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  • Executive Director

  • Full Time | Bangalore, India

Position Summary

As AFI enters its fourth year of operations, we are looking to transition from a start-up phase, to a more established organization. As we seek to grow our presence in India over the next few years, we are looking for a Chief Operating Officer, who can spearhead business operations.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual, ideally with a strong track record in operations and management in the private sector, and with a passion for working with businesses that address social issues.

The role will involve leading the organization in its growth stage, and will include developing and managing organizational strategy, human resources, financing, fundraising, as well as growing existing initiatives as well as launching new ones.


  • Own Action For India’s mission, lead strategic and operational processes to drive organization growth.

  • Working closely with the President  and Board members to set and refine the organization’s strategic direction

  • Plan and build a team of like minded high quality professionals and create a motivating environment for them to operate and contribute.

  • Improve execution of  existing projects, and conceive, plan, and execute new program initiatives and partnerships.

  • Create and institute systems and processes that enable high performance and good governance.

  • Represent Action For India at industry events and forums, as well as be the face of the organization in interactions with partners, donors, investors and other stakeholders

  • Cultivating relationships with Action For India partners, sponsors, and vendors

  • Lend support to day-to-day operations, handle administrative issues, human resources, and teamwork

Required skills and experience

  • 10 years of experience, with at least 3 years experience in a senior management capacity, preferably within the Indian development sector. Prior private sector experience will be an added advantage

  • A proven track record of contributing to organization growth, especially startups

  • A strong team player, with the ability to effectively manage diverse teams; ability to maintain a work environment that attracts, and retains talent

  • Ability to build organizational systems, as demonstrated through strategic thinking and planning

  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain relationships with key partners

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to manage finance, accounting and legal compliance

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • A good grasp of technology platforms and solutions

  • Prior experience and networks in the social enterprise ecosystem in India will be preferred

  • Passion for enterprises and initiatives that improve social conditions in India.

Position Type

This is a senior-level management position, that will report directly to the President of AFI. The position will be based in Bangalore, India, and will require some travel both within the country and internationally.


Remuneration will be competitive with similar positions, and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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