Senior Policy Research Associate

Posted By: Pratham Education Foundation

New Delhi

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Program Implementation


Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Policymakers globally have increasingly recognized the importance of Early Years Education. With the National Education Policy 2020 in place, the central and state governments have thrown their full weight behind providing effective early years education across the country. Given this context, it is crucial to review policies for Early Years and inform decision making through evidence. The Senior Policy Research Associate will help Pratham with this effort of evidence based decision making for policy and practice. The responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing policy documents and driving policy discussions with a wide range of internal stakeholders, including content, measurement, and program teams at Pratham
  • Designing frameworks to understand the impact of practices followed for Early Years Education, implementing these frameworks on ground with the help of program team, analyzing data and reporting findings to teams
  • Analyzing available data- data which Pratham has collected over time and other data which is available in the public domain- for Early Years Education and reporting findings
  • Leading policy and planning discussions with political and technical officials of government to devise strategy for Early Years programs
  • Articulating Pratham’s position on policy, evidence, and practices for Early Years Education in position papers, case studies and articles

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher in any field ( Economics, Math, Stats is preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a policy and/or data centric role
  • Thorough understanding of data analysis using MS Excel (must have). Additional knowledge of Statistical modelling, Tableau will be preferred.
  • Ability to create compelling presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills & logical abilities to breakdown problems and find solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Willing to travel in case of internal and external meetings

Location: New Delhi (currently WfH)

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Pratham Education Foundation
  • About Organization:Pratham is India’s largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged youth and children in over 21 states and union territories across the country, with a range of interventions. The Pratham Institute for Literacy, Education and Vocational Training is Pratham’s vocational skilling vertical, launched in 2010 with a mission to create sustainable programs for training and retraining of youth for employability or entrepreneurship. We work across the country to provide individuals with the employability skills needed to address India’s growing need for skilled manpower. Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the 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. Our training centers are spread across 16 states in India. We have trained and placed over 20,000 students till date in various skills through our Industry sp