The State Reform Team (SRT) at CSF works with State Education Departments to reform education by implementing large-scale system-led projects with the goal of improving student learning outcomes. It along with its partners is currently supporting various states such Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Haryana to design and implement their state FLN (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) Missions as part of the national NIPUN Bharat Mission. This includes building effective classroom pedagogy and strengthening governance enablers that are critical for the reform. CSF is looking for a Project Associate/ Project Manager who would be based in Delhi. He/she will report to one of the Project Lead/Senior Project Lead in the SRT team. 

 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to

 

●      Take ownership of workstreams and manage them end-to-end

●      Set-up project management processes and guidelines

●      Conduct diagnosis, design solutions, and facilitate implementation through first principles problem solving

●      Create internal alignment between different interventions and CSF partners

●      Prepare and execute (or support partners) work implementation plans with goals and milestones

●      Review work-products, documents, and outputs of the program

●      Identify operational bottlenecks and weaknesses, and devise resolution pathways

●      Develop and manage strong working relationships with state stakeholders

●      Coordinate with external stakeholders (NGOs, experts etc.), facilitate conversations, setup and manage partnerships to leverage the best s support for the program

●      Knowledge management and documentation of implementation of work in states for cross-learning and sharing among state teams

 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

 

●      Bachelor’s degree required, from a reputed university; Master’s degree preferred

●      0 to 2 years (Project Associate) and 2 to 6 years (Project Manager) of post-qualification work experience, superb project delivery and management

●      Ability to analyze complex problems, craft possible solutions and recommendations

●      Ability to communicate complex ideas in a meaningful way

●      Ability to build and maintain positive and collaborative relationships incl. with government

●      Action-biased and strong planning skills, ability to set priorities, plan & meet timelines

●      Prior exposure to either the education sector, public/development sector, consulting will be preferred, however people with corporate experience but interest in education sector also encouraged to apply

●      Mission Driven, optimistic and enthusiastic- believe in achieving transformational change

●      High level of spoken and written fluency in English and Hindi.