Data Manager, Department of School Education, Government of Punjab

About The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance (TEA) is a non-profit organization that warmly welcomes all those who share our passion for providing high-quality education to every child in India. Headquartered in Delhi, we are committed to promoting system reform projects that help to ensure that all children in India have equitable access to quality education.

We support state education departments by deploying highly qualified teams that work with state and non-state actors to co-create solutions to improve the quality of education in government schools. We currently operate in five states (Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, and Punjab) and are proud to have a dedicated team of 60+ young professionals.

Why TEA?

Joining TEA provides you with a rare opportunity to drive meaningful and lasting change within the education system, working alongside top politicians (ministers) and bureaucrats (IAS officers) who are leading education reform in the country. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to help deliver statewide education projects that make a real difference in the lives of children and their families.

At TEA, we believe in creating a positive work environment that fosters growth and development, and we’re proud to be certified as a ‘Great Place To Work®. We offer some of the most progressive work policies in the not-for-profit sector, with a strong focus on employee development and well-being, ensuring that young professionals have every opportunity to build a fulfilling and successful career with us.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for passionate, driven, and highly qualified young professionals who are eager to build a career in public policy and public administration, with a focus on education. If you have excellent data handling skills, analytical skills and problem-solving skills, we’d love to hear from you. Our rigorous recruitment process ensures that we find the right candidates for the role and the culture of our organization.

Joining TEA is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful and long-lasting impact in education. 

About the Role:

Position Summary:

The Data Manager’s role is to gain a thorough understanding of the existing data lifecycle, encompassing the variety of data collected, the reports produced, and how these reports are utilized. This position is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and consistency of data, which involves establishing and managing databases. A primary duty includes performing in depth data analysis using advanced tools such as SQL and Python. Further, The Data Analyst will be tasked with interpreting substantial datasets, identifying key trends, and producing lucid, insightful reports. The insights derived from these analyses are vital for guiding reforms and shaping decision-making processes within the State Department.

Key Responsibilities:

Comprehensive Data Management:

  • Oversee the collection, transformation, and organization of data across various departments to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • Develop and implement strategies for efficient data handling and storage, aligning with state department objectives.
  • Support and maintain data governance policies that uphold ethical standards and compliance with the state education department.

Advanced Data Analysis:

  • Lead in-depth data analysis to draw meaningful conclusions and guide informed decision-making at higher management levels.
  • Utilise advanced analytical tools and techniques to provide strategic insights that support key departmental initiatives.

Root Cause and Gap Analysis::

  • Conduct thorough root cause analysis to identify underlying reasons for problems using both primary and secondary data sources.
  • Perform gap analysis to evaluate current processes or systems, identifying opportunities for improvement and aligning them with state department objectives.

Data Visualisation and Communication:

  • Design and implement sophisticated data visualization techniques to make complex data findings accessible and understandable to diverse audiences, including senior stakeholders in the state department.
  • Present data-driven insights in a clear and impactful manner, facilitating informed decision-making.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders within the Punjab School Education Department, including policymakers, educators, and administrators, to understand their data needs.
  • Communicate data insights effectively to non-technical audiences and provide data-driven recommendations to support decision-making.

Continuous Improvement

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in data management, analytics, and technology trends.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and automation to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of data-related operations.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a data-related field (e.g., Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics) required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in data management, data analysis, or a related field, with a minimum of 2-4 years of  experience.
  • Strong knowledge of data warehousing, ETL processes, data modelling, and database management systems.
  • Expert-level experience in SQL, PL/SQL, Python, R
  • Strong analytical (read quantitative) and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), experience in documentation, writing reports, proposals, and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills – prioritisation, setting goals, assessing progress and course-correction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Understanding education-related data and policies is a plus.
  • Experiences working with the government and in the education sector are desirable, though not necessary.
  • High level of spoken and written fluency in English, Hindi & preferably Punjabi as well.

Salary: 9+ LPA

Expected date of Joining: Immediate

Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Chandigarh, Punjab

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