New job Senior Project Lead - Government Projects in Delhi

Senior Project Lead - Government Projects

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

Full Description

Position: Senior Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives Team
Location: New Delhi

Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation
working with 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 the learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.

We believe that effective foundational learning is essential for better learning outcomes
for all children in school. Development of foundational literacy and numeracy skills by
Class 3 can help children progress to higher levels of learning which is an essential
building block for creating equal access to opportunities needed for leading a better life.

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 also collaborate with the ecosystem to leverage knowledge and
create resources to address critical issues in early learning, technology in education,
classroom instruction methods and governance.

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. 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

CSF is supporting multiple state governments to achieve universal foundational learning.
This involves the co-creation and implementation of comprehensive FLN plans for the
states. The project involves efficient management of multiple, ambiguous work-streams
with tight deadlines, and consistent engagement with government officials at various
levels of seniority.

Senior Program Manager - Position Summary

Based out of New Delhi, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) will play an important role
in ensuring the ambitious reform initiative is implemented in an efficient and effective
manner. The SPM will be expected to adapt to ambiguous circumstances, effectively
respond to government requests, and strengthen CSF’s strategic goal of improving
foundational learning outcomes. The SPM will be a part of the Strategic Initiatives team
in Delhi, and help oversee a Central Program Management Unit
Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with multiple states and co-creating multi-year FLN learning outcome
achievement plans
  • Building and retaining relations with key government officials and other relevant
stakeholders in the ecosystem

  • Organizing and delivering stakeholder workshops and engagements to retain
program buy-in
  • Providing regular updates to CSF management on progress, insights,
opportunities and areas for course correction
  • Overseeing and providing guidance to Program Management Unit, on areas such

o Coordination of stakeholder interactions and workshops
o Onboarding of new partners and ensuring such entities deliver as per

expected timelines and standards
o Ensuring timely delivery of outputs
o Technical inputs on quality of outputs if and when needed

Key Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant fields: including management,
economics, social sciences, and public policy
  • 10 to 12 years of work experience with managerial responsibilities,
demonstrating superb project delivery and team leadership
  • Demonstrated experience working with government on implementing complex
  • Ability to lead meetings, deliver presentations, and represent CSF to external
  • Experience in managing teams with multiple members
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management capabilities
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, and an ability to be able to set priorities,

plan projects and meet deadlines

Desired Qualities

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Operating style suited to working in a small-organization setting, where
teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • Excellent leadership skills, including ability to manage multiple projects at a time


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend
upon the candidate’s experience levels.


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