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Founded in 1998 our work has 3 broad sectors: Child Rights, Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Livelihoods. We also have a research arm that takes up action researches and other field based trials to check out innovations and their potential to positively influence policy. Our ideology revolves around building sustainable models within the social sector that deliver critical services efficiently and equitably to underserved communities.

  1. Nanhi kali Coordinator
  2. Account and Admin Executive
  3. Assistant Program Coordinator
  4. Programme Manager
  5. Field Coordinator
  6. Facilitator
  7. Program Coordinator
  8. Cluster Manager
  9. Programme Manager
Name of Position: Nanhi kali Coardinator Positions: 2 Location: Bangalore

Project Background

Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India. Since 2005, Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation. The project provides academic, material and social support that allows a girl child to access quality education, attend school with dignity and reduces the chances of her dropping out. Project Nanhi Kali is working with 21 NGO implementation partners at the grassroot level to ensure that the Nanhi Kalis receive academic, material support and social support. The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs by giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhi Kalis.

Job Profile: Primary Functions: Responsible for execution of Program, and ensure learning of child & community engagement.

Key Job responsibilities
- Work closely with Govt schools, teachers and educational officers to implement program to provide remedial/quality education to children
- Recruit, Train and appoint volunteers to work with children to impart pedagogy
- Conduct need based assessments with children and organize the field level data to analyze the impact.
- Accountable for the cluster of schools to show learning improvement of children in basic numeracy and literacy and also curriculum based education.
- Organize and mobilize community to support public schools and education.
- Collect and organize periodical data of Academic Support Centers/schools to analyze the impact of the program
- Plan and Manage capacity building program, new initiatives.
- Interact with various organizations/institutions to understand the program organized.
- Monitor the academic learning of children in remedial tuition centers.
- Organize need based programs/events for children/schools to improve the participation and impact of the participation.

Qualifications and Experience:

- Management in Social Sciences/MSW/B Ed/M Ed.
- Should have minimum 1 year experience in the area of Education or Teaching or similar community engagement and Must be proficient in reading and speaking Kannada language.
- Should have experience in Pedagogy, Training the teachers or teaching Primary School Students.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies.
- Understand Naandi's methodology, content design, training structure and processes around monitoring, tracking and internal assessments.

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Name of Position: Account and Admin Executive Positions: 1 Location: Bangalore

Project Background

Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India. Since 2005, Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation. . The project provides academic, material and social support that allows a girl child to access quality education, attend school with dignity and reduces the chances of her dropping out. Project Nanhi Kali is working with 21 NGO implementation partners at the grassroot level to ensure that the Nanhi Kalis receive academic, material support and social support. The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs by giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhi Kalis.

Key Job responsibilities
- Data entry on daily basis including accounting in Tally accounts package.
- Verification of Bills, vouchers related primary evidential documents.
- Issuing payments after obtaining proper approvals.
- Branch level admin issues, if any to be sorted out with the help of admin dept at HO.
- Inter branch reconciliation at the end of every week.
- Bank reconciliation to be done by end of every fortnight and a reconciliation statement duly signed along with bank statement to be sent to HO as per the schedule.
- Branch Tally data completed in all respects to be sent as per the schedule.
- Preparation of expenditure report month on month and to be sent HO along with tally data as per the schedule.
- Preparation of donor report with the help of Accounts manager at HO as per the schedule Supervising/maintaining all incoming and outgoing communications records.
- In charge of all day-to-day administrative functions.
- Liaison with agencies for maintenance of office assets viz., telephone, fax, photocopier, computers, printers, LCD projectors etc.
- Liaison with logistical service providers such as hotels, courier, freight & forwarding, packaging, tours &travel office stationary & supplies etc.
- Coordinating and maintaining database of all the vendors & suppliers.
- Ensuring timely verification and submission of bills of administrative expenses viz., telephone, mobile phone, Internet, electricity etc.
- Provide logistical support in organizing workshops and meetings.
- Handling the travel and logistics for staff.
- Handling petty cash payments for office expenses.
- Maintaining the Fixed Assets Register, stocks register etc.

