At Athena, we believe the most important qualification is the zest for knowledge and perfection. As an organization, we believe that being a collective knowledge force is the key to our growth and success. Driven by a young and ambitious workforce, we harbor plans for Athena with strong emphasis on human capital as our single, most important asset. Athena's work is built upon a short yet strong reputation of credibility, trust and impeccable performance. Our work environment is transparent and open, making it conducive to feedback and healthy criticism. We support a multicultural ecosystem and we believe that diversity brings with it myriad possibilities.
A global breadth of operations, attendant opportunities across domains, issue areas, sectors and the satisfaction of seeing our new hub grow in Delhi - Athena has meant all this to me in the last few months, and a lot more. It has given me a canvas with a rare sweep, ranging from pure play organizational strategy to analysing the data on philanthropic giving; an understanding of remunerative pricing dynamics for smallholder farmers; the assessment of firm level growth on the larger economy; and building a data architecture for coffee growers. To add to that, Athena has an international outlook, an entrepreneurial mindset and a sharp bunch of co-workers drawn from diverse fields and geographies.
Athena allows me to get a hands-on experience of working in the policy and development sector. Through my work, I have learnt how theory translates in to real world scenarios through developing analytical frameworks, engaging in fieldwork, and interacting with clients and stakeholders.
I joined Athena as an intern, the first engineer among a group of economists who started applying data techniques in the urban governance and sanitation spaces. Athena gives us the opportunity to directly interact with clients and the freedom to pursue sectors/projects/ideas.
My experience at Athena has been extremely rewarding thanks to the wide range of work it offers. The opportunities and responsibilities that I have been given have allowed me to learn quickly by doing, while also exploring my interests within the consulting space.
Athena offers a considerable level of autonomy and responsibility at all stages of employment, which has enabled me to build a lot of experience over the last three years. This has given me experience across geographies, sectors and solution offerings at a substantially greater level than would have been available in most other consulting firms.
Athena has encouraged me to develop system-level solutions for multidimensional evaluation problems. The nature of work has encouraged me to find solutions to some "wicked problems"; solutions that are both results oriented and human centered.
Dr. Rajarshi Singh
TECHNICAL LEAD - MONITORING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Athena encourages me to grow professionally by adopting simultaneous roles in different portfolios. Before joining Athena, I had only project delivery experience. Now, I am working towards conceptualizing projects in terms of brainstorming novel ideas and developing well thought-through approaches and methodologies.