Head - Education Initiatives, Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha

Last date of application
 19-Dec-19 23:59 HR


Head - Education Initiatives, Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha

1. POSITION VACANT:  Head - Education Initiatives, Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha, Pune, Maharashtra


The Bajaj Group of companies have a strong CSR commitment, guided by the vision and philosophy of its Founder, the late Shri Jamnalal Bajaj. All CSR activities of the Bajaj Group are coordinated and undertaken through the Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha (JBGVS), the apex society and non-profit organisation of the group, established in 1987 and named after the late Padma Vibhushan Shrimati Jankidevi Bajaj.


JBGVS works single-mindedly towards bridging the divide between urban and rural India, through integrated rural development interventions, designed with a view to ensuring achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development GoalsJBGVS interventions focus on five major areas, that include, Education, Healthcare, Environment, Economic Development and Social Development.


JBGVS acts as a catalyst and assists the participating rural community in selected villages in improving their quality of life, through poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, gender equality and the development of human and natural resources, while promoting ecological balance. JBGVS works directly in more than 233 villages in Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Uttarakhand and indirectly reaches out to more than 7500 villages in targeted geographies. All JBGVS initiatives are designed in consultation with and the active participation of the local village community, for better acceptability and successful implementation.



Reporting to the CEO, JBGVS, the Head - Education Initiatives (HEI) shall be responsible 

for managing all program processes in respect of the organization’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) portfolio of education projects, as well as, related infrastructure development.


S/he will work closely with collaborators, partners, the CSR team, as well as the direct implementation team at JBGVS, engaging with communities in rural as well as urban settings. The HEI shall build the capacities of primary education institutions and the cadres of para professionals engaged in education at the grass roots level and encourage equitable participation by vulnerable classes in the projects, so as to ensure that program efforts are replicable and yield sustainable results.   

Key Deliverables:
(1) Develop and manage the education portfolio in close collaboration with stakeholders, partners and collaborators, using participatory tools and techniques;

(2) Implement ECCD, primary education interventions, at the local and regional levels, ensuring overarching uniformity at macro level and diversity at micro level;
(3) Identify and build capacities of the cadres of local paraprofessionals, involved in the primary education sector;
(4) Conduct scientific assessment of national education policy, facilitate articulation of learning outcomes, evolve the local pedagogy, facilitate the development of appropriate networks of expert institutions and individuals and engage with appropriate agencies to handle education initiatives; 
(5) Facilitate the institutionalization of ECCD initiatives with emphasis on continuous improvement and process innovation, keeping management abreast with the latest developments in the CSR universe, both nationally and globally;
(6) Facilitate evolution of the repository of primary education and information processes within the organization, enabling their smooth access and retrieval by interested stakeholders, including the CSR community;
(7) Facilitate the evolution and deployment of well articulated SOPs within the overarching framework of the JBGVS;
(8) Provide expert inputs for developing BCC tools to the JBGVS team and/or its partners, collaborators, communities, etc;
(9) Deploy social Impact Assessment framework, LFA and M&E Tools, to manage the theory of change.        



Master’s Degree in Education, or Rural Development, or Social Sciences, or relevant discipline, preferably from a top tier institute.


8-10 years of experience in planning and management of social development and education programmes;

(Note: Candidates falling short of the prescribed number of years of experience, but possessing quality/ exceptionally relevant experience, may also be considered.) 


Skills and Competencies: 

(1) In-depth understanding of keys issues in the primary education sector, pros and cons and costs of alternative approaches, is essential;
(2) Applicants must be well versed with Environmental Impact Assessment framework, LFA and M&E tools to manage the theory of change;
(3) Familiarity with the NGO community and managing relationships with leading NGOs  working in the area of primary education, specifically in Maharashtra/ Rajasthan/ Uttarakhand will be an advantage; 
(4) Familiarity with online CSR MIS (Goodera P3);
(5) Knowledge of developing M&E and planning tools like LOGFRAMEetc.;
(6) Knowledge of CSR regulations and requirements;
(7) Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills;
(8) Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English;
(9) Computer proficiency with expertise in Windows, MS Office and database software; 
(10) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with strong facilitation skills, ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects;
(11) Should be able to take long strenuous job assignments with verve and vigor;
(12) Willing to travel in rural areas.



Gross compensation for the position is Rs. 12 lacs per annum. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.


6. AGE LIMIT: This shall be a travel intensive role across all intervention areas of JBGVS and accordingly the preferred age for the incumbent shall be 35-45 years.


7. APPOINTMENT: The initial contract will be offered for a period of one year and shall be renewable based on performance.


8. LOCATION: Pune, Maharashtra






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Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/JBGVS by or before December 19, 2019.