Job Opportunity for Programme Manager at Peepul in Madhya Pradesh

Website Peepul

Role Description

The role of the Project Coordinator is critical to the success of the continued partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh towards achieving quality education for all, and to Peepul’s strategic objective of supporting quality improvement in the public-school system in India.

This is therefore an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a key role in a flagship reform initiative with enormous potential impact.

To enable programme’s success, we require to rapidly roll-out and scale our support to reach all teachers and officials in the state.

The Project Coordinator will be an excellent executor who will independently lead and drive program implementation on the ground acting as a support for teachers and academic officials of the state. The ideal candidate should be able to support and influence stakeholders through excellent communication skills and work towards building sustainable relationships with multiple levels in the education system.

Key responsibilities

Supporting in timely implementation of programs with quality

• Managing on-ground execution of Peepul’s programs with the government

• Frequently visiting districts/blocks/schools to oversee program implementation and identify areas of support.

• Providing timely support to field officials and teachers towards understanding and engaging with Peepul’s programs

• Understanding and navigating the education administration of the state to enable impact

• Capture and communicate feedback from ground to enable strengthening of  programme design and implementation

• Owning and delivering on critical parts of programme implementation

• Conducting sessions, trainings, webinars with district and block officials on strengthening their program understanding and/or supporting with implementing various state level interventions.

• Creating mechanisms for increasing impact (e.g., coaching district officials on programme implementation)

Managing relationships with government officials and other stakeholders

• Building and managing relationships with government officials across levels (school, cluster, block, district) to enable success of Peepul’s programme

• Integrating with and understanding the lives of government teachers and officials deeply, to identify pain points

Widening and deepening Peepul’s understanding of field realities and activities

• Providing insight into other programs and initiatives ongoing at the state and district level

• Building and sharing a strong understanding of historical and current government programs

• Develop and maintain effective feedback mechanism to ensure and support evidence-based planning and decision making.

Person Specification


• Should have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work. Candidates with Master’s in Social Work will be given preference.

• At least 5 years of total work experience, preferably in working with government programs or large-scale education projects

• Experience of having worked on project implementation, capacity building and stakeholder management in previous projects

• Should have a good knowledge of local contextual issues, organizational relationships, social and cultural constraints, Right to Education

• Should have good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel.


• Ability to build strong and sustainable relationships across all stakeholders.

• Flexible and adaptable style, responding positively to changing demands

• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student

• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all

Recruitment Process

To apply, please send a copy of your resume along with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in applying for the role, to with a cc to, ensuring you specify the role you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail. Please include the details of at least two referees within your application.


The selection process will involve written tests/assignments, interviews, and live demonstrations of expertise (e.g., taking a classroom session), with the senior management team of the organization.

Reference checking & Probation

As you will be working with children this role will be subject to enhanced background checks. Additionally, all new staff will be subject to a probation period of three month 

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