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 the learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.
CSF is one of the portfolio organizations under the umbrella of The Convergence Foundation (TCF), a grant-making organization run by Ashish Dhawan that builds and scales new foundations in key areas of India’s development sector. TCF aims to build 20+ new foundations in the next 15 years that will create impact at scale in the sectors they operate in.
The team works in collaboration with State Education Departments to bring reform by implementing large-scale system-led projects with the goal of improving student learning outcomes. Our team supports the State to design and implement an integrated program as part of NIPUN (National FLN mission) which encompasses multiple critical aspects of a reform process ranging from building effective classroom pedagogy to working with the state to build salience and necessary state capacity to deliver FLN at scale, while also strengthening governance and other key enablers that are critical for the reform. CSF has partnered with the State Education Department of Gujarat on a long-term engagement for system reform and has set up Project Management Units (PMUs) in the state to deliver it.
CSF is looking for a Project Manager who would be based in Gandhinagar for the duration of 2 years (minimum). S/he will support the PMU Lead in developing relationships with the State government and the various departments and support the development and rollout of a holistic foundational learning program. The role will report to the Project Lead, State Reform. The role requires day-to-day interaction and working with senior government officials at the state government. S/he will join a high-caliber leadership team with a collective experience of over 100 years working in both corporate and development sector organizations like BCG, IFMR, J-PAL and NITI Aayog.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
Compensation: Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience levels.