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Consultant & Research Associate at TISS Mumbai [2 Positions]: Apply by Dec 2: Expired

Applications invited for Consultant & Research Associate at TISS Mumbai for the year 2021. The last date of application is 2 December.

Applications are invited for the positions under CETE of the Centre, in TISS Mumbai Campus.

Consultant – Nepal Operations (1 Position)

The Consultant, Nepal Operations will be responsible for end-to-end management of the deliverables related to the training programme and supporting research activities for Nepal. He/she will work in close coordination with the TISS team to fulfill the objectives of the programme. The consultant will report to the Lead Investigator from TISS. The Consultant will work closely with a research manager/associate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and Development
    • Attend Capacity building workshop on the design and development of the training programme
    • Manage all processes related to the delivery of specific adaptive elements of a course module for the programme
    • Liaise with Adaptation team (AT) members and TISS team
    • Develop timelines and processes drawing from the overall plan of the training programme
    • Contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedure for the programme
  • Implementation
    • Steer the contextualisation process for roll out of programme by curating content/examples relevant to Nepal
    • Manage selection process and on boarding of fellows
    • Continuous Support to Nepal fellows for completion of course
    • Manage and contribute to Communities of Practice with fellows
    • Contribute to improve course delivery and coordination between Academic Mentors and Fellows
    • Observe the fellows’ workshops with Teachers
  • Research and Knowledge Management
    • Facilitate research activities and contribute to publications, as per need
    • Document relevant aspects of challenges/best practices observed during the roll of the course
    • Mentor and Support fellows to refine/complete Action research report
    • Contribute to development of case studies (relevant to the region or a theme) and compilation of Compendium of fellows’ Action research reports.
  • Reporting and Monitoring
    • Ensure the collection of data / insights for overall M&E purposes
    • Contribute to IDRC/Consortium reporting requirements pertinent to training programme
    • Supervise the fellow’s cohort and contribute to timely reports as per requirement.
    • Contribute to writing blogs/experiential accounts of project activities

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in Education/Allied fields in social sciences and related field with 8 years of experience OR Masters in Education/Allied fields in social sciences with 10 years of experience in working as a / with Teacher Educators and Teachers
  • Familiarity with pedagogy and practices of Teacher professional Development
  • Experience of using tools to manage learners and learning management systems
  • Ability to leverage technology for work such as use of Google Drive, Learning Management Platforms such as Google Classroom, Edx, etc.
  • Ability to capture insights from learners’ experience and support their requirements
  • Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogies for teacher education/TPD/Action research/ Tools and techniques for distance teaching and learning etc
  • In depth knowledge of policies, historical and contemporary practices and trends in Teacher professional development and Teacher Education in Nepal
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to handle tasks independently and meet deadlines.

Skills and competencies required

  • Management experience of CoPs and experience of working with government functionaries / academic experts and/or in development agencies in /for Nepal or similar contexts
  • Excellent command of English Language and Proficiency(desirable) in Nepali Language

Duration: One year (extendable based on project need and performance)

Remuneration: Gross monthly remuneration for the position is in the range of Rs.70,000/- to 85,000/- per month, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Location: Kathmandu/ Delhi / Mumbai.

Research Associate (1 Position)

The Research Associate will closely work with the Research team at TISS to fulfill the research objectives of the project and produce relevant research outputs as per the work plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in workshops on research design for research studies
  • Contribute to Landscape Mapping Study through conducting secondary literature review, gathering
    relevant policy documents and managing interviews of KIIs
  • Contribute to a Mixed methods Study for sections specific to Nepal
  • Source and index research reports and publications
  • Assist and contribute to data gathering, data management and analysis for the two studies
  • Assist in implementation of research tools
  • Provide contextual support for iterations in research design and tools
  • Draft, write reports and literature reviews for sections specific to Afghanistan/Maldives
  • Manage all data and documents pertaining to the assigned section in both the studies
  • Contribute to compiling the Compendium on Action research studies and Guidelines on Distance
    Teaching-Learning
  • Participate in all meetings pertaining to research activities
  • Collaboratively present insights/summaries of research outputs as and when required or at
    conferences /symposiums
  • Liaise and coordinate with research team members at TISS
  • Contribute to writing blogs/experiential accounts of research activities
  • Assist in any additional research and writing assignments

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD (desirable) in Education and related field OR Masters with 5 years of experience in conducting
    research on TPD/TE/ Teaching-Learning,
  • Familiarity with research on pedagogy and practices of Teacher professional Development in Nepal
  • Experience of using research tools of quantitative and qualitative nature
  • Ability to capture insights from learner data on LMS/CoP/observations of workshops
  • Knowledge of research methodologies on curriculum and pedagogies for teacher education/ TPD/ Action research/ Tools and techniques for distance teaching and learning etc
  • Ability to handle tasks independently and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of data analysis, drafting research papers and reports and a range of production tasks.
  • Excellent communication and writing /drafting skills
  • Experience of contributing to research on TPD, TE and Teachers in Nepal/South Asia

Duration: One year (extendable based on project need and performance)

Remuneration: Gross monthly remuneration for the position is in the range of Rs.45,000/- to 55,000/- per month, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Location: Mumbai / Bengaluru

Application

Candidates are requested to apply online through the link.

The application fee of Rs 1000/- to be paid online. The SC/ST/PWD candidates are required to pay fees of Rs. 250/- if they attach the required certificate to the online application form. The women candidates are waived from the payment of application fees.

Important dates

  • Last date to receive applications: 2nd December 2021
  • Tentative dates for interview: 6th December to 12th December 2021
  • Suggested date of joining: As early as possible

Click here to view the official notification of Consultant & Research Associate at TISS Mumbai.


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