Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Research Associate – Data and Research, Pratham Digital

About Pratham
Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 25 years, Pratham has grown in both scope and size to become one of the largest non-profit organizations working with children and youth across India.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the 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

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 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 the Google Play store 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, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi and English.

Job Description
The Associate position offers young, motivated, energetic people the opportunity to be an integral part of Pratham’s digital work across the country. Successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, be able to navigate working in a challenging and fast paced environment, be able to function independently with minimum guidance. They would be responsible for assisting in developing monitoring and evaluation framework for the projects undertaken by the Digital Innovations team.

Responsibilities will include

  • Developing framework for overall project M&E. This would include
    • designing process and output indicators
    • setting up the process and frequency of data collection
    • training the implementation and other teams on the data collection systems
    • setting up data systems quality checks
  • Undertaking periodic data analysis to inform programmatic decision making
  • Managing all project data operations to data quality and timely reporting
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to streamline data systems and processes
  • Design and develop standardized report formats on Excel and BI tools like PowerBI
  • Supporting program management in reporting for all stakeholders
  • Any other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications and Experience

  • Prior knowledge and experience in setting up monitoring frameworks based on project objectives
  • Working level proficiency in BI tools like PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Ability to build rapport with people from various different academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi or at least 1-2 other regional languages
  • Good analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem-solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure and multicultural environment
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • 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)


  • Experience in handling big datasets using SQL and R
  • Exposure to the non-profit sector through previous experience or otherwise

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

Application Process
Send the following before 15th May 2023 to with cc to and and mention ‘Application for the position of Research Associate- Digital Innovations’ in the subject line, with the following attachments:

1. Current Resume: The resume should contain:

  • Contact Information for Applicant
  • Academic Background
    • Universities Attended, Degrees Acquired
    • 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)
    • Languages Spoken

2. Statement of Purpose (500 words)
Early applicants will be given preference.
Date of Joining: Immediate