Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Edtech Fellow – Digital Content, Pratham Digital

About Pratham

Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 20 years, Pratham has grown to be India’s largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged youth and children in over 20 states across the country, with a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the 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 Pratham’s Digital Innovations

Pratham started its digital intervention with the Hybrid learning program in 400 villages of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in the year 2015. In 2017 with the support of Google.org, and Sarva Mangal Family Trust this program expanded to over 1000 villages. The support led to the formation of core groups within Pratham which produced over 350 videos in and about 70 learning games and software needed to deploy and monitor digital resources in the village communities. These resources are present in 11 regional languages and English.

Subsequently, the digital resources were also made available in Pratham’s foundational programs and in the Early Childhood Education support program on an experimental basis. The digital learning material (games and videos) created for different age groups is available on Google Playstore as the PraDigi app and Read and Speak English App along with YouTube and other learning platforms.

The digital hardware and software are currently available in various Pratham programs across 21 states with content in 11 languages including Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odiya, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi and English.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Ed-Tech fellow position in the Digital Content team offers young, motivated, energetic people the opportunity to be an integral part of Pratham’s digital work across the country. This person will be the crucial link between the different domains of digital content teams (life, school, and work), program implementation team, central teams and external partners. We urge you to go through our website https://prathamopenschool.org/ to know more about our content-related work.

The Edtech Fellow will work on the following:

  • Content Review and Support: The Fellow will need to facilitate/ conduct quarterly reviews of the content. This will include liaison with the analytics and evaluation team to get data that helps measure the impact of the content within a program. Qualitative inputs from field visits/ reviews will also be part of these reviews. The person would need to work with the program head to plough back suggestions from these review meetings into implementation.
  • Internal Liaison: The Fellow will be responsible for creating any internal reports on the content implementation, and testing out of new content. The fellow will also be tasked with planning and regular tracking of progress against plan for all the three domains (school, work, and life).
  • Content Partnerships: The Fellow will also handle relations with external partners as and when needed.
  • Regular Reporting: This would include tracking progress for both internal and external communication.

Qualifications and Experience

Desired:

  • 0-2 years prior work experience in a similar role in private sector firms, NGOs or foundations
  • Experience and/or knowledge of content, especially digital content creation, preferred
  • Ability to build rapport with people from various academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi or at least 1-2 other regional languages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in teams and on tasks ranging from simple to complex
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic contexts and scenarios
  • Self-motivation and pro-activeness
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative to support processes in an unstructured or ambiguous environment
  • Keeping oneself constantly updated on the broader educational context in assigned states and in India
  • Willingness to travel regularly and extensively in rural areas of India, with limited amenities (as per the COVID-restrictions)
  • Willingness to commit to at least 2-3 years of work with Pratham

Preferred:

  • Exposure to the non-profit sector through previous experience or otherwise
  • Coursework in international development or management
  • Experience living and working in a developing country

Location

While remote work is ongoing, we are location agnostic. However, once offices reopen the candidate will need to be based out of New Delhi.

Application Process

Send the following to digital@pratham.org with cc to annapoorni@pratham.org and mention ‘Application for the position of Edtech fellow – Digital Content’ in the subject line, with the following attachments.

  1. Current Resume: Resume should contain:
    a. Contact Information for Applicant
    b. Academic Background
    i. Universities Attended, Degrees Acquired
    ii. Academic Record (Marks or GPA, if applicable)
    iii. Past work experience, highlighting relevant skills
    iv. Relevant Coursework: List Courses in Development, Management, and Education
    v. Experiences in development, teaching and/or education (if applicable)
    vi. Languages Spoken
  2. Statement of Purpose (500 words)

Early applicants will be given preference.
Date of Joining: Immediate