Program Manager- PMU (Sarva Shiksha)

Posted By: Rightwalk Foundation


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Program Development & Management

Rural and Urban Development

Job Description

The position will work in close coordination with the Program Director and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a Government program at the State level. S/he will also drive setting up of a robust governance structure while working closely with the Samagra Shiksha, UP. The person will spend significant proportion of time at government office working directly with senior bureaucratic leadership in the state. This is a great opportunity to work in public policy implementation in a state as large and diverse as Uttar Pradesh and impact lives of millions of children from vulnerable communities. The position will be based in Lucknow.

Areas of Responsibility

The list mentioned below provides more detailed descriptions of the role to be performed. It is not exhaustive but illustrates the scope of responsibilities and provides insight into other tasks that may be required or assigned as per need. The tasks/responsibilities are supported by existing critical employees who will report to the position holder.


1. Create the program design, M&E design and governance structures for the project

2. Drive strategic operational initiatives, including coordination and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure timely completion and delivery of outcomes

Operational planning and management

2. Develop a mechanism for performance monitoring of the project

3. Regular generation of reports for the Government department and the organization

4. Driving the strategic communication of the project using the communication team

Program Development-

1. Develop a comparative study between different districts identifying the good practices and integrating them with the existing processes in Uttar Pradesh

2. Identify green field States for expansion of RTE intervention

3. Develop an expansion plan for intervention in potential States

4. Work with impact assessment team to design a plan for assessing the impact of the project

Growth Development Strategy-

1. Develop potential expansion strategy and lead the expansion of the project

2. Productizing our offering of the implementation model as a toolkit that can be replicated and scaled

Community / Donor Relations-

1. Represent the organization at community engagement events

2. Participate in respective donor meetings and support donor reporting and engagement 3. Coordination between different districts, State departments and RightWalk

Required Qualifications-

1. Post-graduate degree in social sciences, the management or social work

2. 3 – 5 years of experience in operations

3. Prior experience of working with the Government will be preferred

Required Skills and Abilities-

1. Result orientation, strong communication skills, stakeholder management, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work with people from varied backgrounds and levels

2. Good at writing reports and creating data dashboards

3. Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills

4. Ability to work independently and proactively, without support staff and with little supervision

5. Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills

6. Ability to develop high-quality reports and data dashboards

7. Strong planning and organizational skills, and an ability to be able to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines

Desired Qualities-

1. Entrepreneurial spirit and ‘get-it-done’ attitude

2. Operating style suited to working in a small organization setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued.

3. Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Personal Attributes-

1. Strong alignment with RWF’s mission of driving Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in building stronger education ecosystems in India

2. Results-focused with a strong sense of ownership

3. Self-motivated and a good team player

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Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Rightwalk Foundation
  • About Organization: RightWalk Foundation’s core mission involves driving Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice by co-shaping public policies and translating them into action. We practice Systems Thinking approach for institutional reform by partnering with system leadership, lawmakers and communities. We work closely with the State Government and have been instrumental in unlocking RTE 12.1(c) policy in the State thereby impacting over 2.30 lakh children from vulnerable communities in the last five years. We have been listed amongst the country's top 50 Education leaders in 2020 and top 26 NGOs in India impacting Education in 2016 by the Education World magazine.