence they are often socially and financially excluded. We work hard in partnership with various stakeholders to serve this  economically excluded segment that is largely  invisible to the outside world.
A typical ultra-poor household (UPHH) in India may have following indicators :

  • annual household income of less than INR ~25,000-35,000
  • tied to unpredictable wage labor
  • living on less than 2 meals a day
  • ownership of little or no land or productive asset (like livestock, bicycles etc)
  • no savings (spend 80% of income on food)
  • little or no access to social entitlements

Women in ultra-poor households are especially vulnerable; hence we directly engage with them at each household level.

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About the Opportunity

The/Nudge is working with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, to help increase adoption of the graduation approach by targeting the poorest of the poor through community institutions in various states of India. As part of this effort, a State Project Management Unit (SPMU) has been set up at Jaipur to help the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) design and implement a special project targeting the ultra-poor through graduation approach integrated into the community institutions of NRLM. This position is for the SPMU at Jaipur & will report to the State Lead, SPMU.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • single point of accountability for tech product to enable implementation and monitoring of program in collaboration with the SRLM
  • build and execute end-to-end tech product roadmap for End Ultra-Poverty
  • facilitate MIS build-out for SRLMs as per their requirements
  • build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to build the products
  • analyze data and present reports of the product to internal and external stakeholders
  • design SoPs for tech roll-out in collaboration with the government
  • conduct market research to identify solutions, gaps in current solution and proactively iterate designs and product roadmaps
  • 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
  • support operations in adoption, take feedback and iterate products to improve performance of overall program

Ideal Candidate

  • immense interest and knowledge in technology & applying its potential to create impact at scale
  • demonstrated a growth mindset – learning/improving constantly
  • demonstrated success in starting and leading initiatives, working under uncertainty & able to articulate vision and secure buy-in from stakeholders
  • excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Fluent in HIndi & English. Knowledge of Rajasthani / Marwari is desirable
  • strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups in a fast-paced environment
  • 2 -5 years of experience preferably in tech/MIS development and is
  • A Postgraduate  / Graduate
  • experience in  working with government stakeholders
  • an openness to travel extensively and live in designated districts/blocks/panchayats as per the needs of the program’s goals
  • a passion to serve those in need, with humility & sensitivity & set aside personal bias

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