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SS-TS-PFA - Subject Specialist(s)
[Agartala, TR, 79900..,  Tripura,  India | Posted - 18/05/2023

1. POSITION VACANT: Subject Specialist(s), Transform Schools, People For Action, Agartala, Tripura, India.

2. NO. OF VACANCIES: Total Three Vacancies: Subject Specialist(s), for English (one), and Mathematics (two) vacancies.

3. ORGANISATIONAL AND PROJECT BACKGROUND:

Despite India’s impressive economic growth, social inequality keeps more than 200 million people in poverty. According to the World Economic Forum, it will take seven generations for India’s poor to reach a mean income. Access to education, particularly for girls, is critical to ending this trend – per SDGs 4, 5 & 10. Evidence shows poverty could be cut in half if all children completed secondary school.

Yet, while the Indian government has invested heavily in primary education, attention at the secondary level lags. The transition from primary to secondary is low, with only 50% completing secondary school. Classroom sizes are large. Quality is inconsistent. Access to digital learning is limited. Many school management challenges exist. And teachers don’t always have the support they need to ensure good learning outcomes for all. As a result, millions of children are left behind. So the cycle of poverty continues.

People For Action (PFA) is a non-profit in India that takes action to address this issue by improving learning outcomes for students in secondary schools in India. PFA’s Transform Schools Programme worked across schools in six states and aims to deepen its impact and expand to additional States in India.

Now, Transform Schools intends to increase its reach to 20 million children by 2030 using its powerful models and high-quality resources.

Our Mission - Improving learning outcomes for secondary-school children in India.

Our Vision - Every child realises their full potential in school & life beyond.

For more information about the organization, please visit https://www.transformschools.in/

About The Project:

Transform Schools is providing technical support to the Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) for In-service Teacher Professional Development and support within 12 aspirational blocks of Tripura under Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery (TRESP).

Objective Of The Project:
(1) Build the capacity at SCERT and District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) to improve planning, implementation, and monitoring of in-service teacher professional development by developing stronger linkages with data/evidence from student learning assessments and teacher subject and pedagogical knowledge assessments.
(2) Supplement the technical and operational capacity of SCERT and DIETs to provide evidence- based support to teachers through the development and rollout of in-service professional development courses.
(3) Development of grade and subject-wise structured lesson plans and guidebooks for upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary teachers
(4) Develop communication collaterals around the teacher professional development initiatives to be rolled out under TRESP.

4. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Subject Specialist(s) will be responsible for supporting and developing methodology, framework, tools on subject specific needs, while closely adhering to specified timelines.

Key Deliverable:

(A) Develop Methodology, Framework, and Tools for Diagnostic Assessment and Self-Assessment:
(1) Design and create a comprehensive methodology, framework, and tools for conducting diagnostic assessments and self-assessments that cater to the specific needs of students;
(2) Ensure that the methodology and tools address the knowledge and requirements of teachers, enabling them to effectively evaluate and support their students' subject-specific needs.

(B) Conduct Full Capacity Review of SCERT and DIETs on Specific Subjects:
(1) Support the development of a methodology, framework, tools, and timelines for conducting a thorough capacity review of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) in relation to specific subjects;
(2) Ensure that the review process comprehensively evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of SCERT and DIETs, enabling informed decision-making and improvements in subject-specific education.

(C) Develop Learning Resources for SCERT, DIET Faculty, Teachers, and Students:
(1)Create engaging and effective learning resources that cater to the needs of SCERT, DIET faculty, teachers, and students in specific subjects;
(2)Ensure that the learning resources are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible, providing valuable support for curriculum implementation and enhancing subject-specific knowledge and skills.

(D) Conduct Orientation and Capacity Building Sessions:
(1) Organize orientation and capacity building sessions for SCERT, DIET, State  Resource Group (SRG) members, and teachers focused on specific subjects;
(2) Provide comprehensive training and guidance to enhance their understanding and proficiency in subject-specific pedagogy, content knowledge, and instructional strategies, promoting effective teaching and learning practices.

(E) Quality Assurance (QA) Visits:
(1) Conduct QA visits to assess the implementation and effectiveness of subject-specific educational initiatives and interventions;
(2) Evaluate the adherence to standards and guidelines, provide constructive feedback, and identify areas for improvement to enhance the overall quality of education in specific subjects.

5. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualifications and Experience:
(1) Post graduate degree in a relevant discipline (Mathematics and English; balance in terms of availability of physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Sociology, Political Science, and/ or Economics would be preferred);
(2) Minimum two years of experience in creating structured lesson plans in respective subjects for grades 6th to 12th.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Preference will be given to candidates who have proficiency in Bangla, Kokbarok, or other dialects of Tripura;
(2) Strong command over subject area and should be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of key concepts, principles, and theories;
(3) Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and collaboration skills;
(4) Familiarity with educational programs, initiatives, and best practices in the education sector in India;
(5) Ability to conduct research, analyze data and information to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field;
(6) Ability to develop effective instructional materials and methods;
(7) As new technologies and trends emerge, Subject Specialists must be able to adapt and adjust their skills and knowledge accordingly.

6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The consolidated remuneration for the position ranges between Rs. 14-16 lacs per annum and will commensurate with experience and salary history of the candidate.

7. DURATION OF CONTRACT:

The contract for the Subject Specialist(s) position shall be for 11 months including a three-month probationary period. Following the successful completion of the probationary period, the contract will continue for the remaining period of 11 months and at the end of contract period, it will be renewed for another 11 months subject to satisfactory performance evaluations and mutual agreement between the employee and Transform Schools.

8. LOCATION: Agartala, Tripura, India

9. REFERENCE: SS-TS-PFA

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position, are requested to apply by at the earliest.

Transform Schools, People For Action is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.