Manager, Social Sector Capacity Building vertical
A.T.E Chandra Foundation
Location: Mumbai

Job Description

About A.T.E Chandra Foundation  

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation is one of India’s leading philanthropic foundations in terms of scale and nature of work,  managing the charitable giving of Archana & Amit Chandra and the A.T.E. Group. We strategically invest in ideas that generate the highest SROI (social return on investment) because we believe in the power of ‘multiplier’ and are driven to maximize our philanthropic impact by leveraging our resources. Our approach towards problem-solving any societal  issue is threefold wherein: 

  1. We deeply engage in understanding the root cause by investing in research & development  2. work directly or with partners in implementing the solutions to build evidence of success, failures and learnings  3. build standardized knowledge templates to disseminate widely for the larger sector to adopt good practices  

Our efforts are equally distributed between implementation and advocacy to play a catalytic role in solving the issues at  scale that impacts the sector at large. Our founders spend a substantial amount of their time working very closely with the  small, tight knit team to collectively impact the below-mentioned focus areas: 

  1. Social Sector Capacity Building (SSCB) focused to drive investments in building ecosystem capabilities of the sector  and organizational effectiveness  
  2. Sustainable Rural Development [SRD] focused at addressing key rural issues and supports initiatives such as desilting  of water bodies and natural farming 
  3. Goodwill supporting various projects but largely focused on urban governance. We have also supported large legacy projects such as SRCC Children’s Hospital, Ashoka University and Give India under this portfolio. 

About the role  

We are currently looking to hire a Manager who will work across the following 3 sub-verticals under our Social Sector  Capacity Building vertical: 

  1. Centre of Excellence (COE) – Building the capacity of NGOs to sustain their organization and scale their impact 
  2. Learning & Development Programs (LDP) – Developing a cadre of trained professional leaders across non-programmatic domains such as Leadership, Fundraising, Talent & Culture etc. to improve overall effectiveness of  NGOs. 
  3. Ecosystem Development (ED) – Supporting organizations and movements that aim to mobilize financial and non-financial resources to the sector  

In addition to supporting our development partners, our aim with these three sub-verticals is to measure the success of investment in capacity building and share our learnings and evidence with the larger sector to influence funding agencies,  service providers and other NGOs to prioritize capacity building and become resilient and sustainable.  

 A successful Manager will:  

Manage relationships with portfolio partners that involves conducting need assessments, identifying areas that require critical support, pitching grant proposals to the board, processing grants to address those gaps, and measuring the success of those grants in the short and long term.  

Create a robust monitoring and evaluation system which involves co-creating milestones and defining success metrics with partners every year, showcasing the progress to the leadership team, tracking the process through quarterly check-ins, developing dashboards that can analyze data to drive insights and decision-making. It will also involve tracking progress and impact at the cohort level.  

Able to understand organisation and program budgets shared by partner organisations and analyse it across  portfolio to identify trends and draw insights across various programs 

Identify success stories from these partnerships and work with communications agencies to write and publish case studies, articles, blogs, etc. to showcase the impact of capacity-building investments for the organisation’s long-term sustainability. A huge part of the role is documenting these success stories in-house as well as creating learning templates that can benefit other organisations in the sector. 

Build an effective grant management system to ensure seamless data collection, data analysis, and reporting to various levels within the Foundation. It will involve working with an external vendor to create a platform,  organise the data in relevant templates, create dashboards for analysis and train partners to use the same to track progress. 

Organise convenings to invite critical stakeholders from within the sector to identify challenges and white spaces within the sector that needs to be addressed to build transparency, credibility, and accountability of the sector ensuring the long-term sustainability of NGOs.  

Build systems & processes that can allow for easy transfer of knowledge to any other organisations interested and invested in capacity building. It will involve creating SOPs of all the workflows that are developed in-house to engage with various stakeholders.  

Work with the communications manager to disseminate the success stories, learnings, challenges of capacity building in NGOs to targeted stakeholders to build a critical mass of influencers and followers online and offline.  It should also include identifying forums (conferences, events, webinars, etc.) where the knowledge of our best practices can be plugged in for larger dissemination.  


7+ years of work experience in the social sector, preferably with an intermediary organization that offers training  and capacity-building support to NGOs  

A graduate degree from any field 

Proficient in MS Office applications, especially Excel for creating data analysis and dashboard templates 

Knowledge of documenting SOPs  


Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate with various stakeholders  

Proficient in spoken and written communications 

Great at documenting the learning journeys of portfolio partners 

Excellent project management skills  

Monitoring grant success & evaluating program impact; ability to do a methodical quantitative and qualitative  analysis of all our partners 


Problem-solving attitude 

Data-driven orientation  


What we offer you  

An open-minded, inclusive, and collaborative culture of enthusiastic and passionate team members 

Working with a cohort of NGOs to understand their success, learnings, and challenges of investment in  organizational capacity building 

Networking opportunity with a diverse set of stakeholders across the sector 

Other benefits:  

Competitive remuneration 

Insurance and other employee benefits 

Inclusive team that has fun in and outside the office  

Opportunity to directly work with and learn from our founders  

A beautiful office located in the Art Deco precinct of Mumbai 

Commitment: Full time in Mumbai at our Fort office. 

Location: Based in Mumbai. We are not looking for employees working from remote locations for this role.  

How to apply: Please send in your CV to with the subject line ‘Application for the position of Manager SSCB – ATECF’ along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the profile. 

Please note: Candidates who are shortlisted based on the applications, will be given assignment to assess their skillset,  and go through at least 3 rounds of interviews. We expect the whole process will take 4-6 weeks from the time of application.