Program 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 50+ 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 project management 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:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support program strategy and approach

  • Support State Head and external partners’ team on designing program strategy and creating an action plan for state transformation based on on-ground learnings
  • Conduct research and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) to develop the team’s understanding of system problems, evidence-based solutions, and innovations in the sector
  • Design an M&E framework with clearly defined performance indicators, targets, and milestones

On-ground implementation and monitoring

  • Oversee and guide associates on specific verticals in executing the program strategy
    Coordinate with partners (government officials, TEA team, partner organizations, etc.) to deliver on program objectives.
  • Enable implementation partners, including government officials, to meet outcome, budget, and timeline targets.
  • Ensure availability, timely deployment, and efficient utilization of resources
  • Identify operational bottlenecks and weaknesses, wherever applicable, and devise work-around strategies
  • Track program progress on key indicators according to the M&E framework
  • Ensure the quality of documents prepared by TEA team members, including reports, presentations, proposals, etc.

Communication & Documentation

  • Documentation and communication related to program achievements/outcomes and program implementation through concept notes, presentations, reports, approval letters, etc.
  • Documentation on on-ground learnings and knowledge received from external partners to support TEA’s internal capacity/knowledge building

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with at least 4 years of work experience in consulting/government/education sectors
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), experience in documentation, writing reports, proposals, and presentation skills
  • Analytically strong, with an ability to understand, work with, and draw insights from data; familiarity with data analysis tools
  • Ability to coordinate between and build relationships with various stakeholders within the government and with partner organizations
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment, and maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate multiple simultaneous projects
  • Strong project management skills – prioritization, setting goals, assessing progress and course-correction
  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact/prior experience working in the social sector
  • Innovative thinker with a strong interest in developing new ideas and championing those initiatives with senior stakeholders
  • High level of spoken and written fluency in English, Hindi and preferably in Punjabi as well.

 

Salary: 09+ LPA

Expected date of Joining: Immediate

Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Chandigarh, Punjab

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