Data Lead, Assessments
Educational Initiatives
Location: Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh

Job Description

Job Title: Data Lead, Assessments
Team and Division: Assessments, Ei Shiksha
Reporting To: Senior Manager, Ei Shiksha
Location: Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh

About the Team
The Assessments team is in charge of creating and delivering high quality assessments, capacity building and technical enhancement programs as part of Ei Shiksha, a vertical of EI that exclusively works with low-income or government schools. It takes Ei’s expertise in assessments, educational research, and technology-based personalized adaptive learning and builds solutions/programmes/products contextualised for the B-o-P settings. This is done in collaboration with state governments, international grant makers, corporate foundations, and NGOs. Over the past two decades, Ei Shiksha has undertaken over 80+ projects with 35+ clients (16+languages, 40+ detailed studies published) across geographies, socio-linguistic backgrounds in India and abroad, for more than 10 million students across different grades.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1.Technical Transformation, Data Analytics and Operations
a.Contribute as key member of Project Management Unit of World Bank-AP SALT project based out of AP Ed. Dept. Office at Vijaywada
b.Manage the technical capacity building of the state to create and conduct high-quality assessment
c.Develop technology systems to enable consolidation and visualization of assessment data through setting up databases, data processing, automated live dashboards for monitoring and evaluation
d.Develop systems to enable question bank creation and management
e.Ensure error-free deliverables like assessment tools, analyses aligned to project requirements

2.Large Scale Assessments, Educational Data Analytics and Capacity Building
a.Execute large scale benchmarking and diagnostics assessments at state level
b.Use psychometrics to determine quality and efficiency of questions and test instruments
c.Perform Data Analytics to measure student performance and unearth learning gaps

3. Organizational Development
a.Expand the scope of projects by high quality dissemination- States Interaction, working papers etc.
b.Travel for the project needs and documenting trip reports of the same appropriately

Educational Qualifications
∙B.Tech/M.Tech in any discipline, Masters or Ph.D. in Statistics/Data Science/Math/Economics/Social Sciences/Education preferred

Experience Required
∙Minimum 4 years of experience in Data Science/Data Analytics/Psychometrics/Assessment development
∙Fluent in written and verbal communication in English and Telugu

Key Skills
1. Interest in and understanding of India’s education landscape
2. The ability to own, manage and develop an entire project management team end to end
3. Excellent oral and written communications and stakeholder management skills
4. The ability to learn fast, and grasp Educational Initiatives’ model and business
5. The ability to work collaboratively in teams and independently as a self-starter
6. Being detail-oriented, with strong analytical and critical-thinking skills

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian development sector pay scales and will depend upon the
candidate’s skills and experience levels.

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