Job Opportunity for Project Manager- EdTech at Central Square Foundation in Delhi

Website Central Square Foundation

Position: Project Manager, EdTech

Location: Delhi

Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation working with 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 the learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.

Position Summary:

One of the key areas of CSF’s work is EdTech (Education Technology). Under this thematic area, we focus on how technology can be leveraged to improve the teaching-learning experience within classrooms and at homes – through both student-focussed and teacher-directed interventions for low-income contexts. Our goal is to leverage technology to improve foundational learning in primary grades and provide remediation support in middle school.

We do this by funding the creation of public goods to improve the quality of the supply, providing grants to build capacity of early-stage organizations that cater to the target population, building evidence on the efficacy of different EdTech solutions to understand what works and what doesn’t, through government test beds and by driving innovation within government systems by reforming public policy advocacy and strengthening government capacity to enable sustainable large-scale adoption.

The project manager will have to develop and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders including researchers, grantee organisations, implementation partners or any other organization CSF may support to conceptualize and execute on programs/projects that can enable the creation of knowledge around EdTech in India. The Project Manager, EdTech role directly reports to the Senior Project Lead, EdTech.

Supporting development and implementation of public goods:

  • Conceptualize, design, and implement a survey instrument for generating EdTech related insights from low-income households.
  • Design and implement a dissemination plan to build salience basis the insights from the survey
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the education policy ecosystem to engage and advocate for EdTech emerging from insights from the survey
  • Develop and strengthen service layers to drive effective adoption of public goods such as EdTech Tulna with government stakeholders 

Grant management and support to EdTech partners:

  • Identify and onboard key evaluation partners for EdTech programs
  • Provide grant management support to EdTech partners end-to-end, i.e. from strategy development and goal setting to execution to reporting
  • Conceptualize and define dashboards for EdTech partners that can facilitate data use and decision making for implementation/evaluation
  • Ensure the data informs key programmatic iterations
  • Ensure delivery on outcomes by partner/grantee organizations as per mutually-agreed goals
  • Build a pipeline of researchers to – globally and in India – seek advisory/lead the EdTech evaluations in India
  • Identify innovative hypotheses based on current and future trends in EdTech and build a pipeline of potential solutions for evaluation
  • Engage with partners to socialize preliminary results to help identity successes/ challenges and undertake decisions around scale

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree required (background in Education, Public Policy, Business, Economics and related fields)
  • 3-6 years of experience with exposure to the education/EdTech sector
  • Excellent project management skills and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build & manage relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of working with academic partners and edtech organizations is good to have

Desired Qualities:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Operating style suited to working with internal and external teams where teamwork, collaboration and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders, building salience for projects and products
  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to manage multiple workstreams at a time

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

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