Pratham Books (www.prathambooks.org) is a not-for-profit children’s book publisher that was set up in 2004 to publish good quality, affordable books in many Indian languages. Our mission is to see ‘a book in every child’s hand’ and we have spread the joy of reading to millions of children in India. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful storybooks and have been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.
In 2015, Pratham Books increased its footprint by going digital. As an industry leader, we were one of the first publishers in the country to open license our content. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver, which is a digital platform that hosts books in languages from India and beyond, so that every child can have an endless stream of storybooks in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. The books can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free.
StoryWeaver has created the following educator focused digital interventions:
Reading Programme - RP offers 144 beautifully illustrated multilingual age-appropriate storybooks that provide a rich reading experience to all children.
Foundation Literacy Programme - The FLP program consists of 90 storybooks in Hindi and Marathi across 6 reading levels for Grades 1 to 3.
STEM -Literacy Programme - Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver has created a comprehensive STEM literacy program for Grades 1 to 5 in five languages.
We are looking for an Associate Partnerships Manager for Maharashtra to join our Partnerships Team.
Scope of Work/ Duties:
As Associate Partnerships Manager, Maharashtra, your core responsibilities with Pratham Books StoryWeaver will include the following:
Partnerships & Project Management
Partnerships building with State Education Departments, Ed Tech Companies, NGOs and CBOs in the state of Chhattisgarh, in addition to other states
Identifying and bringing on board new Marathi language partners for STEM, FLP and Reading Programme
Identify partnerships for platform (content and features) adoption at scale
Serve as the primary point of contact for all operational questions about the project internally and externally
Create and maintain detailed timelines/work plans for all project deliverables and key milestones
Deliver project status updates to internal team and stakeholders
Support in preparing project launch, weekly check-ins, to identify and capture recommendations for future execution
Prepare monthly project reports, an end project report on best practices, challenges, case stories etc.
Facilitate the planning of capacity building / training of various stakeholders in the program
Support organising and completion of capacity building for stakeholders
Support the team to prepare lesson plans and editable collaterals
Impact Documentation and Monitoring & Evaluation
Support in implementing the monitoring and evaluation of project operating within Reading Programme, FLP and STEM programmes, developing and maintaining the MIS of the project/s
Support the research agency to complete the baseline and endline evaluations and providing them with necessary support from the district functionaries
Submit monthly reports on the programme implementation, reflecting achievements made, challenges and solutions for donor agency, and other key stakeholders
Documenting project successes and learnings in the form of case studies, video stories and short films
Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Sociology/Education/Management or any other relevant discipline
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience of working with Government Education Departments
Dynamic person with good communication skills and zeal to learn
Should be fluent in writing and reading in English and Marathi
Should be able to work on word, PowerPoint and excel sheets
Should be able to write reports and minutes of meetings
Should be willing to travel within Maharashtra as the job requires extensive travel within the State
The Associate Partnerships Manager, Maharashtra will be directly reporting to the Senior Manager - Partnerships
Duration of the engagement:
1 year (starting from September 20th, 2022)
Compensation offered will be commensurate with the qualifications and experiences of the candidate
How to Apply:
Interested candidates can email their detailed CV by the 15th of October, 2022 to [email protected]. In the subject line, candidates must specify ‘Associate Partnerships Manager, Maharashtra’.
*Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be notified by us.