Associate, Project Management - Tamil Nadu Model Schools

Posted By: Madhi Foundation


Junior Management

Program Development & Management


Job Description

What we do

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools.

Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ - a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national and regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools.

TechforEdSystems: Madhi is working towards revolutionizing the state’s education governance systems through TechforEdSystems - an end-to-end monitoring solution including sophisticated applications and processes developed by Madhi, which enables the system to effectively integrate technology and data into its governance and decision making systems. 

Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools: To ensure holistic growth of children from underserved communities and to empower them with the skills to work toward their dreams, the Department of School Education has embarked on an ambitious project of setting up ‘Tamil Nadu Model Schools’ that will serve children from the most marginalized backgrounds and equip them with skills and knowledge such that their disadvantages get mitigated and no longer impede their success in academics, work and life. Madhi has joined the Department to assist in the setting up of these 38 Model Schools, each exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in letter and spirit, enabling every student, irrespective of their background, to receive equal opportunities to aspire and achieve their goals. 

The job vacancy detailed here pertains to this Model Schools project. To know more about the work we do, check out our information brochure at

Your team (STEAM Model Schools)

The TN Model Schools Project Team comprises 4 sub-verticals: 1. Content, 2. Training, 3. Mentoring & Counselling and 4. Data for governance. All the sub-verticals work together seamlessly and implement TN STEAM Model Schools across the districts in the state.

About the role:

The Associate, Project Management - Model Schools, will support the Senior Manager to bring the Model Schools team’s sub-verticals to function seamlessly as one team. The Associate will also be responsible for bringing the programmatic vision for Model Schools alive by constantly aligning the team’s activities in-line with the short, medium and long term project goals.

In this role, some of your responsibilities will include

  • Support in setting up project management systems for the programme
  • Ensure adherence to the project management protocols and support the Senior Manager to ensure that these systems are used effectively
  • Support in organisational learning by sharing data periodically and setting up step-backs for the team to reflect and improve on their practices
  • Prepare draft of letters and documents for the state coordinator for the project to progress smoothly
  • Draft reports and presentations for various stakeholders (internal and external) for Model schools
  • Support with the documentation of Madhi’s internal project management data
  • Represent Madhi in state-level meetings with Samagra Shiksha, SCERT and other departments
  • Support in articulating Madhi’s strategic approach for the FLN Mission by drafting presentations reports
  • Collaborate with multiple external partners for the project and evaluate the scope for synergy 

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MA

You will thrive in this role if you: 

  • Possess exceptional planning skills & take pride in being organised
  • Obsess over time management & planning for all tasks regardless of the enormity or urgency
  • Have outstanding interpersonal & communication skills

Prerequisites include:

  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience; experience in project management would be an added advantage
  • Strong conversational skills in Tamil, also being able to read and write Tamil would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and all Google Suite applications

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Madhi Foundation
  • About Organization:Madhi Foundation was established in 2016 as a non-profit organization committed to the cause of bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil proverb, “Destiny can be conquered with intellect (Madhi)”. Our vision, “Excellent education, for the last mile child”, guides our every action and gives our work the purpose and direction it needs.