Job Opportunity for Program Manager, Mission Ankur at The Education Alliance in Bhopal

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About The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance (TEA) is a non-profit organization that warmly welcomes all those who share our passion for providing high-quality education to every child in India. Headquartered in Delhi, we are committed to promoting system reform projects that help to ensure that all children in India have equitable access to quality education.

We support state education departments by deploying highly qualified teams that work with state and non-state actors to co-create solutions to improve the quality of education in government schools. We currently operate in five states (Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, and Punjab) and are proud to have a dedicated team of 40+ young professionals.

Why TEA?

Joining TEA provides you with a rare opportunity to drive meaningful and lasting change within the education system, working alongside top politicians (Ministers) and bureaucrats (IAS officers) who are leading education reform in the country. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to help deliver statewide education projects that make a real difference in the lives of children and their families.

At TEA, we believe in creating a positive work environment that fosters growth and development, and we’re proud to be certified as a ‘Great Place To Work®’. We offer some of the most progressive work policies in the not-for-profit sector, with a strong focus on employee development and well-being, ensuring that young professionals have every opportunity to build a fulfilling and successful career with us.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for passionate, driven, and highly qualified young professionals who are eager to build a career in public policy and public administration, with a specialization in education. If you possess an excellent grasp over lesson planning, curriculum development, teacher training, and pedagogy for teaching and learning, along with outstanding project management and problem-solving skills, we invite you to connect with us. Our rigorous recruitment process ensures that we find the right candidates for the role and the culture of our organization.

Joining TEA is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful and long-lasting impact in education. 

About Mission Ankur:

Mission Ankur is the flagship initiative aimed at enhancing foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) outcomes for students in grades 1-3 in Madhya Pradesh. Under the broader framework of the NIPUN Bharat Mission (2021-27), this role is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the program to achieve the primary objective of creating an enabling environment that fosters FLN proficiency for 15 lakh students by 2026-27.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Program Manager to work on our academic initiatives and support the organization’s mission in the field of education and learning. The Program Manager will play a crucial role in shaping our academic strategy, content creation, overseeing program implementation, and ensuring the achievement of program objectives. 

Key Responsibilities:

Program Strategy and Planning

  • Work closely with the Program Lead and other stakeholders to develop a comprehensive program strategy and action plan aimed at transforming the educational landscape based on on-ground insights and industry best practices.

Content Creation

  • Collaborate with program partners to anchor the creation of Teaching-Learning Materials (TLM) for students and teachers. 

Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Design and implement a robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework that includes clear performance indicators, targets, and milestones for the academic programs
  • Regularly track and report on program progress, making data-driven adjustments as necessary to ensure program success

Program Implementation

  • Collaborate with government officials, educational institutions, partner organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve program objectives.

Communication & Documentation

  • Documentation and communication related to program achievements/outcomes and program implementation through concept notes, presentations, reports, approval letters, etc.
  • Documentation on on-ground learnings and knowledge received from external partners to support TEA’s internal capacity/knowledge building

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with at least 4 years of work experience in education, curriculum development, or a related field preferred
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), experience in documentation, writing reports, proposals, and presentation skills
  • Ability to coordinate between and build relationships with various stakeholders within the government and with partner organisations
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment, and maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact/prior experience working in the social sector
  • Innovative thinker with a strong interest in developing new ideas and championing those initiatives with senior stakeholders

Salary: 09+ LPA

Expected date of Joining: Immediate

Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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