Research and Communications Associate

Posted By: Helmof8 Impact Ventures Pvt Ltd


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Grant & Partner Management

Social Entrepreneurship

Job Description


  • Required to undertake research in the fields of social impact, development and / or policy;
  • Must possess the skills to draft diverse documents such as grants, policy briefs, concept notes,  in the fields of social impact, development and / or policy;
  • Required to coordinate/support internal and external activities (local or international meetings, drafting and editing of minutes, presentations, partners communications via email or telephone etc); 
  • To provide general copy-edit/editorial assistance for diverse documents and communication materials;
  • Engage in other ad hoc/miscellaneous tasks as needed; and 
  • To carry out such other work as required by their reporting manager, the ops head, and the Helm founder, as per the role. 

Work Culture:

  • We operate on modern organizational behavior's principles and liberal work culture.
  • We believe what is good for our people is good for our business. We nurture a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture.  
  • We reflect on our personal development, journal our work and have a healthy feedback system.
  • We trust in the agency of our talent resources to constantly endeavor for holistic development.
  • Share a commitment to curiosity-driven lifelong learning.
  • We offer the opportunity to work with an intergenerational diverse and dynamic team in an immersive global-local environment.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Individuals having a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Journalism, Development Studies /Public Policy / Social Sciences, OR Individuals having an LLB or LLM. 
  • 2-4 years of work experience is preferred.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MA

Ideal Candidate/ Requirements and Skills: 

  • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research and data analysis skills required; 
  • Should be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner; 
  • Fluency in English is a must; alongside, fluency in any regional language would be an asset; 
  • Must have excellent analytical and organizational skills; 
  • Should have a keen interest in the changemaker ecosystem; 
  • Demonstrated interest in SDGs, systems change, innovation & social entrepreneurship; 
  • Good interpersonal and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural,  intergenerational setting; 
  • Demonstrated intent, skill, and self-driven work ethic; 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively; 
  • Possess attention to detail; 
  • Must have access to a computer and working internet connection; 
  • Must have basic computer literacy and be able to use Google Drive, Microsoft Office;
  • Must be willing to explore using apps and tools for productivity and task management; 
  • Keen to work in a diverse and inclusive setting; 
  • Possess integrity and loyalty;
  • Must submit 2 writing samples of published or unpublished work where you are the sole author. 

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Helmof8 Impact Ventures Pvt Ltd
  • About Organization:About Helm of Eight: Helm of Eight is an all-in-one advisory for changemakers. With our partners, we co-create diverse, equitable, and inclusive work cultures to translate development goals into tangible social impact. We were founded in Mumbai in 2017. Our founder is a changemaker, Kiran Reddy Avuthu. Our vision is to support 100 changemakers to impact 1 million lives by 2030. We help to identify and solve triple bottom line (Planet, People, Profit) stakeholder problems. You can learn more about us at HO8 - Introduction Deck 2023.pdf More details-