CONSULTANT-PROJECT ASSOCIATE, GOA

CONSULTANT – PROJECT ASSOCIATE, GOA

About us:

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.

Our Programmes:StoryWeaver has created a range of educator-focused digital interventions. The Reading Programme offers 144 beautifully illustrated multilingual age-appropriate storybooks that provide a rich reading experience to children. Pratham Books is collaborating with SCERT, Goa to ensure that children across grades 1-8 in the state have access to quality storybooks through the Reading Programme.

We are looking for a Consultant – Project Associate who will be based out of Goa to join the implementation team of this project.

Scope of Work/ Duties:

As a Consultant – Project Associate, your core responsibilities with Pratham Books will include the following:

Project Implementation: To ensure the implementation of the Digital Reading Programme across Government schools in the state of Goa.

● Visit participating schools in Goa to support teachers to ensure that children read storybooks in the Reading Programme weekly.
● Help teachers create monthly or weekly plans to execute/implement the Reading Programme with their classes.
● Deliver project status updates to internal team and stakeholders.
● Attend regular meetings with the stakeholders and internal team.
● Ensure visibility of weekly data from the ground on how teachers are implementing the project.
● Identify and build relationships with a cohort of invested teachers to drive the programme better on ground.
● Coordinate the localisation and dissemination of circulars and notifications to circulate among participants of the programme.
● Engage with a volunteer base of reading champions in Goa who can support the execution of the project.
● Observe the implementation of the Digital Reading Programme in classrooms and collate data on important project metrics.

Capacity Building

● Plan capacity building/training sessions for various stakeholders in the programme.
● Support organising and completion of capacity building for stakeholders.

Impact Documentation and Reporting:

● Support in implementing the monitoring and evaluation of project.
● Prepare monthly project reports documenting best practices, on-ground challenges, teacher and student experiences.
● Document project successes and learnings in the form of case studies, video stories and short films.

Eligibility:

● Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Sociology/Education/Management or any other relevant discipline.
● Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience working in Education or with Government Education Departments.
● Dynamic person with good communication skills and a zeal to learn.
● Should be fluent in writing and reading in English and Marathi (knowledge of Konkani is an added advantage).
● Should be able to work on Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
● Should be able to write reports and minutes of meetings.
● Should be based out of Goa and willing to travel to other locations within India from time to time.

Duration of contractual engagement:

This is a consultancy-based engagement of 18 months (starting from December 2022).

Location:
This is a position based in Goa with frequent work-related travel to other locations.

Compensation:
Compensation offered will be commensurate with the qualifications and experiences of the candidate.

How to Apply:
This is an urgent and immediate hiring. Interested candidates can email their detailed CV by 25th November 2022 to [email protected] In the subject line, candidates must specify ‘Consultant – Project Associate, Goa’.

*Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be notified by us.