Program Leader (3 Positions)

Organisation:  Piramal Foundation For Education Leadership

Apply By:  30 Sep . 2017

Location:  (Gujarat)

Program Leader (3 Positions)
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Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL) / Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF)

Job Position: Program Leader

Location: Gandhinagar (Gujarat) – Ready to relocate across the state as per the program requirement.

Organization Overview:

Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL) and Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) works to transform the Educational System in India with an aim to create a generation of Education Leaders who are equipped with skills to create large-scale, systemic impact.  Founded in 2008, starting Projects with 100 Principals and 11 Fellows, KEF has progressed and grown under the leadership of a dynamic team with rich and diverse experience in Education and Leadership with projects that are currently being implemented in over 1400 schools in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Maharashtra with more than 300 fellows, impacting more than 1,50,000 children in India. PFEL is involved mainly in the projects in Rajasthan, and KEF is involved in the projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana.

PFEL/KEF’s is impacting learning outcomes through the Principal Leadership Development Program (PLDP), the District Transformation Program, and the Gandhi Fellowship Program.

KEF/PFEL is aiming to transform the learning outcomes across the state in collaboration with govt of Gujarat.

The State Transformation Program (STP) primarily focuses on improving the state’s way of functioning to improve the quality of elementary education of a state by building accountability by focusing on learning outcomes, improving organization behavior by establishing a culture of collaboration and re-engineering processes by introducing robust information system and revamping people selection and its development process.

The interventions under this program will result in: -

  • Strong leadership capabilities amongst state and district education officers
  • Alignment amongst key stakeholders
  • Accountable academic monitoring and outcome based review
  • Efficient processes to timely deliver child service.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion to bring large scale change in the public education system of India. The Program Leader would be working closely with Program Manager along with the government to consolidate learnings and bring insights to drive the change process to cause a positive impact in the Education environment in the State.

Major Responsibilities:

1.Program Implementation, Planning:

  • Responsible for enhancing leadership capacities of theDistrict-level and state level Govt officers through workshops, on-site support and other innovative tools.
  • To plan, design and facilitate capacity building workshops.
  • Do robust micro level planning and provide on-site support to District-level and state level Govt officers.

2.Supporting the team:

  • Support the team to analyze and draw inferences from the data and develop work areas for the same.
  • Act as a single point of contact for all district project updates.
  • Support PM with designing & implementation of frameworks and tools.

3.Data Analysis:

  • Gather and maintain data & information relevant to the program, such as learning indicators, school quality, etc.
  • To monitor & maintain comprehensive database of the assigned area using data analysis tools.
  • Manage &analyze data required for program implementation at district & state level.
  • Draw inferences from data & prepare reports to share it with the Program Manager.


  • 4-10 years of experience in Development/Education/ Corporate Sector with experience of designing and facilitating training programs and stakeholder management.
  • Experience in Leadership Development, Change Management, workshop designing, facilitations, will be preferred.


Post-graduate/Graduate in preferably Rural Management/ Social Work/ Development Studies/Education/ Social Sciences (Anyone with relevant knowledge and experience is highly encouraged to apply irrespective of his/her educational background)

Language Proficiency:

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication skills in Hindi and English.
  • Proficiency in local language (Gujarati) will be highly preferred.)

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, dynamic approach to addressing issues of social change
  • Experience in training; teaching; working with government; change management/leadership development
  • Effective mentoring, coaching and motivational skills
  • Confident communicator, able to dialogue professionally and diplomatically on complex issues with professionals and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Skilled at building strong relationships and networks with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, flexibly and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to think analytically and discern patterns in data to understand key insights.
  • Should be a Tech savvy – usage of Tablet is must.
  • Strong written, presentation and interpersonal ability
  • Strong commitment to ongoing personal development.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience of working in ‘Operations’ in development sector, preferably with the Government school system.
  • Reasonable good understanding of Education Sector.
  • Ability to convert strategic direction into objectives and plans.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Travel: up to 15-20 days per month travel to government Offices & work locations will be required

Compensation: Between 3,60,000 to 4,80,000 INR CTC Per Annum as per the experience.

Job Duration: We would love to have people work for years with us but a minimum of 2-3 years has been observed as an ideal benchmark for growth.


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Application Procedure:  E-mail your resume to with the subject as PL-STP-Gujarat.


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