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Senior Manager, District Project Management Unit

What we do

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools.

Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ – a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national and regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools.

Project MALA: Project MALA aims to create high-tech, low-tech and no-tech tools which can support child-educators (parents, teachers, volunteers) to build the neuro-linguistic exposure that children require to acquire language proficiency through oracy. Children in rural areas or from low income households have minimal exposure to the English language- particularly oracy. They find the existing english language learning tools inadequate to build fluency in spoken English and also have difficulty in reading to learn from English sources. Project MALA aims to leverage technology and contextually built learning resources to solve this problem.

TechforEdSystems:Madhi is working towards revolutionizing the state’s education governance systems through TechforEdSystems – an end-to-end monitoring solution including sophisticated applications and processes developed by Madhi, which enables the system to effectively integrate technology and data into its governance and decision making systems.

Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools: To ensure holistic growth of children from underserved communities and to empower them with the skills to work toward their dreams, the Department of School Education has embarked on an ambitious project of setting up ‘Tamil Nadu Model Schools’ that will serve children from the most marginalized backgrounds and equip them with skills and knowledge such that their disadvantages get mitigated and no longer impede their success in academics, work and life. Madhi has joined the Department to assist in the setting up of these 38 Model Schools, each exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in letter and spirit, enabling every student, irrespective of their background, to receive equal opportunities to aspire and achieve their goals.

The job vacancy detailed here pertains to the state reform projects undertaken by Madhi in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu. To know more about the work we do, check out our information brochure at bit.ly/MadhiFdn_LearnMore2

Your team (TNSOARS-1)

The TNSOARS -1 team comprises five sub-verticals: Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs), Training, Tracking, Targeted Communication and Tutoring at home. All the sub-verticals work together seamlessly and support the implementation of the state reform projects that Madhi undertakes in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu.

About the role

The Senior Manager will play a key role in delivering on Madhi’s mandate with the government. They will be expected to anchor the Project Management of a team of regional managers and district project management teams to drive the outcomes of the projects undertaken by Madhi by integrating the sub-verticals to function seamlessly and deliver on the objectives. The TNSOARS-1 team consists of diverse & dynamic professionals like instructional designers, master trainers, field experts, data analysts, and product developers. The Senior Manager will be responsible for bringing the programmatic vision for the project by setting up project management systems and constantly aligning the team’s activities in line with the short, medium, and long-term project goals.

The challenges you will help solve in this role:

Addressing the unique challenges that the public education space faces.
The average age of the team at Madhi is 28 years old. This means we are a team of highly-driven, ambitious and committed individuals (mostly millennials!) whose aspirations and motivations are not limited just to money or a promotion.
We are an outcome-driven organisation and we do not obsess over clocking in and clocking out. As the Senior Manager, you will be responsible to identify ways in which we can hold ourselves accountable to a high bar of excellence with a singular focus on outcomes by setting up systems that let us keep our eye on the ball at all times
We are a people first organisation which means we do whatever it takes to make Madhi a safe and comfortable and enjoyable place for the team to work at. We are also a small, growing team which means everyone does everything, many a time. As the Senior Manager, you will be expected to operate without inhibitions, doing whatever it takes to make Madhi a great place to work at. On some days this may look like ensuring the roof is not leaking and on others this may look like you sitting in on a discussion resolving conflict among team members.
Building a robust project management team, as a Senior Manager, you will be leading district teams who will have varied degrees of challenges. You are expected to guide them, mentor them and set them up for success.

The job description:

Below is an indicative set of responsibilities you will be required to lead as part of your role. We believe that a job description is best created collaboratively where the individual joining the team and the senior leadership team together define the role in greater detail so it reflects your aspirations and ambitions as much as it does the organisation’s needs. A detailed description will be jointly created once the selection process has been completed and you have accepted our offer of employment.

