Project Manager, Project Support and Advisory Group, Madhya Pradesh

About The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance (TEA), registered as the Network for Quality Education Foundation, is a non-profit organization in India dedicated to promoting high-quality education in the public school system through strategic partnerships. Our goal is to ensure that every child in India has equitable access to quality education. A high-quality education for every child in India would call for a system that is accountable, collaborative, and equitable.

TEA sets up a Project Management Unit (PMU) to support the State education departments to partner more strategically with non-state actors. Through these partnerships, we work towards designing and delivering programs that build governments’ own capacities to sustain initiatives, post the exit of external partners.

In order to deliver on its goals, TEA engages in three broad areas of work: dialogue with governments to design the frameworks for suitable partnership models, identify high-quality and mission-aligned non-profit partners willing to engage with government, and conduct research to test the efficacy of the model in order to inform the rest of our work.

Why TEA?

Working with TEA is an amazing opportunity to drive meaningful and lasting change within the education system, by collaborating closely with the government, leading civil society organisations, and a dynamic team of over 40 young professionals. 

Our focus on autonomy means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and drive large-scale reform projects in a range of exciting ways, while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Who are we looking for?

TEA is seeking passionate and driven young professionals who are eager to build a career in public policy and public administration, with a focus on education. We value resilience and determination in our team members. Our ideal candidates are eager to expand their knowledge and thrive in a dynamic environment. If you are excited about making a meaningful impact in education, we invite you to join our team of change-makers.

Project Manager – PSAG (Project Support and Advisory Group)

Job Summary

The scope of the PSAG managers involves working in close quarters (as a Chief-of-Staff) with senior bureaucrat(s) in orchestrating overall program management, defining strategy/design, and driving the related day-to-day execution across various workstreams. In addition, the role will include driving stakeholder management with all partner organisations involved, precisely, in driving their core strategic focus and ensuring logical convergence with wider department mandates. What does this role offer to a young professional?

  • Opportunity to be mentored by a senior bureaucrat
  • Influence high-level education policy in the state and deeply immerse in the state public education machinery
  • A challenging and flexible workplace, with an opportunity to drive critical initiatives end-to-end and create high societal impact

Key Responsibilities

  • A combination of problem diagnosis, solution design, and facilitating implementation through first principles problem solving, leveraging organisational learnings, extensive stakeholder discussions, data analysis, etc.
  • Participate in building and strengthening internal systems and processes which contribute towards effective and efficient functioning of the unit
  • Influence and build collaborative relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Lead planning and execution of reviews and ensure the movement of all the verticals and alignment of all stakeholders
  • Oversee/monitor the functioning of all verticals, and provide strategic planning and implementation support
  • Deliverables will involve regular documentation of outputs in the form of briefings, papers, presentations, reports, and notes with thorough background research/ benchmarking as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with at least 2-3 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

Salary: 09-12 Lakhs per annum

Expected date of Joining: Immediate

Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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