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Job Position: CEO for Kakatiya Sandbox Apply Now


Experience: 5-10 years of senior leadership experience in any organization


Location: Nizamabad


Education:Graduation or Post Graduation


Reports to: CEO of Deshpande Foundation, India



About Kakatiya Sandbox:

Kakatiya Sandbox (KS) is inspired by Deshpande Foundation’s Hubli Sandbox. It’s set-up under the patronage of Mr. Raju Reddy (Founder, Sierra Atlantic) and Mr. Phanindra Sama (Founder, redBus.in) in 2013 to work on socio-economic development of Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Medak districts in the state of Telangana.

KS is a living laboratory for a diverse range of entrepreneurs and development practitioners to come together and work on pressing social challenges of the local population. We believe that development in the 21st century for India’s emerging economy will be ushered in through collaboration, of a bottom-up grassroots entrepreneurial movement and a top-down structured approach to problem-solving. Over the last 6 years, the remarkable partnerships in Sandbox have evolved into exemplary successes impacting about 5,00,000 people in rural Telangana. The sandbox currently supports 20+ initiatives in livelihoods,education and entrepreneurship.


The Opportunity:

2020 is the year for sandbox to build a rural hub that actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and further scale its efforts. Kakatiya Sandbox is seeking a passionate leader, a CEO to head the organization in its journey to accomplish the Sandbox's mission.

The CEO will be based in Nizamabad, Telangana and will report to the CEO of Deshpande Foundation.Compensation will be on par with comparable positions.


Below are the key responsibilities of the CEO


Program and Partner Management


People Management:


Liaison and Networking:


Brand Building and Storytelling:


Community Relations:


Skills and Qualifications:


Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Please forward your resume at savitha.navodyami@dfmail.org .

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