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Job Description

Technical Specialist – Science and Mathematics

Transform Schools, People For Action

South Delhi, Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Technical Specialist – Science and Mathematics, Transform Schools, People for Action, South Delhi, Delhi

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

People For Action (PFA) is an Indian NGO. It leads inspired action to improve learning outcomes for students in government schools in India and has set the audacious goal of addressing education and equity issues for 25% children in secondary schools in India, by 2023.

 

PFA’s Transform Schools programme is presently operational in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. It uses powerful models and high-quality resources to transform Teaching, Learning, School Management, Enrolment and Gender Parity. These are implemented in partnership with State Governments and NGOs.

 

Transform Schools, PFA, with its established transform learning model, aims to make its programmes wider and deeper, to impact learning outcomes for 6.6 million children across seven States by 2021.

 

PFA wishes to recruit an exceptionally talented and experienced education professional, with a proven track record in designing and supporting teaching and learning improvements in education.

 

For more information about Transform Schools, People for Action, please visit https://www.transformschools.in/

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reporting to the Deputy Director- Programs (DDP), the Technical Specialist- Science and Mathematics (TSSM) shall be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to develop high quality and sustainable programmes, interventions and resources to improve effectiveness of teaching and student learning outcomes.

 

S/he shall also lead quality documentation and analysis of programme data to improve teaching and learning efforts by PFA and government programmes in consultation with the DDP, apart from co-ordinating rendering of content including teaching and learning materials for Science and Mathematics.

 

The role shall involve conduct policy analysis to inform National and State level advocacy for improving education outcomes.

 

The role has the potential to be elevated to Team Leader, overseeing other Technical Specialists at PFA, in the case of a senior applicant with relevant supervisory experience.

 

A. PFA’s Teaching and Learning Projects:

(1) Lead the design and monitor the quality of PFA’s Teaching and Learning programmes and interventions in consultation with the DDP;

(2) Develop high quality resource materials - content and tools for teachers and students for teaching, learning and capacity building interventions, both directly and by managing a pool of subject experts;

(3) Identify state-of-the-art technical underpinnings for delivery of technical subject content, pedagogy and teacher training;

(4) Undertake and participate in training of academic staff and teachers towards enhancement of their capacities on various pedagogic approaches and assessment tools and techniques.

 

B. Technical Support to Government:

(1) Promote adoption and support scale-up of PFA’s interventions at district and state using programme evidence, developing training plans and implementation protocols;

(2) Develop monitoring and quality assurance framework for tracking quality of implementation by government programmes;

(3) Monitor the adherence to the agreed programme models, plans and quality of implementation by reporting to DDP on progress, outcomes and field visits observations as agreed;

(4) Develop the scope of work, monitor and review quality of work of the technical consultants for training and monitoring for delivering the technical support.

 

C. Advocacy Support:

(1) Provide inputs based on the field experiences to develop PFA’s advocacy programme for addressing teaching and learning issues across states;

(2) Maintain regular contact and dialogue with government departments, partners, consultants and subject experts to strengthen programme implementation at state levels;

(3) Write papers for programme publications and updates using case studies and programme monitoring data on teaching and learning interventions to influence improvements in PFA and Government programmes.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Masters’ in Education, International Development or Social Sciences.

 

Experience:

(1) Minimum five years of relevant experience in providing technical support to large programmes and grants in secondary and/or higher education in the area of teaching and learning;

(2) Experience in writing education resources/ research papers, including implementation, training, teaching and learning resources;

(3) Preference shall be given to experienced teachers;

(4) Demonstrated technical knowledge of the following areas in the context of education: education management, in-service and pre-service training, pedagogy, accelerated learning programmes, student learning assessments and improvements in quality of teaching and learning;

(5) Subject expertise on Mathematics/ Science languages for middle and secondary grades;

(6) Knowledge of cutting-edge research and evaluation in education.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, community leaders, donors and NGOs, on issue-based advocacy initiatives;
(2) Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook;
(3) Strong management and leadership qualities, including the ability to innovate;
(4) Excellent organisational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise a diverse and demanding workload, and meet deadlines consistently;
(5) Strong interpersonal, networking, communication and IT skills, including high levels of competency in written and verbal English;
(6) Willingness to work flexibly and travel  regularly. The job shall require travel to PFA focus states, for upto 50% of the time;
(7) A passion for creative problem solving and enthusiasm;
(8) Alignment with Transform Schools’ mission and priorities;

(9) A sense of humour and patience.

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs.10 to 12 lacs per annum. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

 

6. APPOINTMENT: A fixed term contract for 12 months from the date of joining shall be issued to the selected candidate, renewable based on performance.

 

7. LOCATION: New Delhi, with frequent travel within India.

 

8. REFERENCE: TSSM-PFA.

 

9. 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

 

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/jobs/pfa by or before March 18, 2021.