Senior Lead, Strategic Initiatives, MRC

Jan Sahas

Jan Sahas

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Designation - Senior Lead, Strategic Initiatives, MRC

Educational experience and qualifications required- Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, public policy, engineering, or social science

Location -Flexible - Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore preferred

About us

The Migrants Resilience Collaborative (MRC) brings together non-profits, government agencies,

industry, and technologists with the shared mission of ensuring access to social protection for

those who need it the most. MRC’s impact was recognized by the prestigious TED Audacious

Project in 2023. Convened by Jan Sahas at the onset of the pandemic, MRC builds on Jan Sahas’

two-decade-long experience of working with migrants and other informal workers to implement

a two-pronged strategy:

1. Grassroots implementation where we work across 12 states through 1500+ last mile

agents, ensuring the most vulnerable workers have access to social protection schemes.

2. Systems change, where we partner with:

a. governments and market-based players to implementation

b. industry, where we work with investors and real-estate companies to improve

incentives and accountability towards worker welfare.

About the position

The Strategic Initiatives team at MRC partners with government agencies and market-based

players to bridge the vast gap between policymaking and implementation. Our grassroots work,

supporting over 3 million workers to apply for government social protection schemes, has shown

us that both workers and government systems are overwhelmed by poorly designed delivery

systems. For benefits to ultimately reach the most vulnerable, these systems need urgent


As part of this work, we are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Lead to conceptualize and

implement projects with Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) boards across the

country. If you have previous government consulting experience, and you want to transition to a

more mission-oriented role where you can actively shape and execute projects to unlock billions

in funding for informal workers, this role is for you. Some questions you will work on answering


• How can boards effectively and accurately target construction workers?

• How can boards create friction-free experiences for workers and program administrators

to ensure timely delivery?

• How can boards better use data in their planning and decision-making?

Key Responsibilities

● Research and design

o Articulate pain points and opportunities in delivery systems through research,

interviews, journey mapping, MIS data analysis, and other methods as relevant

o Drive the design and testing of scalable solutions for improving delivery systems

in collaboration with the boards and external technology/product partners

● Project management

o Drive implementation by creating appropriate work packages and plans, putting

together cross-functional teams, delegating tasks, and ensuring accountability to

time-bound outcomes

● Partnerships management

o Build relationships with 1-2 government agencies, actively securing buy-in for

implementing and scaling high-impact solutions


● At least five years of experience in government consulting

● Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, public policy, engineering, or social science

● Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to formulate testable hypotheses around

ambiguous problems, and iterate based on quantitative and qualitative evidence

● Ability to build and maintain relationships with government agencies and other external


● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling competing priorities while delivering

high-quality outputs

● Excellent writing and communication skills -for conveying complex ideas effectively

● Strong project management skills, with the ability to structure work, set priorities, plan

timelines, and meet deadlines in a team setting

● Demonstrated passion and commitment to creating social impact.

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Join Jan Sahas in making a meaningful impact. We look forward to your application.