Job opening: Alliance Governance and Engagement Coordinator at OASIS


Open-source Alliance for Social Innovation & Sustainability

OASIS is a network of organizations united by the vision that Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) can empower citizen sector organizations and communities to create positive impact at scale.

FOSS (Free and & Open-Source Software) enables access to libre, low-cost, and sustainable solutions and promotes transparency and collaboration. In particular, a whole class of modern “low code” and “no code” FOSS technologies require little technical capacity to maintain and customize to meet the specific needs of different organizations, which can be achieved at a fraction of the resources needed to build new technology from scratch.

Many citizen sector organisations do not effectively leverage even publicly and freely available technology, thus we strive to create opportunities to learn about the works of others and create reusable playbooks for easy and practical technology adoption.

We are committed to creating pathways and knowledge needed for the citizen sector to aid their ability to leverage technology for impact. As an alliance, we will work on removing the bottlenecks around leveraging technology which, today, has no reason to exist.

8 leading social sectors + tech organizations (Ashoka Aspire, GitHub, FOSS United, Aikyam fellows, Tech4Good Community, Reap Benefit, TinkerHub Project Tech4Dev) came together to create this alliance.

We are looking for an anchor who can help develop this initiative and anchor the collaborations within the alliance. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, ambitious and hard-working young person to work with leaders in the sector on building something of huge potential impact. For the country.

Role Overview

The Alliance Governance and Partner Engagement Coordinator will oversee the alliance’s operational aspects, ensuring effective coordination among steering committee members, managing partner relationships, community building and outreach initiatives. This role will also involve storytelling, audio/video content creation, and active participation in online forums to enhance the alliance’s visibility and engagement.

Key Responsibilities

Alliance Governance:

  • Coordinate steering committee meetings, ensuring regular progress discussions and action planning.
  • Document meetings and decisions taken, publish them for the group and keep track of progress
  • Follow up and facilitate the implementation of action plans with alliance members.
  • Identify collaboration opportunities and strategies for alliance growth.
  • Keep the core group informed of the progress made

Alliance Expansion:

  • Identify potential non-profit organisations that align with our mission and strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate conversations between the alliance core group and potential collaborators
  • Identify potential partner networks including - ecosystem partners, government agencies, tool partners (Open-source and proprietary), funder networks and incubators.
  • Actively perform research/create a partner network for NPOs across all geographies.
  • Research on suitable state Government verticals to collaborate with and run active programs.

Anchor the Network :

  • Conduct regular check-ins with core partners, providing assistance and support as needed.
  • Facilitate collaboration and synergy within the partner ecosystem.
  • Coordinate meetups and workshops to educate new entrants, documenting these events for showcasing growth.


  • Document FOSS projects aligned with the alliance, turning successes into blog stories.
  • Develop case studies highlighting significant cost-saving projects.
  • Coordinate with the alliance core group to publish a regular newsletter with contributions from the members
  • Manage the OASIS LinkedIn page and other social media engagements and conduct short video interviews aligned with success stories for social media.
  • Engage in online discourse forums related to the sector.

Inbound Lead Management:

  • Respond to requests from the social sector for assistance, mapping them to the alliance ecosystem.
  • Coordinate with the ecosystem to address social sector technology needs effectively.

Relationship Building:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within target organisations, demonstrating a deep understanding of their mission, culture, and challenges.
  • Foster trust and collaboration throughout the partner-building process.

Organise and Manage events:

  • Coordinate with the alliance core group to showcase the Alliance at various events and platforms
  • Coordinate logistics for the events


  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 2-5 years of experience in project management
  • Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of intrapreneurial leadership ( college, extracurricular activities, workplace)
  • Refined interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly
  • Strong organisational and coordination abilities

Location: Bangalore

Interested applicants may send their CV and Cover letter to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The cover letter should not exceed 900 words and answer the following questions:

  • What are 2-3 experiences in your past that have uniquely prepared you to take up this role?
  • What are 2-3 achievements you would be proud to have accomplished in this role in 3 years (Based on your understanding of the vision and objectives of the alliance)
  • What do you foresee as challenges you would face in accomplishing these goals?