Job Opportunity for Project Manager (Academics) at CSF in Telangana

Website Central Square Foundation

Job Title: Project Manager (Academics – Telangana)

Department: State FLN Projects, Telangana

Location: Hyderabad

About Central Square Foundation:

Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a non-profit philanthropic foundation working on the 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 children’s learning outcomes, especially in low-income communities.

We believe that ensuring Universal, Early, Conceptual and Procedural Mastery of Foundational Skills is essential for the overall success of the education system. To achieve this, we partner with individuals and social impact organizations to bring innovative solutions to education, as well as work with the government to drive systemic impact. We collaborate with the ecosystem to leverage knowledge, build evidence and create proven tools around critical issues such as early learning, EdTech, classroom instruction methods and governance.

One of our approaches includes partnering with governments to design system-led programs, influencing policymaking, and developing knowledge products based on research and international best practices. CSF has partnered with the Govt. of Telangana on a long-term engagement for system reform to improve the quality of learning outcomes for early-grade children and has set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) in the state to deliver it. 

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Position Summary:

CSF is recruiting for a position of Project Associate/Project Consultant based in Hyderabad to support the State FLN team to develop and roll out a holistic foundational learning program. This role will cater specifically to academic workstreams such as Teaching Learning Materials, Teacher (and Academic Cadre) Capacity Building, Mentoring and Coaching, Assessments and Classroom Observations and will require day-to-day interaction and working with government officials in the state government.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Project team for the end-to-end delivery of 3-4 academic workstreams
  • Develop work products, documents and outputs related to academic workstreams in consultation with the Project Consultants/Leads
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design: Support the PMU in designing quality curricular and instructional materials for the state such as learning progression, lesson plans, student worksheets, teacher guides, and teacher training modules.
  • Assessments: Support the PMU in developing assessment item banks, rubrics and formats for school-based assessments and classroom observation tools.
  • Capacity Building: Provide on-ground support for capacity-building activities in the state including workshops, learning modules/capsules for different stakeholders as per need
  • Support the PMU for continuous programme monitoring and course correction during the implementation of academic workstreams

Stakeholder management: 

  • Work with issue/expert teams at CSF on Classroom Instruction & Practice (CIP), Assessments etc. to contextualise the same for Telangana
  • Coordinate with government state academic teams and field teams regularly 
  • Knowledge management and documentation of the implementation of work in Telangana
  • Provide administrative support on an as-needed basis
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university is required; a Master’s degree preferred in education, development studies and social sciences 
  • 2-4 years of post-qualification work experience, preferably in the education sector
  • Preference for candidates displaying work experience in academic areas of education such as classroom teaching, curriculum and instructional design, etc.
  • Keen interest in the Development/Education sector
  • Fluent in English with excellent reading and writing skills, preference for candidates that know Telugu
  • Strong growth and learning mindset
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage workload with minimum supervision and collaborate with a wide range of colleagues while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: being able to listen and collaborate with a wide range of players, being able to work independently, being proactive and taking initiative
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

Additional Details:

Start Date: As soon as possible

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

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