In this role some of your responsibilities will include:

Set and achieve goals along with sub-vertical heads and senior management, towards vision setting process and ensuring all objectives of the programme are met successfully
Build strong relationships at the state and district levels to ensure efficient coordination for any activity that may come our way
Ensure all team management structures are followed diligently and personalised support is provided whenever required
Design a comprehensive project management process and implement project management protocols to ensure on-time delivery of the goals of the project you will be managing
Set up processes and build support infrastructure to enable the team to produce high-quality output adhering to Madhi standards
Represent Madhi in state-level committee meetings with Samagra Shiksha, SCERT, and other departments
Facilitate cross-functional conversations with state-level stakeholders and ensure that the mission strategy is aligned with in decision making processes
Ensure periodic connect with key stakeholders (internal & external) and diagnose and provide effective solutions for seamless collaboration
Create periodic reports to different stakeholders to inform regarding the project milestones and deliverables
Manage a team of 160 comprising of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills and unlock their potential to achieve the same

You will thrive in this role if you:

Have lead people management at a nonprofit or a start-up
Posses a growth mindset and are comfortable seeking solutions for problems that you may not immediately have an understanding of
Have prior experience in developing targeted Learning & Development experiences for diverse teams
Enjoy travelling to different parts of the state and interacting with diverse stakeholders
Possess demonstrable leadership skills and a resilient entrepreneurial mindset
Have outstanding formal written communication skills in English
Have impeccable planning and task tracking skills

Prerequisites include:

At least 6-10 years of relevant work experience in Communication, Mass media, Outreach strategy etc
Experience of having directly managed a team of at least 3-5 mid-level managers
Experience in the education/development sector would be an added advantage
A degree in a relevant field of study from a reputed institution
Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and all Google Suite applications
At least spoken knowledge of Tamil language

This role will report to:

Associate Director, TN Soars – 1

Location:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Remuneration:

Rs 11,00,000 – 13,00,000 p.a

Please note:

You will be expected to bring your own laptop, with updated software (MS Office 2016)

Link to Application Form:

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Posted by Urmila Reghunath
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Senior Manager, Strategic Communications (IEC)

What we do

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools.
Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ – a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national and regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools.
Project MALA: Project MALA aims to create high-tech, low-tech and no-tech tools which can support child-educators (parents, teachers, volunteers) to build the neuro-linguistic exposure that children require to acquire language proficiency through oracy. Children in rural areas or from low income households have minimal exposure to the English language- particularly oracy. They find the existing english language learning tools inadequate to build fluency in spoken English and also have difficulty in reading to learn from English sources. Project MALA aims to leverage technology and contextually built learning resources to solve this problem.
Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools: To ensure holistic growth of children from underserved communities and to empower them with the skills to work toward their dreams, the Department of School Education has embarked on an ambitious project of setting up ‘Tamil Nadu Model Schools’ that will serve children from the most marginalized backgrounds and equip them with skills and knowledge such that their disadvantages get mitigated and no longer impede their success in academics, work and life. Madhi has joined the Department to assist in the setting up of these 38 Model Schools, each exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in letter and spirit, enabling every student, irrespective of their background, to receive equal opportunities to aspire and achieve their goals.

The job vacancy detailed here pertains to the state reform projects undertaken by Madhi in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu. To know more about the work we do, check out our information brochure at bit.ly/MadhiFdn_LearnMore2

Your team (TNSOARS-1)

The TNSOARS -1 team comprises five sub-verticals: Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs), Training, Tracking, Targeted Communication and Tutoring at home. All the sub-verticals work together seamlessly and support the implementation of the state reform projects that Madhi undertakes in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu.

About the role

The Senior Manager will play a key role in delivering on Madhi’s mandate with the government. They will be expected to work with the State Project Management Unit to anchor all activities for the Targeted Communications sub-vertical. The TNSOARS-1 team consists of diverse & dynamic professionals like instructional designers, master trainers, field experts, data analysts, and product developers. The Senior Manager will be responsible for bringing the programmatic vision for the project by setting up project management systems and constantly aligning the team’s activities in line with the short, medium, and long-term project goals!

