Engage the central and state government on key issues in design and adoption of
Design innovative programs using research and evidence
Partner with other organizations in the ecosystem for adoption and sustainability of
of all school going children in Primary grades across the country are in States
being supported by CSF for NIPUN Bharat Mission design & implementation
ex-Bennett & Co, IIM-L
Romonika D. Sharan
ex-Pearson, IIM C
Dr. Parthajeet Das
State FLN Projects
Co-Founder, The Teacher App, DSE
State FLN Projects
ex-NITI Aayog, IIM-C
ex-Airtel Payments Bank
Dr. Jayshree Oza
FLN and Government Projects
Advisor, Talent Management
We work at the intersection of governments, non-profits, researchers, donors and other enablers to enable system-led reform
We design and run large scale interventions that improve learning for 250+ million children in the country
We work closely with the Ministry of Education, CBSE and with State departments in over 12 states. We also have strong ecosystem partnerships with other organizations working in education
Our team consists of professionals from top universities and organizations. CSF works with the best and brightest in the Industry
CSFs work is endorsed and backed by leading funders including BMGF, USAID, Google, Omidyar Network, HDFC, HT Parekh foundation, Larry Ellison Foundation and so on.
Strategizing and managing projects end to end with
government bodies and ecosystem partners
Locations: Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Lucknow, Ranchi, Patna, Hyderabad
Cross-sectoral consulting/ project management experience
High analytical and problem solving
An education background in management or public policy
Prakhar works with the State Reform team that works on State projects partnering with the Education Department to bring reform by system led, large-scale projects.
Niharika is a part of the Governance team where she works with governments and partners to design, implement and generate evidence on interventions to improve governance in school education.
Harsh is part of the Government Projects team and works closely with the Ministry
of Education on many initiatives like NEP 2020 and the NIPUN Bharat mission for FLN.
Ronak is part of the Government Projects team and is currently working with the
CBSE to implement India's largest Reading Mission impacting over 20 million students
Rhea is part of the EdTech team and works closely with partners to experiment,
test, and generate meaningful evidence for what works (and how) in EdTech for FLN
Jasmine is a Project Consultant in Punjab. She works closely with the Education
Department on the design and implementation of the State-wide FLN program
Project Lead, Government Projects
Project manage and coordinate FLN projects in 5 states.
Document and report progress
Project Manager, Gujarat
Support the state in the implementation of the FLN
Project Lead, EdTech
Support and lead EdTech grantee organizations in strategy
design and execution and generating evidence around their impact
Program Manager -Policy, Reporting, and Technology,
Supporting state governments to set up and implement
effective monitoring systems and communication around the mission
Designing curriculum, teaching and learning material and
stakeholder capacity building for early Numeracy
Locations: Mumbai, Bhopal, Delhi
Academic background in education,
preferably early Numeracy
Experience in numeracy curriculum
design and capacity building
Teaching experience in a government or low
Shravya is a Project Consultant in Telangana. She works closely with the State
Education Department on the curriculum and training design of the state-wide FLN programs with the
state academic teams.
Vipin is a part of Classroom Instruction and practice team. He works to strengthen
the teacher professional development component of FLN missions in our focus and emerging States.
Revanth is part of the Classrooms Instruction and Practice team. He work
closely with our numeracy technical partners in different states on key aspects of the FLN
Curriculum and training design; capacity building of
Numeracy Manager, MP FLN reform
Co-creation and state capacity building on early numeracy
curriculum and training design.
Designing monitoring systems and evaluation studies to
measure the impact of CSF’s programs
Locations: Delhi, Lucknow, Ranchi, Patna
Experience in leading impact evaluations and research.
Designing monitoring systems and frameworks
Economics or public policy background focussed on research
Pooja is a part of the Government Projects team and leads several large-scale
assessment reform initiatives with the central government and several states.
Shubhra leads the Research, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation team where she
provides guidance and oversight to the team's engagements with internal and external partners
to generate data and evidence on the impact of CSFs programmes and initiatives.
