Job Opportunity for Project Associate/ Project Manager, Public Governance at The Convergence Foundation in Delhi

Website The Convergence Foundation

Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation working to realize its vision of ensuring quality school education for all children in India. We are driven by our mission to transform the school education system with a focus on improving the learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.

In particular, we believe that effective foundational learning is essential for better learning outcomes for all children in school. Development of foundational literacy and numeracy skills by class 3 can help children progress to higher levels of learning. This is an important building block for creating equal access to opportunities needed for leading a better life. To achieve this, we partner with individuals and social impact organizations to bring innovative solutions in education, and work with the government to drive systemic impact. We also collaborate with the education ecosystem to leverage knowledge and create proven tools around critical issues such as early learning, technology in education, classroom instruction methods and governance.

CSF’s team members bring a deep sense of commitment and passion towards our collective vision. We strive for excellence in everything we do and collaborate to create meaningful impact in the sector. We encourage an entrepreneurial outlook that evokes new and bold ideas along with taking smart risks. CSF provides a dynamic and positive environment that is conducive to learning, all of which is embedded in our values.

Position Summary

The Public Governance team at CSF aims to build government capabilities to enable improved learning outcomes at scale and in a sustainable manner. We intend to achieve this by helping governments design and implement interventions that address local problems, conducting research initiatives on critical issues, and contributing to national and global discourses at the intersection of education, policy, and governance. Currently, the team works on projects across 3 key issue areas – behaviour change, data reliability and state capacity. We are looking to hire a Project Associate or a Project Manager who will contribute to these work-streams in our portfolio. Check this link to know more about our work.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to

● Conceptualizing, designing and executing behavioral interventions (tech/ non-tech) to shift practices of education system stakeholders (viz. teachers, parents, teacher coaches etc), thereby improving learning outcomes

● Working closely and fostering partnerships with government, school management and vendors for smooth implementation of projects

● Collaborating with CSF’s issue teams, other partners in our network, and experts and advisors based on project needs

● Building knowledge products and public goods to socialize solutions and evidence on systemic enablers that can contribute to success of reform initiatives

● Supporting governance reform efforts by closely liaising with other CSF teams

● Set up project management processes and guidelines and ensure that all activities are driving towards the defined goals

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

● Graduate or Post Graduate degree from a reputed institute

● 0-2 years of work experience for Project Associate and 2-4 years of work experience for Project Manager

● Comfortable with traveling for field work as per project requirements

● Extremely high analytical, synthesis, and problem-solving abilities

● Good research, writing skills, and communication skills. Ability to synthesize complex information from multiple sources and develop an informed perspective

● Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and deliver high-quality output in a short period of time

● High level of flexibility and responsiveness with the ability to shift priorities quickly and as project demands

● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage stakeholders effectively to incorporate competing points of view

● Demonstrated history of working independently and delivering results with little supervision

● Entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude

● Proficient in Hindi (reading, writing and speaking)


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience levels.

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