The challenges you will help solve in this role:

Addressing the unique challenges that the public education space faces.
The Ennum Ezhuthum project is now implemented in mission mode and in your role as the Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, you will need to make sure that the information about the program and its implementation reaches every single stakeholder including parents and the community.
The project is to be implemented across all the districts in the state of Tamil Nadu and will require streamlined communication and sharing of best practices. In your role, you will need to design strategies to ensure that the communication is seamless across all layers.
Apart from designing strategies, we will have to foster cross-learning and collaboration among districts in terms of IEC activities and strategies.

The job description:

Below is an indicative set of responsibilities you will be required to lead as part of your role. We believe that a job description is best created collaboratively where the individual joining the team and the senior leadership team together define the role in greater detail so it reflects your aspirations and ambitions as much as it does the organisation’s needs. A detailed description will be jointly created once the selection process has been completed and you have accepted our offer of employment.

In this role some of your responsibilities will include:

Set and achieve goals along with sub-vertical heads and senior management, towards vision setting process and ensuring all objectives of the programme are met successfully
Build strong relationships at the state and district levels to ensure efficient coordination for any activity that may come our way
Design a comprehensive project management process and implement project management protocols to ensure on-time delivery of the goals of the project you will be managing
Lead the design and implementation of an IEC strategy for the projects undertaken by Madhi with the government
Manage outreach and intra-departmental communication activities for conducting the mission
Coordinate with media partners and other stakeholders to manage the IEC activities for the projects
Strategise behaviour change communication to ensure the long term sustenance of the projects
Create the communications guidelines for the project related external communication
Support in developing a robust outreach campaign strategy for improving the state and district team’s contribution and ensure attainment of the project goals.
Review the communication strategy periodically and suggest course-corrections.

You will thrive in this role if you:

Have lead people management at a nonprofit or a start-up.
Posses a growth mindset and are comfortable seeking solutions for problems that you may not immediately have an understanding of.
Possess demonstrable leadership skills and a resilient entrepreneurial mindset.
Have outstanding formal written communication skills in English.
Have impeccable planning and task tracking skills.

Prerequisites include:

At least 6-10 years of relevant work experience in Communication, Mass media, Outreach strategy etc
Experience of having directly managed a team of at least 2-3 managers
Experience in the education/development sector would be an added advantage
A degree in a relevant field of study from a reputed institution
Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and all Google Suite applications
At least spoken knowledge of Tamil language

This role will report to:

Senior Manager, Project Management – FLN Mission

Location:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Remuneration:

Rs 6,00,000 – 10,00,000 p.a

Please note:

You will be expected to bring your own laptop, with updated software (MS Office 2016)

Link to Application Form:

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Posted by HCM Team
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Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

What we do

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools.
Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ – a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national and regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools.
Project MALA: Project MALA aims to create high-tech, low-tech and no-tech tools which can support child-educators (parents, teachers, volunteers) to build the neuro-linguistic exposure that children require to acquire language proficiency through oracy. Children in rural areas or from low income households have minimal exposure to the English language- particularly oracy. They find the existing english language learning tools inadequate to build fluency in spoken English and also have difficulty in reading to learn from English sources. Project MALA aims to leverage technology and contextually built learning resources to solve this problem.
Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools: To ensure holistic growth of children from underserved communities and to empower them with the skills to work toward their dreams, the Department of School Education has embarked on an ambitious project of setting up ‘Tamil Nadu Model Schools’ that will serve children from the most marginalized backgrounds and equip them with skills and knowledge such that their disadvantages get mitigated and no longer impede their success in academics, work and life. Madhi has joined the Department to assist in the setting up of these 38 Model Schools, each exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in letter and spirit, enabling every student, irrespective of their background, to receive equal opportunities to aspire and achieve their goals.

The job vacancy detailed here pertains to the Research and Innovation Team. To know more about the work we do, check out our information brochure at bit.ly/MadhiFdn_LearnMore2

Your team (Research and Innovation)

The Research and Innovation Team comprises: Centre for Education Research in India (CERI) & Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) sub verticals. This team is a multifaceted group; comprising of data scientists, research specialists and programme managers; all of whom prize dynamism and versatility in their approach to work. Each sub-vertical works closely with all the Project teams at Madhi to ensure that Madhi’s deep work in Tamil Nadu can add value to the ecosystem at large, whether through effectively scaling successful projects or by producing high quality research outputs.

