Associate, Content Development and Capacity Building
Madhi Foundation
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

About Madhi 

Madhi Foundation was established in 2016 as a non-profit organization committed to the cause of bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil proverb, “Destiny can be conquered with intellect (Madhi)”. Madhi Foundation specifically works to solve the foundational learning crisis in India. Our vision, “Foundational Learning First, so every child is set up for success“, guides our every action and gives our work the purpose and direction it needs. 

What we do 

Madhi works closely with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department to conceptualise and implement large scale quality improvement programmes in Tamil Nadu’s government schools. Over the course of the next 5 years Madhi will strengthen its existing programmes in the state (as well as undertake new programmes) with the singular aim of ensuring transformative improvement in the quality of school education in Tamil Nadu. Madhi’s programmes in Tamil Nadu are consolidated under a single umbrella called Project: TN Soars, comprising 3 critical projects: 1. Ennum Ezhuthum (The Tamil Nadu state Foundational Learning Mission), 2. TechForEdSystems and 3. Tamil Nadu STEAM Model Schools. 

Ennum Ezhuthum: We are currently also working as the ‘Chief Management Partner’ for Tamil Nadu’s official Foundational Learning Mission, The ‘Ennum Ezhuthum Mission’ – a Rs. 500 Cr Mission of national specand regional importance aimed at universalising foundational learning for all children in Tamil Nadu’s 37,000 government schools. 

Project MALA: Project MALA aims to create high-tech, low-tech and no-tech tools which can support child-educators (parents, teachers, volunteers) to build the neuro-linguistic exposure that children require to acquire language proficiency through oracy. Children in rural areas or from low income households have minimal exposure to the English language- particularly oracy. They find the existing english language learning tools inadequate to build fluency in spoken English and also have difficulty in reading to learn from English sources. Project MALA aims to leverage technology and contextually built learning resources to solve this problem. 

Your team (Content Development and Capacity Building) 

The Content Development and Capacity Building team consists of practitioners from teaching, teacher training, content and curriculum development backgrounds. The CD & CB team is in charge of ensuring that all curricular and capacity building materials that Madhi develops and collaborates on, align with our key pillars – Accessibility, Contextualisation, Inclusivity and Learning Outcome-focused. This team also owns the academic and training inputs across all programs and hence delivers high quality error free content and training customised to individual project needs. 

About the role: 

The Associate, Content Development and Capacity Building will co-create curricular materials, including but not limited to worksheets, lesson plans, instructional videos and assessments. These curricular materials for grades 1 to 3 for literacy (English and Tamil) and Maths will be benchmarked globally and customised to the local user. 

The challenges you will help solve in this role 

  • The Content Development and Capacity Building team at Madhi largely comes from teaching backgrounds with exposure to modern and progressive education systems. As the Associate, you will channel this modern knowledge into the curricular materials for under-resourced schools. 

The Job Description 

Below is an indicative set of responsibilities you will be required to lead as part of your role. This is a hybrid role, and based on prior experience and interests, you may be more involved in one of the two core areas – content development and capacity building. We believe that a job description is best created collaboratively where the individual joining the team and the senior leadership team together define the role in greater detail so it reflects your aspirations and ambitions as much as it does the organisation’s needs. A detailed description will be jointly created once the selection process has been completed and you have accepted our offer of employment. 

In this role, some of your responsibilities will include 

  • Creating curricular materials, primarily paper-based and digital content for children and teachers of grades 1 – 3, that align with the finalised frameworks and guidelines. 
  • Creating capacity-building materials to develop and evaluate the knowledge, skills and mindsets of key stakeholders crucial to project implementation, and facilitating training spaces as per the needs of the project/organisation. 
  • Ensuring all curricular and capacity-building materials meet national and international quality standards through periodic reviews and propose improvements informed by research. 

You will thrive in this role if you: 

  • Have a keen interest in pedagogy and strive to research extensively. 
  • Have a penchant for learning and can break down complex processes for stakeholders to consume easily. 
  • Can read and write in Tamil. 
  • Possess a growth mindset and are comfortable seeking solutions for problems that you may not immediately have an understanding of. 

Prerequisites include: 

  • An undergraduate degree in Education. 
  • Teaching experience in low-income schools for at least two years. 
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in teaching, learning content development or teacher training 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and all Google Suite applications 

This role will report to: Specialist, Curriculum Design and Learning 

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

Please note: You will be expected to bring your own laptop with updated software (MS Office 2016)

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