Position: Project Manager, MP FLN reform
Founded in 2012, Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a non-profit philanthropic foundation
working on the vision of ensuring quality school education for all children in India. We are
driven by our mission to transform the school education system with a focus on improving
learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities.
We believe that ensuring Universal, Early, Conceptual and Procedural Mastery of
Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) Skills is absolutely essential for the overall
success of the education system. In order to achieve this, we partner with individuals and
social impact organizations to bring innovative solutions in education, as well as work with
the government to drive systemic impact. We collaborate with the ecosystem to leverage
knowledge, build evidence and create proven tools around critical issues such as early
learning, EdTech, classroom instruction methods and governance.
We also support exceptional social entrepreneurs with powerful ideas, undertake
application-oriented research, provide a platform for sharing of innovation, and collaborate
with other stakeholders in the ecosystem to find policy solutions - all towards enabling
sustained change in India’s educational system.
CSF’s team members bring a deep sense of commitment and passion towards our collective
vision that every child deserves quality education. We strive for excellence in everything we
do and collaborate to create an impact as we move closer to achieving our mission. We
encourage an entrepreneurial outlook that evokes new and bold ideas along with taking
smart risks. CSF provides a dynamic, learning and positive environment that is driven by our
strong sense of values.
The team works in collaboration with State Education Departments to bring reform by
implementing large-scale system-led projects with the goal of improving student learning
outcomes. Our team supports the State to design and implement an integrated program as
part of NIPUN (National FLN mission) which encompasses multiple critical aspects of a
reform process ranging from building effective classroom pedagogy to working with the
state to build salience and necessary state capacity to deliver FLN at scale, while also
strengthening governance and other key enablers that are critical for the reform. CSF along
with The Education Alliance (TEA) have partnered with the State Education Department
of Madhya Pradesh on a long-term engagement for system reform and have Project
Management Units (PMUs) in both the states to deliver it.
CSF is looking for a Project Consultant who would be based in Bhopal for the duration of 2
years (minimum). S/He will support the PMU Lead in developing relationships with the State
government and the various departments and support the development and rollout of a
holistic foundational learning program. The role will report to the State Lead, State Reform.
The role requires day-to-day interaction and working with senior government officials at the
state government. S/he will join a high caliber leadership team with a collective experience
of over 100 years working in both corporate and development sector organizations like BCG,
IFMR, J-PAL, NITI Aayog, and National Skill Development Corporation.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to
conversations, setup and manage partnerships to leverage the best support for the
Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
plan timelines and meet deadlines
Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon
the candidate’s experience levels.
Interested candidates can fill the application form here. Please choose the position name as