• Peepul India - Programme Manager - Madhya Pradesh Statewide Education Transformation Programme Jobs in Mp - 25255679

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Role description

The role of Programme Manager is critical to the success of the continued partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh towards achieving quality education for all, and to Peepuls strategic objective of supporting quality improvement in the public school system in India This is therefore an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to play a key role in a flagship reform initiative with enormous potential impact The Programme Manager will be a leader of exceptional calibre with the flexibility, tenacity and enthusiasm both to build a high performing, creative team and to establish with government partners a fast moving, high-expectations culture

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working in close collaboration with the Principal Secretary Education of Madhya Pradesh, the Programme Manager will be accountable for the detailed design and implementation of the programme in Madhya Pradesh as well as building Peepuls credibility across India as a leading delivery partner on public school sector quality improvement

Key Responsibilities

To lead the detailed design of the implementation roadmap and build a broad coalition of support around the programme objectives

- Work with senior government stakeholders, Peepuls senior leadership and Advisory Board to finalise the strategic design and development of an implementation plan

- Build consensus within all levels of government around a common vision and set of objectives; secure state funding for reform activities where appropriate

- Define success metrics and growth aspiration for the project and communicate effectively with all stakeholders to translate this into a multi-year state engagement across multiple districts

To manage best-in-class project implementation

- Plan and sequence the implementation of this project at-scale, in close coordination with Peepuls education and training team, and in consultation with MP field team

- Leverage Peepuls work on exemplar schools to transfer codified best practices to the MP context

- Create effective work planning and management systems to ensure work remains on track and effectively prioritised, including regular strategic reviews to keep the project design fit for purpose

- Develop systems to ensure the effective use of data across the programme, developing appropriate tracking metrics to ensure high-quality implementation and identify areas for course correction and learning

- Work with in-house M&E team and external experts to develop appropriate project evaluation tools, including rigorous academic assessment where appropriate

To build an effective and sustainable delivery architecture, including a high-performing team and strong public, private and non-profit partnerships

- Recruit, support, line-manage and develop a high-calibre delivery team Effectively work in a matrixed environment with education specialists, subject matter experts and field staff

- Develop and maintain strong operational relationships with government partners, providing leadership and putting in place mechanisms to support collaboration and cross-organisational working

- Design and build effective, fully aligned partnerships to leverage external expertise where appropriate given Peepuls in-house skill-set

- Build capacity within government teams to ensure ongoing, sustainable organisational self-improvement after the formal end of the project

Person Specifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills, and attributes


- A track record of providing strong strategic and operational leadership in a dynamic project or organisation

- Strong track record of success in leading and managing projects with multi-functional teams in complex, fluid situations

- Experience of working in government systems and awareness of education structures in India Experience of having worked or lived in Madhya Pradesh is desirable

- Extensive experience of collaborating and partnering with senior internal and external stakeholders, including senior political figures, and communicating to a variety of audiences

Skills and Knowledge

- Extremely strong analytical skills and good judgement, able to lead on project design

- The intellectual creativity and innovation to develop pragmatic solutions to operational challenges as they arise, while maintaining focus on strategic goals

- Exceptional stakeholder management skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of individuals in public, private and non-profit sectors

- Effective leadership skills, able both to recruit and foster a strong Peepul delivery team and to work with public sector colleagues and associates with a consultative and collegiate decision making style

- An ability to work successfully under pressure with the capacity to manage competing priorities and deliver to deadlines

- Strong communications skills, to ensure the goals and operations of the project are well understood across all stakeholder groups

Personal attributes

- A passion for education and a genuine commitment to Peepuls mission and values

- The tenacity, flexibility and resilience to adapt rapidly to changing priorities in a fast-moving, complex environment

- High levels of personal impact with the ability to command the respect of wide range of senior stakeholders

- Significant personal drive, energy, ambition and enthusiasm

Language skills

- Fluency in English and Hindi

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Salary : Not Mentioned
Deadline : 30th May 2020

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