Senior Program Manager
Avanti Fellows, Haryana, India
About Avanti Fellows
Avanti was established in 2010 to help improve college access for disadvantaged students. Our programs focus on improving Math and Science learning in Government school systems across India. Avanti has long-standing MoUs with the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, the Chennai Municipal Corporation and the Government of Haryana through which we work with over 3,000 students.
Avanti’s work has been recognised through the Ashoka Fellowship, the Echoing Green Fellowship and the Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship. Our work is supported by India’s most reputed foundations and CSR initiatives including the Tata Trusts, Tata Motors, Volkswagen and GAIL.
About Project Sankalp
The Government of Haryana has collaborated with Avanti to impart Blended Learning Science and Mathematics program in Grade IX- XII Science and Mathematics by integrating with the ICT (information and communication technology) platform. The aim of the project is to convert 160 Hindi medium and 59 English medium government schools into model centers of excellence by bringing about pedagogical and systemic change, using existing government personnel and resources.
Role and Responsibilities
The role would involve managing different aspects of the project including organizing and conducting training sessions (for school teachers and mentors), interacting with stakeholders to ensure transformation of current classrooms to Blended Learning Classrooms and to conduct assessments at various intervals. Each Senior Program Manager would work with various Program Managers to manage all activities pertaining to their Zone and support and report to the Program Head for ensuring the overall functioning of the project. Responsibilities include:
1.Scheduling of visits
Plan academic calendar and schedule for various assessments round the year. Prepare schedules of school visits monthly/quarterly/yearly.
Perform assessment analysis and create reports for various stakeholders.Collate the data from the Program Managers and analyse the data based on school observation and assessments.
3. Regular Check-ins with Program Managers
Manage the team of 4-5 Program Managers. Conduct regular check-ins and follow ups on the tasks allocated to the Program Managers. Also resolve the issues faced by them on the field.
4. Issue Resolution
Plan/resolve/highlight any other intermediate activities/issues to ensure smooth functioning of the program throughout, working in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.Also Conduct school visits regularly to observe if classrooms are running as required and resolve any issues identified.
5. State/District Officer Interaction
Plan and conduct orientation/training for various govt. personnel including DEOs, BEOs, Principals and Teachers
Coordinate with govt. personnel and program management team for smooth conduction of assessments
Conduct District Level Principal meeting along with the DEO’s to discuss various issues pertaining to the project (infrastructural issues, assessment analysis, school test performance and adherence to the process at different steps)
Conduct Monthly meetings with BEOs to identify flags and discuss monthly travel plan for school visits
Conduct Monthly Project Review Meeting with the Nodal Officer and discuss the plan of action for Printing Materials, Reports, Expenses, Issues, Orders to be issued etc.
6. Written Communication with Field Officer
Coordinate with Field officer and make sure that the written communication is taken from the field officer at the time of conducting any activity in the school.
7. Setup of Processes and System
Audit Process - Design audit resources (google forms etc.), schedule and conduct audit for infrastructure (computer, projector, speakers, screen, room, electricity, generator, benches etc.), teachers and students
Ensure all study materials (video lectures, printed workbooks etc.) reach schools in time after necessary processing steps like printing and dispatch at the zonal/nodal level
Master’s Degree in Maths/Science/Statistics, or related field & experience
Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Command over written and spoken English and Hindi.
Willingness to travel 70% of the time in specific months at the state/district/block level in program geographies
Supervisory experience and management and team building skills, especially in a multicultural setting
Strong analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies
Experience in preparing proposals and reports in English
Experience in Government projects in the development sector is preferable
Degree in Mathematics and Science Preferable
Experience in team handling and management
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill,effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position
Experience: 3-4 years with Maths/Science Education Background
CTC: 6-7.5 LPA
(The salary will vary on the basis of individual candidate profile and interview performance)
Joining date: Immediate