The CERI team is focused on producing high quality research outputs based on insights from Madhi’s projects and from the ecosystem at large, particularly where contextualisation of learning is necessary for implementation within the Indian ecosystem. The MEL team is focused on codifying insights from the implementation of all projects implemented by Madhi, such that they can be effectively replicated at scale and/or in other contexts in India while enabling the team to constantly learn from the evidence gathered and improve the programme model.

All Madhi’s teams work together seamlessly to make magic happen day after day, doing whatever it takes to take us closer to the vision of reimagining school systems to eliminate the foundational learning crisis in India.

About the role

You will be participating in a dynamic team with pan-project visibility and oversight; working to communicate insights and outcomes from pilot projects, mission delivery conducted by Madhi or one of Madhi’s partners. The reports and publications that CERI puts out will contribute to the growing body of knowledge on how to improve educational outcomes for the last-mile child! We need someone with a thirst for learning, and an unwavering belief that evidence based research along with strong communication is an indispensable need to solve the most complex social issues!

The challenges you will help solve in this role:

Lack of a structured body of knowledge on what works and what doesn’t work to improve last mile educational outcomes for children; in particular- by contextualising findings to the Indian context
Qualitative and quantitative field data seldom interact with each other and even when they do, it is hard for a common person to interpret and understand this data to learn from the evidence
Support project verticals and sub-verticals to find relevant pieces of global research which meet their project objectives.

The job description:

Below is an indicative set of responsibilities you will be required to lead as part of your role. We believe that a job description is best created collaboratively where the individual joining the team and the senior leadership team together define the role in greater detail so it reflects your aspirations and ambitions as much as it does the organisation’s needs. A detailed description will be jointly created once the selection process has been completed and you have accepted our offer of employment.

In this role some of your responsibilities will include:

Assist in developing and updating MEL standard operating procedures at Madhi
Collaborate with project teams to develop MEL frameworks (including ToC, Logframes etc.) for different projects
Support project team members in executing MEL framework in the field (including tool creation, data collection workshops etc.)
Along with Senior Manager, Research and Innovation, develop a roadmap for different MEL reports and dissemination
Maintaining digital data collection, MEL dashboards etc.
Support respective team members to organize qualitative data collection activities both internally and externally (ie- FGDs, discussion forums etc)
Along with Senior Manager, Research and Innovation, develop a research agenda that includes both intervention-outcome oriented research as well as larger education-in-India oriented research.

You will thrive in this role if you:

Can conceptualise and report insights from pilot research studies, designed at strengthening existing systems and practices.
Have prior experience of creating strategic, data-driven policy advocacy based on data analysis from field inputs.
Are comfortable dealing with both quantitative and qualitative data.
Are highly planned, organised, methodical, meticulous and detail oriented.
Can creatively communicate insights to different audiences.
Have prior experience in interpreting tabulated/ visualised data sets and in creating comprehensive reports explaining field input data.
Thrive in a deadline oriented environment in creating collaterals for external stakeholders.
Have excellent stakeholder management skills, especially within a public sector setting.
Can storytell well, both verbally, in writing and visually; have proficiency in oral communication in Tamil.

Prerequisites include:

At least 4 years of experience in programme management or research role
A Masters degree in Social Work, Development Communication. In lieu of a Masters, we will also consider more years of relevant experience.
Experience in the education/development sector would be an asset.
Experience in dealing with analysis of quantitative data and quantitative is a must
Knowledge of and experience with SPSS or similar software dealing with statistics in the social sciences
Excellent knowledge of MS Office, G Suite, Digital Survey Tools and Data Visualization Tools
Experience in reporting research results to various stakeholders
Good written communication in English

This role will report to:

Senior Manager, Research & Innovation

Location:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Remuneration:

Rs 6,00,000 – 10,00,000 Lakhs p.a

Please note:

You will be expected to bring your own laptop, with updated software (MS Office 2016)

Link to Application Form:

