Senior Programme Manager, EdTech



One of India’s biggest challenges is providing quality education to its 240 million children. The scale and complexity of education in India demands that the brightest talent engage in finding solutions.

At Central Square Foundation, we seek to achieve transformational standards of educational excellence for children in disadvantaged communities in India. We support exceptional social entrepreneurs with powerful ideas, provide a platform for the sharing of innovation, and find policy solutions to enable sustained change.

CSF’s team members combine a deep commitment to education with operational excellence. We are a young organisation with a dynamic entrepreneurial environment dedicated to achieving landmark reform in the Indian education system.

Position Summary

The Senior Programme Manager, EdTech (Education Technology) will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with NGOs, supporting our network of grantee organisations, conducting research on relevant issues, and building and managing relationships with governments.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop key hypotheses based on current and future trends in EdTech
  • Identify and build partnership with NGOs, social entrepreneurs, technology companies with expertise and capabilities in building and scaling EdTech innovations
  • Conduct due diligence on grant applications and work with potential grantees to develop proposals
  • Provide ongoing technical and strategic support to grant partners
  • Generate evaluative reports of the grant partners’ impact
  • Promote coordination and cumulative learning among NGOs demonstrating best practices in specific areas of education
  • Conduct policy research in the education technology and develop papers for advocacy
  • Engage with governments at different levels to provide consulting support in developing vision and implementation plans for EdTech

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required, Masters’ degree preferred
  • 2 to 6 years of work experience with some managerial responsibilities, and track record of high achievement in technology industry
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong in Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Medium fluency in Hindi
  • Willingness to travel

Desired Qualities:

  • A belief that all children, regardless of their family’s social-economic background can achieve at the highest levels
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • High level of integrity


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience levels.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including 2-3 paragraphs on how the current position at Central Square Foundation aligns to their long term professional aspirations) and resume via email with subject line ‘Application for PM, EdTech’ to