Senior Associate, 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 and to design and deliver programs with the objective of building governments’ own capacity to sustain these 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 organizations, 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 administration, with a focus on education. We value resilience and determination in our team members, as we work closely with the government to bring about change. Our ideal candidates are eager to expand their knowledge and thrive in an ever-changing environment. If you are excited about making a meaningful impact in education, we invite you to join our team of change-makers.

About the Role:

Job Summary:

The scope of the Senior Associate is to support the managers close quarters 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 organizations involved, precisely, in driving their core strategic focus and ensuring logical convergence with wider department mandates.

  • Supporting the project manager in overseeing project timelines, coordinating with stakeholders including the management, government officials, and partner organizations, and ensuring that the project is progressing as planned
  • Assisting the project manager in managing resources, including staffing, and materials needed for the project.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including government officials and partner organizations, and team members.
  • Conducting research and analysis to inform project planning and decision-making
  • Developing and delivering project-related communications to all stakeholders, including project status updates, reports, and presentation
  • Tracking project milestones and progress and providing regular status updates to the project manager and other stakeholders
  • Identifying areas for process improvement and collaborating with the project manager to implement changes that enhance project performance and outcomes

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

Salary: 06 to 09 Lakhs per annum

Expected date of Joining: Immediate 

Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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