Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Centre Head

About Pratham

Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 27 years, Pratham has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit organizations working to provide quality education to children and youth in over 20 states and union territories across the country, through a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the Yidan Prize, Lui Che Woo Prize, WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service. For more details, refer to www.pratham.org.

About the ENABLE Program
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes the fundamental importance of universal foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN). But, children, especially those with special needs and disabilities, face significant barriers hindering their acquisition of foundational skills. In India, an estimated 7.8 million children and young individuals had disabilities in 2019. Alarmingly, a large proportion of them do not attend educational institutions, and 45% struggle to attain foundational literacy. ENABLE’ or ‘Equity in Accessing Numeracy And Basic Literacy Education’, is a multi-pronged intervention to strengthen the quality of education for 3-9 year olds with disabilities. The 3 key objective of this program is to:

  1. Strengthen Government’s mainstream service delivery mechanism to ensure foundational learning outcomes for learners with disabilities (LwD)
  2. Identify, address and overcome attitudinal barriers and stereotypes towards learners with disabilities in families and communities
  3. Facilitate partnership between relevant government departments, civil society, private sector and communities in support for learners with disabilities

Key responsibilities :

1) Administrative Leadership:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the [Location] center.
  • Oversee administrative functions, including facility management, resource allocation, and coordination of support staff.
  • Implement and improve administrative processes to enhance overall efficiency.
  • Facilitate smooth visits, internal and external, to the center. 

2) Training Program Management:

  • Develop and implement training programs to meet the needs of our [industry/sector].
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure the content is up-to-date and relevant.
  • Monitor and evaluate training effectiveness, making adjustments as needed.

3) Team Management:

  • Lead and motivate a team of administrative and training professionals.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and mentorship to team members.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.

4) Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless communication and cooperation.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Skills

  • Ability to lead and multi-task
  • Overseeing facility-related matters, ensuring a conducive and safe environment for children, staff and visitors
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Ability to prepare reports and manage basic data

Knowledge

  • Understanding of leadership, team dynamics and management
  • Understanding of safeguarding norms and safety protocols
  • Strong understanding of local leadership and stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years of program management or related experience.
  • Willingness to promote innovation and adapt to change.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, with a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Working Location: Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh 

Deadline: 31 January 2024  

Positions available: 3

Application Process
Please send the following to recruitment@pratham.org. We will reach out to you to set up the application process. To participate in the process, kindly submit the form available at https://forms.gle/Rnzh52x1cWCeTXxm7.  

Your resume should contain –

  • Contact information
  • Academic background: Universities attended and degrees acquired with academic record (Marks or GPA, if applicable)
  • Past work experience, highlighting relevant skills
  • Relevant Coursework: List Courses in Development, Management, and Education
  • Experiences in development, teaching and/or education (if applicable)
  • Interest areas/hobbies 
  • Languages spoken

Note: Pratham is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups, especially persons with disabilities to apply.