Job Opportunity for Communications Associate, ASER Centre at Pratham in New Delhi

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ASER Centre is the research wind of Pratham Education Foundation, PEF ( ASER Centre ( seeks to use simple yet rigorous methods to generate evidence on scale on the outcomes of social sector programs. It also aims to strengthen the link between evidence an
 ction by building the capacity of individuals and institutions to design, conduct and understand assessments that focus on key outcome indicators. ASER Centre’s flagship program is the Annual Status of Education Report, which is one of the largest household surveys of children in India, conducted annually at scale. We are currently hiring for the following position at ASER Centre:

Job title: Communications Associate
Reports to: Unit Head

Job base location:
New Delhi (with frequent travel to states)

CTC 4.2 lac per annum; negotiable as per experience and qualification

ASER Centre undertakes several projects under the theme of strengthening the link between evidence and action, the largest being the ASER Survey. These projects are managed by various units within ASER Centre. The role of the Communications Associate would be to develop exceptional content and design promotional material for these projects for external audiences. Additionally, the Associate is expected to support project design and implementation on a need basis.

The responsibilities for this role are as follows:

Communications tasks:

• Ideating, writing content and designing promotional material such as brochures, posters, reports etc.

• Coverage of field projects by writing and editing reports/blogs; taking pictures and making photo blogs; conceptualising, shooting and editing short videos

• Ideating and creating content for the website and social media

• Managing the website and social media accounts for ASERCentre

• Administrative tasks related to communications

• Act as a liaison between Pratham and ASER teams (central and state) to source content related to different projects

Additional tasks:

• Designing training and workshop material as required

• Building internal capacity through training on communications skills or any other policy-related issue as required

• Conducting literature reviews on education-related policy areas, assisting in primary and secondary research activities for projects on a needed basis

• Supporting programme implementation for short termprojects

Job purpose


Who are we looking for?

This role is for candidates who are interested in communications in the development sector. We are looking for candidates who are deeply interested in the core principles of ASER Centre, are open and willing to learn, can work under minimum supervision, are able to think of new and innovative ideas, can write excellent content, and are enthusiastic to deliver well beyond tasks assigned to them.

A minimum 2-year commitment from the candidate is required.

Qualifications: Minimum Graduate, preferred degree in Communications/Mass Media, Journalism or social science disciplines

Work experience: Work experience is desirable. If the candidate does not have prior work experience, examples of taking initiative in relevant assignments/projects at university or at internships are desirable.


1. Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English. Thisis mandatory.

2. Good written and oral communication skills in Hindi. The candidate should be comfortable working with documents in Hindi, translating material from Hindi to English and vice versa. Knowledge of a third language will be an asset.

3. Creatively conceptualise promotional material – print ordigital

4. Summarise complex ideas into simplemessages

5. Socialmedia savvy (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn); Should be able to analyse social media data and recommend changes to enhance the reach ofposts

6. Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint andWord)

7. Photography, videography and photo/video editing skills. Experience with photo and video editing software is highly desirable.

8. Attention to detail for editing tasks

9. Multi-task, handle work pressures and deliver under tight schedules

10. Work well in teams and in diverse, multicultural contexts

11. Ability to work in a fast-changing work environment, comfortable with remote work and open to extensive field travel, often at shortnotice

Remuneration: The following factors will be considered while deciding the remuneration for the candidate: a) academics, b) internship experience/other job-related experience, c) English writing and photography skills, and d) performance in recruitment assignment and interview.

• Kindly email your CV, Cover Letter and writing sample to Kindly mention the job title in the subject line. Please send your CV, cover letter and writing sample as only 1 document.

• The cover letter should mention prior experience relevant to the job posting and suitability for this role. It should not exceed 500words.

• Candidates should also submit a written sample (500 words maximum) on any topic along with the cover letter.

• Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephonic interview. Successful candidates from the screening stage will be further required to complete an assignment and attend a final interview. The expected timeline to hear back on the application for the first round of screening will be 10-14 days. The entire process is expected to last a month.

At every stage, only successful applicants will be contacted.

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