Oxfam Equality Clubs with YLAC

JD for Local Resource Organisations – School Management

 
As we expand the Oxfam Equality Clubs with YLAC to 100 schools all over India, we need dynamic and energetic organisations to join us in our mission to develop the next generation of changemakers. The role involves interfacing with schools in and around your city, and is an opportunity to help students build critical thinking, explore challenging societal problems, break stereotypes and gain the skills necessary to take on leadership, through experiential learning that leaves deep and lasting impact. If this sounds exciting to you, then read on!

 
See:   About the Clubs   |   Role Description   |   Ideal Partner Profile   |   Contract Structure & Compensation   |   Expressing Interest


 

About the Equality Clubs

The Equality Clubs is a flagship initiative by Oxfam India and YLAC for students in grades 8 through 12. By setting up Equality Clubs in schools, YLAC and Oxfam aim to familiarize students with the different types of inequalities – economic, gender, religious or otherwise – that exist in society, help build empathy and appreciation of one’s own privilege, and inspire students to take action.

To facilitate the work of these clubs, we provide an overall framework with a dedicated curriculum, skill-based workshops as well as interactive sessions with experts in all participating schools. During the academic year 2019-20, the clubs have been piloted across 7 schools in 4 different cities around the country, namely Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Raipur. As part of the plan for 2020, Oxfam and YLAC aim to expand this program to 100 schools across the country.

To facilitate efficient management of clubs, we intend to partner with Local Partner Organisations (referred to as “partners” hereafter) in select cities. The selected cities are: (1) Delhi/NCR; (2) Chandigarh; (3) Mumbai; (4) Ahmedabad; (5) Bengaluru; (6) Hyderabad; and (7) Chennai.

 
See:   About the Clubs   |   Role Description   |   Ideal Partner Profile   |   Contract Structure & Compensation   |   Expressing Interest


 

Partner’s Role & Responsibilities

The partner will be required to assist us in kick-starting and monitoring the progress of the clubs in different schools in their zone.

Phase Details
I. Outreach

January – March*

Reach out to a large number of schools to onboard a target number
II. Onboarding & Training

March – May*

After initial onboarding and signing of MoUs, partner’s staff will visit each school to:

  • Explain club structure, activities, facilitation tactics, expected outputs and metrics of evaluation for the school
  • Take the teachers through the toolkit
  • Conduct basic training
  • Map the club calendar for the year
III. Monitoring

May – January*

On an ongoing basis, the partner would:

  • Conduct regular check-ins with schools
  • Conduct random checks to ensure quality
  • Flag any digressions to YLAC
IV. Culmination

January – February*

Visit each school to close the club for the year and award top performing club members

*subject to change based on the school board and academic calendar

 
See:   About the Clubs   |   Role Description   |   Ideal Partner Profile   |   Contract Structure & Compensation   |   Expressing Interest


 

Ideal Partner Profile

An ideal partner is someone who is excited to work in the education space and has a strong network with schools in the identified cities and nearby satellite cities. While we are open to hearing from any organisation passionate about the role, we would prefer that a partner have:

  • A background in working with schools/ students, and in the learning and development space
  • Project lead and team members with excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and equal parts comfort with spreadsheets as well as people
  • Strong work ethic and accountability for timelines and quality output

On average, a partner will be expected to manage 10-12 schools and invest about 20-25 man-hours per week. The engagement contract will be modeled as a retainer (details below). The partner will be expected to clearly identify a project lead and other team members who would be working on this project. The hours required may vary somewhat across the retainer period, depending on the project phase and the schedule for physical travel to schools.

 
See:   About the Clubs   |   Role Description   |   Ideal Partner Profile   |   Contract Structure & Compensation   |   Expressing Interest


 

Contract Structure & Compensation

The partner will be onboarded through a contract for a period of 12 months for Rs. 6 lakhs, modeled as a monthly retainer of Rs. 50,000. The outgo under the retainer shall be strongly tied to committed deliverables. In terms of expectations from partners, we’ll consider the following parameters for evaluating execution: (1) outreach; (2) facilitation of MOUs; (3) timeliness; (4) responsiveness; (5) school visits conducted; (6) feedback from schools.

All travel and ancillary expenses incurred as part of the project will be duly reimbursed.

 
See:   About the Clubs   |   Role Description   |   Ideal Partner Profile   |   Contract Structure & Compensation   |   Expressing Interest


 

Expressing Interest

You can find more information about the initiative, including details about how the club is structured as well as our experience of running the pilot in 2019, through the presentation available here. If your organisation would like to be the anchor for this project in any city, please express interest by filling this form. For any other information, please feel free to reach out to us at oec@theylacproject.com

You are encouraged to express interest as early as possible. We are looking to close the partnerships before mid-February.