Job Opportunity for Content Associate at Leadership for Equity in Pune

Website Leadership for Equity

About LFE

BELIEF: We believe Public Education Systems are the gatekeepers of social EQUITY, especially when India’s 120 million poorest of the poor children go to government-run schools. A multi-layered, complex, and systemic problem of educational inequity, will require a solution rooted in the SYSTEMS CHANGE approach. We believe that a COLLECTIVE effort by forging partnerships with governments, like-minded philanthropists, corporates, donors, nonprofits and grassroots organisations will help bring scalable and sustainable social change.

VISION: We envision Public Education Systems That Refuse To Let Children Down

APPROACH: We focus on building system leaders by strengthening middle Management. LFE has a two pronged approach identified as training and doing. The details of the approach are mentioned in the snapshot below. This includes enabling Academic & Administrative Officers (Extension Officers, BEOs, DIETs, SCERT) to effectively lead quality improvement programs and run their departments. 


Professional Development Workshops: A periodic structure where officers regularly meet to build a sense of community working towards a common goal through sharing their successes and struggles, reflecting on them, and problem solving together through knowledge and skill development sessions.
LEAD Blended Course for Officers: Certification programs where officers take online courses, attend online professional learning communities, and work on assignments to apply learnt concepts in depth.

Co-implementing Government programs: Enabling officers to design and implement contextual programs for covid-response to education, thus building their skills and mindsets in the process by Equipping Teachers Mentors (URCs, CRG, BRG, CRCs) to improve the classroom practices of teachers in foundational learning and technology. 

About the project 

In order to help LFE realise its vision of systemic change to improve public education systems, one of a critical pathway is improving the capacity of middle-management or education officers via Training to ensure that there is a multiplier effect on our impact on education quality, and officers have knowledge, mindsets and skills to lead programs in their jurisdictions. 

In order to ensure this, the State government along with LFE is revitalising the officer development support across the State by building capacity of the existing administrative and academic machinery atthe State, District, Block level. So far the project entails the following:

  • Building capacities of officers across State & District level through direct training as well as designing online learning experiences for them
  • Creating content for in-person and online training for officers
  • Ensuring clear support structures for Education Department government functionaries across the state.
  • So far, 3 Courses under LEAD (a blended program for officer development) have been completed and officers within SCERT and DIETs and a fourth course will be launched soon. 

About the Role: Description & Responsibilities

The Content Associate will work with the training & content team at LFE to ensure project goals are achieved. Additionally, the Content Associate will collaborate with members across the team and support manager as and when required.

Content Development and Design (40%)

  • Create/revamp courses and content plan relevant to project goals, officer needs and organizational mission
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and trainings to gain context
  • Research and creation of content on topics related to educational program design and evaluation, educational management and leadership development, organizational development, education policy implementation, etc.
  • Working in close collaboration with the respective Subject Matter Expert (SME), for curating the most relevant content to include in the course, and also devising modes of assessment, learning & assessment frameworks and interactions (tests, quizzes etc.)
  • Create visual design documents, audio visual content on slides including audio narration scripts, course learning material and interactive elements wherever necessary. 

Implementation of the training programs (30%)

  • Plan for PLCs (Professional Learning Community discussions) for different cadres of Officers based on registrations.
  • Design PLC progression and plans
  • Facilitate PLCs with groups of officers
  • Analyse participation and feedback data from the LMS (Learning Management System)
  • Design and assess the assignments submitted by participants
  • Visit multiple stakeholders across different districts to discuss the opportunities for project implementation
  • Coordinate with district officials for Professional Development (PD) sessions and facilitate the sessions

Data analysis & Documentation (10%)

  • Support manager to manage platform partners to link created content based on LMS requirements
  • Analyse data from platform team 
  • Creation of batch-wise reports
  • Update the DMS (Data Management Sheets) regularly

Stakeholder Management (20%)

  • Work with a hierarchy of stakeholders across the states to build long-lasting relationships that aid project operations and expansion plans 
  • Conduct regular update meetings with stakeholders and provide progress towards goals of the Project in a consumable format to all stakeholders

Requirement: Education & Experience

  • Bachelors in any field. Masters in Education / Development degree is preferred.
  • Experience working with Maharashtra state officials would be preferable
  • Prior experience in managing small teams would be highly preferred 
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in working on content creation projects and have a knowledge of instructional design principles.
  • Interest or prior experience in facilitation during Capacity building workshops can be an added advantage 

Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – and functional knowledge (oral and written) of Marathi & English would be highly preferred 
  • Experience in project design and M&E (basic)
  • Belief in the potential of the public sector and that government systems can and will change towards overcoming systemic inequities and ensuring improved outcomes for all citizens
  • Being able to take initiative and work in an autonomous, semi-structured environment
  • Adaptability to changing responsibilities and resourcefulness to respond to them
  • High openness to learning
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with multiple stakeholders & partners across public and private spaces 
  • Strong ability to create outstanding presentations, work with Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and varied data sets
  • Patience and resilience to stick it out in the face of setbacks and uncertainties

Location and Compensation

Location: Pune, Maharashtra. Will involve travel across to districts or states (need based)

Compensation: Range of salary – Expected to be around 4.0-5.0 lakh INR per annum based on experience. 

Leadership For Equity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. We do not discriminate on the basis of caste, race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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