Job Opportunity for Subject Specialist at Leadership for Equity in Tripura

Website Leadership for Equity

Leadership For Skilled Education Foundation (branded as Leadership For Equity, LFE), is a non-profit (NGO) based out of Pune, Maharashtra. 

We envision Public Education Systems That Refuse To Let Children Down

APPROACH: In our two-fold approach to change, we build the capacity of government system leaders and we influence system processes. In partnership with the local and state education bodies, we co-create programs that shift teaching-learning practices and improve student learning and well-being. This work coupled with our research and advisory support to influence policies, we hope to create an effective government education system.

Over the last 5 years, LFE has built the capacity of 2100+ system leaders, and 40,200+ teachers to impact 8 million students across Maharashtra. Additionally, LFE has recently expanded its operations and started working in another 3 states of India including Haryana, Tripura & Andhra Pradesh. In Maharashtra, LFE works with 5 districts (Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Satara & Akola), 3 municipal bodies (Pune MC, Pimpri Chinchwad MC & Nagpur MC) & 5 state level education bodies (School Education Dept, SCERT, Samagra Shiksha, Tribal Development Dept, & TRTI). In Andhra Pradesh, LFE works closely with the Samagra Shiksha Office, SCERT & The World Bank on a multi-year strategic project to improve the quality of learning across 13 districts of the State. And lastly in Haryana & Tripura, LFE works with SCERTs of both states in setting up targeted program management units (PMUs) to strengthen delivery of large-scale academic programs. 

BELIEF: We believe Public Education Systems are the gatekeepers of social EQUITY, especially when India’s 120 million poorest-of-the-poor children continue to go to government-run schools. A multi-layered, complex, and systemic problem of educational inequity, will require a solution rooted in the SYSTEMS CHANGE approach. We believe that a COLLECTIVE effort by forging partnerships with governments, like-minded philanthropists, corporates, donors, nonprofits and grassroot organisations will help bring scalable and sustainable social change.

About the Project

LFE aims to support the Tripura Government, which has been on an ambitious plan to revamp the government school system for serving children from underserved communities. Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery Project (TRESP) seeks to increase the incomes of rural households by improving governance and service delivery by state institutions for delivery of enhanced learning environments in the targeted tribal-dominated blocks. In the area of school education, TRESP will support GoT in responding to the challenges discussed above by: 

  • Facilitating teaching at the right level in multilingual primary classrooms of schools located in aspirational tribal blocks; 
  • Strengthening students learning assessment systems; 
  • Improving the availability of data/evidence-based in-service teacher professional development opportunities and structured lessons plans and guidebooks for teachers; 
  • Increasing intake capacity of senior-secondary schools located in the aspirational tribal blocks; and 
  • Enhancing availability of quality school-based vocational education in secondary and senior-secondary schools located in aspirational tribal blocks.

The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the  Department of School Education (DoSE), GoT and state-level administrative units including the SCERT, SIEMAT and the local network of DIETs. The focus will be to achieve the outcomes with an inherent focus on strengthening the people and processes within the public education system.

The scope of work for the entire project will be as follows:

  • Build the capacity at SCERT and DIETs to improve planning, implementation, and monitoring of in-service teacher professional development by developing stronger linkages with data/evidence from student learning assessments and teacher subject and pedagogical knowledge assessments. 
  • Supplement the technical and operational capacity of SCERT and DIETs to provide evidence-based support to teachers through the development and rollout of in-service professional development courses.
  • Development of grade and subject-wise structured lesson plans and guidebooks for upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary teachers
  • Develop communication collaterals around the teacher professional development initiatives to be rolled out under TRESP. 

The duration of the project will be 36 months from 2023 to 2026. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

The Subject Specialists will work with the Program Managers to ensure project goals are achieved. Additionally, they will collaborate with government stakeholders and members across teams as and when required.

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Research evidence based practices and subject specific content on academic subjects and pedagogy
  • Design subject specific student guidebooks for Grades 6th to 12th
  • Design lesson plans for every topic covered under the subject specific curriculum from Grade 6th to 12th
  • Design a handbook consisting of pedagogical activities to be used in the classroom aligned to the subject and the curriculum requirements of the state
  • Contribute to the making of project reports as required, and support the managers and implementation coordinators as needed to be accountable to the outcomes of the projects across the different streams of deliverables as prescribed in the Project scope
  • Conduct regular update meetings with organisational leadership and provide progress towards goals of the relevant programs in a consumable digital and print format to all stakeholders (LFE leadership + Govt)
  • Create timely (monthly, quarterly and annual) project status and impact reports to present to the leadership team
  • Conduct any observations or user interviews as necessary to gain feedback on created content and tweak it as necessary 
  • Participate in all the organisational team spaces and structures


Education & Experience

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, science, social science, and English; balance in terms of availability of physics, chemistry, biology, history, sociology, political science, and/or economics would be preferred) 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in creating structured lesson plans in respective subjects for grades 6th to 12th.
  • 3-6 Years of experience in grassroots level implementation of large-scale teacher professional development interventions
  • Should have worked on atleast 1-2 projects in the education sector, at the State/dist level
  • Experience working in Tripura  or East India would be preferable

Important: Given the nature of the project please apply only if you qualify based on above requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – and a functional knowledge (oral and written) of Bengali would be highly preferred. Familiarity with kokborok and other dialects of Tripura would be an advantage.
  • Being able to take initiative and work in an autonomous, semi-structured environment
  • 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 
  • Working experience or knowledge of public policy implementation would be highly preferred 
  • A basic understanding of social equity, development discourse and education policy in India
  • Adaptability to changing responsibilities and resourcefulness to respond to them
  • High openness to learning
  • Ability to influence people, taking initiatives, 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
  • Patience and resilience to stick it out in the face of setbacks and uncertainties

Location and Compensation

Location: Tripura. 1 Implementation Coordinator will be placed at each district.

Compensation: Apart from being a part of a young and dynamic learning team, the individual will receive a healthy compensation at par with the non-profit sector benchmark for this position, commensurate with the individual’s prior experience and qualifications. The current compensation band offered, based on fit and experience is 6.0 – 8.0 lakh INR per annum CTC.

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, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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