Pratham Books (www.prathambooks.org) is a not-for-profit children’s book publisher that was set up in 2004 to publish good quality, affordable books in many Indian languages. Our mission is to see ‘a book in every child’s hand’ and we have spread the joy of reading to millions of children in India. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful storybooks and has been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.
In 2015, Pratham Books increased its footprint by going digital. As an industry leader, we were one of the first publishers in the country to open license our content. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver which is a digital platform that hosts books in languages from India and beyond, so that every child can have an endless stream of storybooks in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. The books can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free.
StoryWeaver has created the following educator-focused digital interventions:
Reading Programme – RP offers 144 beautifully illustrated multilingual age-appropriate storybooks that provide a rich reading experience to all children.
Foundational Literacy Programme- The FLP programme consists of 90 storybooks in Hindi and Marathi across six reading levels for Grades 1 to 3.
STEM Literacy Programme- Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver has created a comprehensive STEM literacy programme for Grades 1 to 5 in five languages.
As Associate Partnerships Manager – Maharashtra, your core responsibilities with Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver will include the following:
. Partnerships building with State Education Departments, Ed Tech Companies, NGOs and CBOs in the state of Chhattisgarh, in addition to other states.
. Identifying and bringing on board new Marathi language partners for the STEM, FLP and Reading Programmes.
. Identify partnerships for platform (content and features) adoption at scale.
. Serve as the primary point of contact for all operational questions about the project internally and externally.
. Create and maintain detailed timelines/work plans for all project deliverables and key milestones.
. Deliver project status updates to the internal team and stakeholders.
. Support in preparing project launch, and weekly check-ins to identify and capture recommendations for future execution.
. Prepare monthly project reports, an end project report on best practices, challenges, case stories etc.
. Facilitate the planning of capacity building/training of various stakeholders in the programme.
. Support organising and completion of capacity building for stakeholders.
. Support the team to prepare lesson plans and editable collateral.
. Support in implementing the monitoring and evaluation of the projects operating within the Reading Programme, FLP and STEM programmes, developing and maintaining the MIS of the project/s.
. Support the research agency to complete the baseline and endline evaluations and provide them with necessary support from the district functionaries.
. Submit monthly reports on the programme implementation, reflecting achievements made, challenges and solutions for donor agency, and other key stakeholders.
. Documenting project successes and learnings in the form of case studies, video stories and short films.
. Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Sociology/Education/Management or any other relevant discipline.
. Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience working with Government Education Departments.
. Dynamic person with good communication skills and zeal to learn.
. Should be fluent in writing and reading in English and Marathi.
. Should be able to work on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
. Should be able to write reports and minutes of meetings.
. Should be willing to travel within Maharashtra as the job requires extensive travel within the state.
The Associate Partnerships Manager, Maharashtra will report directly to the Senior Manager – Partnerships.
1 year (starting from September 20th, 2022).
The compensation offered will be commensurate with the qualifications and experiences of the candidate.
Interested candidates can email their detailed CV by the 16th of September, 2022 to [email protected] In the subject line, candidates must specify ‘Associate Partnerships Manager, Maharashtra’.
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