Job Opportunity for Senior Manager – AFE Project at Leadership for Equity in Pune

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Job description and responsibilities
Senior Manager, Programs will be responsible for smooth operations and growth of the Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Project across various districts in Maharashtra and possibly in other states. 

The Senior Manager will work with the Program Director to ensure project goals are achieved. Additionally, they will collaborate with government stakeholders, funding partners and members across teams as and when required as well as be an integral part of the project leadership and drive learning across teams.


Program Design and Operations (40%)
Design detailed iterative project plans that can run successfully across districts in Maharashtra and other states with measurable outcomes
Create detailed Log Frames, and monitoring mechanisms and guidelines to enable smooth implementation
Advise on and oversee design of training materials, handbooks, teacher/officer proficiency metrics, and other auxiliary training related items
Visit training sites, classrooms, and other offices across the districts to oversee implementation and use the observation data to tweak subsequent plans
Coordinate with other teams and operations counterparts to ensure smooth implementation


Team Management (30%)

Manage a team of 2-4 Managers/Senior Associates and 5-7 Associates, focusing on their deliverables and professional support and development
Design and lead team support structures to sustain a culture of collaboration, belief in public systems and strong accountability and timely project delivery
Implement the reporting structures that aligns with LFEs management style to ensure accountability for self and team, including performance appraisals, KRA reviews, etc.


Stakeholder Management and Advisory (20%)

Work with concerned DIETs, State bodies and partner organisation leadership, subject experts and other government stakeholders to build long-lasting, trust-based relationships that aid project operations and increase impact
Work with a mindset of co-creation to enable capacity and ownership of government and partner stakeholders
Conduct regular update meetings with stakeholders and provide progress towards goals of the relevant programs in a consumable format to all stakeholders


Organisational support (10%)

Forge partnerships and establish collaboration amongst non-profits and CSR organisations operating within the same districts to achieve the larger goal of providing better learning in schools
Seek and establish new funding sources to support growth and expansion of the projects.
Maintain funder relations to ensure timely accountability and reporting of funds, resources, project progress, etc. 
As a hiring manager, support the HR team with recruitment for the allocated projects.
Be the representative of the organisation at selected events to promote the organisational brand and strengthen our networks


Education & Experience
Bachelors in any field. Masters in Education / Development degree is preferred.
8+ Years of experience executing multiple projects simultaneously (at least 3-4 years of which should include directly working with government stakeholders)
Prior experience in managing remote teams would be highly preferred 
Prior experience in Capacity building of teachers/officers 
Experience in policy implementation would be an added advantage
Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills 
Experience in project design and M&E 
Belief in the potential of the public sector and that government systems can and will change towards overcoming systemic inequities and ensuring improved outcomes for all citizens
A basic understanding of social equity, development discourse and education policy in India
Being able to take initiative and work in an autonomous, semi-structured environment
Adaptability to changing responsibilities and resourcefulness to respond to them
High openness to learning
Ability to build and sustain relationships with multiple stakeholders & partners across public and private spaces 
Strong ability to create outstanding presentations, work with Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and varied data sets
Patience and resilience to stick it out in the face of setbacks and uncertainties


Location and Compensation
Location: Pune, Maharashtra. Will involve travel across Maharashtra & other states



Expected to be around 10,00,000 – 12,00,000 lakh per annum based on experience and skillset.




Leadership For Equity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. We do not discriminate on the basis of caste, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.





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