Upaya creates dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by building scalable businesses with investment and consulting support. Since 2011, Upaya has supported 12 small and growing businesses in India with investments and expertise. Upaya partners have created over 5,000 jobs. With offices in Seattle, Washington and New Delhi, India, Upaya has committed to a goal of helping partners create 15,000 jobs by the end of 2019.

Our team combines the most effective tactics of traditional poverty alleviation programs with the commercial discipline and benefits of market-driven entrepreneurship. For mission-aligned organizations and funders, we also bring our expertise as consultants to deepen the impact of poverty alleviation programs.

The success of Upaya Social Ventures and the entrepreneurs we work with is built on the diverse strengths and shared vision of its team. Follow Upaya on twitterfacebook, or linkedin to be notified when new positions open up.


Impact Assessment & data Collection

Upaya is seeking proposals for conducting Impact Assessment data collection for our portfolio companies. We work with our portfolio enterprises to collect and analyze over 25 social metrics from their employees. This allows us to ensure and track the impact of the job on lifting the jobholder out of extreme poverty. 

Upaya is keen on conducting Social Performance Management studies and publishing reports for seven of our portfolio companies spread across India. We are looking to identify an organization to help us drive the process of data-collection on the ground. Please click here for more details. 

Proposal to be submitted to The deadline for submission of proposal is
February 15th, 2018.


Volunteers play an important role in helping Upaya and its partners achieve great heights. Bringing unique skills and experiences to the table, volunteers can strengthen an ongoing project or help create new opportunities for the organization to grow.

From time to time, the Upaya team will identify a specific need and post a volunteer job description on this page. However, we know there are plenty of folks with specific skills that could be useful to Upaya, its supporter chapters, and its partners. Please feel free to use the contact form below to express your interest in volunteering - all we ask is that you include the word "Volunteer" in the subject line.


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