Sudhanshu is a senior member of the Research, Monitoring, Learning, and
Evaluation team where he works with internal and external partners to design and execute research
studies and evaluations to better understand the impact of CSFs programmes and initiatives.
Project Manager, RMEL
Capacity building of states in designing effective
monitoring systems; Designing evaluation studies to understand the impact of the FLN programs in
Project Manager, RMEL
Lead projects in the RMEL team on evaluation study design
and capacity building of states for effective monitoring.
Consultant- Assessments and evaluation,
Set up and build capacity of the state to design and roll
out summative and formative evaluation of the state's early learning program
Online application along with CV and assignment submission*
Application shortlist and TWO virtual interview rounds. Shortlist after each round
Offer roll out to selected applicants
CSF is one of the most exciting institutions I’ve ever been associated with.
Only in one or two other institutions that I know of is there the same thirst for knowledge and
improvement, the same approach to impact using tough metrics. One thing I like about CSF is that
they recognise that no matter how capable, hard-working or innovative, no transformation is complete
and sustainable without a system-wide adoption by the government.
LLF’s symbiotic and synergistic relationship with CSF started to take shape
exactly five years go when we received our first grant from CSF in May 2015. LLF was founded in
February 2015 and it will not be an exaggeration to say that CSF’s financial and strategic support
in the initial years was the most crucial input that helped us stand on our feet. The Foundation was
our first benefactor, like it has been for several social sector startups working to transform
school education in India.
Our partnership with CSF is as old as the organization itself – CSF was quite
literally our first funding partner and the journey since has been mutually enriching in many ways.
This was in 2016 when CSF itself was still evolving as an organization and I do believe as young
teams we were still trying to learn from each other and grow together given that there was great
alignment in our vision which stands true even today. CSF has since seen tremendous growth and I
think much of it has come not only from them being able to fund and build an impressive portfolio of
high performing and highly ambitious organizations but from CSF’s willingness to allow their partner
organizations to try, experiment, fail and learn from their mistakes and owning this journey of
growing and learning together with their grantee organizations.
My work at CSF helped me build rounded perspective on edtech. While
working closely with entrepreneurs building apps for teachers and students, I built perspective on
how to scale quality content and pedagogy using tech. In this process, especially being on the
ground visiting schools, teachers, community helped build deep understanding of their needs and
motivation. Working with policy makers at central and state governments to help launch their
platforms and edtech policies has helped me appreciate the complexity of education system. Overall,
my role at CSF has built the foundation to build the right thesis, invest in and support EDTech
CSF taught me the value of stepping outside of my comfort zone. In those
early years of CSF (2012-2014), I had to put on many hats, including that of a program manager, a
community organizer, a researcher, a recruiter, an author, and an investor. I did decently well in
some roles, and failed miserably in others such as report writing. But I learnt a lot through these
experiences, especially since we were trusted with huge responsibilities. I have carried this lesson
with me everywhere I had gone - whether it is taking on a product role to build an AI product
(without an engineering degree) or learning to climb harder rocks - I learn the most when am outside
of my comfort zone.
CSF enabled me to challenge status quo and take more risks by providing
autonomy to design your own initiatives. Further, The CSF environment was one where we could express
ourselves, share diverse ideas and discuss almost everything under the sun without the fear of being
judged. This place has given me some of the best relationships and also instilled a confidence that
pushes put my best foot forward and to make an impact no matter what I'm doing.
“CSF taught me how to work on complex problems and navigate ambiguity -
this has been immensely helpful to me as an entrepreneur. The feedback and mentorship I received
also helped me improve my leadership and people management skills”
“Working at CSF was a highly enriching experience. I got to work with and
learn from some of the best minds in the sector. As a Programme Manager, I managed Research and
investments for the EdTech vertical. I got to work with entrepreneurs across the country and various
state governments. This helped me learn how innovation works at early-stage startups and what are
the constraints of making an intervention work at scale. This unique perspective has helped me every
day to create a scalable and impactful solution for our children and communities at Saarthi