Sampark Foundation
State Program Head
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Maharashtra Chhattisgarh
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021


State Program Head - Sampark Foundation

Location: Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh


This position offers an experienced leader the opportunity to excel in its field while working with of the most innovative education transformation programs in India. As of today, we have touched the lives of 1 Crore children across 84,000 schools & 5 Lakh teachers in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh.


About Sampark Foundation: Impact & Scale

The unsolved Problem


In India, Government led Primary School Education System is suffering with a myriad of issues and the poor learning outcomes for our 144 million children who attend these 740K schools is alarmingly. Third party research and our own base line assessments show that most children even in grade 5 can’t add/subtract or construct simple sentence in their local language.


Despite doubling of investment in education by the government over the last decade, the learning outcomes continues to show an alarming negative trend thus an urgent need for a new innovative approach to transform outcomes at scale.


$1 Innovation


Sampark Foundation was founded by Anupama Nayar and Vineet Nayar (Former Vice Chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies and Author of Employees First Customer Second) with a belief that “frugal innovation” along with relentless execution in partnership with the government can drive large scale change in learning outcomes. This thought led our founders to give up whatever they were doing in 2013 and dedicate their lives to lead this change.


Design thinking with focus on innovation in class room transaction gave birth to Sampark Smart ShalaTM which is a learning outcome focused initiative that uses a sound box with a voice mascot called“Sampark Didi” along with music and songs to teach English using LSRW and whole language approach, Innovatively designed TLMs to teach Math from concrete to abstract , BOT enabled mobile App for teachers that works without internet and multimedia fun workbooks with QR codes for children at less than $1 per child per annum.


The 1 Crore impact


Our journey of learning by working with 84,000 rural schools, 1 crore children in 6 states (Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal and Uttarakhand) is just that – a learning journey – because problems at scale can only be solved with patience, perseverance and lots of passion. Today we train500,000 teachers each year at block level and they are our true partners of change and responsible for the encouraging results we have seen through third party assessment.


About the Position


The State Program Head would be responsible for Training, Program implementation, Monitoring and Coordination with government bodies and capacity building of a team of 20-40 Sparks spread across the state. The responsibilities include:

  • Representation and advocacy: Advocacy and Goveremnet Liasoning is one of the most important responsibility for this profile and it holds 50% of the KRA. The responsibilities include representing Sampark Foundation in the state, advocate for policies supportive stated goals and objectives, building alliances in government, NGOs and community groups. It also includes representing the organization in meetings with senior government officials as well as other organizations and maintain an effective working relationship with them.

  • Programme planning and development: Be aware of development policies of Central and State Government and the socio-economic scenario of the area; support State Government to develop Situation Analysis/report. Support the State Government to develop State Plans of Action for education; support the implementation of the programme using appropriate strategies and interventions relevant to the State.

  • Programme implementation: Lead and guide a team of professionals ensuring effective and appropriate use of all human and material resources, overseeing implementation of supported programmes, developing annual plans of action, working closely with government and other partners.

  • Programme monitoring/evaluation: Coordinate programme evaluation efforts ensuring timely review and course correction of current programme strategies. Direct, supervise and coordinate the preparation of all programme reports required. Develop and make effective use of programme monitoring systems ensuring that information generated leads to decisions to improve project performance and feedback to field staff.

  • Management: Direct, supervise and coordinate the training and capacity building initiatives required for the programme as well as that of the team.

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:


  • Good knowledge English & Hindi. For Maharashtra location Marathi is compulsory.

  • Good Communication skills and great Leadership skills is critical.

  • Relevant Experience of 8-14 years.

  • Prior experience in Education sector or having worked in any aspect of social sector to bring about change is an added advantage.

  • People with no social sector experience but have worked extensively in the state would also be considered.

  • Ability to tour 10-12 days a month into districts.

  • Knowledge and experience of using and implementing Technology in work is must.

No of Position -2 Place of Posting: Thane, Maharashtra. & Raipur, Chhattisgarh Head office Based in Noida, NCR.


To Apply:

  • Share your Bio at with Subject- Application for State Program Head-with Location.

  • Why you want to join Sampark Foundation and what you would gain from it” in 100 words.

  • 5 reasons you are suited for this role. ”in 100 words.


Sampark Foundation

A – 176, Sector 40, Noida – 201301.

Job Email id: hr(at)