Qualifications and Experience:

- B.Com/M.Com/MBA/Relevantcourses in Finance
- Experience working with accounting software Tally 9 is preferred.
- Should possess relevant computer skills and proficiency, well-versed with MS Office, general office equipment such as photocopiers, printers, fax and internet.
- Sound organizing skills, proactive attitude and ability to conduct office operations in a resourceful and cost effective manner.
- Ability to work independently and as a team player in a complex, multicultural environment, with networking capabilities.
- Ability to manage many tasks simultaneously and ability to work under time pressure with accuracy in work performance.

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Name of Position: Assistant Program Coordinator Positions: 5 Location: Nagarkurnool-Mahabubnagar

Project Background

After School Support Programme(ASSP) provides remedial inputs to children in the age group 6-11 years. Its longitudinal study measure the children learning levels with international assessment tools and the impact periodically in a given consecutive five years from 2013-14 to 2018-19 (including base year). ASSP is covering 22,000 children and being implemented in 375 Villages in 13 mandals of Nagarkurnool revenue division of Mahabubnagar District, South India.

Key Job responsibilities

Planning, Monitoring and Implementation:

  • Monitoring the Academic Resource Coordinator activities and Academic Support Centers.
  • Ensuring the implementation and achievement of Qualitative and Quantitative objectives of the Programme according to the Annual/ Periodic Plan.
  • Ensure timely implementation of planned project activities
  • Preparation of Action plan for the future activities support to our project.
  • Input, Review and planning meeting with cluster ARCs on a fortnightly basis.
  • Tracking of ARCs & CAs and children attendance.
  • Facilitate capacity building of ARCs & CAs on classroom transaction, methodology, use of TLM and community mobilization
  • Facilitation in selection and induction and training of CAs.
  • Regular participation in project level Review and planning meetings.
  • Preparing cluster level progress reports.
  • Compilation and analysis of cluster data to assess improvement in learning of children and other key indicators of the project.
  • Plan out strategies for providing academic support to all enumerated children in project area.
  • Will work closely with the Program Coordinator to help shape/refine strategy and operations for higher impact.

Stakeholder management:

  • Enhance support to ARCs in strengthen of community committees.
  • Conduct mandal level official meetings.
  • Coordination with mandal level education dept. officials for smooth implementation and cooperation.
  • Ensure increase Coordination, linkage among with community and mandal level officials.
  • Organizing Mandal level Coordination meeting with MEO
  • Participate/ facilitate parents/community workshops.
  • Maintain rapport with key persons and officials .
  • Support to ARCs in trouble shooting

Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience:

- Management in Social Sciences/MSW - Minimum 3-5.
years of experience in the area of Project Management, Education or related field operations.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies and communities.
- Understand Naandi's methodology, content design, training structure and processes around monitoring, tracking and internal assessments Must be proficient in Telugu language - written and spoken. (Mandatory).

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Name of Position: Program Manager - ASSP Positions: 1 Location: Hyderabad

Project Background

After School Support Programme (ASSP) provides remedial inputs to children in the age group 6-11 years. Its longitudinal study measure the children learning levels with international assessment tools and the impact periodically in a given consecutive five years from 2013-14 to 2018-19 (including base year). ASSP is covering 22,000 children and being implemented in 375 Villages in 13 mandals of Nagarkurnool revenue division of Mahabubnagar District, South India.

Key Job responsibilities

The Program Manager is responsible for implementing the entire programme as per plan.

- Plan and organize the overall Program and mange it effectively to ensure timely deliverables.
- Plan and develop annual budgetary proposal along with long term goals.
- Liaison with external partners and internal team.
- Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff.
- Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of the ASSP programme outcomes.

