Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Centre Support Associate

About Pratham

Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 27 years, Pratham has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit organizations working to provide quality education to children and youth in over 20 states and union territories across the country, through a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the Yidan Prize, 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 the ENABLE Program
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes the fundamental importance of universal foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN). But, children, especially those with special needs and disabilities, face significant barriers hindering their acquisition of foundational skills. In India, an estimated 7.8 million children and young individuals had disabilities in 2019. Alarmingly, a large proportion of them do not attend educational institutions, and 45% struggle to attain foundational literacy. ENABLE’ or ‘Equity in Accessing Numeracy And Basic Literacy Education’, is a multi-pronged intervention to strengthen the quality of education for 3-9 year olds with disabilities. The 3 key objective of this program is to:

  1. Strengthen Government’s mainstream service delivery mechanism to ensure foundational learning outcomes for learners with disabilities (LwD)
  2. Identify, address and overcome attitudinal barriers and stereotypes towards learners with disabilities in families and communities
  3. Facilitate partnership between relevant government departments, civil society, private sector and communities in support for learners with disabilities

Key Responsibilities 

1. Community Engagement and Stakeholder Interaction:

  • Carry out daily site visits, meet local stakeholders, collect data, and maintain databases.
  • Consultation meeting(s) with relevant stakeholders to highlight and resolve issues related to promoting inclusion.
  • Support training of various stakeholders.

2. Volunteer Management and Educational Initiatives:

  • Identifying volunteers and facilitating mohalla classes, monitoring progress.
  • Distributing inclusive Teaching-Learning Materials (TLM) developed by Pratham to children, mother groups, and other relevant stakeholders.

3. Awareness and Advocacy:

  • Raising awareness at the community level on disability, inclusion, accessibility, and other relevant issues.
  • Encouraging and stimulating full participation by all community members, with special attention to persons with disabilities.

4. Capacity Building and Information Access:

  • Assist community members in identifying needs and generating solutions for sustainable development.
  • Assisting the community in obtaining information and knowledge available through governmental and non-governmental agencies, through extension and outreach programs.
  • Conducting and facilitating outreach programs for mothers in collaboration with Anganwadi workers to build parental capacity to support children with disabilities.
  • Ensure children with disabilities access services in the centers.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to lead and multi-task
  • Overseeing facility-related matters, ensuring a conducive and safe environment for children, staff and visitors
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Ability to prepare reports and manage basic data


  • Understanding of leadership, team dynamics and management
  • Understanding of safeguarding norms and safety protocols
  • Strong understanding of local leadership and stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years of program management or related experience.
  • Willingness to promote innovation and adapt to change.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, with a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Working Location: Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Deadline: 31 January 2024   

Positions available: 6

Application Process
Please send the following to We will reach out to you to set up the application process. To participate in the process, kindly submit the form available at

Your resume should contain –

  • Contact information
  • Academic background: Universities attended and degrees acquired with 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)
  • Interest areas/hobbies
  • Languages spoken

Note: Pratham is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups, especially persons with disabilities to apply.