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Posted by HCM Team
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Manager, School transformation

What we do

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools.
Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ – a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national and regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools.
Project MALA: Project MALA aims to create high-tech, low-tech and no-tech tools which can support child-educators (parents, teachers, volunteers) to build the neuro-linguistic exposure that children require to acquire language proficiency through oracy. Children in rural areas or from low income households have minimal exposure to the English language- particularly oracy. They find the existing english language learning tools inadequate to build fluency in spoken English and also have difficulty in reading to learn from English sources. Project MALA aims to leverage technology and contextually built learning resources to solve this problem.
Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools: To ensure holistic growth of children from underserved communities and to empower them with the skills to work toward their dreams, the Department of School Education has embarked on an ambitious project of setting up ‘Tamil Nadu Model Schools’ that will serve children from the most marginalized backgrounds and equip them with skills and knowledge such that their disadvantages get mitigated and no longer impede their success in academics, work and life. Madhi has joined the Department to assist in the setting up of these 38 Model Schools, each exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in letter and spirit, enabling every student, irrespective of their background, to receive equal opportunities to aspire and achieve their goals.

To know more about the work we do, check out our information brochure at bit.ly/MadhiFdn_LearnMore2

Your team

The Sandbox Schools Team’s primary objective is to improve the teaching-learning and administrative processes of a school towards strengthening foundational learning. The team shall ensure that all existing primary school programmes implemented by the department seamlessly blend into micro-innovations at the classroom-level.

About the role

The Manager, School transformation- Sandbox school, will support the Sr. Manager and be responsible for bringing the programmatic vision for sandbox school alive by constantly aligning the team’s activities in-line with the short, medium and long term project goals..

The job description:

Below is an indicative set of responsibilities you will be required to lead as part of your role. We believe that a job description is best created collaboratively where the individual joining the team and the senior leadership team together define the role in greater detail so it reflects your aspirations and ambitions as much as it does the organisation’s needs. A detailed description will be jointly created once the selection process has been completed and you have accepted our offer of employment.

In this role some of your responsibilities will include:

Project Management

Design and adhere to effective project management and tracking systems
Facilitate collective spaces for the team to refine and iterate project activities to strengthen the overall programme
Establish periodic communication with other project teams at Madhi (Ennum Ezhuthum, MALA and Tech for Ed Systems) to enable concerted efforts towards the creation of thriving learning spaces for primary school students

Stakeholder Capacity building

Design robust rubrics for strengthening feedback-loop mechanisms to improve teaching-learning
Create training and observation framework to facilitate need-based sessions for teachers and HMs and conducting effective classroom observations

Impact Measurement
Anchor the creation of baseline and endline assessments and plan its delivery across schools
Track and communicate the outcome data of the programme
Contribute to overall organisational learning by documenting nuanced project insights through evidence-based micro-pilots

Community Engagement
Create structures for School Management Committee (SMC) meetings and Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTM) with core focus area being foundational learning
Plan and design community awareness initiatives towards strengthening awareness around foundational literacy and numeracy

Team Management
Manage a highly motivated team of associates and constantly strive to help them grow and realise their potential
Ensure diligent compliance to established team management structures
Support the learning and development of the team

You will thrive in this role if you:

Possess exceptional planning skills & take pride in being organised.
Obsess over time management & planning for all tasks regardless of the enormity or urgency.
Enjoy meticulous documentation.
Have outstanding interpersonal & communication skills.
Embrace the diverse set of challenges a new project offers
Have remarkable documentation skills with a knack for attention to details

Prerequisites include:

At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the education sector
At least 2 years of managerial experience with a team span of minimum 3-5 members
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of specialisation
Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint; experience of working with g-suite would be an advantage
Strong conversational skills in Tamil, also being able to read and write Tamil would be an advantage

This role will report to:

SeniorManager, Sandbox Schools

Location:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Remuneration:

Rs 7,00,000- 10,00,000 Lakhs p.a

Please note:

You will be expected to bring your own laptop, with updated software (MS Office 2016)

Link to Application Form:

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Posted by HCM Team