Job Opportunity for Project Manager at CENTA in Chennai

Website CENTA

CENTA is looking for highly competent Project Managers, who can deliver large projects with multiple workstreams, inter-dependencies, regular client interaction and team management. Prior education sector and/or content development experience is preferred but not necessary. Prior experience with Government of Tamil Nadu is preferred but not necessary.

Location: Chennai; full-time, in-office      

Reporting to: Regional Head, Tamil Nadu

Experience required: 5 to 15 years  


  • Ensure the project is delivered on time, at high quality, within the stipulated budget
  • Develop a detailed plan along with CENTA’s leadership group; monitor and track systematically using appropriate tools; report progress as well as risks regularly
  • Ensure resource allocation from subject teams; solve for any gaps in resources
  • Coordinate with and guide internal team members on various aspects, including quality of content
  • Coordinate with external parties as needed (clients, partners, external vendors)
  • Manage strong client relationships
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Maintain a fun, energetic and positive team culture.

Skills/Experience needed:

  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and Tamil
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills in English (Tamil will be an added advantage)
  • Project management experience in ed tech and with government, is preferred, but not necessary
  • General academic interest in various subjects is preferred, to be able to provide qualitative inputs on questions and content being created by subject teams
  • Strong inter-personal skills for interacting positively within and outside the team
  • Analytical skills with specific ability to work with large scale data
  • Drive, energy, perseverance, rigour and attention to detail
  • Organized, with strong process management to multi-task and take things to closure
  • Comfort with ambiguity, recognizing that large projects always go through changes
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Suite; specific focus on analytics using MS Excel and/or Google Sheets

Career paths include managing larger projects, being regional head, moving into business development if interested, moving into product management if interested, etc. given the organization’s rapid growth.

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