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Operation Lead

  • Chennai,
Apply by 26 August 2022

About the Organization


Founded in 2001, the organization is South Asia’s leading Assessment research and educational technology organization, motivated by the vision of creating “a world where children everywhere are learning with understanding”. Our goal is to reach a multitude of children across different strata of society, irrespective of the kind of education they are receiving today or the curriculum they are following. With our focus in educational research, assessments, pedagogy- based personalized adaptive learning (PAL), and a Science of Learning (SoL) repository of data and techniques to help children learn better, the organization continue to strive to leverage the twin levers of cutting- edge educational research and a  technology - based solutions approach to revolutionize how children in the K- 12 education space learn. It has offices in Bangalore and Ahmedabad in India, with 350+ staff members specializing on different  aspects of assessments, technology, training and project management. The top executives of the organization serve as advisors on boards of several educational committees for the State and Central Government of India.


Through partnerships with Central and State Governments, philanthropic foundations, multilateral agencies, and corporate funders, the organization has done pioneering work large- scale assessments and EdTech. They have undertaken over 80+ projects with 50+ government and civil society partners (16+ languages, 40+ detailed studies published) across geographies, socio- linguistic backgrounds in India and abroad, for more than 10 million students across different grades.


Project Summary


The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Tamil Nadu is setting up a State Assessment Cell to transform the Teaching and Learning process by creating digitized assessments. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the quality of assessments is improved across the state while empowering government school teachers to create localized assessments. The Assessment Cell team would be responsible for ensuring that the state has robust and standardized assessment questions for Grades 6 –12 and conduct capacity building sessions to equip teachers to create appropriate assessments.

Position Summary


As an Operations Lead, you will play a vital role as a subject expert, responsible for quality assurance of questions and training expert, responsible for capacity building, learning and development, facilitation.


Key roles and responsibilities include:

As Lead-Operations, you will play a vital role in an administrative capacity to facilitate the daily functions and operations of the team. As the team coordinator you will coordinate the daily affairs of the team in planning, meetings and team communication and provide direction and organization for the project.

•Working in coordination with Senior Manager to coordinate State Assessment Cell.


•Developing a detailed plan along with internal team; monitor and track systematically using appropriate tools; report progress as well as risks regularly.


•Developing quarterly and monthly operating plan for State Assessment Cell.


• Securing required approvals from the concerned officials during implementation of the plan.


•Coordination with State, district level officials and schools with regards to activities to be undertaken by the State Assessment Cell.


•Organize various capacity building workshops, meetings, and all other activities

to be undertaken by the State Assessment Cell.


•Monitoring and Supervision of programme undertaken by State Assessment Cell.


•Ensuring goals are met in all relevant areas including programme implementation and team member performance.


• Preparing progress reports highlighting impact on students’ learning levels in the state.


•Ensure timely submission of the reports after each activity of the State Assessment Cell.


Educational Qualifications and Experience Required



  • Graduate with at least 10 years’ experience in the education sector; of which at least 5 years should be as a Project Manager in managing projects of similar scale involving state wide design and roll out.


  • Excellent people and project delivery skills, including the ability to create project plans, drive execution, manage multiple projects at a time, and maturity to influence multiple internal and external stakeholders.


  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and Tamil.


  • Strong written communication and presentation skills in English (Tamil will be an added advantage)


Key Skills and Attitude


For the roles, ideal candidates are those who


•Are passionate about education reform and want their actions to have an impact

on- ground.


•Are driven to learn and solve some of the most pressing problems in our education



•Are comfortable working in a small-organization setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued.


•Are driven to excel in their work, showcasing a high level of innovation and perseverance.


•Have an entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude.


•Value a T-shaped approach to work, with both breadth collaboration and innovation across disciplines and depth in specific areas of expertise.




Functional details:

Program Management


Monitoring and Supervision


Job openings

Open positions



Salary range (Annual CTC)
0 - 0
Role Type
senior level
Job Type
full time

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Notice Period

1 months

  • Communication,

Bachelor's degree

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