Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) was established in 2011 as think-tank to pursue its vision, ‘businesses integrate sustainability into their core business practices’. Given that sustainability is a multi-dimensional problem especially in the context of India and other emerging economies, CRB has adopted a model of engaging multiple stakeholders to develop action plans for promoting sustainable/responsible business, across various sectors in India. The work of CRB spans over four operational verticals namely, (i) action and policy work; (ii) training and capacity building; (iii) customized advisory services; and (iv) multi-stakeholder knowledge fora.
The organization works across a diverse set of thematic areas which include (i) Business and human rights; (ii) Private Sector & SDGs; (iii) MSMEs & sustainability; (iv) Circular economy and (v) Voluntary sustainability standards. With an experience of having worked for nearly a decade in the abovementioned fields, CRB has developed expertise and insights that positions it well among leading think tanks on sustainable development/sustainable business/SDGs. More information can be found at www.c4rb.org
|Job Title :||Programme Manager||Location:||New Delhi/ currently remote|
|Department or Group :||Programmes / SMEs and sustainability||Position Type:||1 year (extendable based on performance)|
|Date Posted:||21 September 2021||Last Date of Application:||03 October 2021|
|Mode of Application||
Interested candidates need to apply within the last date to email@example.com with an updated CV and a Covering letter explaining the suitability of the candidate, with the subject line ‘Application for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CRB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women candidates to apply.
|External Posting URL:||LinkedIn or Job Board link|
|Internal Posting URL:||CRB Website|
CRB recognizes the need for developing a conducive environment for sustainable enterprises and that includes development of sustainable marketplaces. Further, CRB believes that small and medium enterprises require handholding and targeted support to facilitate their transition onto a more sustainable path. Keeping this in mind, CRB is partnering on an initiative for building capacities of SMEs on sustainability parameters and on boarding SMEs onto a proposed marketplace that will match buyers and suppliers on sustainability parameters. To this end, the responsibility of CRB and the partner are as follows:
A. Partner: Technology (providing a mature, configurable sustainability–reporting platform), Support Services for suppliers (providing capacity building analytics and partner ecosystem), Financing (Financial support to power this project)
CRB: Needs assessment of SMEs with regards to marketplace offerings/sustainability requirements; co-creation of an overall approach/communication method/content, profile of the suppliers/manufacturers being approached and the reason thereof, Introduction of partner to the relevant leadership of the prospective suppliers/manufacturers. Steering supplier/manufacturer relationship for onboarding on the marketplace and helping communicate the marketplace’s value proposition,
CRB would like to engage you for the following activities of this project:
Undertake a needs assessment with 150 – 200 SMEs
Devise a strategy for engaging around 100 SMEs in the sectors of packaging (main focus), agro processing and apparels & textiles.
Lead the SME engagement process.
Provide assistance in liaising and coordinating with project partners for CRB’s deliverables on SME onboarding.
In addition, you will also be engaged in providing inputs on CRB’s projects/activities pertaining to SMEs, given your experience in SME clusters and also with other important stakeholders including – government (national, state), international organisations, industry associations, etc.
- Experience of 5-8 years working with small and medium scale enterprises with a focus on marketing and capacity building for SMEs.
- Basic understanding of sustainability (environmental and social) with respect to SMEs
- Comfortable in engaging with a variety of stakeholders at different levels and good at building relationships. Contacts with SME networks would be advantageous
- Understanding of administrative requirements and procedures
- Marketing and Sales skills
- Adept at using MS Office
- Demonstrates behaviours of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships
- Ability to deliver under tight timelines
- Availability for travel
- Fluent in Hindi and English