Project Head – Government Engagement and Assessment - Mizoram - Other jobs, Mizoram - 2938139


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Project Head – Government Engagement and Assessment - Other jobs

Ref. number: 2938139 Updated: 21-01-2021 13:39

Price: 100 000 INR Rs

Offering: Other jobs in India, Mizoram

Purpose of the position This position, along with the Project team, Operations, Programme Development and Impact Department, will play a key role to inform and guide Government Engagements and Assessment studies undertaken under the Life skills Collaborative. The Project Head will be overall responsible for liaising, networking and collaborating as well as developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders including relevant state government, institutions and bodies connected to education and life skill in the state. Life Skill Collaborative Magic Bus is participating in a life skills collaborative anchored by Sattva and supported by Echidna Giving, MSDF, Porticus, Omidyar Network in India, and CIFF. The purpose of the collaborative is to identify a common glossary of life skills, building assessment frameworks and tools meant for Indian school context, and working with state governments to test and implement assessments at scale. As part of the initiative, Magic Bus has been chosen for working in the state of Mizoram for collecting voices from ground and conducting large scale life skills assessments in partnership with the state government from 2020 to 2023. Life skills education is at the core of MB and this initiative through the collaborative enables standardization of tools and life skills assessment frameworks. . Project Overview Building an effective assessment will be a critical area of focus for the Life Skills Collaborative. The assessments will be built on the foundation of the glossary and at the level of the child, teacher and system. Assessment implementation partner Magic Bus will enable engagement with the state government to provide access to districts. Work with district level stakeholders towards implementation of assessments. Support potential scale up across the state. Participate in design of Assessment tools & methodology. Support in testing tools on the ground. Validate contextualization of tools to specific locations. Assessment Implementation approach 1. Define focus area and consolidate existing assessments a. Agree on the principles and boundary conditions for the Assessments b. Agree on the key impact outcomes (for the child/teacher/systems) that Assessments will focus on c. Identify and finalize the target number of districts/Schools/Teachers/Adolescents etc. within the state d. Consolidate existing assessments from India and Globally e. Conduct a literature review on the existing assessment tools 2. Adapt and pilot assessments in select districts a. Align on the key impact outcomes (for the child/teacher/systems) with the district and state officials b. Build assessments for select outcomes by leveraging existing tools and measures c. Contextualize and pilot the assessments on the ground to test for validity and reliability d. Synthesize results and engage practitioners and state governments e. Monitor the standards of all external assurers, ensuring accuracy and consistency throughout. f. Work with Program Manger to assure the quality of assessment test design including continuous improvement of test instruments to meet the standards g. Ensure that accurate data is maintained in the to inform management reports. h. Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all learners with whom you come into contact with and adhere to Magic Bus policy. 3. Engage government to scale assessments across the state a. Present district level assessment results b. Align with the state government officials and Principal Secretary to run assessments across the state c. If required, align on the select skills and priorities of the state government d. Agree on the operational plan for data collection with the Government e. Maintain strong and effective relationships with state government and other stakeholders. 4. Implement state-wide assessments at scale in collaboration with the government a. Implement the assessments in state b. Work with the Data, Analytics and Reporting Team to ensure that systems and data processes remain in line with program c. Synthesize the results of the assessment d. Present the results to the government to enable decision making 5. Disseminate the assessments and the results a. Make the assessments and assessment methodologies public with permission from the state and practitioners b. Conduct workshops with the practitioners c. Share the results of the assessments and assessment approaches Responsibilities:  Devise effective strategy to build strong network at various levels in relevant state ministries, education, sports department etc. along with regional teams and key internal stakeholders  Represent MB in technical and programme related meetings with ministries, government, Institutions and local civil society;

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