Nelson Mandela

Delhi Government intends to transform governance and public service delivery in Delhi. Many of the reforms the government hopes to bring about in its 5 year tenure need careful planning and execution, a mission which could benefit from close involvement of professionals with domain expertise. Education is one of the priority focus areas of the government. Investing in and advancing leadership opportunities for Delhiā€™s citizens to productively contribute to shaping the quality and impact of public services has been the hallmark of the current government. With this vision in sight, the Directorate of Education and Delhi SCERT have launched the Delhi Government Change-makers in Education Fellowship. Designed as a special programme over a minimum period of 1 year (extendable to 2 years), to identify and entrust a cohort of individuals whose expertise in education and passion for strengthening and improving the quality and standard of education, with the role of supporting the implementation of the following key programmes, the Fellowship is looking for inspired individuals, who are willing to apply themselves wholeheartedly, believe in the need for system strengthening and carry the belief that this is indeed possible. We are looking for people who can bring innovative ideas, creativity and a fresh perspective to long-standing challenges that the government is addressing through these programmes.

Each programme has been thoughtfully curated to work with a key stakeholder and Fellows will be placed in different numbers across each programme and has been designed based in rigorous reflection and learning from its pilot phase. Fellows will work closely with SCERT, the Department of Education, NGO partners and stakeholders in programmes and are responsible for assisting and ensuring collaborative, good quality implementation by providing leadership and programme management skills, monitoring and evaluation support, leading high-quality documentation and assisting with trouble shooting as needed. We are looking specifically for people who can bring a level of personal commitment and care to their Fellowships and are committed to helping stakeholders address challenges and find meaningful solutions that are considerate and sustainable.

There is growing interest among talented professionals today to work in leadership positions within the government, and experience what making change happen from within a government looks like. A well designed fellowship programme that provides meaningful opportunities to talented youth to work for State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) to transform Delhi will not only meet the immediate needs of SCERT and Department of Education, but also provide a rare capacity building opportunity for the youth, and create a pipeline of change agents for education.


Applications for the Change-makers in Education Fellowship have now closed. Candidates shortlisted for the next round will be informed by 17th August, 2016.