Associate/Sr Associate - Training & Design

Simple Education Foundation

Simple Education Foundation

Chandigarh, India
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Join the Simple Team!

Simple Education Foundation | JD 2024

Associate/Senior Associate, Training & Design - Punjab State Program

At Simple Education Foundation (SEF) we work with the government to build state-wide strengthening programs for teachers and principals to increase the standard of teaching in government schools across India. Our mission is to strengthen 1 million educators by 2028.

We are a highly driven team with over 50 years of cumulative experience in teaching in classrooms and working with government school systems. Our team is young, dynamic, bold and audacious enough to make this mission come true in our lifetime. To help us accelerate our impact, we are looking to onboard more members on our paper plane!

About the role

The program is in partnership with the Department of Education, Govt of Punjab. The program aims to reimagine how educator professional development can be strengthened to deliver high-quality education to students in government schools, through a mentoring and classroom support program.

The role will entail working closely with the SEF team to support the Department and to design & facilitate in-service educator interventions. You will also be working with the team in designing, facilitating, monitoring and collaborating with stakeholders for the entire program. It will also include codifying the program and managing the constant evolution of the program as we move ahead.

How can you succeed in this role?

  • Co-Design and facilitate training plans and interactive tools/ resources for facilitators and coaches (Mentor teachers, academic coordinators, faculty, etc.) aligned with SEF's structured pedagogy approach

  • Co-Design monitoring tools like exit tickets, learning surveys etc., to gauge the effectiveness/impact of the intervention with the help of manager

  • Ensure feedback from the ground through FGDs, need analysis, observations etc., is incorporated into the design in either the same or in future training.

  • Documentation of the design and testing process, to codify the process of design at scale, and learnings derived for the internal team, org and external audience

  • Timely preparation and compilation of the Project's Annual/Quarterly Work Plans and Progress Review Reports


Skills Required

  • Program Design

    • Engage meaningfully with stakeholders and adapt a human-centred design approach to developing programs, workshops, capacity-building spaces, learning modules, etc

    • ​​Is proficient in developing and designing curricula for teacher development programs

    • Can engage in a participatory design process with diverse stakeholders

  • Facilitation

    • Co-facilitate large and small group sessions for master trainers, teachers, etc. (a diverse range of stakeholders)

  • Data Analysis & Research

    • Collect and proactively maintain data as per the designated strategy.

  • Project Management

    • Manage your own schedule and prioritize tasks based on goals independently without support to meet the desired outcomes of the program.

  • Continuous Learning

    • Reflect on your actions, strengths, weaknesses and their impact on children & stakeholders.

    • Seek opportunities to grow in their challenges and learning needs and leverage their learnings and strengths towards program needs.

  • Feedback

    • Observe interventions, programs, and practices and give feedback which is clear, direct and evidence-based

Mindset Required

  • Adaptability, grit and resilience

  • Compassion with the process, towards people & self

  • Curiosity and the will to continuously learn

  • Collaboration & trust in the system

  • Patience and humility to navigate all kinds of unprecedented challenges and work demands


  • Knowledge of Teacher centric education, practices and development structures

  • Knowledge of creating session plans and conducting research to cull out key learning, insights

  • Prior knowledge and experience of working with teachers and government


  • 3-5 years of experience in the education sector, specifically in teaching, curriculum design or teacher training

  • Facilitation of workshops for adults, preferably in both small and large groups both

  • Previous work experience with government agencies is preferred

  • Proficiency in Punjabi (reading, writing and speaking), Hindi (speaking) and English (reading, writing and speaking) language - mandatory


Salary and benefits

Compensation will be between Rs 5,00,000 - Rs 6,50,000 (for Associate) and Rs 6,50,000 - Rs 7,50,000 (for Sr Associate) based on the experience of the candidate and will include the following perks:

  • Monthly reimbursements for phone and internet bills

  • Inclusive and diverse teams

  • Great Place To Work Certified

  • Dedicate sum to avail health insurance and pro-bono therapist on board

  • Paid Period and Well-being leaves

Location: Mohali, Punjab

Note: Preference will be given to those from minority communities, including women, trans and non-binary people from religious and caste minority communities.