Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Data Whisperer


m.Paani - Data Whisperer


  • Lead role in full cycle of research component of pilot, from design of pilot metrics and social impact indicators (quantitative and qualitative), to execution of both indirect and direct research
  • Develop effective methodology for, and execute, data collection – spending significant time in pilot communities, with key stakeholders, and corporate partner(s)
  • Work with MNO partner to understand their data sets and requirements
  • Analyse outputs, format data and draw meaningful insights that will inform overall business model and development of the mobile-enabled service
  • Build complex financial models and perform risk analysis

Compensation & Logistics

This is a full-time opportunity. Compensation will be in line with an early stage social enterprise; negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The position is based in Mumbai, India, and the candidate must live in Mumbai or be willing to relocate.

The Individual

We are looking for people with the following skills, experience and attributes:


  • Undergraduate degree, from top university, in a field with a strong quantitative focus
  • Highly analytical and numerate, comfortable expressing ideas quantitatively
  • Ability to take large and diverse data sets and derive meaningful insights, and actionable conclusions from them
  • Ability to think through the lens of key stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to social impact through business and innovation
  • Independent, pro-active and resourceful, and thrive with little management
  • Love puzzles, brain teasers and solving challenging problems
  • Ready to learn, unlearn, and relearn. You don’t know what ‘quit’ means
  • Take great pride in your work, are detail and deadline oriented, with a strong worth ethic
  • Excellent communication skills in English, with good proficiency in Hindi and/or Marathi
  • Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Legally qualified to live and work India

Strongly preferred

  • Experience working in venture capital, private equity and/or investment banking
  • Experience working with social enterprises and/or in social impact sector
  • International education/work experience, with experience living and/or working in India

Share our dream?

Send your CV and a cover letter to

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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