Block Associate (Foundational Literacy & Numeracy) (Three Vacancies)

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 18-Jun-20 23:59 HR
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JOB DESCRIPTION
Block Associate (Foundational Literacy & Numeracy) (Three Vacancies)
The Education Alliance, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Block Associate (Foundational Literacy & Numeracy) (Three Vacancies), The Education Alliance, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Education Alliance (TEA) is a non-profit organisation registered in India to catalyse quality transformations in the public-school system through strategic partnership support.

TEA aims to build an ecosystem in which governments can strategically partner with mission oriented non-profit educational organisations to deliver high quality education. TEA’s goal is to empower government schools to create the next generation of leaders by transforming the quality of education offered in these schools. A high-quality education for every child in India would call for a system that is accountable, collaborative and equitable.

TEA sets up a Project Management Unit (PMU) to support the state education departments to partner more strategically with non-state actors and to design and deliver programmes with the objective of building governments’ own capacity to sustain these initiatives post the exit of external partners.

TEA currently has two ongoing programs in Delhi and Tamil Nadu:

In Delhi, TEA’s partnership with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation commenced in 2015 and has been formally recognized by the government as “School Quality Enhancement Program (SQEP)” where non-profits engage with government schools in a whole school turnaround model. The program is currently impacting +5,300 students in 18 schools supported by eight NGO partners.

In Tamil Nadu, TEA has been partnering with the Samagra Shiksha since 2018 for supporting the state in management and governance of its partnership with non-profit organisations. In this engagement, TEA has been working with the state to put together processes through the lifecycle of State-NGO interactions resulting in a more efficient and effective engagement.

In order to deliver the goals, TEA engages in five broad areas of work viz. dialogue with governments to design the frameworks for intervention, identify high-quality and mission-aligned non-profit partners for program content and delivery, set-up a project management unit to implement the program, conduct research to test the efficacy of the model and build system’s capacity to sustain the intervention.

For more information about The Education Alliance, please visit http://www.theeducationalliance.org/

About TEA’s proposed program in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN Program):

TEA is currently in preparation to start working with the State of Madhya Pradesh on strengthening its Foundational Literacy & Numeracy in grades 1 and 2. The program has been currently conceptualised as a three-year engagement with the state, with likelihood of further extension. TEA will set up a PMU within the education department to support the state in designing and implementation of program for early grades. This will include selection of partners for content development, teacher training, etc., setting performance benchmarks and instituting a system for assessments to ensure embedding of this program within the education delivery system. 

The FLN project in Madhya Pradesh has been conceptualised and is being funded by Central Square Foundation. The FLN program will be delivered along with a consortium of partners including Room to Read for literacy and Sol’s Arc for numeracy.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working closely with the District Manager (FLN) and Project Manager (FLN), the Block Associate(s) shall be responsible for engaging with the respective schools in their block(s) in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. S/he will support the District Manager in the execution of the program at block level and coordination with various stakeholders (government and non-profit partner) to sustain the impact and interventions from the program.

The Block Associate will serve as a technical resource at the block level and support schools in delivering the various innovations and will have the following specific key roles and responsibilities:

Key Job Responsibilities:

(A) On-ground Implementation
(1) Interact with key stakeholders (government departments and officials such as BRCs, etc.) on a day-to-day basis to ensure delivery on program objectives;
(2) Work closely with State teachers and CACs/BACs to implement FLN innovations as part of Project Ankur;
(3) Identify operational bottlenecks and weaknesses, wherever applicable.

(B) Technical Support/ Monitoring and Data Collection
(1) Assist District Manager in planning and delivery of monthly review meetings, including documentation and data provision for the same;
(2) Regular school visits (stand-alone and jointly with State) for data collection and reporting to the District Manager and Academic Head;
(3) Track and report performance on key indicators on a timely basis as per the M&E framework.

(C) Communication and Documentation
(1) Document and communicate program achievements/outcomes through reports and notes;
(2) Prepare and manage documentation related to program implementation e.g. approvals, letters, etc.;
(3) Document on-ground learnings and knowledge received from the ground to support TEA’s internal capacity / knowledge building.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification
(1) Applicants must be graduates from a recognized university;
(2) Post graduation in relevant area will be an added advantage.


Experience
(1) Minimum three to five years of experience including one-two years of post-graduation work experience in on-ground program implementation;
(2) Bachelor’s degree accompanied by exceptional work experience, shall also be considered;
(3) Experience working with government and in education sector is highly desirable.


Skills and Competencies
(1) Ability to adapt to emerging situations;
(2) Demonstrated interpersonal and networking skills;
(3) Ability to work on tight deadlines;
(4) Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication in Hindi and English.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross compensation for the position is Rs. 3.5 lacs per annum. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

6. LOCATION: Three vacancies based in three blocks of Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

7. REFERENCE: BA-FLN-TEA

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

9. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/TEA by or before June 18, 2020.