Consultant for TESS-India project Title Directorate or Region District Project Coordinator (Madhya Pradesh) TESS-India (1 position) South Asia Department/Country TESS – India Location of post Sehore / Sagar districts of Madhya Pradesh Pay Band Consultancy contract commensurate to experience Reports to State Representative (Madhya Pradesh) TESS-India Duration of consultancy Till April 2015 Background TESS-India project, implemented across seven Indian states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, Assam, and West Bengal is a project funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development and led by The Open University, UK. The British Council is a key partner providing operational support to the project. The project will deliver: A sustainable network of key teacher education organizations and institutions where capacity building and sharing fosters and promotes internationally recognized best practices in teacher education. An accessible bank of high quality and activity-based Open Educational Resources (OERs) available to support the development and professional practice of teacher educators and teachers. New and redesigned teacher education programmes, which have strong practice-based and school-based strands, built around TESS-India OERs, supporting enhanced and sustained change in the pedagogic practice of teachers. Rigorous monitoring and evaluation of policy maker, teacher educator and teacher experience, to assess project impact and promote policy change at state, national and international level. To achieve the vision of the project to bring about a positive change in the way teachers and teacher educators transact in their classrooms, TESS-India is creating Teacher Development Units (TDUs) which bring both Subject content and student-centred and activelearning pedagogy together so that Teacher Educators/Teachers can overcome the learning hard-spots and create a learner-friendly environment in their classrooms. For this purpose, applications are invited for District Project Coordinator TESS-India (MP) (1 post) Terms of reference (TOR) Reporting Reports to TESS-India State Representative (SR) with matrix reporting to Country Director and Country Project Manager. District Project Coordinator is required to collaborate with other TESS-India national and state staff on specific tasks as assigned. Externally, the person will create good working relationships with DIET-BRC-CRC/SSA/RMSA and schools in the identified districts of Madhya Pradesh. Roles and responsibilities: Ability to work collaboratively with key state agencies and TESS-India teams and to proactively seek ways to contribute to team success Preparation of implementation plan at district level in consonance with State Plan Leading district team in effective implementation of district implementation strategy Periodic monitoring of project activities and deliverables against time line Updating data and information through Performance Management Information System (PMIS) Providing high-level local academic support (capacity building, network, training, etc.,) and administrative support at district level Documenting and sharing project successes with stake holders Organising stakeholder visits to project sites Mobilising community and other stakeholders including NGOs Performing any other duties assigned by the supervisor in line with TESS-India objectives Eligibility Criteria: Bachelors’ /Masters’ degree in Social Science/Education/Statistics 5-7 years of experience in working at district level on various projects related to education and delivering capacity building programmes for a variety of target audience, ideally government teacher educators/teachers Working with District Education Officials (DEO), Block Education Officials (BEO), CRC and BRC Coordinators, DIET officials, State teacher education institutions such as IASE, CTE etc. Knowledge of Microsoft Office- MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet Good communication and writing skills Proficiency in regional language (reading, writing and speaking) is essential Excellent facilitation skills for training programmes, workshop, seminars Willingness to travel extensively in the state as well as to other TESS-India states Residents of the intervention districts of the state will be preferred Deliverables will be set and monitored through weekly meetings and monthly reporting through time sheets, activity plans, PMIS and other reports to State Representative, Country Project Manager and Country Project Director. *Note: OER – Open Educational Resources SCERT – State Council for Educational Research and Training DIET – District Institute of Education and Training SSA – Sarva Siksha Abhiyan RMSA – Rashtriya Madhyam Siksha Abhiyan BRC – Block Resource Centre CRC – Cluster Resource Centre Submission guidelines: The consultant is required to submit the application form by 27th May 2014. Please email your application form (in word format and as a single attachment only) to [email protected] indicating in the subject line: DPC-MP Emails that do not follow the above naming convention in the subject line will not be considered.