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Job Description

Head - Early Childhood & Elementary Education

American India Foundation Trust

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Head - Early Childhood & Elementary Education, American India Foundation Trust, New Delhi




The American India Foundation Trust (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. The Foundation does this through high-impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods because poverty is multidimensional. Through its unique value proposition, working closely with local communities, the Foundation partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded over two decades ago, in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, as a humanitarian initiative by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and Bill Clinton, AIF has impacted the lives of 18.88 million of India’s poor across 35 States and Union Territories of India.


Registered as a Trust in India, with an independent Board of Trustees, AIF adheres to strict financial and governance standards, ensuring transparency, accountability, and responsible management of resources. As per statutory mandates, AIF is registered under FCRA, CSR, 80G, and 12A.


For more information about AIF, please visit: https://aif-india.org/


About the Program:


The Learning and Migration Program (LAMP) works with children at risk of distress seasonal migration by facilitating their access to seasonal hostels, quality education opportunities, while also training school teachers, and empowering communities on the Right to Education Act (2009). Technical partnerships with State Governments have provided the opportunity to replicate similar models across other migration affected states. Since its inception in 2004, LAMP has impacted 1.35 million children at risk of distress seasonal migration through access to quality education opportunities; and steered 5,238 villages across 17 States and Union Territories across India to eliminate obstacles to quality education.




The AIF is seeking a passionate and visionary Head for Early Childhood & Elementary Education (Head-ECEE) to lead the development and implementation of high-quality educational programs aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for young learners across India. As a key member of the AIF leadership team, the Head -ECEE will play a crucial role in building strong foundations for children's learning journeys, ensuring inclusion, accessibility, and impactful outcomes ensuring inclusion, accessibility, and measurable impact.


Key Job Responsibilities:


(A) Program Development & Curriculum Alignment:

(1) Design and develop engaging and age-appropriate early childhood and elementary education programs adhering to NEP 2020 guidelines.;
(2) Align curriculum with national frameworks (NCF-FS, NCF-SE, NCrF) and integrate innovative pedagogical approaches, including the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) methodology;
(3) Develop diverse learning materials and activities catering to classroom, non-classroom, and digital learning environments (including experience developing curriculum for both online and offline platforms);

(4) Work with content experts to design and develop aligned curriculum meeting the needs of different funded projects.


(B) Inclusive Learning Environments:
(1) Champion Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to create inclusive learning environments for diverse learners;

(2) Design and develop strategies to address individual needs and learning styles through differentiated instruction and assistive technologies.


(C) Effective Classroom Management:

(1) Provide training and support to educators on implementing effective classroom management strategies that foster positive learning environments;
(2) Promote collaborative learning, critical thinking, and communication skills development (21st-century skills) among educators.


(D) Educational Partnerships & Governance:

(1) Collaborate with school leadership, government agencies, and educational specialists to strengthen school governance and management practices;
(2) Design interventions with relevant stakeholders to enhance resource mobilization and community engagement.


(E) Assessment & Monitoring:

(1) Design, develop and render support to implement comprehensive assessment systems to measure student learning progress and program effectiveness;
(2) Analyse data and translate findings into action plans for continuous improvement of program quality;
(3) Stay updated on advancements in early childhood and elementary education research and integrate best practices into program design.




Qualification and Experience
(1) Master’s degree in early childhood education, Elementary Education, or a related field;
(2) Minimum of 10 years of experience (with at least 8 years of core experience) in developing and implementing high-quality education programs for young learners;
(3) Demonstrated expertise in child development, inclusive education, and Universal Design for Learning principles;
(4) Proven experience in content development in alignment with national frameworks (NCF-FS, NCF-SE) and NEP 2020;
(5) Experience in integrating technology into learning environments and working with content on digital platforms (desirable);

(6) Proven experience working with government agencies (SCERT/ NCERT and Department of Education at the state and national level).


Skills and Competencies

(1) Strong leadership, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills;

(2) Fluency in English and Hindi is required. Additional regional language proficiency is a plus.




Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive and in alignment with salaries paid by leading I/NGOs for leadership roles. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.


6. LOCATION: New Delhi






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612




Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply using the link https://bit.ly/Apply-HEAD-ECEE-AIF at the earliest.