  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Head-Education research and Learning Initiatives on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
  • Manage project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation & review

Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience:

- Post Graduate degree in social sciences or a PG degree in any field related to education or community research.
- Minimum of seven years' experience of working in large scale education or community programmes /projects.
- Experience of leading a large team at on the field with success and ensuring high quality programme intervention
- Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues
- Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues
- Knowledge of software packages like, Word processor and power point, simple accounting, spreadsheet, and internet.
- Should be fluent in English and Telugu- spoken and written

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Name of Position: Field Coordinator Positions: 16 Location: Orissa & Rajastan & Madhya Pradesh

Project Background

Naandi Foundation proposes the launch of an advocacy-led, evidence-driven campaign named HUNGaMA Next to establish successful models for addressing child malnutrition in rural India. Carried out in partnership with government departments of health and nutrition and committed corporate entities, the evidence of positive impact of these interventions will be disseminated across the country. The Naandi team and Avantha Foundation, working closely with the Citizens Alliance against Malnutrition, shall engage in intensive advocacy campaigns at every level of government throughout the next three years with the objective of upscaling these successful models across the country. Naandi Foundation through large scale pilots in at least 3 states of India, proposed to demonstrate that reduction of malnutrition is possible within the framework of the ICDS scheme. Naandi's primary value addition to the existing ICDS framework in these pilot projects will be a team of expert trainers and evaluators who will constantly assess efficacy of inputs and incorporate learnings into the interventions.

Job Profile: Primary Functions

The incumbent would be in charge of specific location/area assigned to him/her and would be responsible for project deliverables for his/her location (of upto 50 villages). He/she will work closely with frontline service providers of government programmes – ICDS and NRHM.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Ensuring high quality implementation of the project in the assigned location, in line with the project design framework
- Liaison with sector level ICDS and Health Department officials for effective replication
- Provide technical, operational and managerial support at sector level of ICDS and Health Department officials
- Participate in the monthly reviews of ICDS sector level, share feedback within project team for coming up with ideas for further integration into government system and strengthening of the same.
- Coordinating and facilitating capacity building activities at sector level and its reporting.
- Key role in community mobilization and sensitization about nutrition and health issues
- Provide key insights collected from field realities to the communication material development team and the training team
- Maintaining strong relations with the Panchayats/ Village Heads, Mahila Mandals, and other community groups
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Block coordinator

Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience:

- Graduate
- At least 2-3 years of relevant experience in community mobilization.
- Work experience in ICDS or NRHM preferred
- Should have good communication, coordination and supervisory skills.
- Should be well versed in using the latest technology like smart phones.
- Ability to work in teams
- Excellent communication skills in Hindi (both written and spoken; same in Oriya for the positions in Orissa)

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Name of Position: Facilitator Position: 4 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programs. Of these the MPS (English Medium) program is a school management program. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders.

Job Profile: Primary Functions
- Responsible to implement Naandi methodology in classrooms and coach the teachers to ensure consistency in delivery of learning outcomes in schools.

Principal Accountabilities

- Build relationship with Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) School officials & Teachers
- Manage and develop Contract Teachers, Teaching Assistants and MCGM Teachers
- Manage and develop Contract Teachers, Teaching Assistants and MCGM Teachers
- Develop & maintain healthy relationship with communities around the Schools
- Conduct weekly planning meetings with MCGM teachers and teaching assistants
- Conduct on the job and classroom trainings for MCGM teachers and teaching assistants
- Regular assessments of teachers in the classroom
- Interact & Maintain relations with MCGM staff at the School, Administrative Offices, Ward Offices and Beat Offices.
- Collaborate with the Data Management Team to fill & generate reports as per the need of Program and Stakeholders

Qualification & Experience :

- B. Ed, M Ed, or Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- 2-3 years of experience in the area of Project Management, Education or related field in operational / managerial role. Experience in
corporate / development sector is an added advantage.
- Should have experience in Teaching, Training the teachers or Education/Development Sector.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies

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Name of Position: Program Coordinator Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi is headquartered in Hyderabad and focuses on 3 broad themes - Drinking Water, Child Rights and Sustainable Livelihood. Naandi currently works in thriteen states touching the lives of more than one million people. Naandi has been working in the area of primary education in government schools in a number of locations across the country since 2004. Naandi has partnered with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for the past six years and has achieved outstanding results with its 'Ensuring Children Learn (ECL)’ Nanhi Kali (NK)' 'Mumbai Public School (MPS)' and School Excellence Program (SEP). School Excellence Program (SEP) a unique transformation project where MGCM has partnered with educational organizations on pedagogy, trainings, assessments etc and in a phased manner will seek to create an impact across more than 1300 schools in the MCGM system. Naandi has been chosen by MCGM as a content/pedagogy and trainings partner for its Urdu medium schools for Standard 1 to 5.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Manage over all operations in different schools in various zones across Mumbai.
- Ensure effective implementation and achievement of various program objectives.
- Lead various initiatives formulated as a part of program design and implementation.
- Manage stakeholders, i.e. the donors, MCGM, school management officials and various teachers.
- Program Documentation,& Assessment / survey Analysis.
- Coordinate with the lead trainer to run the teacher Sahyogi training program.
- Intimate the Lead trainer of any kind of gaps observed in terms of the delivery of the entire program.

