Pratham Education Foundation Associate, Technology Support Group Job Title: Associate, Technology Support Group



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Pratham Education Foundation - Associate, Technology Support Group
Job Title: Associate, Technology Support Group
Location: Mumbai
About Pratham
The annual nationwide ASER Survey (Annual Status of Education Report) on learning levels in India states that only 53.4% of children in Grade V in India can read a Grade II level text.

Through its flagship Read India program, Pratham attempts to address this problem by mobilizing communities and the Government to get involved in the process of primary education. Pratham currently reaches 2.2 million children in more than 25,000 villages spread across 20 states through the Read India Program. More than 62,000 unpaid volunteers, mostly young men and women, provide after-school or in some places in-school support to children who are struggling in school. Through the Read India program, Pratham hopes to fulfill its mission - “Every child in school and learning well.” Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service and the 2012 WISE Prize for Innovation in Education.


For more details, refer to www.pratham.org

Associate, Technology Support Group – Job Description
The Technology Support Group offers young, motivated people the opportunity to build and hold together the technology related work within Pratham. This will involve setting new systems and handling existing data collection, planning modules, etc. that will enhance seamless movement of information across the Pratham network. Pratham currently works in 19 states and has multiple major programs that work with the same goal of “All children in school and learning well”.
Key Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversee the implementation of a seamless intranet system that will cater to the needs of all the programs that work under the larger Pratham umbrella organization

  • Ensure the continued working of the intranet system along with all other data/ information assimilation systems including the different MIS systems and the Pratham website

  • Understand the program specifications and provide innovative solutions to measuring progress and impact of different programs within Pratham

  • Ideate and establish new systems that facilitate implementation of various programs

  • Ensuring the systems being created are user-friendly and providing the necessary training to enable better understanding of the systems

  • Work closely with the CEO, Pratham Management Council and other senior level Pratham personnel to provide constant feedback on the progress of different programs as per terms mentioned above


Desired Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in developing information systems

  • Adequate knowledge of front-end (C++, PHP, JavaScript, .Net, etc.) and back-end(SQL, MySQL, etc.) programming tools that will help understand and design these systems optimally

  • Self-motivation and pro-activeness is a must

  • Good leadership qualities and ability to coordinate with a multiple set of people

  • Ability to build rapport with people from various different academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds

  • Ability to work well in teams

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks efficiently

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

  • Keeping oneself constantly updated with the programmatic changes within the different programs in order to refine systems to enable it to capture such changes

  • Ability to translate complex ideas into simple user-friendly technology interfaces

  • Ability to communicate in Hindi and English is preferred

  • Previous experience in the social sector is preferred but not necessary


Remuneration: Can be discussed
Application Process: Email your Resume plus a Cover Letter to yatin@pratham.org

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