Careers @ Samagra

Do you want to work on the most challenging governance problems facing our country? Are you passionate about building a stronger India but unsure what the first step is? Join us on our journey to transform governance in India and work with the best in the social impact sector. Samagra offers its consultants a steep professional learning curve and an opportunity to create real impact on the ground.

People Philosophy
Close Mentoring
Personalised approach to career advancement with regular catch ups with the leadership on professional goals
Professional Development
Structured mechanism to identify, improve and track hard and soft skills required to be an effective governance professional
Diverse Experiences
Broad spectrum of experiences across states, governance domains and stakeholders
Ownership
High degree of ownership on responsibilities irrespective of the role at which you start your Samagra journey
Life @ Samagra
We cowork with the government
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We work out of government offices
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We meet every month for Townhalls
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We have regular skill-building sessions
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We are constantly learning from the best
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We believe in collaboration
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We are a fun bunch
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Roles @ Samagra
Associate & Senior Associate
Consultant & Senior Consultant
Manager & Senior Manager
Vice President & Senior Vice President
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need to indicate the role (associate/consultant) that I wish to apply for? On what basis will I be assigned a role?
We follow a common selection procedure for associate and consultant roles. If selected, you will be informed of your designation after your in-person interview.
2. Is there an ideal profile? Is prior experience in consulting or the development sector mandatory?
No, prior experience in the development or consulting sectors are not mandatory. We seek passionate, impact-minded individuals from across educational and professional backgrounds. We look for strong logical reasoning and problem solving abilities and good written and oral communication skills.
3. Can I apply to a role for a specific project or state?
No. We have a common recruitment procedure for all projects. Projects are allotted after recruitment based on fit and openings.
4. What is the format of the in-person interview?
The in-person interviews will be conducted by the Samagra Leadership. This includes case interviews and motivation and fit interviews.
5. What happens in the case interview? What competencies will I be tested on?
In the case interview, you will be presented with a real governance scenario/problem from one of our projects that you will be asked to investigate and/or solve. You will be tested on your logical reasoning and problem-solving abilities and your communication skills.
6. How long does the selection process take?
The entire recruitment process takes upto 4 weeks. In person interviews are conducted at our Delhi office once a month. We attempt to ensure that the time between the intimation of final interview results and the in-person interview does not exceed 10 days.
7. I am unable to submit the concept note via the online form. What should I do?
Email the concept note to careers@samagragovernance.in within the one hour time provided to write the concept note.
8. Will Samagra bear travel costs to Delhi for my in-person interview?
No, any expenses incurred by the candidate as a part of the process will be borne by the candidate himself/herself.
9. I have not yet graduated, can I apply to a summer internship at Samagra?
Currently, Samagra does not hire interns.
10. What is the compensation structure at Samagra?
Your compensation depends on multiple factors such as past experience, educational background, the role you are being considered for etc. We will discuss this with each candidate before making the final offer. Our compensation levels are roughly 70% of the compensation levels of corporate firms.
11. What kind of training will I be provided if I get selected?
We believe that learning on the job is the best way to train oneself for a role. We have a detailed onboarding plan for all new joinees which provides an in depth understanding about Samagra as an organization, its various projects. The new joinee also receives ample mentorship from his/her manager and the Samagra leadership.
12. What is a typical team structure for a Samagra project?
Most teams comprise of 3-5 Associates and Consultants led by a Senior Manager/Manager and supervised by a Senior Vice President/Vice President.
13. How long do consultants typically stay on an engagement?
An individual is typically staffed on an engagement for 9-12 months. Team members are then staffed on different projects to enable diverse experiences and variety of work across domains.
14. How much time will I spend in office and on ground? How much travel can I expect?
Delhi is the base location for all projects. Through the week, teams are stationed at the client location with frequent travel to Delhi for review meetings and problem solving sessions. The time spent on ground varies based on the engagement lifecycle. During the diagnosis phase, the team spends a lot of time on ground to gain a bottom up understanding of the problem statement and understand ground situation. In more mature stages of the project, teams work at the state office to align political and bureaucratic leadership, with field visits as and when required.