Qualification and Experience

- Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- 4-5 years of experience in the area of Project Management, Education or related field in operational / managerial role.
- Experience in corporates / development sector is an added advantage.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies
- Understand Naandi's methodology, content design, training structure and processes around monitoring, tracking and internal assessments

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Name of Position: Cluster Manager Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programs. Of these the Mumbai Public School (MPS -English Medium) program is a school management program. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders.

Job Profile: Responsible for consistency in delivery of learning outcomes for schools in an assigned Cluster.

Key Job Responsibilities :

- Develop, manage & guide the team of Facilitator

- Ensure improvement in learning levels of children in the schools allocated

- Build strong relationship with Stakeholders (MCGM, Dy. Education officers, Donors, MCGM school officials & Teachers and Community)

- Handle administrative matters related to cluster e.g., procurement of materials, payment of salaries to TAs, attendance records etc.

- Support new team members in working through induction program, ensure that they understand and work with Naandi’s methodology, content design, training structure and processes

- Contribute to facilitator appraisals & supervision process.

- Monitor, Track and assess program & schools progress.

- Analyze reports from TA Sit ins and suggest changes that could be implemented to improve data quality.

- Facilitate management and stakeholder with the program related reports

- Prepare reports, case studies and examples of best practices for TA learning.

Qualification and Experience

- B.Ed, M Ed, or Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- Experience: 4-5 years of experience in the area of Project Management in corporate sector would be good.

Attributes (experience/ exposure characteristics):

- Should have experience in Teaching, Training the teachers in Education/Development Sector.
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies.

Key Competencies:

- Functional: Operations management skills, Good with Process documentation, Presentation Skills, Leadership skills.
- Behavioral: People Management Skills, Time Management, Able to handle stress.

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Name of Position: Programme Manager Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi Foundation's vision to eradicate poverty and change lives through public and private partnerships began in 1998. Spanning across 3 broad sectors: Child Rights, Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Livelihoods, Naandi also has a research arm that takes up action researches and other field based trials to explore innovations and their potential to positively influence policy.

Naandi Foundation works closely with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) in three very distinct programmes. Of these, the School Excellence Program (SEP) is a unique transformation project where MGCM has partnered with educational organizations on pedagogy, training and assessments and seeks to create an impact across more than 1300 schools in the MCGM system in a phased manner. Naandi has been chosen by MCGM as a content/pedagogy and training partner for its Urdu medium schools for Standards 1 to 5.

It is imperative that the quality of education input results in improved learning outcomes for children. Through this programme Naandi aims at converting public schools into Centres of Excellence and provide quality education for all. We are associated with the Education Department at MCGM and closely work with Government school children to improve their learning levels.

Job Profile: Primary Functions Primary Responsible for overall strategy, planning and implementation of the SEP. The role envisions and operations’ expert with knowledge in education and pedagogy.

Major Deliverables:

Programme strategy and implementation:

  • Co-build and align with the Sr. Management on the objectives and goals of the programme.
  • Create an operational and implementation strategy in line with the programme goals.
  • Implement the above strategy to meet programme goals.
  • Monitor and assess implementation as per the plan.

Stake holder Management:

  • Manage and build strong relationships with Govt. officials and other partner organisations - UNICEF, MSDF, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Mckinsey and STCI respectively

Team Building:

  • The programme manager is expected to implement project objectives through a team of content developers and project coordinators. At present we have 5 content developers and 7 coordinators along with support staff from accounts, data entry and analysis. They would be reporting to the program manger.
  • Budget creation and management
  • Create and maintain budget as per programme requirements
  • Manage utilisation to ensure efficient use of available funds.

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