We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead, interested in being the main point of contact for Generation curriculum and instruction, planning, managing, and delivering onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in India. The incumbent will lead a direct team of 6 people and indirectly over 100 plus instructors across India.
The role will involve travel of between 3 days to 1 week per month, including visiting training centre and conducting activity mapping or diagnostic studies at industry partners.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, CC to email@example.com, with Subject “Application for C&I Country Lead – India”
To be successful you'll need:
Experience and mindsets
- Total experience of at least 8-10 years
- Recommended minimum 3+ years direct supervisory or management experience.
- At least 3 years of experience designing and delivering multi-week training programs for adult learners.
- At least 1 years of experience coaching or providing professional development to instructors/reports.
- Experience managing relationships and communicating with diverse stakeholders, such as training delivery partners, donors, or employers.
- Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of managing projects and delivering operational targets.
- Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills (English required and other Indian regional languages preferred).
- High degree of independence with the ability to also be a team player.
- Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required. Experience in a start-up environment preferred.
- Ideal candidate will have experience working with educational institutions, and/or has knowledge of current trends in adult learning and the players in the skills training landscape.
- The candidate should be open to traveling within country, and occasional travel to other Generation sites as per the needs of the program.
- Graduate in any field with strong academic track record; Post graduation will be an added advantage.
What you'll do:
- Curriculum & Instruction Strategy (60%)
- Set and drive the vision for Generation India’s instructor support strategy, including new approaches for scale.
- Collaborate with country-level leadership, business development personnel, and program launch/operations teams to scope new projects, determine time and cost implications of program design.
- Conceptualise instructor support into larger programmatic goals and strategies for scale.
- Provide strategic direction to the country curriculum and instruction (C&I) team on the execution of C&I vision, instructor support activities and driving key strategic initiatives.
- Collaborate with the Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead on the adoption and customization of Generation’s global strategy for instructor staffing, selection, onboarding and professional development.
- Lead and build capacity of country C&I team to deliver professional development for instructors (e.g., onboarding, coaching, refresher trainings, classroom visits, providing evidence-based feedback on observed strengths, areas for improvement and progress towards development goals).
- Program Design (10%)
- Support activity mapping with Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead as needed, working with employers to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions.
- Liaise with stakeholders (e.g., technical experts, training delivery partners) to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and to obtain feedback on design as needed.
- Provide feedback to the Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead during the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate for the context.
- Program Learning and Improvement (15%)
- Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, and collaborating with the Curriculum & Instruction Team to address them in the best way
- Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development.
- Lead collection and evaluation of data before, during, and after onboarding and trainings to identify lessons learned, continuously improve processes and resources, and plan additional support needs for instructors.
- Stakeholder Engagement and Management (15%)
- Articulate Generation’s methodology for curriculum and instruction to diverse audiences, including employers, funders, training service providers, or other partners.
- Lead the identification of training service providers that will deliver Generation programs and supply instructors as needed.
- Communicate updates to donors and funders regarding program design, delivery, and quality.
Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.
We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.
Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—142 cities and 368 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.