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Senior Academic Lead (Numeracy)

Ahvaan, Tripura, India
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Job Description for the position of Senior Academic Lead (Numeracy)
The Ahvaan Trust is looking for a Senior Academic Lead for Numeracy for a statewide
Foundational Learning (FLN) program in Tripura under the guidelines of the central mandate 
With the focus on NEP 2020, states will have to chalk out a 5-year roadmap to ensure that by the 
time children are 9 years old and are in Grade 3, they would have acquired proficiency in reading 
with understanding, making meaning of words, sentences and paragraphs, can apply themselves 
and do simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, understand the place value of 
numbers, to mention some of the competency areas.
Ahvaan has been working towards building the foundation of Pre-Primary education in the state. 
With the NIPUN mandate Ahvaan aims to concretize the integration of ECCE with FLN by 
covering the students of 3-9 years.
The Qualification Criteria for the position are:
1. A Bachelor's / Master’s degree in Elementary Education / Education / Nursery Teachers’ 
Training from a recognized institute;
2. Minimum eight to ten years’ experience in teaching Primary Grades 1-3 and familiarity with
Primary classroom environment, especially in the government school ecosystem;
3. Demonstrated ability to teach Mathematics in Primary classes with experiential learning 
4. Demonstrated ability to design the Mathematics curriculum for Grades 1-3, and detailed lesson 
plans, including bridge programs, to address learning loss of students;
5. Prior experience of conducting teacher’s training;
6. Prior experience of mentoring teachers, classroom observations and conducting demonstration 
classes with Grades 1-3 children, for the benefit of their class teachers;
7. Ability to work together in teams efficiently and with empathy;
8. Ability to have a working relationship with schools and teachers;
9. The role will focus on Tripura and may require travelling to schools for situation assessment, 
field testing, etc.; 
10. Communication skills – excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Bangla. 
Knowledge of Hindi and Kokborok will be an added advantage;
11. Critical thinking, problem-solving and responsiveness- to be able to take decisions 
independently, if required, based on the demands from the field;
12. Good IT skills- MS Office, Internet, etc. and email correspondence; 
13. Prior experience of liaison with government departments and officials and ability to maintain liaison with the nodal person from DEE on need basis, to apprise department on progress of
the program.
Key Responsibilities of the Academic Lead- Numeracy would include, but not be limited to:
1. Curriculum Design: Supporting the Academic Anchor in maintaining a vibrant and 
responsive academic vertical of the NIPUN initiative on behalf of the Foundational Learning 
(FLN) Project Management Unit (PMU) set up in Tripura.
a. Designing ECCE integrated FLN Curriculum for Grades 1-3, detailed daily lesson 
plans for teachers and student workbooks
b. Designing Bridge programs for Grades 1-3 and all associated TLMs
c. Designing Assessment guidelines for students in Grades 1-3
d. Recommending appropriate supplementary Teaching Learning materials for the 
teaching of Math 
2. Teacher Professional Development (TPD):
a. Designing the TPD framework for FLN teachers
b. Creating Training Needs Analysis for FLN teachers
c. Conducting training of Master Trainers and Mentors from the State Cadre
3. Review of FLN progress:
a. As part of the FLN PMU, participate in internal reviews of progress vs. tasks and 
b. Participate proactively in all state directed review sessions and committee meetings 
on the progress of the program
c. Regular communication with the central team and share all field related updates
4. Relationship Management: Develop and maintain positive relationships with the key 
government officials in charge of the academic aspects of the mission, by way of:
a. Regular communication and liaison with the state offices and respective officials as 
well as the internal reporting authority
b. Support to the identified state cadre
c. Prioritizing the fulfillment of program milestones as per the 5-year roadmap
d. Coordinating the execution of all program related events 
5. Reporting and Documentation:
a. Maintaining programmatic (product development) records
b. Collating and sharing updates on work, including field testing of curriculum, sample 
survey, etc. if any
6. Managing coordination between the central team, the FLN PMU and the Government of 
7. Staying abreast of the field developments 
8. Cognizant of timelines and a strong drive to honour them 
Essential qualities we are looking for in candidates who will be associated with this program:
 A belief that all children, regardless of their family's social-economic background can realize their potential to achieve
 Persistence and determination

 Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
 Willingness to work in a start-up environment
 Sensitivity towards different sections of society and the ability to get along with people 
irrespective of backgrounds
 A commitment to social change and desire to work in the school education sector
 Respect for the overall ethos of the organization they represent 
Remuneration: The gross monthly remuneration would be in the range of 65K to 80K. However, it 
would be commensurate with qualifications, experience and project budgetary provisions.
Period of association: Selected candidates will be engaged for 4 years on a yearly renewable 
contract basis. 
Application: Interested candidates may share their CV along with preferable time when they may be approached for an initial telephonic conversation, with