District Lead

District Lead

Organization: STiR Education

Apply By: 30 Apr 2019

Location: Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh)

About the Organization:

STiR Education is an international NGO that is addressing the moral and economic imperative that every child, everywhere, should have a teacher who cultivates the joy of lifelong learning. At a practical level, that means they support governments to reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers and local officials, through teacher networks. Their vision is a world where teachers love teaching and children love learning.

The opportunity – District Lead, Lucknow

STiR is looking for a District Lead in Lucknow, reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, Lucknow). The District Lead (DL) role presents an opportunity for the right candidate to create a lasting impact on education in Lucknow. As a DL, you will be responsible for advocating forteachers and the importance teacher motivation; building excellent relationships with District and Block level officials to ensure that they are prepared to lead the STiR programme effectively in their schools; and creating and acting on a shared purpose to improve teaching and learning.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Act as the 'chief advocate’ for intrinsic motivation of local actors (officials) in the system and teachers in your district(s)
  • Take real ownership for leading change in your District(s)
  • Align District/block officials around the importance of teacher motivation and improved classroom practice.
  • Tell stories and equip others to tell stories that highlight the possibility of change. Build strong, purposeful relationships with District and Block education officials
  • Develop a clear shared purpose with the District officials with whom you are working
  • Identify and gain the trust of influential District officials such that the relationships openand focused on improving motivation and learning
  • Use progress and impact data/stories to build momentum towards increased teacher intrinsic motivation and children’s learning across your District(s) and strengthen your shared goals
  • Plan and facilitate high quality training and support for District and Block officials and teachers
  • Facilitate high quality learning experiences for District and Block level teacher educators
  • Work closely with District leaders to create a tailored implementation plan for the programme in their District that aligns with existing training structures and resources
  • Provide excellent coaching and follow-up support to District officials to support with implementation and adaptation of the model so that a leadership group within the
  • District(s) take full leadership for the programme
  • Build strong networks and a culture of openness and learning between District and block officials across Districts
  • Create opportunities for people to learn from each other in an open and reflective manner with colleagues from outside their District
  • Put real energy into enabling people to build relationships and feel connected to a broader, state-wide programme
  • Broker chances for people to share ideas and try out new ways of working as District leaders
  • Model professionalism at all times and takes ownership of your own development
  • Make sure that all training and support you provide and relationships you build are in the STIR spirit and in line with our values
  • Model ‘Growth Mind-set’ at all times- show that improvement is always possible and take responsibility for supporting the whole team to achieve its goals

Required skills & experience:

The District Lead position is based in Lucknow & reports to the Senior Programme Manager. The ideal candidate also has:

  • 4+ years of work experience
  • Strong identification with the STiR values
  • Ability to communicate very effectively in Hindi and English
  • Ability to create a culture of high expectations & learning
  • Excellent planning, project management & influencing skills
  • Ability to codify and share learning effectively
  • Mastery in translating ideas into action
  • Faculty to co-create & work through others to achieve goals
  • Understanding of how to effect behaviour change in teachers & government officials
  • Strong attention to detail & seeing things through to a very high standard
  • Capacity to learn, adapt & thrive on feedback in a fast-paced environment
  • Detailed knowledge of the Uttar Pradesh education system

Remuneration & Benefits:

A consultancy fees of ₹62,580/-per month (₹7,50,960 per annum) will be paid for your service (subject to relevant taxes at source), along with Medical Insurance for yourself, spouse and up to  three children

How to apply

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