About The/Nudge Foundation

The/Nudge Foundation exists to “alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably”. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from industry, academia, philanthropy, public service and foundations. Estd in 2015, we are a 200+ people strong team, and our nonprofit work spans 3 impact streams:

1. Centre for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (CSDE) exists to “enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives”. We implement high-quality skilling programs, drive innovation, do research and provide consulting in the skill development and entrepreneurship domain. Over the last 4 years, our highly successful "Gurukul" model of residential skill development has graduated over 5500+ underprivileged youth from 10 different states with 100% placements and life-long support thereafter.

2. N/Core exists to “nudge and nurture top talent to solve for India’s biggest challenges”. We run launch-pad, incubator and accelerator programs for early-stage non-profit social entrepreneurs, and support 30+ non-profits every year with a seed grant, mentorship and downstream connect

3. Ultra poor (UP) program exists to “enable households to come out of extreme poverty”. We provide sustainable rural livelihoods for women-led families stuck in extreme poverty through end to end design and implementation of the graduation approach in Jharkhand. Our goal is to pull 1,00,000 families out of extreme poverty in the next 10 years.

Spirit of The/Nudge

Honesty towards our purpose | Empathy towards others | Continuous innovation | Focused on scale | Impatience towards our goals


The H&M Foundation (H&MF) is currently developing and funding a Collective Impact (CI) initiative to target improvements in the quality of life of waste pickers in Bengaluru, building resilient systemic change in the waste management ecosystem.

The/Nudge Foundation would play the role of a backbone partner enabling the collective impact partners to attain outcomes and meet the common agenda. The Project lead will be a key member of the team who will be responsible for the overall alignment and tying together different workstreams under the CI. The role will involve actively supporting partners on multiple dimensions and ensuring delivery of the CI’s agenda. The individual would be working closely with the donor, partner organisations as well as with external stakeholders.

Background on H&M Foundation

The H&M Foundation is a non-profit, independent global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, the founders and main owners of Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M). Its mission is to drive sustainable positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities, and innovative ideas.

Background on the initiative

The H&M Foundation is currently developing and funding a collective impact initiative to target improvements in the quality of lives of waste pickers in Bangalore, helping change the narrative from waste pickers to waste managers. The foundation aims to take on a holistic approach to improve the living conditions of waste pickers by addressing social aspects, such as education, health, WASH, access to finance, economic opportunities etc, whilst working towards systemic change in the ecosystem around waste pickers. An overarching priority in the initiative will be women and girls, ensuring a gender equity perspective throughout.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the partners to ensure alignment across various interventions
  • Build strong relationships with partners and understand their priorities, goals, challenges etc.
  • Convene and facilitate working group meetings to enable collaboration among partners and identify opportunities to cross-leverage capabilities that reside within the collective
  • Set up systems to ensure compliance and put in place risk mitigation measures by proactively anticipating challenge areas within the interventions areas.
  • Create opportunities for knowledge sharing among partners
  • Design systems/dashboards for standardised reporting (internal and external) within the CI and support partners in meeting the requirements.
  • Support partners in capacity building in horizontal functions such as talent acquisition, M&E, communication, as and when required.
  • Work with the Project Director to liaise with local authorities/government bodies as needed.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 8 - 10 years of experience as a project/program/engagement manager, preferably in the development sector
  • Experience in managing diverse stakeholder teams in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience in a collaborative/facilitative role would be critical
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record of leading and inspiring teams
  • A high degree of proficiency and working knowledge of G-suite tools to turn around high-quality analysis/insights
  • Experience in engagement with underserved communities, public/ civic administration and civic bodies
  • Ability to draw insightful conclusions from large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Great oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree in operations/strategy/policies/ social science, with a familiarity of the local region
  • Knowledge of Kannada / Tamil would be preferable