India Foundation (AIF) – Head of Operations – Digital
Head of Operations Program: Digital Equalizer Location: Delhi-NCR
Relationship: Director – Digital Equalizer / CEO- Digital
of Employment: Fixed term
American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of
India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women,
children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact
interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because
poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is
its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and
expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United
States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve
chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in
Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 9.2 million lives across 29 states of
India. Visit www.AIF.org to learn more about AIF’s work.
the Digital Equalizer Program:
India Foundation (AIF) has been implementing the Digital Equalizer
(DE) program across 15056 schools in 16 states (and growing) over
the last 15 years. DE utilizes technology to bridge the digital
divide in India and transform under-resourced schools into dynamic
places to teach and learn to create large-scale, sustainable
impact in education.
has initiated the Digital Equalizer Foundation a Section 8
company, 100 % owned by AIF. The new company will house all of
AIF’s DE program gradually over the next few years. Director
(Digital Equalizer) of AIF is the C.E.O of this company.
Equalizer Foundation’s mission is to promote equity in education
by bridging the Digital divide through technology and 21st-century
skills. The foundation envisions a world where all children from
underprivileged communities are prepared for work & life.
Digital Equalizer Foundation utilizes technology to bridge the
educational and digital divide in India by transforming
under-resourced government schools into dynamic places to teach
and learn through collaborative, project-based learning. With the
positive results from the Digital Equalizer Program which has a
legacy of 15 years working with 15,506 under-resourced schools
impacting 4.1 million students through 152,644 teachers, Digital
Equalizer Foundation is committed to empower under-resourced
schools to develop a comprehensive teaching-learning platform that
responds to the needs of the school ecosystem.
Roles & Responsibilities:
for overall implementation of DE Program at the national level,
with the support of the Regional Managers (RMs) having regional
assess and customize the DE program to ensure that it remains
focused to the regional & state specific government vision
an Overall, Regional & Statewide execution plan for the
ongoing programs along with the respective RMs and ensure the
delivery of the program activities as per the donor deliverables
in order to achieve the expected outcomes with regard to the
program strategy / agreed goals.
good governance within program delivery and financial management,
ensuring that all systems and controls are in place and followed
to allow accurate reporting, cost effectiveness.
and monitor yearly goals and target of achievement for each
region on a quarterly basis.
for corrective and proactive actions where needed as a result of
the monitoring and evaluation process of the DE program and
ensure appropriate and timely communication to DE Director and
also other key stakeholders of the program (Internal + External)
monthly and Quarterly monitor reviews of the programs to ensure
smooth progress. Oversee program tracking processes and organize
them to ensure donor satisfaction.
all Donor meeting & engagement along with the Regional
the preparation and maintenance of Donor reports as are necessary
to track programs. Preparing periodic reports for management, as
necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
the vision of expansion of DE both in the existing states and new
geographies in line with the larger education sector growth in
closely with the Director and AIF’s Strategic Partnership to
expand the programs through
/ Corporate Donors and Government.
the development of the DE priorities in the Region and its States
with the Regional Managers for expansion and saturation coverage
in the respective state.
Quality, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E):
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) covering guidelines, processes
and procedures to be followed internally by the DE Regional
Managers & their team.
for Program quality of all the Regions and its States
timely program monitoring and evaluation in the respective
technology based Realtime monitoring of programs along with the
Head of Innovation & Technology
an impact measurement and monitoring system for the DE program
and the customization needed for the region/specific state by
working closely with the MEL team
monthly and periodic reviews of the regions /its respective
states – Physical or Virtual or on Program key data points
& Evaluate Human resources requirements in the resp. regions
working closely with Regional Mangers / HR as per program
approved budgets and in cost-effective manner in keeping with the
regional sustainability and program efficacy.
motivate and retain high quality DE staff with the help of RMs
and HR in line with the AIF India’s policies and procedures.
Conduct townhall and review with regional/ state teams on a
monthly -quarterly basis
for ensuring capacity building & regular training of the RMs,
Regional/State Team members. Plan internal/ external trainings
calendar along with DE Training Senior Resource
timely performance reviews/appraisal of regional team members
along with RM and that of RMs along with the Director in-line
with the AIF organizational guidelines
disciplinary actions to be routed through the DE and AIF HR as
per the AIF norms and procedures
data, evidence and insights from the program, create and
disseminate knowledge and learning internally as well as
articles on AIF Blogs and other external forums based on learning
of the DE program with the support of Communications
and plan the annual Budget and Target for each state along with
the DE Director
the annual plans and state budgets with the Program Mangers as
agreed in wider Organization forum.
compliance to meet funding/donor requirements in the region and
its states in order to retain and develop grant and partner
and monitoring of program budgets, forecasts, cash flow analysis,
management and financial accounts with close support of RMs
and ensure AIF ERP System integrated with the DE Program -Finance
& Procurement/HR with close support of RM
and ensuring appropriate overall financial performance reporting
to the Director
financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote
regional sustainability along with RM.
10-12 years of experience in implementing large scale,
multi-regional program(s). Experience of working in ED-Tech
Education program in nonprofit organization /Corporate; Working
with Government schools would be added advantage.
Graduate Degree in International Development or Business
Administration / B-Tech- MTech/ MSC /MCA/Science background in
8-10 years of leadership experience of working on technology
enabled education programs in the NGO sector / Corporates with
focus on technology-enabled education; with the demonstrated
ability to foster partnerships and work with multiple
track record of developing and managing high quality and
innovative education programs
and experience of Education and its diverse branches of specialty
around learning, pedagogy, environment etc.
track record of fund raising, resource mobilization from
institutional donors, CSR and governments; experience in proposal
writing/program concept notes.
and understanding of the working of various government education
administration systems in diverse states.
should be able to gradually transition the program to a paperless
analytical skills and strategic thinker, with a vision for
institutional building, sustainability and scalability
level of team management and interpersonal skills and exhibits
written & verbal communication skills; sound representational
conceptual and analytical awareness of program quality and other
implementation challenges faced by team and partners
for internal and external networking nationally and
research and data analysis skills with program planning and
design, monitoring and evaluation techniques
financial and budget management experience
personal & professional integrity.
to travel extensively to and within project locations.
Salary commensurate with experience. Initially contract shall be
issued for fixed term for 2 years, which shall be renewed on the
basis of requirement of the program and performance.
apply for this position, send your CV and covering letter
describing how you meet the specifications for this role and what
you bring to it along with your current salary and expected salary
to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Head of
Operations - DE"
for applications: 29th November, 2021
applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
Email id: de.operationshead(at)aif.org