Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Program Coordinator

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 to be one of the largest non-profit 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 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

Pratham in Assam
Pratham began its work in Assam as a result of ASER in 2005. The Read India program was launched in 13 districts in 2007, thus marking the beginning of programmatic work in the State. In 2008, a R&D project was initiated that put together a language support program for children who did not have access to education in their mother tongue in Kokrajhar and Chirang Districts. The project continues to provide a model for educational experience that empowers the learner, especially in the context of language minorities or tribal languages.

Over the years, Pratham has worked in multiple districts through direct interventions and collaborations with the government as well as in direct capacity. Pratham’s flagship program- Hamara Gaon is running in 10 districts and 11 blocks across the State.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator will support the overall implementation of direct programs in Assam. He/she will also directly supervise a team of 11-15 persons and will be responsible for the overall execution of the direct programs. The Program Coordinator will be interacting and working closely with District/Block/Cluster officials, teachers and community members. His/her responsibilities stretch two ways – supporting the implementation and planning on the ground as well as working with a variety of stakeholders in the district, state and the central teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Play a crucial link between the teams that are working on the program. This will include the field team as well as the district and state leadership.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of program related activities
  • Ensure that the activities are being executed in a timely manner
  • Plan trainings closely with the State Content and Training Associates as well as the State MME and look into the required logistics for the trainings
  • Travel to project locations to understand implementation challenges and provide troubleshooting and course correction as and when required.
  • Keep all relevant team members apprised of the latest developments, and call and moderate meetings when necessary.
  • Ensure that data is being entered on a timely manner
  • Analyse program related data and make informed program related decisions accordingly
  • Document all key activities at the field level
  • Act as a Master Trainer for all key trainings

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-3 of working experience
  • Experience of handling a team of at least 5-10 persons
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to speak in Hindi, English and Assamese.
  • Result-oriented and ability to take initiative
  • Effective communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Google sheets, docs, and slides.

Reporting Structure

The Program Coordinator will report to the State Head- Assam.

Location: Guwahati, Assam

Application Process

If interested in this role, please send your CV (1 page) and Cover Letter (1 page) with the subject line, “Application for Program Coordinator” to Please send the application by 10th May 2024.