Program Manager – Technology for Learning

  August 20, 2019   

Program Manager – Technology for Learning

Published
August 20, 2019
Location
Head Office- Karachi
Category
Job Type
Expected Travel
Frequent

Description

We are looking for a dynamic, tech savvy and education minded individual interested in exploring how technology can enable learning in or outside the classroom keeping in mind certain constraints with respect to costs and resources. The incumbent will develop the technology in education vision for TCF and engage with external partners to lead the planning, design and execution of several digital education projects at pilot or scalable stages. Projects will be student as well as faculty centric.

The program manager is also expected to aid in app development/deployment of certain faculty related training projects.

Research and Strategy

  • Develop the strategy document for Technology in Education for TCF
  • Identify and invest in potentially fruitful TFL collaborations
  • Outline each project’s theory of change and develop guidelines to pilot each initiatives
  • Conducts extensive research on TFL landscape in education and is able to present, apply and implement learnings to TCF’ s context
  • Develop contextual understanding of different components of education delivery within TCF

Project Implementation

  • Prepares and monitors project budgets
  • Responsible for leading design, execution and evaluation of various TFL projects internally and with external TFL partners
  • Collaborate across functions and teams in order to get subject knowledge expertise alongside developing this skillset within the team where relevant to the project(s).
  • Provide trainings and conduct learning workshops/boot camps
  • Synthesise and provide feedback and support after solution deployment
  • Regular Meetings with Senior Management, Field Implementation Team and School staff.
  • Develop understanding of M&E reporting systems and use them effectively to monitor project outcomes
  • Ensure all M&E documents are provided in a timely manner.
  • Prepare weekly field updates and monthly field reports.
  • Evaluate project readiness for scale
  • Create resources which would aid in effective classroom practices when using technology in the classroom

Stakeholder Management

  • Ensure feedback from field is timely and consistently relayed to project stakeholders
  • Manage expectations of different stakeholders both outside and within the organisation
  • Cross-functional collaboration within TCF
  • Recruit, develop and build capacity of the TFL team
  • Other tasks as assigned related to the department or function

Required Skills

  • Design thinking mindset
  • Knowledge of project management tools and principles
  • Strong analytical abilities, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
  • Ability to manage various stakeholder and partner expectations
  • Takes initiative and able to work under pressure
  • Detail oriented, organized and able to multi-task
  • Monitoring & Evaluation understanding
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Urdu (Mandatory)

Education

Bachelor/Master Degree in Computer Sciences/Technology in Education or Social Sciences, Masters’ Degree preferred

Experience

2+ years
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