Room to Read India
Associate, Girls Education Program
Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Dehradun Uttarakhand
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021


Vacancy Note:


Position       : Associate, Girls Education Program


Start Date   :  31-May-2021


Apply by      : 30-June-2021


Location       : Dehradun,Uttarakhand


Organization Profile:


Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently have programs in 9 states- Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Our Literacy Program has been implemented in 15642 government schools, training 25,741 teachers trained in library management and reading activities. Over the same period our Girls’ Education & Gender Equality Program has benefitted over 62,457 girls.


Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. With its, global headquarters in San Fransisco, Room to Read has benefited 18 million children across over 30,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Room to Read India has received several awards and recognition over the years including recognition as one of the top ten NGOs to work for during the past six years by the Great Places to Work Institute., and Zambia.


Position Overview:


The Program Associate in Girls Education Program spends time to assist Project Lead to implement program with quality and carrying out all activities of Project in state. The position will be based in District Head Quarters and will involve frequent travel to field. The work will entail providing support to Project Lead in all activities like documentation of all activities, draft quality case stories/success stories and planning of stakeholder engagement. S/he will also be responsible for strengthening linkages with like- minded organizations, liaison with block/district level officials, regular program and financial tracking, collecting program data and entering it into RtRs database and determining and delivering material support for girls participating in the program. The Program Associate reports to Project Lead.


Roles & Responsibilities:


Program Implementation as per program design

  • Undertake regular field based monitoring as per the approved monitoring plan

  • Fill the monitoring forms, consolidate and report to state office. 

  • Participate in regular trainings and meetings with Room to Read staff.

  • Ensure feedback provided by various stakeholder is recorded in written regularly.

  • Participate in donor/ government stakeholders visits to program locations and provide information to donors/stakeholders about Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed.

Liaising, networking and  building linkages at the field, block and district level

  • Plan and organize meetings for government officials (block and district level) about the program and its updates, upcoming plans.

  • Establish and strengthen monitoring mechanisms at the district / block level while working closely with the governance systems

  • Liason with the government to strengthen mainstreaming of reporting and monitoring mechanisms related to the Program

  • Building linkages with like-minded organizations

  • Support PL/PO for creating visibility of GEP in District and State level.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Documentation of state level initiatives

  • Project reports at district level

  • Collect this data and provide to PL/PO as needed and agreed as per data flow mechanisms

  • Collect this data (MIS), provide it to the PL/PO, and enter it into Room to Read’s database (as indicated).

  • Document best practices, case studies, photos and lessons learned and share with the GEP Team.

  • Flag challenges/issues/timely alerts to PL/PO to ensure smooth implementation.

Qualifications and experience



  • Master’s degree in Education/ Social Work/ development/Gender Studies or equivalent to these.

  • 3 - 5 years of relevant work experience in areas of girl’s education, gender and life skills

  • Prior experience of living and/ working in rural and semi urban areas

  • Prior experience of working closely with school teachers and government

  • This position requires extensive travel to district/block levels.

  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

  • Good understanding of MS word and MS excel for reporting purpose.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.

  • Prior experience of working closely with diverse groups of people.

  • Prior experience in facilitation and training.

  • Good knowledge of Hindi and English

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with proven ability to work with excel  

  • Experience in data entry and analysis


  • English fluency

  • Experience of working on counselling techniques related to adolescent girls

  • Good knowledge of local dialect.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization.

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker–not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so.

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction.

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

Room to Read has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.




The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Health benefits are also provided. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.


Application Procedure:


Please submit your resume by CLICK HERE.


Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply.