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Job Description

Program Manager

Transform Schools, The Transform Trust

Agartala, Tripura, India

1. POSITION VACANT: Program Manager, Transform Schools, The Transform Trust, Agartala, Tripura, India.




The Transform Trust and its partner People For Action, are impact-focused organisations with the mission to improve learning outcomes of secondary school students in multiple states of India, via a collaborative initiative called “Transform Schools.” (Please visit www.transformschools.in, for details)


Mission: Improving learning outcomes for secondary school children in India.


Vision: Every child realises their full potential in school and life beyond.


To deepen the impact and scale of this initiative, Transform Trust is now embarking on an exciting journey and setting up a successful payment for outcomes and services social enterprise. The first and large-scale, management and technical support consulting effort of this new social enterprise is Dhokho Shikshak (Proficient Teacher), a three-year (extendable) initiative to support the Government of Tripura’s TRESP programme, backed by the World Bank.


The Trust aims to grow this arm of its work as an effective scale pathway to impact learning and life outcomes in India. It is seeking to recruit a talented and proven impact consulting leader to build this vertical, deliver its first service contract, impact learning outcomes via an effective teacher professional development programme in the state of Tripura, and grow this effort, both in Tripura and beyond.


By 2030, the Transform Trust and People For Action, aim to impact 20M children, reaching and supporting 25% of children in elementary and secondary government schools across India.


About The Project:


Transform Schools is providing technical support to the Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) for In-service Teacher Professional Development and support within 12 aspirational blocks of Tripura under Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery (TRESP).




Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the smooth execution of program plans, while closely adhering to specified timelines.


Key Deliverable:


(1) Lead high-quality implementation of the program:

(a) Develop and execute a comprehensive implementation strategy.
(b) Oversee the day-to-day operations to ensure alignment with program goals.

(c) Establish and maintain quality standards for program execution.

(d) Identify and address potential challenges in the implementation process.


(2) Liaison with government and actively engage with State and district level bodies and officials:

(a) Cultivate strong relationships with government representatives at various levels.

(b) Act as a primary point of contact between the organization and government bodies like SCERT, DIET etc.

(c) Facilitate regular communication and collaboration with State and district officials.

(d) Stay informed about government policies and regulations affecting the program.


(3) Ensure robust program monitoring and timely reporting:

(a) Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring system for program activities.

(b) Regularly review and analyze program data to assess performance.
(c) Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports to relevant stakeholders.

(d) Identify and implement improvements to the monitoring and reporting process.


(4) Lead the team to ensure timely program deliverables as agreed with the government:

(a) Provide clear guidance and direction to team members.

(b) Set realistic timelines and milestones for program deliverables.

(c) Monitor team progress and take corrective actions as needed.

(d) Support the team members to address challenges and optimize efficiency.

(e) Foster a collaborative and goal-oriented team culture.


(5) Collaborate effectively with other team members in the project and in Transform to ensure high performance:

(a) Foster open communication and teamwork within the project team.

(b) Collaborate with colleagues across different departments within the organization.

(c) Share best practices and lessons learned with team members.

(d) Promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the team.




Qualifications and Experience:

(1) PhD or Post-graduate or equivalent in management studies or social sciences or related discipline in education.
(2) Minimum 5 years of experience in project management
(3) Experience in leading at least one large- scale state or district-level reform project/ content creation project


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Preference will be given to candidates who have proficiency in Bangla, Kokbarok, or other dialects of Tripura.
(2) Strong managerial, interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and collaboration skills;

(3) Ability to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and community members;
(4) Familiarity with educational programs, initiatives, and best practices in the education sector in India;
(5) Knowledge of data analysis and reporting tools for tracking project progress.




The gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 15.3 lacs per annum. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.




The contract for the Program Manager position shall be for two years, including a three-month probationary period. Following the successful completion of the probationary period, the contract will continue for the remaining period of two years, subject to satisfactory performance evaluations and mutual agreement between the employee and Transform Schools.


7. LOCATION: Agartala, Tripura, India







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 the position, are requested to apply using the link: https://bit.ly/Apply-PM-TS-PFA at the earliest.


Transform Schools, The Transform Trust is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.