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 Two Consultants (Technical support to the RTE Resource Centre in SSA)

 Location: Lucknow
 Last Date: September 10, 2011
 Email: (Reference:

IMaCS, a consulting firm, has been engaged by an UN Agency to provide technical assistance towards financial and human resources management for various programmes in Uttar Pradesh

IMaCS invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Two Consultants to provide technical support to the RTE Resource Centre in SSA for implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 in the state.


Following specific tasks will be performed by the Consultants

·         Development of an implementation roadmap with time frame for the RTE

·         Formulation of guidelines and other operational procedure for implementation of RTE, 2009, ensuring child friendly inclusive schools and democratic classrooms, ensuring protective environment in schools and positive disciplining

·         Designing and conducting advocacy programmes for all stakeholders including community based programmes

·         Designing and developing IEC material to support orientation, awareness creation and training programmes across levels

·         Designing strategies for monitoring the integration of out of school children through special training

·         Developing grievance redressal mechanisms at decentralized levels for RTE related issues

·         Orientation on the RTE Act, its rules and other relevant notifications – design and conduct training programmes for SMCs, Head Teachers, local authorities, district and sub-divisional level elementary education officers

·         Design systems of monitoring and review

·         Development of a network of resource persons/experts to support implementation of RTE.

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and technical guidance of the Education  Specialist, UN Agency Lucknow. The Consultant will also work in good coordination with SSA.

The Consultant will be based in the state office of SSA in Lucknow with regular travel to the schools and villages/urban areas in different districts of the state for carrying out the activities proposed above, as also for on-site review and monitoring.

Qualification and Experience:

·         Post graduate degree in any of the social sciences including Education

·         Experience of working in the Education sector, particularly the flagship programmes of the GOI

·         5-10 years of professional experience

·         Awareness about the RTE

·         Experience of developing training modules, communication materials, leading workshops and discussions

·         Knowledge of the working of the Elementary Education system, including the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan  in Uttar Pradesh

·         Experience in planning and managing community mobilization events

·         Strong interpersonal skills and a background in instruction/education/mentorship

·         Computer literacy in MS Word and EXCEL

·         Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi


·         Experience in project management especially involving cooperative projects

·         Experience in implementation of Monitoring & Evaluation Tools

·         Effective report writing skills

Contract Duration and Appointment:

Initially for one year, but renewable based on satisfactory performance. The professional fee is up to a maximum of Rs 75000 per month with provision for travel, communications, work cover and contingencies. Interested candidate may download prescribed application form as CV Format and email duly filled application to . Last date of receiving application is 10th September, 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



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