Manager/Associate Manager (Knowledge Advisory & Partnerships)

Organisation:  Charities Aid Foundation

Apply By:  28 Feb . 2019

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Manager/Associate Manager (Knowledge Advisory & Partnerships)
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About the Organization:

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India is a leading international not-for-profit organization, which works to make giving more effective and charities more successful. It is part of an international network with offices in nine countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States of America and distributes funds to over 90 countries around the world. In India it is a registered charitable trust set up in 1998 to provide strategic and management support to corporates, individuals and NGOs with an aim to ensure greater impact of their philanthropic and CSR investments.

CAF India is committed to work as a catalyst in contributing towards making civil society more thriving and vibrant. These have been mostly in the areas of grant making due-diligence, awareness generation and capacity building. We hope to have meaningful engagement with a set of credible NGOs in practically all districts of India by 2020.

For further details about CAF India, please visit

Job Description:

The key task of a Manager/Associate Manager (Knowledge Advisory & Partnerships) will be to assist in ideation and strategic planning of philanthropic initiatives and building knowledge advisory & partnerships.  The incumbent will contribute towards enhancing the knowledge and research portfolio of CAF India; develop innovative project design and proposals.  The role will seek to provide expertise support and deliver across the advisory, research and program development portfolio - externally for clients & stakeholders and internally to various units within CAF India.

Job Responsibilities:

Project development:

  • Assist in ideation, conceptualization, designing and development of quality project proposals for funding that include, but are not limited to, corporate donors, Foundations, against different RFPs. 
  • Assist in developing & executing baseline, evaluation and impact studies of different projects and/or donors.
  • Provide technical and knowledge advisory support to teams responsible for business development and grants management.
  • Team up with different units in prospective donor meetings as may be required.

Research & Knowledge Advisory:

  • Assist in building the research and advisory unit within the organization.
  • Assist in developing and conducting research studies on different themes related to philanthropic giving & CSR.
  • Develop and deliver concept notes, presentations and other strategic documents & publications as may be required. (Position papers, thematic papers, scoping studies, etc.)
  • Identify and secure funding sources for activities related to knowledge advisory and research


  • Assist in positioning CAF India as a knowledge resource organization in the space of CSR & philanthropy.
  • Provide assistance in building and maintaining innovative, strategic models of collaboration and engagement with organizations for a better and more effective pursuit of organizational mission. 
  • Develop and execute collaboration strategy with donor community & civil society, social enterprises, MSMEs, NGOs /philanthropic organizations & their networks. 
  • Create leads and opportunities for organizing consultations, roundtables, seminars, Lecture series, etc. for multi-stakeholder’s engagement.
  • Build multi-stakeholders partnership - Identify, secure and manage institutional (global & national) memberships of CAF India
  • Assist in creating novel networks and alliances, knowledge resources, projects, and strategies for knowledge dissemination and outreach.
  • Develop and manage a panel of consultants to support CAF India’s work.
  • To perform other related tasks assigned by line manager and senior management.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification & Experience:

  • M.Phil./Master’s degree in Humanities/Science/ Business Administration or equivalent academic degree from a recognized university/institution.
  • More than 8 years of work experience in a relevant field.


  • Demonstrated skills, competencies and experience of developing quality, innovative project proposals for funding. 
  • Strong writing, analytical and communications skills 
  • In depth understanding of research methodology, practices and areas related specifically to CSR and philanthropy
  • Desirable competency in creating knowledge research products, consultations, thematic analysis, policy reviews, programme ideations etc.
  • Experience of primary and secondary research, understanding of qualitative as well as quantitative research methods hands on experience on qualitative and quantitative tools to extract insights, conduct market landscape assessment and identify new trends.
  • Functional understanding of CSR Act, Sustainability and SDGs
  • Should be a team person and willingness to work in diverse and dynamic environment. 
  • Flexibility to travel and attend meetings out of normal working hours.

Compensation Offered:

Remuneration budgeted for the position is as per the industry standards. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history of the selected candidate.


The position will be based at the CAF India headquarters at New Delhi.

Reporting To

Head – Partnership




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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization along with the notice period.


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