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.
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
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
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.
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.
position will be based out of Panchkula with frequent travel to SCERT,
Gurgaon for the duration of the project (a minimum of 2 years until
planned exit from State) and might also 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 language curriculum, textbooks and other materials
Design and develop foundational
literacy 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
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 Language
Education, with solid understanding of research-based approaches to
teaching Literacy. Candidates with a B. El. Ed. qualification will be
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
For Lead Literacy Position
Minimum 5 to 8 years of relevant
work experience, with prior experience in designing curriculum material
and training; at least 2 years of hands-on experience in teaching
Literacy in Grade 1-5, ideally in an under-resourced environment.
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.
Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience levels.
Interested candidates can please apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by sending their latest CV and a cover letter in English (not more than
150 words) that indicates their suitability for the job.
Please indicate the position name in the subject line- Lead Literacy (Panchkula/Gurugram) position.
Applications are open on a rolling basis.
We carefully review all the applications and will contact you if there is a closer match with the requirement.