Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Associate, Central English Team

About Pratham

Pratham Education Foundation (Pratham) is an innovative learning organization with a mission of “every child in school and learning well”. More than twenty years ago, Pratham’s work began with pre-schools in the urban slums of Mumbai. Today Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Currently, Pratham has activities in 23 states and UTs and implements programs that include activities for pre-school and elementary school age groups, dropout girls and women as well as vocational skilling programs for youth. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system.

The mission to improve the quality of education in India and ensure that all children not only attend but also thrive in school is being accomplished by working in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers, volunteers, and civil society members. Our programs aim to supplement rather than replace governmental efforts. They are implemented on a large scale to not only reach as many children as possible, but also to enable an adoptable demonstration model for governments and other partners. For more details, refer to

Associate, Central English Team
The position of an Associate in the English Program offers creative, analytical, and energetic people the opportunity to be an integral part of Pratham’s work across the country. The English Team functions along three simultaneous outlines:

  • Developing compelling course content and engaging learning activities
  • Building and reinforcing teachers’ capacities via online and offline training workshops
  • Testing content feasibility, tracking field progress, and documenting programs

The Associate’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Content Development

  • Research and develop effective and engaging content for learners at various proficiency levels who are learning English as an additional language
  • Employ new ways of integrating various instructional innovations and elementary educational technology into the content
  • Develop content in conformity with the requirements of any program/region
  • Contemplate inclusive and dynamic training approaches, design modules, and implement training programs to impart content knowledge and the understanding of gainful instructional strategies and pedagogical practices to teachers

Research And Evaluation

  • Research and collaborate with educators, subject experts, policymakers, and other professionals to formulate effective and efficient processes that facilitate the understanding and application of engaging, learner-centric, and stimulating pedagogical practices with respect to second language learning and develop quality curricula and learning resources
  • Develop and adapt tools that identify and evaluate learning gaps and learning needs and styles and envisage solutions in view of a project’s/region’s requirements and limitations
  • Scrutinize and appraise the current and past national and international researches and trends in the field of second language acquisition and broader educational contexts in India with the focus on determining the most optimal trajectories

Monitoring And Documentation

  • Make visits to project locations periodically in order to personally gauge classroom issues, assist teachers, and write reports on crucial field categories
  • Encourage teachers to initiate curricular improvement by providing the required time and resources and by creating structures to foster productive exchanges on curriculum development

Via extensive field visits for piloting, testing, and implementing content, the position will impart the Associate with a comprehensive grasp of field issues in India in education in general and teaching English as a second language in particular. The Associate is expected to rapidly develop an understanding of the field and constructively assist in developing, editing, designing, proofreading, formatting, and distributing English content.

The Associate will be based at Pratham’s office at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi but will be expected to travel to project locations extensively.

Qualifications, Skills, And Experience

  • Graduate degree
  • Strong command of oral and written English language
  • Discerning eye for creating, editing, and appraising content
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hindi
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Ability to build rapport with people from different academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds
  • 0-2 years of work experience in a similar role in private sector firms, NGOs, or foundations
  • Strong planning skills and creative intelligence
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Strong interest in the goals of Pratham
  • Willingness to travel regularly and extensively in rural areas of India, with limited amenities
  • Willingness to commit to 2-3 years of work with Pratham


  • Exposure to the non-profit sector through previous experience or otherwise
  • Ability to communicate in more than one Indian languages
  • Work experience in development projects

Application Process
Send the following to (early applicants will be given preference) and mention ‘Application for the position of Associate – Central English Team’ in the subject line:
Application deadline: December 15, 2023

1. Current Resume: Resume should contain

  • Contact information for the 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, Teaching, and/or Education
    • Languages Spoken

2. Cover Letter


  • Salary shall be finalized based on the experience and skill set of the candidate. It is negotiable for exceptional candidates.
  • Travel, food, and lodging costs for work related travel outside base location shall be separately borne or reimbursed on actuals by Pratham.

Please note: Due to large number of applications we receive, we will only be in contact with the shortlisted candidates.