Korou Education Foundation

Program Associate

Imphal, Manipur, India

Job Type

Work from Office

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About Korou Education Foundation (KEF)

KEF is a Manipur based non-profit company. KEF works with learners, educators and administrators in the school education system. KEF has been operating across hill and valley districts of Manipur for the last 5 years. We envision contributing towards making a society where every child has access to quality education. With this vision, we ensure no child is left behind in foundational English language competency appropriate to their grade by providing high quality learning resources and pedagogical support to learners and educators in under-resourced schools in the government schools.

KEF emerged from the pain and sad points that you and I have come across since childhood- the learning crisis among the children in the government schools are caused by inadequate resources in terms of both tangible and intangible learning environment. At least 30% of the entire schooling children enrolled in govt schools. In Manipur one of every two children cannot read even the simplest text appropriate to their grade. If this crisis continues, it will be a massive addition to the already high youth unemployment rate in Manipur. Do you want to be part of this mission towards solving the crisis?

Roles and capacities of a Program Associate (PA)

  • PA will take part in implementation of all the programs in the schools. Therefore, a PA should have the capacity to communicate professionally and engage with a wide range of people right from children, teacher, Principals and Assistant Inspectors/Deputy Inspectors to Zonal Education Officer.

  • PA will be involved in program design, monitoring and evaluation of Education programs. Therefore, PA should be willing to learn thoroughly around elementary education, children literature and foundational English language through reading materials and learning sessions both in-person and virtually.

  • PA might need to learn around program design, monitoring and evaluation of Education programs. Having research aptitude will be of great help in these areas.

  • PA will take part in research, design and training of teachers mostly around pedagogy. Therefore, a PA should be to do basic literature review of academic papers which are usually non-scientific papers.

  • All of the above things depend on how well you can write. In addition, PA will be involved in documentation of many other things. Therefore, a flawless writing skill is required.

  • We expect you to be already familiar with Microsoft Office packages like Word, Excel, PowerPoint without which any of the above mentioned roles and capacities are impossible to do.

  • PA will be involved in relationship building with third parties from anywhere on earth apart from Manipur. For this, PA should be able to coherently communicate everything about Korou Education Foundation in English. If you can speak Hindi, it will be of great advantage.

  • PA will move across schools and offices within Imphal city. Therefore skill of riding two wheel vehicle will be of great help. PA will travel occasionally within Manipur including hill areas. You may travel outside Manipur also for training or to represent the organisation.

Attitudes required

  • Respect everyone no matter the differences in capacities, races and culture.

  • Ownership and accountability of your work.

  • Entrepreneurial and growth mindset.

  • Commitment of two years in the organisation.

Qualification and Experience required

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Education, English, Social Work and Development will be given preference. Anyone with other humanities subject or economics or interdisciplinary degree can apply.

  • Experience in Education domain or in development sector will be given preference.

Cost to the organisation

  • Rs.12000 to Rs.16000 will be your monthly salary depending on your value to the organisation as decided during the selection process. This salary range is just initial. Valuable team members usually get increments every 6 months. Depending on the availability of funds, high value team members will get industry competitive packages from 2023.

  • Health insurance coverage.

Selection process

  • Send your updated CV along with a Cover Letter. Your application without a cover letter is incomplete. Write your Cover Letter in your own voice without repeating what you have already mentioned in your CV. Write it in more than 350 words. in the Cover Letter you can cover why are you interested in the role, how do you think you fit for the role, and how this role can aligned with your future career goals. You can also cover other aspects of your life.

  • Those shortlisted candidates will be given few assignments. Only those shortlisted after the assignment will be called for in-person interview.

  • Send your CV and Cover Letter to connect@korou.org