ABOUT STIR EDUCATION
We are an international NGO that is addressing the moral and economic imperative that every child, everywhere, should have a teacher who cultivates the joy of lifelong learning.
At a practical level, that means we support governments to reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers and local officials, through teacher networks.
Our vision is a world where teachers love teaching and children love learning. In our sixth full year of operations, we are working with 200,000 teachers and 6 million children across 70 districts in India and Uganda.
We achieve this through a five year learning partnership with an education system, where we align all levels of the education system (officials, teachers and children) around the goal of increasing intrinsic motivation.
Practically, this means that teachers undergo monthly network meetings with about 20 to 30 local peers. Through these meetings they’re supported to develop their practice in areas ranging from effective questioning to creating warm but orderly classroom routines all designed to create a more effective relationship between the teacher and child.
In doing so they develop a sense of autonomy (the sense they can change things), mastery (sense of getting better as a professionals) and purpose (reconnecting emotionally with their peers and students) the key drivers of intrinsic motivation.
District officials undergo a training and coaching programme that motivates and supports them to prioritise, run and monitor the teacher networks and a close partnership with the state or national government enables the government to align this intrinsic motivation approach within their priorities, structures and systems.
The approach is run by the government from day one and after about five years of partnering with an education system we hope to have embedded a culture of improvement at all levels for the system to continue to strengthen itself.
We typically allocate one member of our own staff per district to train, energise and coach the district officials running the approach, and a small team at the national or state level.
How we approach our work is as important as what we do and our core values guide the way :
Humility We don’t have all the answers upfront.
Ownership We empower each other with high expectations & support.
Openness We will listen, learn and improve, and lead through obstacles.
Purpose We’re united by a shared vision we’ll build & achieve together.
THE OPPORTUNITY STATE HEAD, UTTAR PRADESH
STiR is seeking to hire a State Head - UP for the State of Uttar Pradesh.
Based in Lucknow and reporting directly to the India Country Director, the State Head role is a new role within our India Senior Leadership Team.
STiR is currently undergoing a shift in strategy and, as such, requires a leader with the vision and leadership to ensure the success of our partnership with the Uttar Pradesh government.
The UP State Head role presents an opportunity for the right candidate to create a lasting impact on education in UP and in India.
ensuring there is a strong vision for our work in Uttar Pradesh and bringing it to life.
The position could also be at the Associate Head level for the right candidate with demonstrated potential to grow into the role.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To ensure a clear shared vision for STiR in UP is developed with the team and the government
Build very strong, open relationships with senior leaders from the UP Government, focused on improving intrinsic motivation
Provide very strong leadership and development support to the UP senior team and ensure that they are well set up to lead the day-
to-day delivery of the STiR programme.
in particular, ensure that the Lucknow and Varanasi teams feel connected and part of one team’.
Act as an Ambassador in UP for STiR with funders and other partners
Play a role in the achieving STiR’s vision across India
Play a leading role in the development of an overall culture at STiR that is in line with our organisational values.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS
A consultancy fees of ₹1,59,000 / - per month (₹19,08,000 / - per annum) will be paid for your service (subject to relevant taxes at source), along with Medical Insurance for yourself, spouse and up to two children.