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Numeracy Lead, Haryana FLN Reform

Company : Central Square Foundation
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Haryana

Full Description

Position: Numeracy Lead, Haryana FLN Reform

Location: SCERT, Gurgaon

Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a non-profit philanthropic foundation

working on the vision of ensuring quality school education for all children in India. We are driven

by our mission to transform the school education system with a focus on improving learning

outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.

We believe that ensuring Universal, Early, Conceptual and Procedural Mastery of Foundational

Skills is absolutely essential for the overall success of the education system. In order to achieve this,

we partner with individuals and social impact organizations to bring innovative solutions in

education, as well as work with the government to drive systemic impact. We collaborate with the

ecosystem to leverage knowledge, build evidence and create proven tools around critical issues

such as early learning, EdTech, classroom instruction methods and governance.

We also support exceptional social entrepreneurs with powerful ideas, undertake application-

oriented research, provide a platform for sharing of innovation, and collaborate with other

stakeholders in the ecosystem to find policy solutions - all towards enabling sustained change in

India’s educational system.

CSF’s team members bring a deep sense of commitment and passion towards our collective vision

that every child deserves quality education. We strive for excellence in everything we do and

collaborate to create an impact as we move closer to achieving our mission. We encourage an

entrepreneurial outlook that evokes new and bold ideas along with taking smart risks. CSF provides

a dynamic, learning and positive environment that is driven by our strong sense of values.

Position Summary

The team works in collaboration with State Education Departments to bring reform by

implementing large-scale system-led projects with the goal of improving student learning

outcomes. Our team supports the State to design and implement an integrated program which

encompasses multiple critical aspects of a reform process ranging from building effective classroom

pedagogy to working with the state to build salience and necessary state capacity to deliver FLN at

scale, while also strengthening governance and other key enablers that are critical for the reform.

CSF has partnered with the Education Department of Haryana on a long-term engagement for

system reform and is setting up a Project Management Unit (PMU) to deliver it.


The position will be based out of SCERT, Gurgaon for the duration of the project (a minimum of 2

years until planned exit from State) and might require frequent travel within the state . The role

reports to the State lead, Haryana.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Co-create instructional design, material and training with state
  • Review state Mathematics & Numeracy curriculum, textbooks and other materials
  • Design and develop foundational Numeracy instructional framework, training

modules and TLM for early grades in consultation with the central team

  • Design and implement continuous professional development of State Resource

Group (SRG) and District Resource Group (DRG), ABRCs, BRPs, Block level teams and

teachers on early language learning

  • Design workshops, facilitation modules, workshop materials, etc. for professional

development of teachers on program design and activities

  • Design assessment tools, classroom observation tools and other required

monitoring formats in consultation with central team

  • Work closely with SCERT, Director of School Education, HSSPP and DIET authorities

for their support in material development, workshops, assessments and monitoring

  • Build state capacity on early language learning
  • Develop and execute strategies for capacity building of ABRCs/BRPs to ensure

effective onsite support to the teachers

  • Plan and support professional development course roll-out in the state in

consultation with FLN Unit and central team, Delhi

  • Design and participate in review meetings of ABRCs, BRPs and DRG members to

review the progress of the program activities and outcomes

  • Other activities
  • Conduct school observations to oversee program implementation
  • Document best practices, case studies and success stories from the field to share with

donors, central team and governments

  • Participate in meetings and workshops invited by government, SCERT, Director of
School Education, HSSPP, DIETs and other organizations


Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong academic background with an advanced degree or fellowship with specialization in

Mathematics/ Numeracy Education, with solid understanding of research-based

approaches to teaching Numeracy. Candidates with a B. El. Ed. qualification will be

preferred.

  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience, with prior experience in designing curriculum

material and trainings; at least 2 years of hands-on experience in teaching Numeracy &

Maths in Grade 1-5, ideally in an under-resourced environment

  • Passion to make a scaled impact in education and belief in the possibility of foundational

learning for all children

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills; strong Hindi language writing skills for

training modules, workbooks, manuals, etc. and fluency in Hindi; reasonable knowledge of

English

  • Strong project management skills, and an ability to be able to set priorities, plan timelines

and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and proactively, without support staff and with little

supervision

Desired Qualities

  • Hardworking, determined and action-biased
  • Mission driven, optimistic and enthusiastic - must believe in achieving transformational

change

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks at once and able to prioritize as required
  • Ability to control and manage complex situations and expectations that may be arise from

various external stakeholders

  • High ability to collaborate and actively listen, understand and value team members’ views
  • Prior exposure to either the education sector, public sector, development sector, or

consulting is desirable.

Compensation

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the

candidate’s experience levels.

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